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Postby Imhotep » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:39 am

That drop looks NICE! Im assuming thats the finalle?

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Postby Erik Johnson » Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:41 am

Imhotep wrote:That drop looks NICE! Im assuming thats the finalle?


Actually the big drop is occurs close to the 3/4 mark of the entire ride...its pretty lengthy.
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Postby Erik Johnson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:41 pm

Thanks goes out to wdwmagic.com for getting the EE logo. Here it is, like some people have said, I think its a little too cartoony, but it will work.
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Postby robbalvey » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:15 pm

Hmm...my knee-jerk reaction is that it's hard to read.

The first thing I actually see when I look at that logo is a giant letter "M".

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Postby CoasterCrazy » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:19 pm

I don't like the EE logo that much since it is hard to read!

I think they should make more of a eye friendly logo.

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Postby Erik Johnson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:28 pm

The ride specs have been posted, the 80 foot drop is actually higher than expected. Its actually 112 feet!

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Expedition Everest is a highly detailed, storyline driven, roller coaster type attraction found in the Asia section of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Guests enter a remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas and ultimately board trains to take an expedition tour through the lower ranges of Everest. Legend has it that a fierce creature, know as the Yeti guards the forbidden mountain. Guests find out on their journey first hand how true the legend is.

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FASTPASS: Yes
Height/Age Requirement: At least 44" tall

A perilous journey aboard a runaway train through the Himalayan mountains. Adventurous riders push deep into the lair of the feared yeti, guardian of the forbidden mountain. En route, they encounter torn tracks, spiral backwards through the fog into an ice cavern and dart into and out of the mountain in a high-speed adventure.

Mountain Peak: At just under 200 feet, the tallest "mountain" in Florida and one of 18 mountains created by Disney Imagineers.

Chilling Thrills: A careening adventure including an 80-foot drop, plus frightening encounters with the mystical yeti.

Length: Nearly a mile of track as riders encounter harrowing twists, tight turns and drops.

Ride Vehicle: Modelled after an aging, steam-engine tea train; 34 passengers per train.

Yeti, Guardian of the Mountain: The mammoth-sized Audio-Animatronics yeti has a potential thrust, in all of its hydraulic cylinders combined, of slightly over 259,000 pounds force -- potentially more instantaneous power than a 747-400 airliner.

Forced Perspective: To create the sense of an enormous mountain range, Imagineers painted a "mural" of shadows across the face of the mountains. The range, glaciers and valleys is a canvas of rockwork, carvings and painting creating a forced perspective where closer-in objects have a massive look while appliqués trick the eye into perceiving far off objects.

Steelwork: 1,800 tons of steel were used in the mountain structure. That is about six times the amount of steel used in a traditional office building of this size.

Hillary Step: The 1953 famous final ascent of Sir Edmund Hillary is represented in Disney's man-made mountain. The coloring of Mount Everest differs from the rest of the mountain range because at more than 29,000 feet elevation, hurricane-force winds often blow the snow off its peak, revealing a raw sheet of rock.

Mountain Make-up: The mountain is crafted with more than 3,000 pre-fabricated "chips" created from 25,000 individually computer-molded pieces of steel.

Color Palette: 2,000 gallons of stain and paint were used on the rockwork and throughout the village. The color scheme has ritual meaning to the Himalayan culture.

Artisans at Work: Artists from Imagineering used hammers, chainsaws and blowtorches to "age" wood and buildings in the village, giving them the appearance of being longstanding parts of the landscape.
Creating the Himalayan Environment in Florida: More than 900 bamboo plants, 10 species of trees and 110 species of shrubs are being nurtured and planted to re-create the lowlands surrounding Mount Everest.

Authentic Detail: Some 2,000 handcrafted items from Asia are evident in the props, cabinetry and architectural ornamentation.

Height Requirement: At least 44 inches tall

Seating: 17 rows of seating two abreast.

Restraint: Lap bar

Disney's FASTPASS: Expedition Everest features Disney's FASTPASS, the innovative system which allows guests, at no additional charge, to avoid lengthy waiting in line.
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Postby CoasterCrazy » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:33 pm

It's almost a mile long! 8)

I'm also glad that it is going to use the FastPass system! :)

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Postby trustkill22 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:41 pm

I actually like that logo. I don't know why it just seems like eye candy to me and really catches my eye with that teal. And one other reason I like it is it isn't like every damn logo these days.

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Postby socalMAN123 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:50 pm

That logo looks strange, yet extremly aweseome! Kinda mysterious eh? Also, that 80 foot drop looks so freakin fun!
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Postby Erik Johnson » Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:13 pm

socalMAN123 wrote:That logo looks strange, yet extremly aweseome! Kinda mysterious eh? Also, that 80 foot drop looks so freakin fun!
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Actually its a 112 foot drop!!
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