Monday, May 9, 2011

Video: Expedition Everest

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #172: ButterBore features talk of Universal Studios. As they speak of the new Harry Potter attractions the subject of Disney and Expedition Everest comes up.

Everest has a giant animatronic Yeti that (according to Wiki) "has not been in full A-mode operation since a few months after the ride's opening. It currently only operates in B-mode and has a strobe light effect on it to give the appearance of movement. This is due to damage to its concrete base structure, which is unlikely to be repaired until a major refurb in the future."

Here is what the Yeti looks like in A-mode:

Here is the less scary B-mode:

And this is C-mode, which thankfully they have not had to use:

Here is a ride video (you see the yeti for a few frames at 3:13):

Here is a slow motion look at just the Yeti part of the video:

Finally, there is an excellent documentary online from Discovery Channel about the ride. Take a look:

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