Despite a recent lengthy closure for and repairs, the attraction at ‘s ran into some problems over the weekend, and this isn’t the first time.
, and on the first day of train rides over the Forbidden Pass, Guests who had been looking forward to a journey across just reopened to Guests last weekthe aboard the ‘s tea trains were left disappointed. Instead of an adventure in search of the famed Yeti, Guests were left at the topmost part of the , awaiting evacuation.
The same thing happened over the weekend, as the tea train became stuck in its tracks (literally) at the highest part of the .
In a video shared online by SouthernDisneyBelle, the train at can be seen at the height of the attraction, not moving.
SouthernDisneyBelle says that the sounds of children crying could be heard shortly after the ‘s safety after the train had been immobile for several minutes. stopped and that Cast Members were sent to assist with the evacuation of Guests from the train and getting them back to
The was first announced at attraction on April 22, 2003, the fifth anniversary of the opening of ‘s . After years of planning and research on the part of ‘s Imagineers, the attraction, formally named : Legend of the , opened to Guests on April 7, 2006. At that time, it was the first . ‘s coaster that moved both forward and backward and was the only thrill to be featured at
Soaring into the sky at 199.5 feet high, ‘s is no match for the size of the Sir first encountered in 1953. Located in the Himalayan range between Nepal and Tibet, the summit of the famed reaches an elevation of more than 29,000 feet.
The abominable snow monster, also called the Yeti, is featured in the a child recently presented a scaled-down model, showing how the repair could be made)., but only months after the opening of , the Yeti malfunctioned and has never been fixed by . Per now-retired veteran Imagineer , fixing the Yeti is no easy task (even though
Since the malfunction, the Yeti has been in “B mode,” also referred to as “,” as strobe lights projected onto the snow monster give him the appearance of movement.
It doesn’t appear that any Guest was injured in the evacuation from , and at this time, the continues to be in operation. There is no word at this time on whether the attraction will be closed down to revisit repairs or to make changes that could address the ‘s recent fails.