The Only Thing Scarier Than This Disney Roller Coaster Is Getting Escorted Off of It

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Unlike Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Resort isn’t particularly known for its thrills. Instead, Walt Disney World is known for its family-friendly atmosphere, so when a thrill ride debuts in a Disney Park, it’s automatically a big deal.

Over in Animal Kingdom, the most thrilling Disney ride in the theme park is none other than Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain. And it’s definitely known for its thrills and chills, especially by Walt Disney World standards.

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The Expedition Everest ride goes forwards and backward, and includes big drops, making it a wild ride from start to finish, and that’s not even including the huge Yeti animatronic!

That being said, this roller coaster ride can get scarier.

Expedition Everest

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When it comes to Walt Disney World, every Disney fan has a specific ride that they’d love to be walked off of. For most hardcore Disney fans, it’s a slow-moving dark ride such as the Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s very rarely a fast-paced roller coaster ride, and for good reason!

Expedition Everest Disco Yeti

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Getting evacuated from a roller coaster ride sounds nerve-wracking at best and downright frightening at worst. After all, the big heights and big drops aren’t just an illusion.

One unlucky Guest (or lucky, depending on how you look at it) had to be walked off of Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden mountain, and we’ll be totally honest, it sounds scarier than the actual ride itself.

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They shared their experience on Reddit, writing:

Back when Everest was just open, it was almost constantly breaking down. Our train was on the very first incline, near the top. They walked up and escorted us off, down the stairs on the incline. I’ve never felt so unsafe at Disney. I mean, the ride is decorated to look unsteady, but it’s another thing to be walking down those steep steps and telling yourself that the unsafe look is just paint.

Have you ever been evacuated from an attraction before? Let us know!

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.