April 5, 2014

Wildest Ride in the Kingdom

Some days, a guy just has to take a thrill ride. With my local Six Flags-ish park, Elitch Gardens, not open yet, my mind goes back to my favorite coaster on US soil: Expedition Everest.

Granted, the broken yeti leaves a bad taste in my mouth. But if it were anyone but Disney Imagineering, we'd be celebrating the excellence of the coaster on its own. And there's much to like! The swoops and drops make me refer to it as "Big Thunder Mountain Railroad on steroids", a not so distant cousin to my favorite Disneyland coaster. 

Maybe, just maybe, the suits will fix the yeti right before the debut of Pandora / Avatarland. Wouldn't that be a great surprise.

(Photograph copyright Mark Taft.)

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