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VIDEO: Animated Bird Figure Returns to Expedition Everest After Extended Absense

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We told you a few weeks ago about an ongoing lighting test for the Yeti at Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, but now another long-gone effect has returned…

The bird figure at the top of the mountain has been on-and-off for many years, but has probably been missing for a few years straight at this point. The bird pops up as you arrive at the summit, but then hides until your train begins rolling backwards.

There seems to be some correlation between the Yeti lighting test and this effect returning, likely gearing up for a larger refurbishment of the ride in the months ahead.

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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