Expedition Everest Challenge

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In the spirit of the new and popular annual Tower of Terror 13k run at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom has a new endurance event debuting in 2008:


THE COURSE: MYSTERIOUS Race through the dark, exotic terrain of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park on a thrilling 5K trek in the shadows of the Forbidden Mountain.

THE OBSTACLES: INTENSE The adrenaline is pumping and the anticipation builds as teams (trekkers) prepare for their expedition. Surprises along the way may pose as obstacles on the team’s trek.

THE SEARCH: LEGENDARY There are plenty of clues to lead them on their journey, but only a few will escape the Yeti, known as the abominable snowman! The team needs to earn all of the stamps in their Expedition Passport to conquer the challenge!

THE REWARD: FUN Then the real excitement begins as the teams celebrate their finish at an exclusive after-hours party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

If you have what it takes to conquer this challenge, then find a teammate and join the trek! The challenge and the party will be twice as much fun! If no one will brave the Yeti with you, then sign up for the solo trek!


$195 Team Registration

$100 Individual Registration

Each person that registers receives:

  • 1-day/1-park Theme Park Ticket
  • Champion® Tech-Shirt
  • 3 month trial subscription to Men’s or Women’s Health
  • Admission to an Exclusive After-Hours Party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
  • Commemorative Inaugural Medal for all Finishers


September 26, 2008 Packet Pick-Up

September 27, 2008 Expedition Everest Challenge

September 27, 2008 Exclusive After-Hours Party at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.


About the author

Tom Corless

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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