More Expedition Everest ‘Yeti Ski School’ Merchandise Arrives at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Justin Giglio

Updated on:

More Expedition Everest ‘Yeti Ski School’ Merchandise Arrives at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Justin Giglio

Updated on:

More Expedition Everest ‘Yeti Ski School’ Merchandise Arrives at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

More Expedition Everest “Yeti Ski School” merchandise has arrived at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. We previously found a “Yeti Ski School” Spirit Jersey, magnet, and pin at Walt Disney World.

serka zong bazaar entrance sign

The collection is available at Serka Zong Bazaar, the Expedition Everest gift shop.

yeti ski school merch 0554

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School Mug — $19.99

yeti ski school22

The stoneware mug is blue with a bottom resembling cracked snow-covered ground. It features two graphics seen on other merchandise as well.

yeti ski school21

The first graphic reads “Yeti Ski School,” with “Yeti” in pink cursive and “Ski School” in dark blue. Mountains rise behind the lettering. Below is a white Yeti skiing down a snowy slope. “Expedition Everest” is printed between snowflakes at the bottom.

yeti ski school17

The other graphic is a logo for “Yeti Ski School” with block lettering. “Yeti” is again in pink,” while “Ski School” is in white. The Yeti’s face is at the center, wearing pink ski goggles with Everest reflected in the lens. Ski poles are crossed behind the Yeti’s face and pine trees are to the sides. “Expedition Everest” is at the bottom.

yeti ski school20
yeti ski school19

The inside of the mug is solid blue.

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School Throw Blanket — $44.99

yeti ski school23

The first graphic, featuring the Yeti skiing, is printed on this throw blanket.

yeti ski school24

The throw is 50 in. x 60 in. or 127 cm x 152 cm.

yeti ski school26

It comes folded and secured with a blue ribbon.

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School Quarter-Zip Pullover — $54.99

yeti ski school11

This quarter-zip sweatshirt is mostly dark blue, with a white section on the bottom resembling a snowy slope.

yeti ski school12

It has “Yeti’s Ski School” with Everest above it on the left breast. The zipper is the same reddish-pink color as “Yeti’s.”

yeti ski school13

The Yeti is skiing across the white section on the bottom of the pullover. The wrists of the sleeves are also white.

yeti ski school15

“Expedition Everest” is between snowflakes in white on the left sleeve.

yeti ski school14

The back is blank.

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School Youth Sweatshirt — $34.99

yeti ski school43

The youth sweatshirt is heather gray with a version of the “Yeti Ski School” logo across the chest.

yeti ski school44

“Yeti Ski School” is in white block letters. The Yeti’s face is pictured with teal blue accents below the lettering.

Yeti Ski Goggles Youth Shirt — $29.99

yeti ski school46

This shirt is light blue, with a white version of the Yeti’s face on the chest.

yeti ski school47

Red sequins and white snowflakes are behind a clear plastic sheet that makes up the Yeti’s goggles.

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School Long Sleeve Shirt — $39.99

yeti ski school35

This dark blue henley has three buttons.

yeti ski school36

The Yeti’s Ski School logo is depicted in white with teal accents on the left breast.

yeti ski school38

The back is blank.

Expedition Everest Yeti Ski School T-Shirt — $39.99

yeti ski school29

This T-shirt has a pocket on the left breast.

yeti ski school30

“Yeti’s Ski School” is across it in pink and blue lettering. The Yeti is skiing above the lettering.

yeti ski school31

The Yeti’s Ski School logo is across the back in white and pink, with snow falling across it.

yeti ski school32

Yeti Weighted Plush – $39.99

WDW DAK Expedition Everest Yeti Weighted Plush 3

There is also a new weighted Yeti plush.

WDW DAK Expedition Everest Yeti Weighted Plush 5

The plush is white and fuzzy with a blue face, feet, and hands. Its facial features are embroidered in dark blue and it has a light pink nose.

WDW DAK Expedition Everest Yeti Weighted Plush 7
WDW DAK Expedition Everest Yeti Weighted Plush 8

Expedition Everest Yeti Ornament — $26.99

yeti ski school04

There is also a new Expedition Everest ornament featuring the mountain with green pine trees around the bottom. A train track leads down from the mountain and a brown version of the Yeti looms over it.

yeti ski school03

The mountain is also mostly brown, with snow-capped peaks.

yeti ski school01

Although most Yeti merchandise depicts the creature as white, it is actually brown on Expedition Everest. The Matterhorn Bobsleds Yeti at Disneyland is white.

Yeti Ball Cap – $34.99

yeti ball cap 1082

This hat by Loungefly is light blue with a darker blue brim.

yeti ball cap 1083

The hat portion is patterned with images of the white Yeti among trees and sometimes wearing his pink ski goggles.

yeti ball cap 1084

Check out even more Expedition Everest Yeti merchandise, including a Loungefly backpack.

Expedition Everest

expedition everest 6184244

Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s only roller-coaster was announced on the park’s 5th anniversary, April 22, 2003. Construction began soon after and the attraction was completed three years later. It opened for previews in January 2006 before a grand opening on April 7, 2006.

The attraction is 199.5 feet tall, making it the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World and Disney Parks’ tallest mountain. With an estimated cost of $100 million, Guinness World Records dubbed Expedition Everest the most expensive roller coaster in the world in 2011, but this record was beaten by Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure in 2019.

It was manufactured by Vekoma. It reaches a speed of 50 mph and is 3,884.5 feet long.

The famous audio-animatronic Yeti created for Expedition Everest was the largest and most complex Walt Disney Imagineering had ever constructed. It’s 25 feet tall and could move 5 feet horizontally and 18 inches vertically.

Unfortunately, the Yeti has been in “B-mode” for almost its entire existence. Just a few months after Expedition Everest opened, the animatronic’s framing split. If it were to continue operating in its moving “A-mode,” it could damage the structure further. A strobe light is instead shone on the figure to give it the illusion of movement, and its since been dubbed “Disco Yeti.”

Joe Rohde, the head Imagineer behind Expedition Everest and most of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, vowed to fix the Yeti someday at D23 Expo 2013.

You have to understand, it’s a giant complicated machine sitting on top of, like, a 46-foot tall tower in the middle of a finished building. So, it’s really hard to fix, but we are working on it. And we continue to work on it. We have tried several ‘things’, none of them quite get to the key, turning of the 40-foot tower inside of a finished building, but we are working on it… I will fix the Yeti someday, I swear.

Rohde noted that while there are solutions for the Yeti, there are no opportunities. Unfortunately, Rohde retired from Walt Disney Imagineering in 2021, so he may never have the opportunity to fix the animatronic. Even if the remaining Imagineers were to try to fix the Yeti, Expedition Everest would probably need to be closed for an extended period of time.

For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.