A new collection of yeti-themed Expedition Everest merchandise has been spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Let’s take a look.
We found all of these items at Serka Zong Bazaar.
Yeti Convertible Hooded Throw Blanket – $39.99
Stay cozy in the most frigid of temperatures with this convertible yeti throw blanket.
This blanket features a yeti face that can be converted into a hood.
The blanket itself features blue snowflakes and art of Expedition Everest.
The interior lining of the blanket appears to be a sherpa-like material.
Yeti Loungefly Mini Backpack – $78.00
Look as cool as you feel with this yeti Loungefly mini backpack.
The front features a cleverly disguised front pocket in the form of very cool snow goggles that the yeti is wearing.
The bag itself is covered in white fur, and has light blue accents by the zipper with gold hardware.
The back of the backpack is a light blue pleather material, with matching light blue adjustable straps.
The interior of the bag is navy with a repeating pattern of the yeti in snow goggles, and various patches that say “yeti” and “Forbidden Mountain.”
Expedition Everest Adult Crop T-shirt – $34.99
This adult crop T-shirt is a fun fashion staple for any Expedition Everest fan.
The shirt is white, with Expedition Everest printed in shades of navy, blue, and white against a multicolored background. The words “Forbidden Mountain” and “Expedition Everest” are printed below it in navy ink.
The back of the crop T-shirt is blank.
Expedition Everest Patch Print Ringer T-shirt – $36.99
Or if a ringer T-shirt is more your style, you might like this instead.
This Expedition Everest ringer T-shirt is a steel blue color with an orange ring around the neck and short sleeves.
The front of the shirt features screen printed art of various “patches” advertising Expedition Everest as “home of the yeti” and being the “Forbidden Mountain.”
The back of the T-shirt is blank.
What do you think of this new Expedition Everest merchandise? Will you be picking any of these Expedition Everest merchandise items up on your next trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Let us know in the comments.
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.