There’s been a great deal of speculation among Disney fans as to why the Yeti in Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest stopped moving. Now known among fans as “Disco Yeti,” a reference to the strobe light that flashes on the creature in lieu of movement, the old Yeti–huge, scary and a monument to Disney’s technical achievement in the field of audio animatronics–was last seen moving sometime in 2009. So what happened? No one knows for sure, but this morning the Orlando Sentinel tries to answer some questions. Says writer Jason Garcia,
Though it appears only for a few seconds near the end of Expedition Everest, the entire ride is spent building to that climactic encounter. Everest’s queue winds through a yeti museum, featuring statues and masks depicting the beast, grainy black-and-white photographs, even a shredded tent and damaged camping equipment from a mysterious “lost expedition.
What do you think? Is the Yeti such an integral part of the whole experience that Expedition Everest isn’t the same without it? To read the rest of the article, join a Facebook group to save the Yeti, see fun Youtube videos, and participate in some lively discussion in the comments, go here.
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