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Happy Easter: Celebrating Monstrous Eggs!

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Happy Easter, everyone! Well, this year our glorious egg-filled holiday sneaked up on me,plus we have had a tragedy in our group of friends. I am trying to just be constructive today because I was not able to attend a visitation. When you have an animal rescue, you just can’t get up and go where you need to go that easily.
Anyway, with that said, let’s delve into some of my favorite EGGS from film and TV:

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Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Not a Model Of Everest!

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Even though my vertigo is too bad to ride the ride anymore, I love Expedition: Everest at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as displayed in this post from our annual trip last year.
But something has always bugged me…I have read a lot of articles and watched many documentaries about Mount Everest(I still can’t really explain my fascination), and I would always look at the ride and think, “That doesn’t look a thing like Everest”. NOW I KNOW WHY.

The ride’s mountain is a model, not of Mount Everest, but of the Forbidden Mountain, which was created specifically for the ride. Totally fictional location. It is guarded by the yeti in the story created by Walt Disney Imagineering that revolves around the attraction. Everest is actually present, however.  It is represented by the barren background peak on the far right, which is made to seem far in the distance in forced perspective. (see red circle) Now THAT looks like the north face of Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma.

Tada! Mystery solved!