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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!

Snackerdoodles: Little Blue Steve Guy Disney Gift Shopping

Little Blue Steve Guy Disney Gift Shopping,,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Little Blue Steve Guy Disney Gift Shopping,,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Steve is home! But here is the the last Snackerdoodle I hid in his suitcase.

Note: Steve does not wear orange pants. But when I left Little Blue Steve Guy with white pants, he looked like a strange little Smurf.

Snackerdoodles: Little Blue Steve Guy with a Dole Whip!

Little Blue Steve Guy with a Dole Whip,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Little Blue Steve Guy with a Dole Whip,© 2015 Liz Vitale

Okay, so I don’t know how much time Steve is going to spend in Adventureland at Disney over the weekend, but a Disney trip just isn’t a Disney trip without a Dole Whip.

Snackerdoodles: Little Blue Steve Guy on the Monorail!l

Little Blue Steve Guy on the Monorail! © 2015 Liz Vitale

Little Blue Steve Guy on the Monorail! © 2015 Liz Vitale

Uncle Steve is at Disney World again for Star Wars Weekends,utilizing some super discounts he’s earned. He is mainly there to see Frank Oz, who is a special guest!

So I hid a small batch of Snackerdoodles in his suitcase again.:)

Snackerdoodles: Little Blue Steve Guy Enjoying a Mickey Mouse Bar!

Little Blue Steve Guy Enjoying a Mickey Mouse Bar!

Little Blue Steve Guy Enjoying a Mickey Mouse Bar!© 2015 Liz Vitale

Actually Uncle Steve is more partial to Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas on a Stick, but the Mickey Bar is quite iconic and also very yummy.