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The 25 Greatest Amusement Park Rides in America

16. Expedition Everest

Address: Disney's Animal Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Website: disneyworld.go.com
Duration Of Ride: 2:50
Year Built: 2006
Slogan: "Careen through the Himalayan mountains on a speeding train while avoiding the clutches of the mythic Abominable Snowman."

Not only is Expedition Everest the largest fake mountain that Disney has created, but it is also the largest mountain in Florida. 1,800 tons of steel and 2,000 gallons of paint were required to create this Himalayas-inspired roller coaster. The mountain is not the only impressive aspect of the ride. The cars run both forwards and backwards, a first for a Disney ride, and the Yeti that haunts the mountain is the largest audio-animatronic device Disney has ever produced. Though the steel coaster doesn't win awards for speed or track layout, this is one of the most ambitious and intriguing roller coaster efforts of all time.

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