Expedition Everest, Animal Kingdom

The peaks of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLREC000064" title="Expedition Everest" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/theme-park-vacations/expedition-everest-PLREC000064.topic">Expedition Everest</a> on a cloudy affternoon create a striking allusion to the real thing as testing for the new Himalayan-themed roller coaster continues at Animal Kingdom, Friday, January 20, 2006. Set to officially open later this Spring, Expedition Everest is nearly 200 feet high and occupies 6.2-acres in the Asia section of the theme park. 25,000 pieces of steel --weighing about 1,800 tons-- were used to create the framework for the mountain.
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( JOE BURBANK, ORLANDO SENTINEL / January 20, 2006 )

The peaks of Expedition Everest on a cloudy affternoon create a striking allusion to the real thing as testing for the new Himalayan-themed roller coaster continues at Animal Kingdom, Friday, January 20, 2006. Set to officially open later this Spring, Expedition Everest is nearly 200 feet high and occupies 6.2-acres in the Asia section of the theme park. 25,000 pieces of steel --weighing about 1,800 tons-- were used to create the framework for the mountain.

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