In order to celebrate the fact that the Animal Kingdom’s Expedition Everest ride turned five years old this March, Walt Disney World kicked off a celebration by allowing its Annual Pass holders the chance to get on the ride and experience Expedition Everest after hours.
This certainly made Annual Pass holders very happy, as riding the rollercoaster at night was certainly a novelty. In addition, the wait times for the ride and anything else in the park were a lot lighter than normal – even at “peak” times, the wait was no more than twenty minutes!
The other major attraction at Expedition Everest’s birthday party was the special meet and greets with Disney characters. Mickey and Goofy showed up to the party decked out in exploration gear, high-fiving with visitors and encouraging everybody to have a great time at the park.
In addition to Expedition Everest and the time spent with Mickey and pals, guests could also ride Dinosaur and TriceraTop Spin. There was also a dance at DinoLand USA where a DJ spun tunes and lead the entire group in family-friendly dances. Needless to say, a magical time was had by all!
Be sure to stay on top of Disney news to see what rides are having birthdays and what kind of special events the park is putting on to commemorate the anniversary. Also, if you want to get invited to events like Expedition Everest’s birthday party, be sure to look into buying an Annual Pass!