A couple stores have come out this past week regarding a couple of the coasters on the Disney property, one that already exists and one that will hopefully exist soon.
The word from Animal Kingdom is that the Yeti has gone missing from Expedition Everest. A screen is covering the area where the audio-animatronic yeti usually stands and will be there until mid June. The yeti has been removed from Everest for some refurbishment, including fixing the movement in the arms, which has been missing for months. In order to fully fix the animation of the yeti, work needs to be done in the actual attraction. Expedition Everest is in need of a full refurbishment, one that will last close to six months, but this has not been scheduled yet as Disney is obviously hesitant to shut down such a major attraction for that length of time in a park that only has a couple “E Ticket” attractions to begin with.
The other news regarding coasters comes from Hollywood Studios, but its not about Rockin Roller Coaster. Rumors are flying around the internet again about the Monsters Inc. inverted coaster coming to Pixar Place and these rumors give a little hope to the truth of the rumors. A couple weeks ago it was speculated that work was being done in Soundstage 1, the building where it is rumored the coaster will be, including markers in the building where the track would be laid out. This past week, the rumors have been fueled again. Soundstage 1 has been used for Star Wars Weekends for years, but not this year, causing people to wonder why. As more news about this coaster come out, look here on the Disney Driven Life for updates.
Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.