All Disney World attractions start with the storytelling. For Expedition Everest the Disney Imagineers turned to the legendary creature called the Yeti for inspiration. They travelled to Nepal and parts of Asia to collect stories and artifacts of the Yeti to use to create their own story that brings this legend to life.
Instead of just creating a roller coaster, Disney has created a story immersing the guests in a journey into the realm of the Yeti and let's them deal with the consequences of crossing his path.
The base camp town that you encounter is called Serka Zong. Here you will find shops, expedition outfitters, shrines to the Yeti, a Yeti Museum, the rail station for the Anandapur Rail Services. As you weave your way through the town, you will have the opportunity to see a wealth of detail. If you are able to move slowly take advantage of the extra time and look all around you to take it all in.
The Yeti Museum
Within the Yeti Museum you can learn about the Yeti. This museum is "dedicated to the serious study of the scientific and cultural aspects of the mysterious creature known and revered throughout the Himalayas as the Yeti."
Anandapur Rail Services
Now it is time for to board the ride itself. Himalayan Escapes - Tours & Expeditions has booked you on an Anandapur Rail Services Train through the Forbidden Mountain to the base of Mount Everest.