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Old 10-02-2012, 04:47 PM   #16
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Meh, not enough here for me to assume that Betty is the target. Either standard refurb work or some kind of NextGen work is my bet.

The only time it makes sense to go there is during a pre-planned extended refurb, which I admit probably won't be too far in the future.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #17
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I wouldn't expect any Yeti work until Avatarland is up and running, so let's say 2015 at the absolute earliest.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #18
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I wouldn't expect any Yeti work until Avatarland is up and running, so let's say 2015 at the absolute earliest.
You may have a very L - O - N - G wait for Avatarland.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #19
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Disney hasn't filed construction permits for all the other FP+ enhanced queues.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #20
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I hope this is true. We were lucky enough to see the Yeti working on our first trip as a family and it was awesome. DS was 6 at the time and he wasn't nearly as big of a fan.



Selfishly I hope its done by the end of May or not started yet because DD is finally ready to ride EE on our next trip.
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While I would love to see the Yeti, I hope EE isn't closed for refurb in June 2013. We love riding it and would be so sad to miss it
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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While I would love to see the Yeti, I hope EE isn't closed for refurb in June 2013. We love riding it and would be so sad to miss it
that's when we're going to..... I know a DH and a DD that would be very bummed if that ride was closed when we're there!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #23
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I am sorry to all of those that dont want EE closed when they are there... I haven't rode EE for 3-4 years, (and have been atleast a half a dozen times in that time period), because of the Yeti. I rode it during AP preview, when yeti was fully working, I rode it the following November when it had a cable attached to his arm... but still worked. When it went to strobe lights its SO SAD, its like half the ride is gone. I just see no reason to ride it without the yeti, there are plenty of better coasters without animatronics, at Busch, Universal, etc, elsewhere.

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StitchKingdom is reporting construction permits were filed for Expedition Everst this morning, will we finally see some life breathed back into lifeless Betty the Yeti?
Anyone got anymore info?

EE being down for any amount of time could cause some headaches touring wise at AK but would be so worth it IMO to see the Yeti restored to it's original working state.
Hopefully this is true because I really do miss the Yeti! Guess now we have an extra day to go to MK instead of going to AK while EE is down.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #25
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I should hope they fix the Yeti, and it should remind us as Bob Barker told us to spade and nueter all your pets.
We can not afford to have Cats Dogs and especially Yeti's running all over the place.

sorry, just had to say it.

But seriously I cant imagine that ride without a working Yeti
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:10 PM   #26
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But seriously I cant imagine that ride without a working Yeti
That darn creature has been broken for so many years that I can't imagine there are that many people who have actually seen it working.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #27
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rode it in 2008 when it was working........
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I was there today and it was broken still
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That darn creature has been broken for so many years that I can't imagine there are that many people who have actually seen it working.
True! I was lucky enough to ride it the first week it opened so was able to enjoy all the effects. I went back down there just a few months later and was so sad to see several already broken (the fog, the bird that rises on the stick, and of course Betty the Yeti no longer swooping down). Now the bird sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't, but I haven't seen the heavy fog or Betty swooping down since that first trip (and I go to WDW 4-6 times a year).

When I rode it last month (first week of Sept) I used the single rider line and rode next to a guy who had never ridden it. As we got off, he made the comment that he didn't see a yeti, other than the shadow on the cave wall. He had completely missed her standing on her ledge. When the ride first opened, there was no way to miss her swooping down toward the car, unless you had your eyes closed. While I was waiting in the single rider line, I asked the CM if there were any plans to fix the Yeti and he told me no, that it would be too expensive and too time consuming to fix her, plus there was really no way to fix her. She's too heavy for the ledge she is sitting on and makes the ride too unstable when she swings her weight forward to swipe at the cars. He said she had cracked her ledge the first month or two that the ride was operational. That part of the ride just wasn't made well.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:49 AM   #30
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You all do realize that to fix the Yeti, they would basically have to dismantle the majority of the mountain, right? I could care less whether they fix it or not (we're not big on AK), but that would be significant downtime for the biggest ride there while they fix something that is not crucial to the ride working. I hope it happens for the fans, but I can't see it happening because of those reasons.

It would be easier to build a new yeti and put it in a new location.
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