Article from Sun-Sentinel - May 6, 2005
Disney officials head to Himalayas

A team of Walt Disney World officials and more than 20 renowned scientists will spend two months in the Himalayas this fall, gathering geological and cultural data that they'll use to authenticate Disney's newest Animal Kingdom attraction, Expedition Everest.

The coasterlike thrill ride, scheduled to debut next spring, will capture both the folklore and legend surrounding the yeti -- better known at the abominable snowman -- as well as true-to-nature elements discovered during the research trip.