View Poll Results: When will the Yeti be repaired to the point where it is reliable?

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    When will Staggs & Crofton fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    While I understand that they are neither Imagineers nor magical,
    when do you predict Thomas Staggs and Meg Crofton
    will have the Yeti fixed
    to the point that it will work for seasons at a time without month-long breakdowns?
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Here are my two cents that Disney will do the marionette fix. That the yeti that we were gifted that was glorious will never be seen again.
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    When (what month/year) did it stop functioning the way it did in Disney's marketing footage?

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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    I personally don't think we'll ever see the yeti exactly as it premiered. What I think is likely is that WDI will work out a way to go in and fix it to a sort of permanent halfway point - moving more than it does now, but not to the degree that it could cause further structural damage.


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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Probably when Avatar or whatever they'll expand with as I wouldn't be surprised if James Cameron's Ego causes things to fall apart, opens so that they can take off the pressure Everest is under to provide capacity and thrills.
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    The Yeti is and will always be the symbol of that Walt has left Disney.
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    And I also don't think a real fix will come until the next big expansion at DAK
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Him fixed to original movement would be amazing but, at this point, I would be happy if they just leaned him out, had his arm out at full reach and lit him up more so you can at least see him as you go by. If I didn't know where and when to look, I would have missed him entirely. Motionless but highly visible Yeti is better than I-Didn't-Even-See-Him Yeti.

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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    While I agree with the sentiment (Man do I miss the fully functional Yeti), I think you mean Meg Crofton, not Cynthia Harriss.
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Why would Cynthia Harris care? She hasn't worked for Disney in years and was out at Disneyland.

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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    I think it will finally need to go down for a refurb (unless TDO wants an accident) in the next 3-5 years. Probably about the time Avatarland is getting ready to finish construction. TDO will never put up the cash to fix the problem they'll probably mollyrig it so that he has a small amount of movement and they will add some support to the foundation but it will probably never get completely fixed.
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    Re: When will Staggs & CROFTON fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by yoyoflamingo View Post
    While I agree with the sentiment (Man do I miss the fully functional Yeti), I think you mean Meg Crofton, not Cynthia Harriss.
    Thanks yoyoflamingo! It's embarrassing that I confused them.
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    I know this has become more or less the "revealed truth" in the Disney online fan community, but can anyone substantiate the rumor that the moving Yeti was causing structural damage to its base, or at least reference the original source of the rumor? This is one of those things that "everyone knows," but I don't believe any credible evidence has ever been produced for it.
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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    Quote Originally Posted by PSUMark View Post
    I know this has become more or less the "revealed truth" in the Disney online fan community, but can anyone substantiate the rumor that the moving Yeti was causing structural damage to its base, or at least reference the original source of the rumor? This is one of those things that "everyone knows," but I don't believe any credible evidence has ever been produced for it.
    Lee, who is typically considered a reputable source, claims there is no structural damage. That the issue is with a part, that had a known issue from the beginning but was used to open the attraction on time and has since lead to fighting over who should pay for the needed repairs.

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    Re: When will Staggs & Harris fix the Yeti in Walt Disney World's Everest?

    I picked the 2017 option by then there could be an expansion at the park that couls allow EE to actually be closed down for refurbishment.

    PS the Yeti just called to tell me he wants his movement back! I have the transcript below.

    " RAWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!"

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