Well, I must say, by watching several of the ride videos for this new "E" ticket, that Expedition Everest looks like a really big bust (understand I am not a Disney basher here. I really like new additions such as Monsters, Inc., Disneyland Fire Works, Mansion makeover, etc.)
The ride is only 2:40. And, around 1 minute of this at the start look really slow and boring. Like a kiddy coaster!
Disney also feels that "going backwards" is new and innovative (as it's part of their marketing of this ride). Sorry, Disney. Roller Coasters going backwards is been there, done that, as early in my memory at Circus World's Boomerang, clasic Coasters at 6 Flags turning their cars around, and, of course, MUMMY UNIVERSAL (incidentally, comparing the ride of Mummy, which I have ridden in both Fla and Hollywood, and Fla is a better ride vs. the ride video of EE, Mummy is the clear winner: in the dark. Effects. Sounds. On board Music. A Haunted Mansion-like start. Backwards! Forwards! Many AA's! Videos! Smoke! REAL FIRE! Upside down! Filmed Projections! Mummy simply kicks EE's butt, BIGTIME.)
And all the fuss over the AA Yeti? It really seems like you zip by this sucker quick (as everyone says). Have you seen the AA at Tokyo Disney Seas in the Journey to the Center of the Earth ride? That blows Yeti away, AND, you can see him for a while).
Sorry to say, looks like EE is an underbaked ride, like Kali River Rapids (perhaps one of the worst raft rides in the world; incidentally, I feel Grizzly River Rapids at DCA is one of the best in the world, just in case you accuse me of Disney bashing).
I mean, even look at Splash. What, like 75 AA's? What a great epic ride. And EE has one AA? And no falling boluders, no landslides, snow, music, anything? Tell me ONE thing about EE that makes it original? Innovative? Like Spider Man, IOA. Innovative. Even Soarin has something new to say.
EE honestly look lame. Enough bad reviews at several Chat sites to confirm EE is not 'da bomb (and, many of you will say that that's the case for all new ride, bashing them. Sorry, not true. Indy Jones had unanimous great reviews, deservedly so. Soarin' pretty solid.)
Nope, EE is another WED turkey, though, not as bad as the biggest WED disaster of all, the vomit-inducing, inner ear affecting, small child killing Mission Space. But, that's another topic.