In early May, runDisney hosted the final Expedition Everest Challenge. This 5K scavenger hunt wasn’t the biggest event, however it was another nighttime race that entire families enjoyed together.
Amanda from Dixie Delights was able to experience this final expedition with her husband and graciously offered to recap their race! Take a look!
We caught the last race bus over to Animal Kingdom at 9PM. After a few pics, team FORTY yEARS was off to the corral!!!!!! As usual, the race entertainment / dance party was super fun. I may or may not have embarrassed Honey with my smooth moves.
Before too long, we were off!
We hit the first obstacle about .7 miles in. Hay bales…
… we stopped for a pic with Chip & Dale just inside the park entrance mostly because they are the baby’s favorite.
…and then we met Timon just because we never have.
The next two obstacles were in the back lot of the park – crawling under a net and running through tires.
We finished the 5k in under 40 minutes, which was great considering our photo stops and bathroom breaks. At this point we got our first of five clues and were off on the scavenger hunt!
The hunt led us all the way back through the park, and when we crossed the finish line we’d added at least another 2 miles to our tally! It was SO.MUCH.FUN!!
At the after party, we headed straight to Expedition Everest. I cannot say how much fun it was to ride at night … and on a full moon too. I swear it went faster and was way better than usual 🙂
We ate a 1 AM meal in DinoLand, grabbed a few beers and enjoyed the sights and scenes of Animal Kingdom at night. It was a magical and FUN evening!! I really hope they bring this race back after all the park construction is complete.