Today we say happy 7th birthday to Expedition Everest. This amazing and unique roller coaster opened on April 7th, 2006, and it immediately became Florida's tallest peak. At its fastest, Everest reaches 50 mph, and I snapped this picture on the big drop as we rushed toward this top speed. This attraction takes up six acres, which is approximately the size of Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. Although Animal Kingdom was a great park to begin with, the opening of Expedition Everest in 2006 added a new level of fun!