Rumors and speculation have surrounded the actual status of the Yeti on Expedition Everest for years now. Disney finally announced last week what his actual status is.
Apparently after The Cousin Mickey Doesn’t Talk About exposed what happened to Jose, the original Yeti, he was rehired and put back into the ride (see http://thecousinmickeydoesnttalkabout.blogspot.com/2009/08/yeti-sues-disney-over-breach-of.html).
With Jose back in place many thought that the original Yeti experience would return. However, nothing has changed.
“Jose is suffering from a chronic repetitive stress injury and is unable to perform his normal duties,” stated Mickey Mouse wearing a safari hat, during a press conference.
So there it is. Poor Jose goes through a legal battle to get his job back after being let go just to be sidelined by an injury that prevents him from doing that job.
Until Jose recovers we can expect to see the same old strobe light action we’re used to.