Believe it or not, Expedition Everest was not Disney's first Attempt at recreating a major mountain. In 1990, a plan was made for Mount Fugi to become a part of the Japan Pavilion, complete with an indoor roller coaster. It proved to be al little bit too ambitious, as Disney made a lot of other big plans that year, and this project got the ax. It's sad, too! What a spectacular attraction it could have been- the only "real" ride to come to the World Showcase.