The Yeti, or "Abominable Snowman" (nicknamed Harold), is a cryptid said to live in the Himalayas of Central Asia. It is a relative of the North American Bigfoot. It has appeared in some Disney media, usually depicted as an evil, savage beast.
In this book, the Yeti is in fact a prison for Chernabog who is being rescued by Maleficent whilst Finn Whitman, Amanda and Jessica Lockhart tried to stop them from escaping. Finn attempts to stop Maleficent who is freeing Chernabog. The yeti grabs Finn and prepares to eat him. They escape the cavern when the coster comes through and they hop on.
According to The Art of Epic Mickey, in early concepts for the game, the Mad Doctor was to have a version of the Disneyland audio animatronic Yeti as a bodyguard. In later concepts, he was supposed to be found at Mickeyjunk Mountain. Despite these two possibilities, the Yeti was eventually scrapped from the game.
The Yeti and many copies of himself appear as enemies in the Matterhorn Bobsleds mini-game.
A yeti appears on the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland as the main antagonist of the ride. It is sometimes referred to as Harold and it exists as three Audio-Animatronic figures to roar at the riders. One can be seen on both tracks, while the other two can be seen on their respective tracks. In addition to the figures, each track has its own set of glowing red eyes that belong to the monster.
In 2015, to celebrate Disneyland's 60th anniversary, the old yetis were replaced with new ones that move more fluidly and with a less limited range of motion. As the cars go up the initial lift hill, the Yeti also now peers at the guests through thin layers of ice. After roaring a few times, he follows the guests to the peak of the mountain. In both of his appearances as an actual animatronic, he is now hidden behind a few rocks from the waist down.
Though he was initially depicted as attacking riders unprovoked, it was stated that the new incarnation of the yeti is simply trying to protect his environment.
The Yeti is, again, the main antagonist of the ride. The queue to the ride at Disney's Animal Kingdom winds through a recreation of a small Asian village with a museum dedicated to the Yeti. Like the original Disneyland yeti, the one at Walt Disney World attacks the riders unprovoked, tearing apart tracks to stop the riders from leaving the mountain alive.
After the train (roller coaster) sets off, it climbs up the mountain and at the top, it makes a turn to find the tracks ahead have been torn up by the Yeti. Then the train reverses into a cave (via powerful switches). After going a little ways, the riders see the Yeti's shadow as it starts to tear up more tracks. Soon another set of switches activate and the Yeti's shadow disappears as the train goes down an 80 foot drop. After the train makes a turn at the bottom of the drop, it enters a cave, where riders hear the Yeti's roar. After making two loops outside, the train is then lifted back into the mountain for the last time where riders encounter the yeti. The Yeti itself is currently in "B Mode," meaning that it is motionless except for a strobe effect to convey movement (leading to the nickname "Disco Yeti"). Although there have been reports about seeing the figure being completely dark and construction vehicles around the mountain, no new information has been released regarding the Yeti or its fixing.
The vocal effects for the Yeti were provided by Fred Tatasciore.