Sign in or Join the Community!

Frankie F

New Bobsleds for the Matterhorn at Disneyland

Published: January 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM

The long rumored change of Matterhorn cars was finally confirmed yesterday on the Disney Parks Blog.

Matterhorn

"On Monday, Jan. 9, the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland park will close so we can ready the iconic mountain for a new fleet of bobsleds. Featuring a new, sleek design, the vehicles will have three seats in each bobsled with two bobsleds linked together for a total of six guests." -Erin Glover

Though there was no reference to any scene changes or enhancements throughout the ride.

Replies (6)

Anon Mouse

Published: January 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Decreased capacity from 6 riders per car to 3 riders per bobsled? That's not good.
Amy Smith

Published: January 7, 2012 at 8:12 PM

So they're going to be Magic Kingdom Space Mountain type cars? Ouch. Those things are so uncomfortable.
12.235.202.194

Published: January 7, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Sorry to see this change. Part of the charm is riding with your loved one in the same seat.
76.167.144.252

Published: January 8, 2012 at 2:17 AM

This isn't as much of a decrease in capacity as you might think. You're talking six riders per train, while the old bobsleds could theoretically hold eight if everyone rode with a partner, and only four if no one did. As someone who knows a lot of folks that work on the Matterhorn, the number is more often four than eight.

This is a great change - I'm glad to hear the CM rumors turned out to be true.

Tyler Stover
Writer

Published: January 8, 2012 at 1:46 PM

I will certainly miss the old design when I ride with my wife, but for non-couples, the new layout will be very welcome. Because of that potential awkwardness, I see a lot of trains leave with two people per car, so in practical terms there may not be a decrease in capacity. I imagine load and unload will be faster and easier so that could increase capacity.
David Sutter

Published: January 9, 2012 at 4:35 AM

No actually they will be more of a sit in type car. Then our Space Mths. Rockets. If you google Disneyland Matterhorn Bobsleds youll see a pic. of them.

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Previous article: Disney to make changes to Epcot's Test Track ride

Most Popular U.S. Theme Parks

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Disneyland
Epcot
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney California Adventure
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood

Popular International Parks

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo DisneySea
Disneyland Paris
Universal Studios Japan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Europa Park
Walt Disney Studios Paris
Efteling
Universal Studios Singapore

Features, News and Advice

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Theme Park Insider Awards
What's Under Construction for 2015/6?
How to Stay Safe at a Theme Park

Books and Shirts

Theme Park Insider Visits Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Stories from a Theme Park Insider Get Theme Park Insider Shirts and Hoodies

Archives

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005 (Dec 27-31)
2005 (Jan-Dec 26)
2004