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New Bobsleds for the Matterhorn at Disneyland

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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.

Readers' Opinions

From Anon Mouse on January 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM
Decreased capacity from 6 riders per car to 3 riders per bobsled? That's not good.
From Amy Smith on 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.
From 12.235.202.194 on 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.
From 76.167.144.252 on 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.

From Tyler Stover on 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.
From David Sutter on 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.

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