Published: January 7, 2012 at 8:12 PMSo they're going to be Magic Kingdom Space Mountain type cars? Ouch. Those things are so uncomfortable.
Published: January 7, 2012 at 8:43 PMSorry to see this change. Part of the charm is riding with your loved one in the same seat.
Published: January 8, 2012 at 2:17 AMThis 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.
Published: January 8, 2012 at 1:46 PMI 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.
Published: January 9, 2012 at 4:35 AMNo 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.