Refurb of iconic ride
Anyone planning a trip to Disneyland must keep in mind that the Matterhorn will be closed until June 14. It is a refurb, hopefully not a redo, of this iconic ride.
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The "New" bobsleds are our old Space Mountain Rockets.
Are you sure about that Adam, I thought they were these new prototypes they developed a couple years ago?
They are slightly modified, but they're the old Space rockets according to our engineering.
From Amy Smith
Posted February 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM
I knew it! When this news first was posted I commented about how it sounded like wdw space mountain cars and I was shot down. I knew it!
(Sorry, I'm having a really bad day and this is the only good thing that has happened so far so I feel the need to gloat.)
It's AMY, Dom. AMY. Andy's someone else. Get it? Got it? Good? ;)
They're not *just* installing new bobsleds. If that were the case, it'd take less than a week. A quick trip on the monorail [or around micechat] shows that the entire loading platform is gutted. Also, they're resurfacing the mountain. And I hear rumors that they're reinforcing the foundation as well, and replacing lots of really old track pieces. It's a big deal.
Also, it's really funny to watch the scaffold heavy matterhorn shoot off cannonballs during the fireworks.
I posted this to warn visitors of the closure, but the reponses are great! Keep it up, how would you revamp an iconic ride......just curious.
From J C
Posted April 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM
The real sad part is this use to be one of the few date rides Disneyland had. It's actually the first time I hugged my (who is now) my wife. but the new bobsleds don't have the one in front of another seating :(
I've never been to Disneyland ("Gasp!) but looking at some pictures of Matterhorn and the refurb it's going through, I see a huge gash on one side of it that has been filled in with what looks like flat rocks. I hope that makes sense- what is it there for? It looks quite out of place with the rest of the mountain's appearance.
It might be the old Skyway tunnel. The gondolas went through the mountain. When the ride came down, it left two holes that were filled in rather flatly and unsightly.
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