Matterhorn Warning

Disneyland: Refurb of iconic ride

From rick stevens
Posted February 12, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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.

From Skipper Adam
Posted February 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM
The "New" bobsleds are our old Space Mountain Rockets.

From Nick Markham
Posted February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM
Are you sure about that Adam, I thought they were these new prototypes they developed a couple years ago?

From Skipper Adam
Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:05 AM
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.)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM
It's AMY, Dom. AMY. Andy's someone else. Get it? Got it? Good? ;)

From Victoria Jurkowski
Posted February 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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.

From rick stevens
Posted February 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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 :(

From James Koehl
Posted April 25, 2012 at 2:05 AM
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.

From Skipper Adam
Posted April 25, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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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