What Disneyland is doing to repair a crumbling Matterhorn
The Matterhorn Bobsleds is not an original 1955 attraction at Disneyland, but it’s so deeply ingrained in the park’s mythology that it may as well be. That mountain, its snow-capped peak rising on one side above Fantasyland and above Tomorrowland on the other, is a permanent fixture in the hearts of parkgoers, and of the park’s landscape itself. So it might surprise you to learn that the mountain is actually falling down.
Disneyland’s original roller coaster opened in 1959 and is one of the oldest attractions in the park — but it is one of the most architecturally challenging and has needed significant repairs over the years to maintain its structural integrity. Since Disneyland reopened in April, the Matterhorn has been closed for refurbishment, undergoing what is believed to be significant repair to the infrastructure of the mountain.
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