Crumbling Matterhorn

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Crumbling Matterhorn

Post by hobie16 » Sun May 23, 2021 10:02 am

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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Re: Crumbling Matterhorn

Post by felinefan » Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:18 am

I remember that whenever we drove along the 5 freeway, we would look for the Matterhorn; we could see it coming and going. Now when you drive along the freeway, it's only when you're going south that you can glimpse it, and then just barely. All the hotels, etc., that have grown up in the area hide it from view. Sad. It made our day to see the Matterhorn even if we weren't going to Disneyland.

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