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  • [Question] Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

    This is from Laughing Place (don't worry, I stay loyal to MiceChat lol), and I was wondering if someone could shell out some details and confirm if this is true or not.

    So my mom and dad were at the park a few weeks ago. They are Disney fans but not Disney fanatics (like I and my wife/kids are). I have told them the Matterhorn was going to eventually be getting new vehicles. They don't follow this stuff really closely, so when they were in line for the ride, they asked the CM: "so are these the new cars"?

    CM: "No, no. These aren't new. But you'd better ride this while you can because in January they are closing it for 18 months."

    My mom: "18 months? Really? Is that when they are putting in the new cars?"

    CM: "I don't know any of the specifics, all I know is that they told us the ride shuts down in January for 18 months."

    I have got to think this CM was either completely out of his mind, misinformed, or pulling my mom's leg. 18 months just seems ridiculous.

    Thoughts???
    The reason I posted this here is because that topic got so deep into the forbidden zone of Nara Dreamland and the godawful Matterhorn knockoff they had.

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    Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

    CMs usually aren't the best source for this kind of info, I call BS, 18-days maybe, I might even buy 18-weeks (track & mountain rehab) but 1.5 years? I can't buy that
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      Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

      I haven't' heard this as of Jan 10th the Matterhorn is open according to the site. Guess we will have to wait and see as it gets closer unless someone else on here knows.
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        Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

        Originally posted by mickeyfan42 View Post
        CMs usually aren't the best source for this kind of info, I call BS, 18-days maybe, I might even buy 18-weeks (track & mountain rehab) but 1.5 years? I can't buy that
        My thought exactly! Over a year to get the cars on properly?! I don't think so. But 18 months would be like them taking the entire mountain down, and then rebuilding it!

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        • #5
          Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

          Unless they have to do an entire overhaul on the tracks I really doubt it'd take 18 months to put in new cars. Unless they are DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN....

          Adding a loop.

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            Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

            Originally posted by noleafclover1980 View Post
            Unless they are DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN....

            Adding a loop.
            :lol:

            Saw that coming!

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              Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

              Unless they are DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN....

              Adding a loop.
              Oh jeez why didn't I see that one coming

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              • #8
                Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                That joke just never gets old.

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                • #9
                  Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                  From what I've heard, there is wood connecting the steel frame to the plaster/concrete/whatever-you-call-it shell. If rot was a problem, they might have to do lots of work on that, but even then... 18 months?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                    They could rebuild the entire mountain in that time. Look at what Cars Land is going to get in 24 months.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                      If they rebuild it, they should do it Northeast near the Motorboat lagoon to get rid of the congestion!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                        I'd like to believe the CM, but it can't be true. Not yet, anyway.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                          Cast Members usually don't know much. Many wish they did.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                            They should rebuild it over at the Pumba lot with a loop and a really really good hamburger joint at the top.
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                              Re: Matterhorn closing for 18 months in January 2011?

                              Maybe they have to reinforce the Tomorrowland side because its sinking into the Sub lagoon.
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