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  • [Question] Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

    I read somewhere the Matterhorn may be closed for refurbishment this summer, end of July, beginning of August. Does anyone have any additional information? This would be really lame, as this is our 3rd visit in 3 years at this time of year, and it was closed 2 years ago.
    Any info would be appreciated!

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    Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

    I don't know too much, but I think it might have something to do with updating the rough, uncomfortable bobsleds. I know they received quite a few complaints about them.


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    • #3
      Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

      if anything, hopefully it's those blasted bobsleds!!! they are the horrid.


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      • #4
        Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

        I know that in April the bobsleds were scheduled to be down for two weeks for "testing" but that said testing was posponed due to the unexpected closure of Space Mountain. It may be that the "testing" was just rescheduled to summer.

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        • #5
          Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

          Originally posted by spacyglitz1 View Post
          if anything, hopefully it's those blasted bobsleds!!! they are the horrid.

          yeah i cant ride those things. i literally had to be lifted out. partly cause i m a big tub of goo im sure but those new carts suck

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          • #6
            Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

            Please let them do SOMETHING about those bobsleads. The ride used to be so much fun, now it comes with a degree pain I am not fond of.

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            • #7
              Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

              The new sleds absolutely ruined one of the parks top rides. That is not an overstatement.

              The old sleds must still be sitting in a warehouse somewhere, shouldn't they? Put them back out and do some old fashioned post-ride guest experience interviews. Or even better, put the old sleds on one side, the new ones on the other, and and let the people choose!
              "Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money." - ​Walt Disney

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              • #8
                Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                Greenalfonzo: Great idea!! I second that one. I agree those new bobsleds are horrendous. Fix the Matterhorn and smooth out the ride please!

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                • #9
                  Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                  It's the rail/sled.
                  If they won't address the rail, build a softer sled. Cushions...

                  or springs on the rollers...
                  something

                  we used to LOVE the 'horn but now we avoid the jarring spinal trauma and migraine maker.


                  miss the ride

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                  • #10
                    Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                    I hope they go down soon, I rode them last night an my butt still hurts. On the other hand keep an eye on the calendar portion of the Disneyland website for an upcoming refurbishment. They post the park schedule 6 weeks in advance.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                      I am with everyone else here...please oh please let that "refurb" be replacing the sleds with ones that aren't so painful.
                      Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                        If it'll be down for refurb, I could only imagine them fixing the sleds.


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                        • #13
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                          I guess I'm the only one here who didn't experience any pain whatsoever on the new sleds. I had a blast on the matterhorn lapping the singles rider line at night with my friends last time I was there. Must have rode it at least 20 times that trip, enough to discover seat four is the best.

                          If you want to experience a painful coaster, ride the very back seat of the ghost rider at Knott's.
                          Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror

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                          • #14
                            Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                            Maybe they should have left them as was
                            Dave

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                            • #15
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                              I hope it's something to do with the bobsleds. I spoke with a Guest Services CM on the phone and when I mentioned the sleds she flat out told me they have had a substantial number of complaints about them.
                              Merrily on our way to nowhere at all.











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                              • #16
                                Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                                nothing is listed on the DLR site. it would be posted by now. with BTM down, the MH will be open. they cant have two classics down.
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                                • #17
                                  Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                                  They needed to change the sleds but the still aren't good! Hope the get better.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                                    Originally posted by Dec2005 View Post
                                    nothing is listed on the DLR site. it would be posted by now. with BTM down, the MH will be open. they cant have two classics down.
                                    The refurbs they had scheduled originally, before Space and the others were closed unexpectedly, were only going to be about ten days in total - two sets of weekdays. They could possibly swing that, and there's precedent for their closing two coasters at once - they will be doing that with Space (closed for a few days in August for Ghost Galaxy prep) and BTMRR this August.
                                    Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

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                                      Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                                      Originally posted by Malina View Post
                                      The refurbs they had scheduled originally, before Space and the others were closed unexpectedly, were only going to be about ten days in total - two sets of weekdays. They could possibly swing that, and there's precedent for their closing two coasters at once - they will be doing that with Space (closed for a few days in August for Ghost Galaxy prep) and BTMRR this August.
                                      I believe Space closes in early/ mid September usually for a day or two only.
                                      Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Matterhorn refurbishment this summer?

                                        yeah, I was thinking of Haunted Mansion I think - but it IS a few days; last year it was Sept 10 - 13. The point remains that Space and BTMRR will both be out for at least a few days.
                                        Merida looks like this. Not a Barbie doll!

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