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  • Matterhorny
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    The single cars were definitely more attractive and better themed...although capacity is the real issue

    Not sure if they were faster or not.... Throughout the years the track modifications and additional excess braking has caused the 'sleds' to slow down some I'm sure...

    I do somewhat miss the old empty shell inside...the close call with the skyway buckets going up the lift...the view at the top of the lift when you make the turn was great (it was open-air then and not enclosed..) and the constant feeling you were going to crash into pipes, scaffolding, wooden boards once on course...By todays standards, the incomplete look inside would be unimagineable...

    Ahhhh..the memories...

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  • ni_teach
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    Originally posted by tiggergrl
    Plus it turns me on! :lol:

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  • ksejr1
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    I never experienced the mattahorn with one sled. the ride should stay rough and bumpy cause that is what bob sleds are suppose to feel like. Plus it turns me on! :lol:

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  • BigThunder
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    Might just be nostalgia on my part, but it did seem to be a better ride with just the single sleds. I wouldn't go back to the old "empty shell mountain" or longer queues though!

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  • Fantasmico!
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    i totally agree.

    i am waiting for the "improvement" of putting in a wider back seat, to accomodate a large individual or two people so romantically inclined. as well as individual seat backs.

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  • Captain Zissou
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    i wish it was a little smoother...my girlfriends head flew back and hit me in the mouth on one of the drops...kinda painful. but still a fun ride.

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  • travelmom
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    Originally posted by ni_teach
    I don't think that the second bobsled causes the ride to be bumpier. The new bobsleds are wider and make you bounce around more.
    Okay, I always wondered why the ride is rougher now.

    the reason it matters, is it used to be really smooth, like flying down ice.
    I still get a thrill though. And one of the tracks are a little rougher than the other, it seems like.

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  • swagdaddy
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    Originally posted by fkurucz
    I rode it yesterday. It seemed a lot smoother than last time (2002).
    They try to improve the ride every winter when it goes down for re-hab. It has gotten alot better, but I didn't mind it before, and I don't mind it now.

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  • merlinjones
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    I always preferred the smaller single bobsleds - - from memory they seemed to be faster and smoother, but the load time was much slower.

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  • Reagan
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    I wasn't there for the old bobsled days, so I can't comment on the ride quality, but one sled sure does look better. But I'm glad the Matterhorn has the capacity it has today.

    I would like to see a cosmetic change to the exterior of the bobsleds so that they look more like bobsleds and less like Space Mountain vehicles. Anyone else?

    -Reagan[I]

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  • fkurucz
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    Originally posted by Ghostbuster626
    I dont understand the advantages of a smooth ride anyway. Isnt part of the fun and thrill factor from the roughness?
    I rode it yesterday. It seemed a lot smoother than last time (2002).

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  • 101 Dalmatians Rule
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    If it means longer lines I would have to say no.

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  • grantmaier687
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    i never rode it when it was operating with single bobsleds but ill bet it was a better ride

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  • desertdweller
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    My memory of the original bobsleds was a faster, smoother and more thrilling attraction. We waited in line for an hour to ride it in June of 1959 but thought it was worth it.

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  • mickeyandme67
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    I've ridden it both ways and if memory serves, it was not too different a ride than it is now. I prefer the look of a single car, but capacity needs are not to be trifled with, especially as the 50th gets going and the crowds come in droves.

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  • melmel
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  • Disneyfreak
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  • melmel
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    No way!! That would cut ride capacity in HALF, and I love that Matterhorn is one of the few e-tickets you can get on to in less than a half hour, even if you're wrapped almost all the way around the mountain.

    THe ride is rough and jerky, and it totally feels like you're going to fly off the tracks. I like that about it. My roommate hates it. So, I tell her that I saw a part fly off our bobsled, and she freaks out. And I laugh a lot. It's fun.

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  • Disneyfreak
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    I dont understand why people complain about how bumpy it is when the whole purpose of it is to be thrilling. They do this to Indy and I hate that also because the ride used to be so much better when it jolted you around.

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  • The Mad Hatter
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    I don't mind the bumpiness. I doubt a regular bobseld is any more smooth.

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