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  • #2
    Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

    I don't think it should be enclosed for one reason: when you turn the corners it feels as if your going to fly of the track, and thats part of the thrill.

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    • #3
      Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

      My answer is...heck, no!!!


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      • #4
        Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

        The only reason to enclose it would be to add a loop.

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        • #5
          Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

          Most bobsledding is done on the OUTside of mountains,
          not in enclosed tracks. Matterhorn is great as it is,
          with the enhancements added in '78.

          Save those criticisms for California Screamin'. THAT
          is the coaster that NEEDS A COMPLETE MAKEOVER!
          None of that is enclosed, doesn't have near the thrill
          factor as the Matterhorn, and the theme of Screamin
          is the lamest of ANY Disney Coaster.
          Critter Country's a mess ev'r since the Country Bears were kicked out. Ya can't cover pooh with honey and 'spect people ta like it.
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          • #6
            Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

            And they could put giftwrap and a ribbon on it for the holiday season.

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            • #7
              Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

              enclose California Screamin because it's not thrilling? what?

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              • #8
                Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                Part of the ride is for the people walking by too. Hearing the people scream and the faint sound of Bigfoot really adds to the character of the area. As great as Space Mountain is you don't get to hear sounds from the ride at all. Even when you are inside you don't hear much which adds to the excitement too.

                I remember as a kid being scared of the Matterhorn yet drawn to it by the screams. I'd hate to think kids nowadays would miss out on that anticipation.

                Chad

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                • #9
                  Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                  Enclose it with what? A big lid on top?

                  I say .... nope! Leave it alone. It was that way in 1967 when I went to DL for my first time, and I cannot imagine it NOT being out there!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                    No.

                    No further explanation necessary...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                      Nope.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                        Interesting idea, but I'm with the others...the Matterhorn benefits from being open in some areas. I like the contrast between the exterior slopes and bridges, the areas that are offer views of the outside but aren't quite "there", and the parts of the track that tunnel into the heart of the mountain. It makes the ride far more interesting. The track layouts are truly fascinating, and they were built with the intention of some areas being inside, some areas being outside, and some being somewhere between. (Yes, the original Matterhorn had a different interior, but the contrast was still intentional, I'm sure.)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                          I think the Matterhorn is pretty great just how it is. I can't think of anything I would add. Maybe get the water falls working again? It will interesting to see what the new sleds do to the ride and over all feel.
                          Hello everyone!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                            Matterhorn = fine as is.

                            Screamin' = fine as is or with minor improvement (i.e. music, slight track decorations to enhance the turn-of-the-century boardwalk theme, etc.)
                            MCDADMCA

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                            • #15
                              Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                              I think your idea would be cool for another coaster in another Disney park, but I wouldn't want the Matterhorn to change.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                                Originally posted by Pressler69 View Post
                                I think your idea would be cool for another coaster in another Disney park, but I wouldn't want the Matterhorn to change.

                                Agreed. Enclose Gadget's Go Coaster. They'd have to find one hell of a big dumpster though.)

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                                  If only--and this is purely hypothetical, since it could never happen--Screamin' could be surrounded by a huge show building that mimics the only the very best aspects of the pier/carnival atmosphere at night. Walt hated what dirty amusement parks had become and strove to work in the opposite direction, but there's still a link there, and small bits of the magic found at Disneyland can be experienced, albeit fleetingly, in such places. Something about the glimmer of nighttime is especially magical, and I think Screamin' would be all the more fun if it swooped through a perpetual night, twinkling with heavily idealized carnival theming below. Themingwise, Screamin' would still be an ugly duckling by comparison to Disney's other coasters, but at least it would be better than it is now.

                                  - Datameister, who LOVES Screamin' as it is and will gladly continue to ride it regardless of its thematic glory or lack thereof

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                                    ^Which is why I love riding Screamin' at night-the twinkling of the lights on the lagoon is strikingly beautiful.
                                    MCDADMCA

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                                      Originally posted by TheIdeaMan View Post
                                      Should they enclose The Matterhorn?
                                      No, the park already has an enclosed white mountain.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Should they enclose The Matterhorn?

                                        i'm with everybody else the matterhorn is fine the way it is
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