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    new matterhorn cars?

    I don't know if this has been shown yet but I found a video of the new bobsleds. Can anyone verify this? And if this is true this blows. I like the lap sitting arrangement, it lets me hold my girlfriend. It's bad enough they took that out of Splash Mountain. Can anyone tell me why they change the arrangement to begin with?

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    One report here at Miceage
    That it look like the old car but have a lock seatbelt only can be undone at the load & unload platform.
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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    This is taken from last Monday's "Monday in the Park" column-

    Good news, the Matterhorn is expected to get new Sleds, better news, the seating will remain the same.

    Not yet posted to the refurb schedule, but expected to be posted soon, the Matterhorn will get new sleds in the fall or in early 2009.

    The new sleds will be basically the current version, with one minor safety change. The new sleds will feature "lockable" seat belts, similar to what Indiana Jones Adventure, Star Tours and Soarin' over California has. Still 2 people per section, and each section will have 2 of the new lockable seat belts. Hopefully it will not slow the loading and unloading of the sleds when it comes back from the installation of the sleds and the related equipment in the stations.
    Here's the link to the full article.

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    They need to paint a couple up in Jamaican team colors... ya mon.
    Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme. C'mon Jamaica, it's bobsled time!

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    The car is a full sized model. See, the original plan was to use those cars to improve capacity. Currently the trains seat 8, and those would only seat 6... so how could they have improved capacity?

    The theory behind them was that not many lap sit anymore, leaving an extra 4 people per train. This would allow 2 more than that, but not as much as if everyone lap sits.

    It may have possibly been to test a lap bar type restraint but I'm really not sure about that...
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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbossa View Post
    They need to paint a couple up in Jamaican team colors... ya mon.
    Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme. C'mon Jamaica, it's bobsled time!
    lol i love that movie!! so i'm guessing they changed the seating on splash mountain to increase seating capacity?
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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    So in that video, where are those cars from? Were they just prototypes?


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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Yes. Just prototypes. A disney employee leaked it out, and was wrong...
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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric5675 View Post
    The car is a full sized model. See, the original plan was to use those cars to improve capacity. Currently the trains seat 8, and those would only seat 6... so how could they have improved capacity?

    The theory behind them was that not many lap sit anymore, leaving an extra 4 people per train. This would allow 2 more than that, but not as much as if everyone lap sits.
    I think this did happen when Space Mountain (MK) switched from lap to individual seating.

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Sorry, looks like you're gonna have to find another excuse to have your girlfriend sit on you and bump up and down.

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goover View Post
    Sorry, looks like you're gonna have to find another excuse to have your girlfriend sit on you and bump up and down.
    Hahahhaha...


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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goover View Post
    Sorry, looks like you're gonna have to find another excuse to have your girlfriend sit on you and bump up and down.
    haha real funny. It's not exactly what I'm going for perv..besides it hurts sometimes! that's why I miss Splash Mountain's original seating arrangement and it isn't so bumpy. Anyway does anyone know why they changed the arrangement? for the second time ::ahem::
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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiwat View Post
    It's not exactly what I'm going for perv..besides it hurts sometimes!
    I think that is precisely why they are doing it. I haven't been on that ride in a long time. I stopped going on it because I walked off the ride with bruises on my knees every time.

    I've sat in the laps of a few male friends on the ride and each time, I caused a great deal of pain to them....sorry guys....

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Its simple... Think about it. America is getting larger by the minute, and by America I mean us... its citizens. America is gaining wait and those sleds that Mattohorn uses are not that big and do not have much leg room, leaving an oversized population no choice but to not lap sit and send a sled that could hold 8 only holding 4. Thats 50% By limiting the lap sitting there would be no problem with people not wanting to ride with others therefore increasing efficiency by sending a sled with 6 out of 6 seats filled. Yay! And Splash Mountain logs used to be able to hold more people. I'm not quite sure why they changed them but I know that they do only hold 7 now and that is with a child and adult in the back. I believe the old logs held 8. But im not sure on that.

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    Re: new matterhorn cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric5675 View Post
    Yes. Just prototypes. A disney employee leaked it out, and was wrong...
    Aww. Darn. To be honest, I was sort of looking forward to the individual seats just because I hate becoming the cushion for my friends/family.


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