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    Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    As I sat quietly sipping an Old Vine Zinfandel this evening my 12 year old asked me was the left side of the Matterhorn really different than the right side?
    I said "oh yes" the right side is slower and more technical blah blah blah, but then I stopped myself because even after all these years of riding the bobsleds, I really don't know for sure how different they are except for a couple of spots.
    Any insight please? My 12 years of begs you.
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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    Obviously, the two sides are different in the big ways, as one turns to the right, and one to the left, but apparently, the Tommorrowland side is faster and rougher. I suspect the reason is tighter turns are much tighter (I think, don't quote me!!! ) This is because the Tommorrowland side is often on the inside of the mountain when the two tracks meet up. Oh, and never worry if a topic has been addressed... You can use the search function, and will never have to wonder if anyone else has the same idea. Good luck to you and your son with finding the answer!


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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    There most definitely is a difference. The right (Fantasyland) side is significantly less jerky. Also, you don't see the first abominable snowman's eyes on that side - you hear his roar, but you just pass through a dark area without his eyes. The first real animatronic you see is the same one you see from the other track (albeit from a different angle), but the second one is an entirely different animatronic in a different place in the mountain.

    I personally tend to prefer the Tomorrowland side, but last time I was there, I happened to find the Fantasyland side more satisfying.


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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    the left side is just so much fun and really fast.

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    There a couple of better dips on the left side that you don't get on the right, too.

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    Cool Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    Does it make a difference? The Matterhorn is great, no matter which side.

    P.S. What others have stated is true. (As far as I know.)

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    You know what is fun to do on either side. During the night wear sun glasses and it is even darker during the ride!
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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    I prefer the side with the shorter line...

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by peoplemover priit View Post
    does it make a difference? The matterhorn is great, no matter which side.

    P.s. What others have stated is true. (as far as i know.)

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Dopey24 View Post
    the left side is just so much fun and really fast.

    Okay, umm left side is? Tomorrowland side? Right Fantasyland?

    Just clarifying... hehee I only know it as those! As you look at the entrance is what you mean left and right... ?

    We always do the Tomorrowland side... it does seem faster.

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    tomorrowland. and the right side is fantasyland.

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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    tomorrowland is the best.. that has always been my personal favorite, I love it because its bumpy and more faster(imo) I never cared for fantasyland
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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    The Tommorowland side is much more jerky and has many more dips. These are fun but prevent it from gaining all the speed that the Fantasyland side does. The Fantasyland side is much smoother and goes faster towards the end due to some slight curves/ downhill straightaways. I prefer this side.
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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    There's actually considerable differences to the different sides. Fantasyland side has slightly lower capacity.

    If you've often wondered why Tomorrowland side would only line up part of their queue while Fantasyland side lined up the entire queue, now you know.

    Fantasyland side is definitely faster, smoother (less bumpy), and ultimately more satisfying for me, personally.


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    Re: Left side or Right side? Any difference?

    Left side=more fun!!!

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