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    Smile What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    I remember reading a while back that there were to be new bobsleds going in at the Matterhorn, that they were even testing them. Are they still planning on changing them, and if so when will they be up and running?

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    First off, welcome to MiceChat!

    Yes, several of the new bobsleds were brought out during the previous refurb as a chance to test them out. The plans are still to replace them, likley during the next lenghty refurb.

    An Al Lutz update says that they might appear late this year or next year.

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    I always wonder about all the old vehicles whenever new ones come along. Do they just become part of a landfill? I think an old bobsled would look nice in someone's backyard!

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Yeah, they will come out after the next Matterhorn refurb, I believe.
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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Soon!

    Just hang in there and enjoy the much more comfortable ride (if you're singling it up) before the new sleds are installed for regular use.

    I had a small hand in the work that went into designing the new sleds through the company I work for, but I can say no more than that at this time.

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Oh how they'll do a loop on their own? j/k

    But seriously, are these the new bobsleds that should be more comfortable and roomier?

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    It wont be roomier. It will be a snug fit for sure. Kinda mad they are doing this. Takes away the bobsled feel for me. But hopefully it will create a smoother experience to my favorite ride!

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    I'm really interested in these new ride vehicles. Although, I think I already miss sitting together with someone!!
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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Apples4Disney View Post
    I'm really interested in these new ride vehicles. Although, I think I already miss sitting together with someone!!
    The only thing i'm going to miss is the open space I have in the current bobsleds. Since I'm in my own row, I have plenty of legroom (since i'm so thin). Hopefully I'll still plenty of legroom in these new sleds.



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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    The roomier, seatbelt set up added to the "out of control" feeling that made the Matterhorn so special. I'll miss that. Curious to see how the new sleds work out though.

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    The roomier, seatbelt set up added to the "out of control" feeling that made the Matterhorn so special. I'll miss that. Curious to see how the new sleds work out though.
    Hopefully it speeds up the line somewhat despite the fact that capacity will be reduced.



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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Forbidden Eye View Post
    Hopefully it speeds up the line somewhat despite the fact that capacity will be reduced.
    Actually, I think this will increase capacity. While the bobsleds are capable of holding 8, many times you get groups of teenages, or college kids or adults who all have their own seat, setting the capacity at 4 per vehicle. Standardizing it at 6 all the time should increase capacity as there is no longer a variable number of people in there. Definitely should see a line speed increase as well as the job of the loader is much simpler now.

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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    Actually, I think this will increase capacity. While the bobsleds are capable of holding 8, many times you get groups of teenages, or college kids or adults who all have their own seat, setting the capacity at 4 per vehicle. Standardizing it at 6 all the time should increase capacity as there is no longer a variable number of people in there. Definitely should see a line speed increase as well as the job of the loader is much simpler now.
    Lets hope so. I think your right though.



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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft16 View Post
    Actually, I think this will increase capacity. While the bobsleds are capable of holding 8, many times you get groups of teenages, or college kids or adults who all have their own seat, setting the capacity at 4 per vehicle. Standardizing it at 6 all the time should increase capacity as there is no longer a variable number of people in there. Definitely should see a line speed increase as well as the job of the loader is much simpler now.
    Whoa! For a moment there, I thought you meant that each individual car should have an optimal capacity of 8 riders. I was picturing the CM's getting people into the vehicles with giant shoe horns. It took me a bit to realize that you were referring to each conjoined pair of cars as a single vehicle. That makes MUCH more sense.
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    Re: What is the status for the proposed new bobsleds?

    Quote Originally Posted by BiggestDisneyFan View Post
    Whoa! For a moment there, I thought you meant that each individual car should have an optimal capacity of 8 riders. I was picturing the CM's getting people into the vehicles with giant shoe horns. It took me a bit to realize that you were referring to each conjoined pair of cars as a single vehicle. That makes MUCH more sense.
    LOL, yeah sorry. I tend to think of the whole unit on any ride as a vehicle. I often forget to make that clear. I would pay good money to watch them shoe horn people into those though. Would be awesome.

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