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    Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Scaling the Majestic Matterhorn at Disneyland Park « Disney Parks Blog

    The scalers have a slogan that you will hear them shout out in the video: "We are the Matterhorn Climbers, and this is our mountain!" It's a long way down, and I think I'm afeard!!!

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Cool. One huge difference between now and 1959 is that the climbers in 1959 didn't wear helmets! I am sure this new addition is not to present some new kind of show.

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
    Cool. One huge difference between now and 1959 is that the climbers in 1959 didn't wear helmets! I am sure this new addition is not to present some new kind of show.
    Agreed. I think the helmets are worn to keep them from rocking out....the hard way. Difficult to believe that climbers have been scaling the mountain for 5 going on 6 decades. Whooee!
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    so i have yet to see the climbers on the mountain. is there a specific time of day that they can be seen scaling the mountain side?

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Yes! I was waiting for this video to come out. It looks like so much fun to be a Matterhorn climber.


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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by MochaCat View Post
    so i have yet to see the climbers on the mountain. is there a specific time of day that they can be seen scaling the mountain side?
    i checked with Disneyland's Guest Relations and they said that there are no exact schedued times that the climbing takes place. But, they did say that they will scale the Matterhorn all summer long, seven days a week, from morning 'till dusk. Based on this, I would attempt to be at the mountainwhen the sun is low on the horizon, but before dusk. You also might try asking some of the Matterhorn ride opporators as they might be friends with the climbers.

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    Yes! I was waiting for this video to come out. It looks like so much fun to be a Matterhorn climber.
    Glad that I was able to get the info to you, 2ndStar2theRight. it is pretty cool being able to view the beautiful park far below with a bird's eye view, so to speak. You are one great person.
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Very fun video! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    You can usually see them from the HUB and probably more in the morning, and late afternoon, before and after the heat.
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by MochaCat View Post
    so i have yet to see the climbers on the mountain. is there a specific time of day that they can be seen scaling the mountain side?
    Linus has given more specific information as to the time to catch the climbers below....

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    You can usually see them from the HUB and probably more in the morning, and late afternoon, before and after the heat.
    Thanks so much, Linus! I remember this when I come to disneyland next time.

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    Very fun video! Thanks for sharing!
    Glad it heighten your experiences today.
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    In the past, I've seen Mickey and Goofy climbing. Did they climb the entire mountain, or did they "cheat" by starting near the top? I can't imagine climbing in one of those costumes!

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    This is a great video, thanks for posting!

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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    In the past, I've seen Mickey and Goofy climbing. Did they climb the entire mountain, or did they "cheat" by starting near the top? I can't imagine climbing in one of those costumes!
    I think Mickey and Goofy were playiing basketball in the Matterhorn gym, and then snuck outide and posed as mountain climbers. I don't trust thos two for a split second.

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    This is a great video, thanks for posting!
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    I see they are using a GriGri to belay, instead of a standard belay/repel device. That is cheating! At 0:35 you can see him struggling to feed the rope through it.
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    I see they are using a GriGri to belay, instead of a standard belay/repel device. That is cheating! At 0:35 you can see him struggling to feed the rope through it.
    I saw the GriGri, although i didn't know what it was before you pointed it out. Since he's cheating, it serves him right that he's struggling.
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    Re: Matterhorn Climbers Point of View @ Disneyland

    Wow... I didn't know they scaled the front side of the mountain where the "hook" leans fwd. That is pretty intense to watch! I always thought they came from the backside (TL side) when hitting the peak. Great vid!
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