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    Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Disney has re-scheduled the Matterhorn's refurbishments that had been cancelled because of the DOSH closures earlier this year. They are now...

    Aug. 19- 22, 2013: Matterhorn Bobsleds closed for maintenance

    Aug. 26- 29, 2013: Matterhorn Bobsleds closed for maintenance.

    Sept. 3- 5, 2013 – Matterhorn Bobsleds closed for maintenance.

    This adds a new 3 day closure to the refurbishment Original dates were for 2 4 day closures.

    Hope everyone can plan their trips accordingly.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Does this mean the entire ride is closed.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    I'm sending lots of prayers to the Yeti and the Imagineering gods (kidding) that the refurb will include NEW SLEDS, please oh please!

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    Does this mean the entire ride is closed.
    Yes.
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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Malina View Post
    I'm sending lots of prayers to the Yeti and the Imagineering gods (kidding) that the refurb will include NEW SLEDS, please oh please!

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    Totally agree. Fixthe sleds!!!!

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    I asked a Matterhorn CM about this back in June, and the answer was no, they do regular (annual?) maintenance on the ride, and there would be no changes to the ride vehicles.

    I can imagine the park gets a lot of complaints about this, but for the amount of money they spent on the refurb and how long the ride was closed in 2012, it would be very surprising for them to change the ride vehicles again so quickly. It would be admitting that they made a blatant mistake that required a large amount of money to fix.

    Sorry, I know that doesn't make it any easier to ride...

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Ok maybe I am missing some thing. didnt they just do a major refurb
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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwavedave View Post
    Ok maybe I am missing some thing. didnt they just do a major refurb
    This was answered in the post right above yours. Regular maintenance is needed annually on all rides. This is maintenance, not a refurb.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpacemanSpiff View Post
    I asked a Matterhorn CM about this back in June, and the answer was no, they do regular (annual?) maintenance on the ride, and there would be no changes to the ride vehicles.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    It's okay. I take an airplane/travel neck pillow with me now and sit on that to make the ride less painful to my backside.
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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samval View Post
    Does this mean the entire ride is closed.
    Just the bottom half. Disney has rented a bunch of folding ladders from Home Depot to allow people to climb halfway up the mountain and board the sleds. Once the ride is over, riders will disembark and walk down the closed section of track to the exit.
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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Quote Originally Posted by ni_teach View Post
    Totally agree. Fixthe sleds!!!!
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    Disneyland's closed for all of 2011. See you in 2012. Snow White is now a water ride, Matterhorn has a fullsize basketball court where the Clippers have relocated to, and King Arthur's Carousel is suspended 250ft. in the air.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    Is this when Disney makes the seats conformable...seems simple compared to making a Mountain....of Cars talking...or a show of lights and water

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    well as much flak as the ride vehicles get, i can at least say if not for them i would have never realized i have a tailbone.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    something odd that i found helped me out on my last trip was, dont hold on. when i visited in feb i actually thought i would need to be carried off the ride to be able to get out of it. when i went in june i didnt hold on for 2 rides and actually was fine

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    We had a CM last night tell us that at some point they would be doing something about the sleds but it wouldn't be for a while. He even said how uncomfortable they are and when he sits his knees are in his chest. I'm short so for me its not that but the hard seat and then getting out is a big pain now because of how you sit. So not sure how true it is on that info but it would be nice if something was done. I told him the seats need some sort of cushion in it instead of being so hard.

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    Re: Rescheduled Matterhorn refurbishment dates.

    I still have no idea why they just couldnt install a bit of padding? Its really odd, it took, what, a year to refurb the ride with tons of tests. Did anyone bother to just sit in the thing and see how it feels before opening it to the public?

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