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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brino
    Exactly. The refurbs are really long, and it seems like nothing is being done.
    I'm sorry they take the time to take apart and inspect every nut and bolt of every train to make sure that the "bumpy ride" doesn't turn into a deadly ride (thunder mountain anyone?) and then they have to put them back together. Not to mention any new effects or changed that are done to the actual ride itself.

    Maybe we can tell Disney to not worry about the safety so much because it takes them to long.
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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Has anyone heard rumors about if the closing this fall will bring anything new?

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

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    Maybe we can tell Disney to not worry about the safety so much because it takes them to long.

    Hector you are a bad boy. Too funny!

    Safety first people. Think safety first! It might be your ultimate dream to die at Disneyland, but most people don't want something like that to happen during their family vacation.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Another refurb? Didn't that thing just come out of a major overhaul?

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Just new restraints. No big changes, maybe track repair, but that's pretty much it.

    I hope they don't change it, I like the track, ride, and feeling. I never feel or remember the exact ride, so I like it bumps in all.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneylover4ever
    I always thought the bumpiness was supposed to feel like it would if you were riding a bobsled down an icy hill.
    Yup.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    My son and I jokingly call the Matterhorn the Hatterhorn.

    I swear, every time I ride that thing there are hats laying everywhere on the tracks.

    I always thought that the refurbs were just an excuse to collect all of the hats.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    New restraints? Does that mean no more double riders? That will definitely impact Guests Per Hour.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania
    New restraints? Does that mean no more double riders? That will definitely impact Guests Per Hour.
    True, plus I love riding with my husband or mom. The last time we went on it I remember laughing so hard I thought I was going to hemerage before we reached the bottom. To me, part of the fun of the Matterhorn is the double rider option so I will be sad if this changes.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    There was some talk about not riding in other people's laps. Like what they did with Splash Mountain. Not sure if that's true anymore, that talk seems to have died down.

    The track is supposed to be bumpy. Are you crazy to request no refurb?!?!

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    From what older CMs and friends have told me, it didn't used to be so bumpy when the bobsleds were only one car. When they added the second car, which the track wasn't meant to accomodate, it got rougher.

    It's bumpy, but fun.

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    DiSnEyFrEaK21 and i recently realized that the 2 tracks are different..."bumpy wise" we figure that the entrance on the TomorrowLand side leads to the rougher track, while the entrance closer to Fantasyland holds the smoother track. Possibly a way to appeal to the type of guests shuffeling out of each part of the park? I dunno, but thats the conclusion we came to


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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    I thought it was a smoother ride with the single-car, four-passenger bobsleds.

    Or maybe when I was young, I just didn't notice the bumps...

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    The reason why they need to refurb it every year is because of the splashdown pool at the end. The added water means they need to replace every peace of steel on the track once a year or it will rust though!!!! THATS why it takes so long. You can always ask them to just drain the splashdown pool. Im sure it will save them a lot of money.

    As for its bumpyness, I think its part of its old-school charm. Space was once like that before the new track. I do like SM, but the Matterhorn's personality IS its bumpy track. It seems there is not a lot of "woody" fans here. Fans of wooden roller coasters. If you want bumpy, ride one of those! Those things are MADE that way. Its part of its charm, and the fans would not have it any other way!

    P.S. Im not a wooden roller coaster fan, but I like the Matterhorn the way it is!!!

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    Re: What's with the Matterhorn?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brino
    the worst part is, the brakes are extremely hard on your neck and back.
    Hey! I happen to have fond memories of those bumpy brakes!! Check the sig.

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