Will the proposed new bobselds with lap bar seating (think Space Mountain) destroy the unnique feel of the Bobsledding experience?
I'm concerned that it will. The Matterhorn depends on a low center of gravity to give you the impression of speed (it is the slowest of the mountains at like 25mph). The rides tosses you side to side in the seats and requires you to hold on to stabilize yourself. Not to mention the seating arrangement thematically fits with the idea of Bobsledding. This precarious thrill is eliminated and so is the center of gravity to a degree depending on how the traditional seat and bar are designed. I recall the first single Bobsled which had the best expereince with nothing in tow, that was great. I'm afriad the latest State run iteration will futher erode an already compromised experience.
Admin Note: To read Al Lutz's comments regarding the Matterhorn, please visit this link from page 3 of his update.