Couldn't wait to ride the matterhorn after such a long, long absence!
The travel geek in me wants you to know that the upper left shield (with the red and white stars) is from the Valais canton in Switzerland, where the actual Matterhorn is located. (Shut up travelgeek!)
The waterfalls are all operational and everything seemed to be working right - let's ride!
It's hard to get pictures of colorful ice crystals without a flash while you're zooming past them...
Uh oh, it's even harder to photograph Harold:
Yep, there goes his eyes:
Everything looked shiny and freshly scrubbed:
The track didn't look new to me, but I'm sure it was touched up during rehab. I saw the welding going on.
One of the nice things about this ride is that it gives you a "top down" view of other lands. Here's looking at the Team Disney Anaheim building, Small World, and the Fantasyland Theater/Princess Fantasy Faire buildings:
The top of Alice, Mr. Toad, and Peter Pan's show buildings. In this picture you can really see exactly where the fake "tree" that Tinkerbell's wire leads to and where her camoflauged landing pad is:
The Alice Track, the teacups, and Storybook Land:
On the tomorrowland side, you could see bags of both concrete adhesive, and colored glass stacked up, and it appears that considerable work is being done painting the attraction:
That's all for now - it seemed that the Matterhorn was as bumpy as ever, but I like it that way!