I mentioned to my grandson the other day how the Sky Way at Disneyland used to go right through the Matterhorn. He asked how that was possible, since there's no holes in the Matterhorn. I didn't know the answer to that one.
Today I read about the evolution of the original Matterhorn to what it is today.
The original Matterhorn was listed as a Tomorrowland Attraction. When you boarded the 4 man bobsleds, you could see Main Street from the top of the Matterhorn through a hole in the mountain. This all happened before the twisting, turning, speedy ride down the mountain into a lake at the bottom.
In 1978, the bobsleds were changed to 8 man bobsleds. The hole at the top was filled in, and they added ice caves and the abdominable snowman.
The Sky Way did indeed pass through the Matterhorn until 1994. That was when the Matterhorn lost the holes that the Sky Way passed through.
After 1971, the Matterhorn was no longer listed as a Tomorrowland Attraction. It was now listed as being in Fantasyland.
I would have loved to have ridden the Sky Way through the Matterhorn. I bet that was thrilling. I don't ride most rollercoasters, and I have never ridden the bobsleds. My grandson rode it many times on his first vacation at Disneyland. It was originally supposed to be down for renovation during our visit, and they changed those dates. So I am glad he had the opportunity to enjoy that attraction.