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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    [quote=RenMan;1443410]You know, the discussion at the end of the article about how the Matterhorn doesn't really belong in either FL or TL makes you realize what an odd, random decision this was on Walt's part to put a small-scale replica of a Swiss mountain in the middle of his park.

    Technically, the Matterhorn isn't a replica; it's a miniture! It's is a one to 100 scale model of the real Matterhorn. It's probably the largest miniture you're likely to come across. But as it is to scale, that's what it is.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Seems like there will never, ever be any film or photography of the inside of the mountain pre-caves. Not that there was much to see.

    Still, this Matterhorn always came to mind when I heard those complaints about how the backside of Expedition Everest showed where the theming ended and the show building stuff began. People who complain about Everest being "half-built" would have had their jaw drop if they saw inside Walt's own version of the Matterhorn.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    I have a couple pics of the interior taken in 1971 from the Skyway. I will scan them and submit them to Herr Werner.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Loved the article werner..i miss the early bobselds.. a far better ride.
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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Quote Originally Posted by tokemo View Post
    I have a couple pics of the interior taken in 1971 from the Skyway. I will scan them and submit them to Herr Werner.

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    Very cool! Looking forward to seeing them.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    I hate to say this... But if you notice there is a lot less snow on the peak now that there was back in 58... I mean it looks dramatically differant...

    It would be funny if Al Gore used it as proof of global warming...
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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    I think Disneyland should add more snow in the Winter, then blast some of the lower level elevations clean during the Summer. Then it would feel like we have seasons in California!

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverlandtink View Post
    I think Disneyland should add more snow in the Winter, then blast some of the lower level elevations clean during the Summer. Then it would feel like we have seasons in California!
    Umm, take a look right now at the San Bernardino Mountains. There's snow all over the place...

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Buddy, all I can see are cardboard houses across the border in TJ. No snow around here!

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Quote Originally Posted by cellarhound View Post
    I hate to say this... But if you notice there is a lot less snow on the peak now that there was back in 58... I mean it looks dramatically differant...

    It would be funny if Al Gore used it as proof of global warming...
    That would be absolutely brilliant.


    Werner, that update was fantastic. I love the shots of before and after...pictures are a wonderful way of showing us the past.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    I think that the Matterhorn was put up after a book entitled, Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman was written and Disney made a movie about it called The Third Man on the Mountain. In 1955, he put in the Matterhorn.
    Great ride.
    I remember that we scared two girls that were put in behind me and my friend, Curtis, by pretending that we were driving and yelling 'turn right', 'turn left', 'watch out' and the like. The girls behind us let out blood curdling screams. Back then, it was an "E" ticket and there were just the four of us in one car. They were very upset when they found out that were not driving.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Harold could use a case of Kokanee in his hand.

    (if you live in BC you'll know what I'm talking about)

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    In 1955, he put in the Matterhorn.
    Actually, wasn't it in 1959?


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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Yes, the Matterhorn was part of the 1959 expansion.

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    Re: Feb. 22, 2007: The Old Matterhorn

    Thanks for refreshing my memories of the Old Matterhorn. I remember it exactly as described -- a nondescript shell (from the inside) over a seemingly rickety (to a 10-yr-old), conventional "mad mouse" type ride. You could see the other riders clearly -- I don't remember many obstructions. I think it was sort of gunnite grey inside. Overall, I have impression of scaffolding you see outside buildings (except curved, of course). And yes, you got really wet when there was a breeze.

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