There is a special popcorn cart near the entrance to the Matterhorn queue, on the Fantasyland side. Though it goes unnoticed to most guests, there is a miniature version of the Matterhorn’s Abominable Snowman, turning the popcorn canister inside the popcorn cart.
I often feel sad that I never got to cuddle on the matterhorn.
Just across from the queue are benches where you can rest your feet. In the flower bed behind one of the benches is a plaque and a footprint impression. It is the footprint of the Yeti!
Matterhorn Mountain is 140 feet high. It’s visible from the nearby freeway.
The Matterhorn Bobsleds coaster was the first tubular steel roller coaster in the world when it opened in 1959, and as such it revolutionized the design and construction of roller coasters.
The Disneyland Skyway used to travel through these caves, taking guests straight through Matterhorn. Until 1978, when the Matterhorn was refurbished, Skyways riders could see the steel supports, concrete and catwalks that were fully exposed inside the manmade mountain. In 1978, Imagineers made the internal structure more convincing, covering the steel and concrete structure with faux snow and ice. After the Skyway’s closing in 1994, Imagineers closed the cave openings further, to enhance the Matterhorn’s bobsled theming and to make the removal of the Skyway less obvious
For those of you that wonder why there are two different Tracks (and they feel different) this is why one track goes slower the one on fantasy land side and the tomorrow land side goes faster or is suppose to but they messed up and they are kinda switched. the ride was built to be for both the future and fantasy.
A few Disneyland cast members pose with the abominable snowman inside the Matterhorn - date unknown, but I’d guess at the 1990’s, and also that maybe this was not exactly an approved activity….
Walt Disney and the original Matterhorn Use of the Matterhorn both in style and name grew from Disney’s extended vacation in Switzerland while filming Third Man on the Mountain. He was impressed by the beauty of the real Matterhorn, and merged his idea of a toboggan ride concept with the idea of a bobsled coaster ride that would run around and through the structure.
1959 Disneyland Matterhorn horn
That looks like a Familiar monster.
a not so hidden mickey
Nothing says winter at Disneyland like the Matterhorn!