Matterhorn Bobsleds’ Impending Refurbishment

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The official Disneyland website has published that the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland Park will close for refurbishment on August 8, 2022.  There is no reopening date listed for the attraction.  This comes after the Matterhorn Bobsleds were closed in February for a short refurbishment. The ride has been operational since the previous refurbishment.  There is no word on what is being worked on during this closure starting August 8th.

The Matterhorn Bobsleds opened on June 14, 1959 and has since thrilled guests with its high speed thrills and drops.  The Matterhorn Bobsleds was the first tubular roller coaster in the world, and the first roller coaster to open at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

The Disneyland Resort website describes the Matterhorn Bobsleds as:

Climb into a 6-person bobsled and brace yourself against howling winds as you ascend 80 feet up into an icy cave. Take in the sweeping views at the summit and prepare for a thrilling, high-speed ride. 

Swoop in and out of shadowy caves and along jagged rocky ledges. Throttle through snowy chutes and around frozen precipices. Fly across bridges and under waterfalls before splashing down into an alpine lake. 

The real peril is not snow or sleet! Stories abound of a growling creature known as the Abominable Snowman—who will do anything and everything to protect his home. 

The Disneyland Resort website adds that there are two tracks on the Matterhorn Bobsleds one on the Fantasyland side of the attraction while the other track faces Tomorrowland. Note: There may be times when both tracks are not operational.

Again, the iconic and classic ride, the Matterhorn Bobsleds, at Disneyland Park will close for a refurbishment starting on August 8th.  No opening date has been announced and guests are being told to check back to the Disneyland Resort website for updates on a reopening date.

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