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Matterhorn Bobsleds

Disneyland Park

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Board a two-car bobsled for a wild ride through and down the icy slopes of the Disneyland Matterhorn, a 1/100th scale replica of the original Swiss mountain. During the ride guests will encounter the fearful Abominable Snowman in three separate locations. Disneyland Park's Matterhorn Bobsleds is actually two separate roller coasters and is notable since it is the world's first tubular tracked steel coaster.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1959 Steel Dual-Track Arrow, Ed Morgan, Karl Bacon

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Height: 80 feet
  • Length: 2,037 feet (Side A); 2,134 feet (Side B) feet
  • Trains: 20 - 6 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 7 seconds (Side A); 2 minutes, 26 seconds (Side B)
  • Top Speed: 18 mph

Matterhorn Bobsleds Facts & History

The world's first tubular tracked steel roller coaster.

Skid brakes and man-made water features are used to brake the trains.

Each side is designed to operated with a maximum of 10 trains on the circuit.

January 5, 2015 – Shut down so the Abominable Snowman animatronics and special effects can be updated for the Disneyland Park's 60th anniversary. The ride reopens on May 22, 2015

January 9, 2012 – Shut down for six months for a major refurbishment. For only the second time in its history scaffolding is erected over the exterior of the entire mountain. The 8-passenger trains are replaced with new 6-passenger trains with electronic locking seat belts and the height requirement is increased for 35 to 42 inches. The ride reopens on June 15, 2012.

1978 – Matterhorn Bobsleds received a major renovation that included the addition of the six Abominable Snowman; the ice crystal cavern at the top of the lift hill; and the trains were modified to have two cars instead of one, doubling the attraction's capacity.

Opening date: June 14, 1959

Train has two cars with three rows each, seating one inline per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 42 inches tall

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