Matterhorn Bobsleds

Roller coaster
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Matterhorn Bobsleds
Disneyland Park
Location Anaheim, California, USA
Coordinates 33°48′49″N 117°55′04″W / 33.813478°N 117.917819°W / 33.813478; -117.917819
Park section Fantasyland
Tomorrowland
Status Operating since June 14, 1959
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Twin
Hourly capacity 1700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Tomorrowland Fantasyland
Height 80 feet 80 feet
Length 2037 feet 2134 feet
Inversions 0 0
Duration 2:07 2:26
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics (1959-2012)
Built in-house (2012-present)

Matterhorn Bobsleds is a steel twin roller coaster located at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California, USA. It is based on the Swiss mountain, "Matterhorn". The ride is often considered the first tubular steel track roller coaster ever constructed.

Skid brakes were one of the first advancements in roller coaster braking and are typically not utilized in modern creations with the exception of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Twister at Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

History

Matterhorn Bobsleds opened on June 14, 1959.

The ride later received ACE Coaster Landmark status.

Incident

A 48-year-old woman died after falling from her car and becoming trapped under another car on January 3, 1984. The woman reportedly unbuckled her seatbelt.[1]

Design

Elements

The coaster passes through a scaled model of the Swiss Matterhorn mountain, passing by the other track and a yeti. The yeti is dubbed Harold by fans.

Color scheme

Brown track. The supports are hidden in the mountain structure.

Trains

2 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged inline in 3 rows, for a total of 6 riders per train.

Images

References

  1. "Disneyland visitor dies in fall". The Tribune. 1984-01-04. Retrieved 2024-01-28.

External links


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