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Opening Date Announced For Iconic Disney Attraction After Two Month Closure

One of the most popular attractions at Disney Parks just released its reopening date. A few months ago, Disneyland’s official website announced that Matterhorn Bobsleds, located in Fantasyland, would be closing.

Disney suggested that fans of the Swiss Alps-inspired experience should periodically check the website for updates. One of the larger, thrill-seeking rides at Disneyland Park, Matterhorn, has been greatly missed.

Disneyland Monorail

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Along with its fun, thematic nature, Matterhorn’s Mountain is a landmark of Southern California’s original Theme Park. Opening four years after Disneyland premiered in Orange County, the ride started thrilling visitors on June 14, 1959.

Interestingly, the Skyway, Disneyland’s gondola lift attraction, used to run through the center of the mountain, making for quite a magical sight. Unfortunately, the highway in the sky closed in 1994, almost 40 years after its debut, and is still a disappointing topic of discussion for Disneyland Resort locals.

 

Matterhorn Skyway

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We’ve got good news about Matterhorn Bobsleds reopening! The attraction will be up and running again on October 13. Fall is an ideal time to visit Disneyland Resort! With cooler temperatures, and lessened crowds (depending on the week), the Parks are all dressed up for Halloween.

Nighttime is especially fun this time of year, and Matterhorn is one of the best attractions to experience at night. With the Abominable Snowman hidden within the experience’s ice caves and epic views of the Park from the top of the ride, it is a must-do for visitors!

Abominable Snowman

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Although the attraction is beloved by visitors and locals alike, we do have one warning for you. Matterhorn Bobsleds has been known to be a bit of a bumpy ride! With thrilling twists and turns, Guests may be surprised at how the attraction can jerk you around.

But don’t let this sway you unless you have physical ailments that would prevent you from enjoying this classic attraction, of course. Matterhorn has been a staple at Disneyland Park all these years for a reason! Find out why on your next visit to Disneyland Resort this fall!

About Christy Weinberg

Christy is a West Coast writer with a special place in her heart for Disneyland Resort and Aulani. Growing up near the Parks, she was an Annual Passholder for about twenty years, often frequenting the Resort several times per week. Though she recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, she carries the magic with her by writing about Disney and connecting with the Disney community on social media.