Disneyland - Matterhorn Bobsleds

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    Matterhorn Bobsleds
    Fantasyland
    Disneyland Resort

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    Walt Disney conceived the idea for the attraction when visiting Switzerland during filming of his film, Third Man on the Mountain. He was impressed by the beauty of the real Matterhorn, and had the thought of a bobsled ride at the recently opened Disneyland in California.

    A basketball court inside the mountain?
    There was a basketball half-court inside the structure above the coaster for a long time, near the top of the Matterhorn mountain. This court was really just a break room with a wooden floor where the mountain climbers could play basketball in between climbing sessions. It was not accessible to anyone else, as internal access to the mountain is locked for safety reasons. The court was not removed during a recent renovation due to dry rot as previously reported. However the court was relocated slightly during the installation of the Tinkerbell flight equipment prior to the 50th anniversary celebration, the hoop and playing area remain intact. There is another cast member break room inside the mountain at the base

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    1. big_pixel_pusher 57 months ago | reply

      Ok this is so amazing it just makes me want to throw my camera away!

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    3. Kevin Eddy 57 months ago | reply

      NICE job!! This is awesome

    4. Love, Kanya. 57 months ago | reply

      Wow I'm amazed that you were able to capture this!
      Nice work! :)

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    6. auntie rain 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 5 Star Disney (Invited Photos Only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. Scott Barlow 56 months ago | reply

      Wow. Excellent capture Matt. Really fantastic

    8. aimee louise 54 months ago | reply

      i can't believe you got this shot! i'm usually hiding my face and screaming! brillaint!

    9. jedi703 54 months ago | reply

      ISO 12800!?!?! Clean!

    10. artland 54 months ago | reply

      wonderfullllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11. artland 54 months ago | reply

      wonderfullllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12. artland 54 months ago | reply

      wonderfullllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    13. artland 54 months ago | reply

      wonderfullllllllllllllllllll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    14. Est. 1989 53 months ago | reply

      Just went last week rode this twice always a favorite... Usually the first ride I hit upon entry to the park. Thanks for the great shot..

    15. Footguy00 51 months ago | reply

      How in the heck did you capture that!

    16. PirateTinkerbell 50 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!

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    17. Jason "Seraph" 50 months ago | reply

      Another interesting fact about this Yeti you've so marvelously captured: His name is Harold.

    18. joebecker [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      great image

    19. Silver1SWA (Ryan Pastorino) 48 months ago | reply

      I love this guy! Amazing shot of him. Wow!

      Man, I love the Matterhorn. That distinctive roar that can be heard throughout much of the park...takes me back to when I was a kid.

    20. mcyorgerz 47 months ago | reply

      i also heard theres an AK-47 at the top of the mountain O_o

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