This attraction was for a long time the only attraction of Disney having for topic the mountain and snow. Attraction Expedition Everest in Disney' S Animal Kingdom is a renewal of the topic but in “larger, further and higher”.
The conceptThe Matterhorn Bobsleds is a reproduction of a Swiss mountain with a Swiss village with its foot. One embarks on train to discovered snow-covered mountain. One meets his cousin or abominable snowman there the Yéti. Attraction consists of two Russian mountains out of metal overlapping. She is recognized as being the first Russian mountain of the world with tubular metal structure. The system of support would be partly the work of the engineer Roger E. Broggie.
DisneylandMatterhorn profited from two important restorations: the first in 1978 with the addition of the Yéti S Audio-animatronic called Harold and in 1995, during the suppression of Skyway with others Yéti S Audio-animatronic.
- Design: WED Enterprises, Arrow Dynamics
- Height of the mountain: 49 Mr.
- Height of the circuit: 27 Mr.
- Course: 2 named has and B
- Length: A: 679 Mr.; B: 533,5 Mr.
- Scale for Cervin: 1/400
- Lasted: A: 2 min. 07 dryness., b: 2 min. 26 dryness.
- Maximum speed: 27 km/h
- Trains: 20
- Momentary by train: 8
- necessary Size: 89 cm.
- Standard of attraction: Russian Mountain metal with double track.
Since 1995 of the metal trunks (standard trunk of forwarding) are estampillées Wells Expedition . It is one of the most sincere homages to the former president of the Walt Disney Company, Frank Wells. Frank Wells one was impassioned of climbing and died brutally in an accident of helicopter in 1994, with its return of a stay in mountain. This homage is due to Bob Baranick, a member of the team of decoration of Disneyland. One can see these trunks, in the scene of the Caverne of Hook just at the end of the principal rise in the form of a last forwarding for this senior mountaineer.
attraction includes/understands a half-ground of tennis shoe, located at the top of the structure of the Russian mountain, close to the top with a wood parquet floor accessible only to the “mountaineers” or the cast-members authorized for safety reasons. A room of rest exists however at the base of the mountain for the employees. It can however be useful for the Fairy Small bell before or after its take-off above the park according to whether it leaves the mountain or the castle.
the voice which pronounces the message " Remain seated please. Permanecer sentados por favor." at the end of attraction is that of Jack Wagner. This last carried out many recordings for Disney.
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