Matterhorn Bobsled Donated to Roller Coaster Museum

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From Kevin Rafferty of the Disney Parks Blog:

This past summer, the world’s first tubular steel roller coaster – the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland park – received an extensive refurbishment that included a fantastic new paint job and all-new bobsleds. Now considered a piece of roller coaster history, a former bobsled from the iconic attraction recently was donated by the Disneyland Resort to the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives, along with signage from California Screamin’.

Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis said, “We’re delighted to provide these pieces of Disneyland Resort history to the National Roller Coaster Museum, an organization that celebrates our industry. The Matterhorn bobsled and California Screamin’ signage represent two of our most beloved attractions, from the first tubular steel-tracked roller coaster in the world to one of the longest and most thrilling.”

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  • I agree with all of the comments, in part. The first time I went to DCA was for my sweet 16 alosmt a decade ago, when it first opened. I didn't even know what to do there. It seemed mostly vacant with the attractions too far apart and the themes being less than obvious to a teenager (likely to a child as well). However, I went again when I was about 19 and liked it a little more. We stayed in the Grand Californian or whatever that log-cabin hotel is called. I loved the hotel and literally cried when I saw it so I think that opened me a little more to the experience. I liked being able to go right into the park from the hotel, as well. The greatest dissapointment was, in fact, the mouse ride. When I heard it was going to be re-done into a flight simulation goofy-ride, like Toad, I thought it was going to be enclosed and given special affects. I'm returning for my 1st wedding anniversary next month. I hope the revisions are for the better and am looking forward to it. It will be my husband's first time so I'll have to try not to be a critic and ruin it for him. I've been a die-hard disneyland fan since birth going practically every summer from infancy to teen years.

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