Disney Classic: Matterhorn Bobsleds

How refreshing it is to slide down, around and through this landmark Disney coaster. Pocked with caves, ice crystals and Yetis to give it that Alpine feel, you can almost forget you’re in a sunny Southern California theme park. Listen for the howling of the wind on the mountain and the sounds of yodeling in the queue before you embark on your “thrilling bobsled ride!”

The classic bobsled ride — it opened in the 1950s and was inspired by Walt’s travels in Switzerland — is a great favorite of my children. It ranks somewhere between a kiddie starter coaster and the galactic race through Space Mountain. Appearances by the Abominable Snowman and a splash down finish add some mild thrills.

Location: Find the Matterhorn Bobsleds between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort.

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