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[14 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Closing January 7

Last year, the Matterhorn Bobsleds underwent a period of refurbishment – now, it’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’s turn!
The attraction at Disneyland Park will be closing January 7, 2013 for a major overhaul. The updates will include brand-new ride vehicles (but will remain in the style of the trains we all know and love,) and new track, but the ride will still follow the current course. Furthermore, sections of the mountain will be repainted to give the attraction a fresh look and feel.
Additional updates and remodels will be announced throughout the …

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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Mountain Climbers Return to Disneyland’s Matterhorn

We have some exciting news to share with you today: the classic mountain climbers are returning to Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction this summer.
When the ride first opened at Disneyland in 1959, the climbers were a part of the attraction. Disney even went so far as to give the climbers names like Hans, Fritz, and Otto. At one point, Mickey Mouse even climbed the 147-foot structure. Fans are excited about the climbers coming back, as many of them remember them as being part of the Matterhorn attraction when they were kids.
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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Upcoming Disney Film ‘The Hill’ to be Based On Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds

It looks like another Disneyland attraction will soon be heading to a movie theater near you. Disney is developing a new film inspired by the Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland Park, currently titled The Hill. The film will be written by screenwriter Jason Dean Hall, and produced by Tron Legacy and Prom producer Justin Springer.
This announcement only continues Disney’s current trend of producing theme park attraction-based films. Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, based on the popular Disneyland and Walt Disney World attraction, has grossed $3.7 billion worldwide over four …