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Matterhorn Bobsleds

A girl and her parents ride the 3-person Matterhorn Bobsleds vehicles

Disneyland Park

Fantasyland

Guests Must Be

42" (107 cm) or Taller

Age Interest

Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults

Single Rider Offered

Thrill Level

Small Drops, Thrill Rides, Water Rides, Dark, Loud, Scary

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Accessibility

  • Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Interests

Rider Switch, FASTPASS

Guest Policies

  • WARNING! For safety, you should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Expectant mothers should not ride.
  • The Single Rider option is available for Guests wishing to experience the attraction by themselves. Guests using the Single Rider option bypass the Stand-by queue, and may encounter a shorter wait time for the attraction.
  • Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue. Before approaching the shaded loading zone (chalet), a Cast Member will direct you to the appropriate entrance.
  • Rider Switch offered.
  • Service animals may not accompany Guests on this attraction.
  • Supervise children at all times.
    Children under age 7 years must be accompanied by a person age 14 years or older.

Hurtle through a snow-capped mountain on a speeding alpine sled while avoiding the clutches of the Abominable Snowman.

Matterhorn Mountain, location of Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction

Conquer the Mountain – and a Mythic Monster

Climb into a 6-person bobsled and brace yourself against howling winds as you ascend 80 feet up into an icy cave. Take in the sweeping views at the summit and prepare for a thrilling, high-speed ride. 

Swoop in and out of shadowy caves and along jagged rocky ledges. Throttle through snowy chutes and around frozen precipices. Fly across bridges and under waterfalls before splashing down into an alpine lake. 

The real peril is not snow or sleet! Stories abound of a growling creature known as the Abominable Snowman—who will do anything and everything to protect his home. 

Do you have what it takes to find out if the legends are true?

Teen girls hold on tight in a Matterhorn Bobsled

2 Different Routes

There are 2 bobsled tracks: 1 on the Fantasyland side of the mountain and the other on the Tomorrowland side. During slower periods, only a single track may be in operation.

The monstrous Matterhorn Bobsleds Yeti with sharp teeth, long claws and glowing eyes

More Than Meets the Eye

Matterhorn mountain certainly looks like its counterpart in the Swiss Alps— partially thanks to the excellent use of forced perspective. However, the peak is just a bit lower than the original—it’s exactly 100 times shorter than the 14,700-foot-tall real thing.

More than 800 gallons of paint were used to create heavier snowfall on the north-facing—just like the real Matterhorn. Glass beads on the façade glitter like actual snow!

A girl and her parents ride the 3-person Matterhorn Bobsleds vehicles

Making the Mountain

Walt Disney fell in love with the real Matterhorn while filming the 1959 live-action film Third Man on the Mountain

Back at Disneyland Park, Walt decided to cover a forested 20-foot-high mound named Holiday Hill with artificial snow, add a toboggan run and rename it Snow Hill. However, Walt always dreamed big, and the “hill” soon grew into a 147-foot-tall mountain. The attraction opened on June 14, 1959. 

Totally Tubular 

Matterhorn Bobsleds was the first roller-coaster-style attraction at Disneyland Park—and the very first tubular steel coaster in the world. The iconic attraction is also one-of-a-kind—no other Disney park can claim a Matterhorn mountain.

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Hours

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Extra Magic Hour and Magic Morning
  • 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
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