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Matterhorn Bobsled Donated to Roller Coaster Museum

Sep 25, 2012 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Disneyland

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.”

Tim Alcoser’s 8/30/12 DLR Photo Report

Tim was at The Disneyland Resort yesterday and grabbed some pictures of some newsworthy stuff so lets take a look…

Disney Half Marathon starting point bridge, located at the Mickey and Friends Parking Center Tram Stop.

Its that time of year again when traffic around Disneyland is going to be a mess

Yup, marathon

Very, very unique name...

Disney Half Marathon equipment being staged at the Lilo Parking lot near Downtown Disney.

Heavy construction work on the Disneyland Hotel.

Climbers on the Tomorrowland Side

I caught a glimpse of Cinderella, unaccompanied, as she was walking away.

“Hello Future Rocks”

Haunted Mansion is Closed for Holiday Install

The only time of year when Fastpass is open for Haunted Mansion

Wrapping the report up with some pictures of DCA’s flag retreat

In-Depth Look: The Matterhorn Bobsleds

Jun 27, 2012 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Disneyland, Uncategorized

The Matterhorn Bobsleds for the past 6 months underwent an extensive refurbishment to replace much of the aging rock work and ride track. Along with the refurbishment came the long rumored new ride vehicles. The new 3 seat sleds change the ride quite more than you would think. If you would like to hear our review of the new bobsleds, you can listen to this weeks DLNT Podcast where we talk in-depth about the new Matterhorn Bobsleds. Big thanks to Tim Alcoser for the photos.

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A look at the new bobsleds

Smile for the camera of a random stranger!

Everything looking fresh around the mountain

3 seats per car, no lap sitting

Into the abyss.

Now a photo ride through the mountain

That's a nice, steep little drop.

I haven’t seen this waterfall work in years, good to see it flowing again.

Glad the logo was kept on the bobsleds

And now a video from the very first day it soft-opened, enjoy.

Video: The Mighty Matterhorn Bobsleds Roar Again In Disneyland

Jun 15, 2012 by     4 Comments    Posted under: Disneyland

Yesterday, the Matterhorn soft-opened for a few hours before the grand opening today. We were one of the first in line to ride and took video of the updated ride.


Mountain Climbers Return To The Matterhorn!

May 13, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Uncategorized

From Shawn Slater on the Disney Parks Blog:

Matterhorn Bobsleds has always been my favorite attraction at Disneyland park. Nothing beats the giddy thrill of hurtling through caverns of ice, encountering the Abominable Snowman and splashing down in an Alpine stream.

Mountaineers Scale the Matterhorn at Disneyland Park
One of my earliest memories in the park is of walking down Matterhorn Way and stopping in my tracks when I realized there were people actually climbing the famous Swiss peak. Having real mountain climbers on the mountain is a tradition started by Walt Disney in 1959 when the attraction opened. Over the years, climbers going by the names Hans, Otto and Fritz took on the challenge of reaching the summit.

I’m excited to tell you that this summer, brave mountaineers will once again scale the icy slopes of the mighty Matterhorn. Look for them starting June 15 when the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction reopens. Seeing them is one of those only-in-Disneyland experiences that will make you yodel with joy!

Max Guggenheim’s 5/3/12 DLR Photo Report

May 4, 2012 by     1 Comment     Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland

DLNT Photographer Max Guggenheim was at the Disneyland Resort yesterday and took a plethora of newsworthy photos including some really awesome shots of Buena Vista Street. On to the pictures…

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Cars Land Merchandise is available in the parks

Cove Bar still under refurbishment

Cars Land

Looks fantastic

On to Buena Vista Street

Front Entrance plaza. Wow…

Tile Benches!!!!!

Back to Carthay Circle

Fiddler, Fifer, and Pratical Cafe

Former Candy Shoppe

Side of Elias & Company

More Buena Vista Street later, on to Hollywoodland

Ughh… Mad T Party


Its mad alright

I think they need more lights…

Just sayin’…

House of Cards, The ElecTRONica wrap has been taken off the food truck

Back to Buena Vista Street!

Good look at the West side of the street. Atwater Art Supply is the blue building. Next to that is Julius Katz and Sons

Again.. Tile Benches!!!!!

Look at that “Candy” sign by the truck over there. Building straight ahead is Big Top Toys.

Alright, more DCA later, into Disneyland

Main Street facade’ refurbishments are wrapping up

Only thing still behind walls is Carnation Cafe

Penny Arcade and Candy Palace are open

The new expanded kitchen

I like the popcorn lights everywhere

Reorganized counters in Candy Palace. Less confusing and less cluttered.


Mine? Monorail queue refurbishment above.

More Matterhorn

In the Rivers of America, one of the platforms for Fantasmic is being repaired

The Frontierland Shooting Arcade is under refurb

One more peek at Buena Vista Street

Thanks for reading and May the fourth be with you!

Tim Alcoser DLR Photo Report 5/01/12 Lego Store Special

May 4, 2012 by     2 Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, Downtown Disney

The Lego Store in Downtown Disney is open for business with a host of new features, including Disney featured Lego characters and children’s Lego play areas on the outside and on the second floor! Carnation Garden is now closed…forever, and I capture shots of Matterhorn and Buena Vista street from the Monorail.

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I wonder what this new thing is?

I wonder what this new thing is?

About to ride the Monorail & catch a glimpse of Matterhorn & Buena Vista Street progress.

Look at the new ride vehicles back there.

Thanks for reading!

Hayley Nance DLR Photo Report 4/28/12

May 1, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, Downtown Disney

A look at the Matterhorn progress, the Lego Store’s statues are unveiled, Red Car Trolley’s wires, and a glimpse of Minnie’s Fly Girls! Enjoy!

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Max out and about at Disneyland

Geppetto out on Main Street

Graduation Duffy

Freshening everything up

Glimpse at the new ride vehicles

Still hard at work

More stunning than ever thanks to the new paint job.

Sneak of Buena Vista Street through the Monorail


Lego Prince Phillip battles Malificent

To Infinity & Beyond

These lights will look phenomenal

A sneak at all the detail for Mater’s Junk Yard Jamboree

Looking just about ready for the opening in June

Bug’s Land getting a new paint job

Cables for the Red Car Trolley

Work being done on the Hyperion

Glad to see Pixar Play Parade back in action.

The “Mad T Party’s” House of Cards set up

Minnie’s Fly Girls!

Thanks for reading!

Tim Alcoser’s 4/24/2012 DLR Photo Report

DLNT Photographer Tim Alcoser was at the Disneyland Resort last Tuesday and captured some newsworthy photos around Downtown Disney, The Matterhorn, and Buena Vista Street…

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The Lego Store is looking bright

The center piece inside the lego store is going to be Genie from Disney's Aladdin!

Giant Genie in the middle of the store


The Uva Bar is under refurbishment. The vines that have grown in for the past 10 years are being torn down. I think they look awesome grown in. Shame.

La Brea Bakery

In Disneyland, Matterhorn is looking fantastic

Ropes have been added along the small bridge facing subs.

Tarps are down on the Penny Arcade

Looks bright and fresh

Over in DCA, Trolley Wires!!

Buena Vista Street Fountain

No more elephants.

In 3D Dec 2010 ;)

More facade refurbishment in Hollywoodland

Mad T Party

The Mad T Stage covered the fountain so the Mickey Statue will not be returning this summer

House of Cards

Cars Land entrance

The Bugs Land entrance is getting a facelift

Quick look down Route 66

This is a World of Color Maintenance Dive Boat.  The flag on the top left corner is a Dive Flag.  It let's others know (usually other ships) to be careful or keep a distance because divers are in the water.

WOC Maintenance

The new California Screamin’ queue covers are a huge improvement over the old yellow and beige covers

Thanks for reading

Hayley Nance’s 4/2/12 DLR Photo Report

Apr 3, 2012 by     5 Comments    Posted under: Disney California Adventure, Disneyland, Uncategorized

Photo Report from Hayley’s recent trip to the Disneyland Resort

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Its a beautiful day

Upper scaffolding is gone. Matterhorn is looking pretty.

Love the new Cars themed Monorail Vinylmation

Such cute little Disney Ducks

Looking forward to Carnation Cafe reopening this summer

LaBrea’s refurb

 Clever new Donald T-shirt

Cinderella, Gus, & Jaq in Small World

Alice & the White Rabbit displayed on the chess table in the UK

The Three Amigos over in Mexico!

Ariel fits in so nicely, you hardly noticed the change

Nice to know they work so hard to keep the parks looking new & clean

Thanks for reading!


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