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Matterhorn Renov/Refurb

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by 007mickey, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. 007mickey

    007mickey Well-Known Member

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    WDW vet but we have our 2nd DL trip planned for early June and wanted to know what the current refurb at the Matterhorn was all about? I've seen several sites denoting its closing early Feb, with some not giving a re-opening date and others stating sometime in late April. I thought it was refurbed not too long ago? Just curious, thanks.
     
  2. wdrive

    wdrive Well-Known Member

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    The last I knew was it was currently closed for a refurb with no reopening date.
     
  3. RandomPrincess

    RandomPrincess Keep Moving Forward Premium Member

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    Was there last week and it was still closed. Whatever they are doing they are doing it quitely as we walked past several times and never heard and noise.
     
  4. 180º

    180º Well-Known Member

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    Matterhorn goes down for lengthy refuges every year for routine maintenance. This year they're adding Fastpass, so I suspect some slight reworking of the queue.
     
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    RandomPrincess Keep Moving Forward Premium Member

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    They have two lines I guess it's not as easy as making one FP and one SB.
     
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  6. TP2000

    TP2000 Well-Known Member

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    They give out more than 50% of their capacity in Fastpass tickets, so it's not that easy.

    @007mickey Matterhorn closes for refurbishment fairly regularly every year or two, as do most Disneyland E Tickets. (Disneyland/DCA have a very different refurbishment schedule than WDW, which runs their rides into the ground and can often go a decade or more between refurbishments, even for E Tickets). For instance, there are currently nine (9) attractions closed for refurbishment at the Disneyland Resort's two parks, four of which are major E Tickets (Matterhorn, Pirates, Grizzly River, Tower of Terror). As a comparison, there is currently only one (1) attraction closed for refurbishment in all four of the WDW parks combined, and it's the Hall of Presidents to add President Trump. Had it not been the winter after a new president was elected, that HoP closure wouldn't have happened and there'd be zero refurbishments at WDW this winter.

    According to another website, Matterhorn Bobsleds is scheduled to reopen on April 28th, 2017. With Fastpass. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. 007mickey

    007mickey Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I just hadn't heard or read anything about the closure and with it being a possible 3 months of down time, I assumed it might be more than just regular maintenance. To add to your above statement, the lack of routine maintenance is one of the main complaints I have with WDW.
     
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    Kira Nerys Well-Known Member

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    All these refurbs and they can't fix the part at the top of the hill where the cave walls are missing?
     
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    I always thought that was funny how those walls were missing. Why did they never fix that?
     

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