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Old 08-11-2012, 02:29 AM   #16
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...They are the most freaking uncomfortable things I have ever ridden in!
I couldn't agree more!!!

These new cars are a disaster! I have been an avid Matterhorn fan and rider since 1976. I've seen all the changes and all the other ride improvements and changes throughout the years. These new cars are pathetic.

There is not enough room in each individual seat. The first thing I noticed is that unless you are 4' 8", you are going to have your legs bent up because there is not enough room to stretch them out. That makes you all scrunched up to start with. Every adult I saw looked uncomfortable.

The hand holds for us "normal" adults are actually behind where you would normally place your hands. That cocks your arms back, which is also very uncomfortable and makes you not want to use the hand holds at all. So you wind up grabbing the "roll bar" of the seat in front of you, which is annoying to the person in front of you or (worse yet) you get your hands smashed as the person in front of you jostles around. No good!

But the worst is the roughness of this ride. I've always known and tolerated the rather abrupt way the Matterhorn throws you around. In the old cars, you had enough room to kind of move around and twist with the turns. That made the bumps less intense and also made the ride somewhat fun as you leaned and ducked with the turns and dips. But now the seats are so restrictive that you are at the mercy of the rough and torturous track. I tried to move to absorb the bumps but I wound up slamming my back against the hard back rest.

By the way, what idiot decided to make a rough roller coaster with a hard seat back??? That is a lawsuit waiting to happen!

After I rode the first time I lingered in the exit area for about 10 minutes watching everyone get off. I saw no - repeat NO - happy smiles at all!!! I did however see a lot of groans, and folks holding their sides and lower backs and looking disgustingly back at the vehicles. I didn't hear one person say, "Hey, that was great, let's do it again."

I rode a few times on different days to make sure it wasn't an isolated case or me beign in a bad mood. Nope. This ride now officially SUCKS!

Matterhorn used to be on my standard list of must do rides along with Space Mountain and Star Tours. No longer. This is off my list. I agree with most of the DISers here - this is just not a fun attraction anymore!

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Old 08-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #17
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Indy is a really rough ride for me, I usually feel sore afterwards and uncomfortably jostled during the ride. Does anyone else experience that and can compare with the Matterhorn?
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #18
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This thread is making me sad! I'm going to DL for the first time next week and was excited to try the Matterhorn since it doesn't exist at WDW!
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #19
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I can't deny the new seats make it a harder ride for most people , myself included. While I am short at 5'2 and about 270ish the first time I rode in the new cars it was bad for all of us in our party with the above complaints. With that said I do still love the ride , and the other times I rode I made sure to sit up and back in the seat and not slouch , which for me made it much more enjoyable. Not saying it's a perfect fix but it helped me enjoy one of my favorites again. I still think everyone should ride it at least once.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #20
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That's depressing. I loved the Mattorhorn.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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I hate them. The new sleds are less comfortable and the ride seems slower and less fun than it used to be.
I thought it was much slower too!
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #22
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Indy is a really rough ride for me, I usually feel sore afterwards and uncomfortably jostled during the ride. Does anyone else experience that and can compare with the Matterhorn?
I personally think the Matterhorn is rougher because you bump into the sides of the car.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #23
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Indy is a really rough ride for me, I usually feel sore afterwards and uncomfortably jostled during the ride. Does anyone else experience that and can compare with the Matterhorn?
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I personally think the Matterhorn is rougher because you bump into the sides of the car.
I agree that Matterhorn is a rougher ride. I have learned to relax and enjoy indy but the matterhorn with its new seats isn't comfortable at all.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:14 PM   #24
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This is disheartening to read! I loved the Matterhorn when we went last year! Yes, it is a bumpy coaster, but considering its age, I didn't expect a smooth ride, either. I will definitely ride it again and form my own opinion of the new sleds, but it sounds like the consensus is that they're too cramped and ill-designed. :-(
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #25
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I am so so bummed to read this... sounds like they really blew it with these new bobsleds.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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I agree! We ride every year and LOVE the matterhorn. We went this July and as I got off I thought to myself... Wow it felt much slower and way more rough!!
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It's awful! My tail bone is bruised from July 18. Glad we rode but wow that's a rough ride!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #28
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I thought it was just me, and that maybe I was having a bad day. When I was there last month, I didn't enjoy it at all. I love this ride, but was disappointed.
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The ride has never been smooth. But it's always been a family favorite! I feel like it would give the kids whiplash, but I was ok with them going because DH and I could hold onto them and support their heads more and keep them from banging off the side of the sleds. Now I'm very worried about this for our upcoming trip and not sure that I want to let dd7 ride in the single seater sled by herself. She will be so very disappointed as this is her absolute favorite ride!
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:31 PM   #30
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Have people been complaining to DL about this?? Is there a chance if enough people complain something can be done??
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