- Jul 9, 2003
Matterhorn is also listed as closed beginning 10/21.
I think the current issue was from an recent earthquake, wasn't it?It was shut down last year at this time as well for an extended period. You would have thought they would have checked on the structural integrity then.
That is what was said but there have been other issues due to poor maintenance in the past few years that make me suspicious that its really just due to more cost cutting by Disney.I think the current issue was from an recent earthquake, wasn't it?
I'm wondering if its going down to repair whatever the issue is that is limiting only one side to be open.
I don't know if that is why it is going down this time, but it did happen. Not right after the earthquake but it fell off while I was there in early August. Matterhorn was down to only the Fantasyland side running after that.I read on another forum that a piece of the facade fell onto the track during the earthquake. Not sure how accurate this is.
Totally agree. Last year it was closed when we were there and I was bummed we could not ride it. This year it was open and could not wait to ride a DL classic. DW and I got off it and both talked about how bumpy and rough it was. I like thrill rides, but I was very disappointed in how the ride was. Of course 10yo DD loved it. But to me it felt like it was a let down of a ride and no enjoyable. Unless something changes I would skip it next time.I wish they would take time to make it a smoother ride
The ride vehicles didn't have any padding when they were first changed and people were getting injured like crazy (lots of bruises and other issues). The padding is absolutely necessary.I wish they would take time to make it a smoother ride and get a ride vehicle that has no padding at all and is more comfortable for tall people.