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Iconic Disney Attraction Closing Indefinitely Soon

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Disneyland and Disney World are known for their iconic attractions, but even as magical as these two places are, attractions must go down for refurbishment and updates.

Disneyland Resort is known as “The Happiest Place on Earth,” and Guests are treated to two theme parks, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, both of which have something for Guests of all ages and sizes.

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Disneyland Park includes attractions such as Star Wars Galaxy Edge, Pirates of the Caribbean, “it’s a small world,” Jungle Cruise, Alice in Wonderland, Space Mountain, and much more. Next door, Guests can experience adventures at Disney California Adventure Park with attractions such as Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, Jessie’s Critter Carousel, Incredicoaster, Soarin’ Around the World, Radiator Springs Racers, and much more.

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One popular attraction at Disneyland Park, however, will be closed for scheduled maintenance indefinitely.

Matterhorn Bobsleds will soon be closing on April 17, 2023. This attraction does not have an opening date yet after the refurbishment finishes.

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Matterhorn Bobsleds is one of the most iconic attractions at Disneyland Resort. Guests climb into a 6-person bobsled and brace themselves against howling winds as they ascend 80 feet up into an icy cave. Take in the sweeping views at the summit and prepare for a thrilling, high-speed ride.

You’ll 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.

Disneyland Matterhorn

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This attraction is a thrill ride labeled for drops, water, and darkness that Guests will experience while on this attraction.

Another exciting feature about Matterhorn Bobsleds is that there are two bobsled tracks: One 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.

Disney Park Guests can expect that wait times for other attractions may be slightly higher with Matterhorn Bobsleds closed. The good news is that the attraction will reopen at some point in 2023 and that you still have a little more than a month to enjoy the coaster before it closes down.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.