Disneyland Resort, also known as the Happiest Place on Earth, holds countless magical experiences for its visitors. From the nostalgic charm of Main Street, U.S.A., to the thrilling adventures of its rides and attractions, each corner of the park promises a unique and unforgettable experience. However, one area of the Park poses a huge threat to one particular device: phones!
Think Again Before You Bring Your Phone on This Disneyland Attraction
For the modern-day Disney Park Guest, a phone is an absolute necessity when it comes to the Parks. Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort both have applications that Guests have become reliant on for various purposes while at the Parks. From using the Disney apps for navigation to reservations to Genie+ selections, phones have become an essential part of the Disney experience. Unfortunately, this dependence on technology has its consequences.
The Matterhorn Bobsled, a roller coaster attraction situated in Disneyland’s Fantasyland, is known for its thrilling twists, turns, and dips. As riders embark on this exhilarating journey, the ride has unwittingly become a pitfall for those who are not cautious with their belongings, particularly their phones.
Matterhorn: A Phone’s Worst Enemy
Because Guests are using their phones so much in the Parks, it is rare for them to be left behind, resulting in Guests bringing phones onto the ride with them. The Matterhorn’s fast-paced nature and unexpected drops have resulted in a fair share of loose items, particularly phones, being hurled out of riders’ pockets. The combination of gravity and the ride’s exhilarating speed can make it challenging to secure belongings, often resulting in them getting lost in the seats of the ride.
One Guest explains the phenomenon, saying;
“Matterhorn, Consumer of Phones.
I decided to go on the Matterhorn not too long ago. When it was my turn to hop in a bobsled, the person in front of me found a lost cell phone in their seat. She gave it to a cast member. “Meh it happens” I thought. So the ride starts, goes fine, and we get back to the station. There I see a man waiting for my bobsled to arrive because he had lost a different cell phone on it, apparently in my seat. I reach down and sure enough find lost phone #2 in the crack between the seat and the bobsled frame. I start to hand it to him but the man says it’s not his, he’s apparently looking for lost phone #3, so I hand it to the cast member waiting with the guy instead.
Which got me thinking, how many phones does this ride eat?? It’s so bumpy I would imagine it can shake things out of pockets, but jeez. Any CMs happen to know if this is the most phone thirsty ride in the park?”
Whenever you are riding an attraction as fast-paced as the Matterhorn, it is always a smart idea to keep your phones in a very secure location. Pickets are not going to be your friend on this ride. In addition, make sure to check for any lost belongings before you exit your ride vehicle. Other than that, happy riding!