55 minutes | Jun 7, 2021

21. Matterhorn Bobsleds

Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction turns 62 years old this month, and co-hosts Jessica and Melanie set out to uncover the history of this one-of-a-kind, iconic roller coaster. From its early beginnings as a wild idea inspired by Walt Disney’s trip to Switzerland, to the current updates required to keep this groundbreaking feat of Imagineering running, the story of the Matterhorn is as full of twists and turns as the ride itself. Don’t miss this episode if you love classic Disneyland attractions! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to stay up to date. And if you enjoy the podcast, we'd love it if you'd RATE or REVIEW. Thanks for listening!For bonus content, visit us at https://www.instagram.com/cartoonstocastles/ and https://twitter.com/CartoonsCastles.Starting at just $3 a month, you can join our Patreon and get access to monthly bonus episodes, our private Facebook group, e-newsletter, and more. Check out the benefits and tiers at https://www.patreon.com/cartoonstocastles.Podcast logo designed by Ashley Taylor - https://loveashleydesigns.tumblr.com/. Theme music: “Taste of the French Quarter” by Rob Khurana via Storyblocks.comSOURCES for this episode:https://davelandblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/whatever-happened-to-xmas-star.html https://thedisinsider.com/2021/04/22/exclusive-disney-developing-matterhorn-bobsleds-based-feature-film-for-disney/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=exclusive-disney-developing-matterhorn-bobsleds-based-feature-film-for-disney https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Matterhorn_Bobsleds "The Happiest Place on Earth." The Imagineering Story, season 1, episode 1, 12 Nov 2019, Disney Plus. No Doubt. "Tragic Kingdom." Tragic Kingdom, Trauma Records, Interscope Records, 1995. Apple Music, https://music.apple.com/us/album/tragic-kingdom/1440845400?i=1440845596  https://www.sfgate.com/disneyland/article/Disneyland-repair-crumbling-Matterhorn-16194831.php Snow, Richard. Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World. Scribner, 2019. https://www.waltdisney.org/blog/new-heights-matterhorn-anaheim-alpshttps://www.yesterland.com/oldmatterhorn.html "Goofy Scream - The Art of Skiing"https://youtu.be/bJGFfd6P-pk "Kodak Presents Disneyland '59 - DisneyAvenue.com"https://youtu.be/Xu7xDIA0zeU "Matterhorn Bobsleds - Safety Spiel"https://youtu.be/yGZ9JrbFY7k "The Theme Park History of the Matterhorn Bobsleds (Disneyland)"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-lScMcgwwg“Toy Story 2 - Tour guide Barbie”https://youtu.be/kX4ABefuIQ
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