Today is the 47th Birthday of the Tomorrowland construction of 1959. The construction added the Motor Boat Cruise, Submarine Voyage, Monorails and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. And as you can tell, the Matterhorn Bobsleds is my favorite ride. Many firsts were acheived as the ride is the first tubular steel roller coaster. And the track was designed such that all of the compressed air and controls run through the track rather than beside it or under it. The bobsleds was the first real thrill ride to be added to Disneyland and is still one of the most fun coasters to ride as the theming is still outstanding. Even the addition of Harold the Abominable Snowman does nothing to stop the thrill of speeding down a curving bobsled run on snow and ice. So Happy Birthday Matterhorn. For another post showing a great Press Pass for the opening day ceremonies, check out todays post on Tikiranch.
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