Saturday, February 04, 2012

Matterhorn 1959

While the Matterhorn is undergoing some major renovations and is shrouded in scaffolding, here is a 1959 publicity photograph featuring the mountain. I also hear the load/unload area is being renovated to fit the new bobsleds. The photograph is captioned: "Snow-capped" Matterhorn Mountain, rising 14-stories into the Anaheim skyline, is one of the chief landmarks and a highly popular 1959 addition to Disneyland. Two bobsled runs carry guests high up inside the Matterhorn and racing down, around and through the mountain before splashing to a halt in a "glacier lake" at the bottom. This Swiss Chalet is located at the entrance to the bobsled runs.


Major Pepperidge said...

I've always loved the "chalet" with the colorful shields!

Connie Moreno said...

That's a great shot. Let me tell you, I am so excited about this refurbishment.