A Beloved Disney Ride Is Closing Indefinitely

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Credit: Disney

While it can be disappointing, dealing with either a Walt Disney World Resort or a Disneyland Resort attraction or ride closure is part and parcel of the Disney experience. As a part of being able to meet the safety standards set forth and ensure that every Theme Park and Disney Park Guest has a safe time at the Disney Parks while also meeting the high bar for a Disney Resort visit, many attractions and rides have to close down to undergo routine refurbishments. And now, another ride will be doing the same, yet again. The Matterhorn Bobsleds will be closing next month for an indefinite period.

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As updated on the Disneyland Resort website, beginning April 17, 2023, Matterhorn Bobsleds will be closed for refurbishment. The attraction, which is located in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park, allows Guests to “Hurtle through a snow-capped mountain on a speeding alpine sled while avoiding the clutches of the Abominable Snowman.”

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A screenshot of the Matterhorn Bobsleds page on Disneyland Resort’s website

While the Matterhorn Bobsleds closing is definitely a temporary closure as Disney has made clear, it still bears mentioning that the Matterhorn Bobsleds is one ride in Disneyland Resort that closes more than most of its other counterparts and for comparatively longer periods of time recently. The ride last closed on August 8, 2022, and reopened on October 14, 2022. A quick look at the frequency and length of closures listed by Touring Plans over the last few years elucidates this point,

  • Aug 8-Oct 13, 2022
  • Feb 28-Mar 4, 2022
  • Mar 14, 2020-Jun 30, 2021
  • Oct 28-Nov 1, 2019
  • Oct 21-25, 2019
  • Jul 30-Nov 15, 2018
  • Apr 16-19, 2018
  • Feb 6-Apr 27, 2017
  • May 2-6, 2016
  • Apr 25-29, 2016
  • Apr 18-22, 2016
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Sleeping Beauty Castle, Disneyland Park/Courtesy of Disney

While we currently don’t yet know when this ride will reopen again, we can confirm that we and all our Disney Fanatics will eagerly await the ride’s return after it closes on April 17. In the meanwhile, Guests have a little over a month to enjoy their time on the Matterhorn Bobsleds!

More on the Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland Resort, like its Central Florida counterpart Walt Disney World Resort, is home to myriad rides and attractions housed in two Disney Parks—Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. From attractions like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Haunted Mansion, Guests always have a variety of entertainment offerings to choose from.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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