275.1 #1111 (DL Qual #2571

Jul 24, 2013 3:15 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
I haven't been able to ride the Matterhorn since its refurb, but I've heard a lot of negative reviews. Definitely not looking for anything negative about Disneyland, just curious why people don't like it since the refurb?

My back hates it but my chiropractor loves it. - vincentchase1  672.9 #300 3:16PM
Its a thin line, between love and hate :-) - uscdisneyteacher  7920.9 #10 3:18PM
^ ^^ yup. - dizneedude  977.5 #192 3:19PM
My back can't handle it... but I have back problems. - missmimi90  2032.0 #76 3:21PM
I say "ouch" out loud many times on that ride. - Bo22  394.2 #570 3:24PM
This - Lelundrial  656.4 #305 4:25PM
It hurts alot more now. Does it seem slower to anyone else too? - Seebritatdland  268.6 #1178 3:35PM
Last time I was there it definitely seemed slower and more rough. I've heard one side is faster than the other so maybe I just happened to be on the "slower" side but I have ridden both sides in the past (before the refurb) and never felt they were that slow. - MallE  164.3 #2505 4:17PM
You sit very low in the car. It feels like you are sitting with a thin layer between you and the track, no leg room, so it's VERY hard to get out of the cars. Also, you can't hold on and brace yourself from bumping onto the sides of the cars. Don't get me wrong i LOVE the Matterhorn, and like a lot of people I hurt my knees trying to pull myself out. I wish they would change the cars so I could ride it again. Maybe if I bring my chiropractor with me. - Popcorn  9.6 #11300 3:45PM
Just like a bobsled? 😳 - dizneedude   977.5 #192 3:48PM
the new cars are horrible thank to some safety suits , manly the space issues and bumping around along the track, make me wonder if they had a problem with the old bodsleds how the new ones passed as better and safer?, other than that its still a fun ride - pikarich  5232.6 #23 3:50PM
I personally don't like it because it seemed to get even bumpier (was that even possible!?!), and the bobsleds themselves are pretty uncomfortable for a big guy like myself. The lighting inside has definetley improved however. It's still thrilling, just a little uncomfortable. - TheTwilightZone  41.3 #5154 3:52PM
After the matterhorn refurb I'm terrified of the big thunder mountain refurb. I hope it stays the same speed and cars! - madsdad  1868.2 #92 3:53PM
Oh great, I didn't even think about that! - dizneedude   977.5 #192 3:56PM
They completely tore out an replaced the track so it should be better. We will have to wait and find out! - TheTwilightZone  41.3 #5154 4:14PM
I hadn't even thought about that. Big thunder mountain is my favorite so hopefully they don't make it terrible - Cinderellaaa  165.2 #2495 4:18PM
I think the ride its self is fine. It's the getting in and out of the sled. Hurts my lower back bad. - sewedna  575.4 #351 3:59PM
The single seats are a lot more roomy so you bounce and slide around a lot more. I hold on extra tight and that helps. - MelodyTime  313.6 #831 4:00PM
I just miss the old sleds... My wife and I used to enjoy it before the minis came along... - BombFrogFormerCM  1015.8 #183 4:06PM
I ha e a bad back and since the refurb, I cannot ride it anymore. - JimmythePooh  427.2 #515 4:07PM
Miss holding my mini in my arms and listening to her squeal and giggle all the way down the mountain. - RCmom  5235.3 #22 4:10PM
You kinda have to sit leaning back and the seat is very hard and if your a smaller person like me you move around too much and it hurts and if your taller or bigger you barely fit - Cinderellaaa  165.2 #2495 4:16PM
Ka-bam Ka-bam! Ouch! If I had a pillow to sit on it would be a fairly swell ride...unfortunately it's not! 1 out of 5 stars! - NandE  123.0 #3166 4:19PM
My son loved this ride. Has anyone ridden on this with their littles since the refurb? - iwantdisney  275.1 #1111 4:22PM
In my experience since the refurb it has seemed slower and more rough. I am curious though, can any of the Disneyland experts on here tell me if there actually is a faster and slower side or if this is just a myth? - MallE  164.3 #2505 4:23PM
Ditto! - iwantdisney  275.1 #1111 4:26PM
It's wayyy too slow! - iheartDLR18  8.7 #11989 4:24PM
Slower and a way more rough ride. I don't like the feeling of my spine trying to escape out of my skull. Last time I ride it, I had a headache for the rest if the day. - Lelundrial  656.4 #305 4:26PM
I didnt even know they had refurb this ride i guess when i got my AP it was done. My Bum Bum hurts πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ when i get on it n it doesnt go fast at all from what i remember when i was small. It used to be fast. I dont make line if the wait is longer than 15min cause its an ok ride - iLOVELUCYnDISNEY  951.4 #196 4:47PM
Very bumpy ride!! Kills my butt and back!! - 1Princess3Princes  611.3 #333 4:51PM
it's a bit more jarring, but i still love it! - OhanaPhoto  5324.9 #21 10:10PM
Being somewhat tall, there is nothing to hold onto (due to the handles bad placement but great for short people) and the ride is extremely bumpy - friendlymouse  727.9 #266 10:25PM
The 1st time hubby & I rode it after refurb: his back hurt for 3 days & I got bruises on both knees. VERY JARRING. But we're "prepared" now & it's been ok since then. Still a little wary tho. ... Plus we can't ride together anymore, individual seats/belts ): - SallyToHisJack  89.5 #3755 10:31PM
I go on it because its one of my faves but my body can only handle it 1-2 times as opposed to going over and over agin before the refurb... It's the darn ⬛⬛⬛ wheels they put on! - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1255.2 #135 10:34PM

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