Thursday, April 19, 2012
New Height Requirement for Matterhorn Bobsleds
When the Matterhorn Bobsleds reopen on June 15th, it will not only have a brand-new paint job, new bobsleds, new queue areas, but a new height requirement as well.
During its first 45 years of operation, the requirement was only that a rider must be 3 years of age or older. Then about ten years ago the requirement was changed to 35 inches. But with the locking lap bars and redesigned seats in the new bobsleds, the Matterhorn will have a new height requirement of 42 inches when it opens on June 15th. That’s two inches taller than Space Mountain or Splash Mountain, but the same height requirement as Goofy’s Sky School.
Attraction height requirements are based on a combination of factors, including the point on a seated torso at which a restraint can reasonably be assumed to contain the rider in the vehicle. With the taller height requirement, the Matterhorn Bobsleds will cease to be one of the first big-kid rides that young Disneyland visitors have conquered since 1959.
I know my four year old will not like this!!! ;-)