Saturday, June 9, 2012
In The Meantime, The Matterhorn Says..."What About Me?"
As I had written in a previous post, Cars Land, Cars Land, Blah, Blah, Blah.... That is all we here about now as we approach Cars Land grand opening. Even Buena Vista Street plays second fiddle. Well, the third fiddle belongs to the reopening of Disneyland's venerable Matterhorn, also slated to begin regular operation June 15, the same day Cars Land and Buena Vista Street are thrown open to the public. It almost seems like the great Matterhorn ride is playing off the Rodney Dangerfield classic comedy routine which begins - "I don't get no respect, no respect at all I'm telling you..."
So with all the talk of what's going on in Disney California Adventure, the Matterhorn re-opening almost seems like an afterthought, which it never should be. Some of the most highly read posts in this blog as far as number of viewers are about the Matterhorn. The real fans of Disneyland know its place and while little is being written about or said in the grand scheme of things about its re-opening, down deep, fans know the importance of the attraction.
While everyone marvels at the new paint job of the mountainside, are curious about what riding in the new sleds will be like, no one really knows or is saying anything about the changes that are inside the mountain and the return of our friend Harold the Abominable Snowman. Will he be just be cleaned up with his hair combed and best suit of white fur on, or will it be an all new encounter with the monster? Cars Land I'm sure will be great to visit but underneath it all, it is primarily a kids area. In the meantime, there is a great roller coaster waiting to return and bring happiness to the kid in all of us.