Thursday, September 27, 2012

Disneyland Guided Tour, Circa 1962: The Matterhorn

Welcome back to the 1962 Disneyland Tour Guide Script series, which begins at the...


We are now at the base of the Matterhorn mountain which is built to a 1/100th scale of the Swiss Matterhorn.

This mountain you see here is the highest man made structure in Orange County. You probably noticed the bobsleds riding down the icy slopes of the Matterhorn and splashing through a glacier lake at the bottom.

On weekends and holidays our two young mountain cliimbers, Hans and Otto, attempt to scale the mountain's trecherous slopes.

Now let's step into the year 1986 when Halley's comet is due to return, and see what the future holds in the Land of Tomorrow.

To resume your vintage tour, come back tomorrow and meet us at The Monorail!

See more vintage and current Fantasyland photos on my Fantasyland page.


Mark said...

Thanks, Dave, for a great post about one of my favorite DL attractions!

Major Pepperidge said...

Another great National Geographic view! I also love the little one-car bobsleds.

K. Martinez said...

I like the grass everywhere in the bobsled splashdown area.

As a child, I read and looked at the Aug-63 National Geographic magazine until it practically fell apart. Probably expedited my obsession with Disneyland.

Rich T. said...

Another wonderful chapter -- this is awesome!