Based on the famous mountain of the same name, the Matterhorn has been taking guests on a thrilling ride for almost 50 years. The ride is a bobsled ride through the snow capped peak. In the old days of the Skyway, that ride used to go right through the mountain. Along the ride you are chased by a big white furry monster. He looks like a villain from Scooby Doo.
When the ride opened singer Lena Horn was very popular. A favorite joke of the day was "Matterhorn? If it's not Lena Horn it doesn't matter." Not funny? Remember, people back then were amazed by the hula hoop.
Located in Critter Country, this mountain is home to Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox from the film Song Of The South. You ride in a giant log and eventfully take a plunge into the bottom of a Briar Patch. When you splash down, you may get soaked from the plunge.
In case you are wondering Br'er means Brother. Brother and Sister are Christian terms of kinship especially prevalent in the South. Disney released a film in 2003 called Brother Bear this means that Disney has two Brother Bears: Br'er Bear from Song of the South and Kenai from Brother Bear.
We found this partial Script from the upcoming film Br'er Bear vs. Brother Bear.
INT. Cave- Day
Br'er Bear is sleeping, Brother Bear walks in.
What are YOU doing in my cave.
I was just sleepin'.
I'll let you sleep... PERMANANTLY!
The two bears clash violently each scratching at each other with their claws. Suddenly, Br'er Bear falls to the ground. Brother Bear GROWLS, triumphantly.
We hear the sound of glass shattering. Brother Bear turns to see:
WINNIE THE POOH
You knocked him down, why don't you try knocking me down.
Big Thunder Mountain:
Once the home of Nature's Wonderland and Rainbow Caverns, Big Thunder is home to a rip, roaring mining train. This is a fast and rickety rollercoaster.
For those that have never rode Big Thunder Mountain, think of it as a tamer version of the NJ Rail Commuter train, WITHOUT that odd cheese smell.
Inside this futuristic Dome is one of the most famous roller coasters in the world. A small rollercoaster that feels much faster than it is due to the darkness it is presented in.
Although the creators of Disneyland rides strive for realism, Space Mountain is not very realistic.
In order to find out what a real 'space mountain' would be like, we asked NASA. They never responded so we asked a guy at the mall who was wearing glasses.
Me: Excuse me! You in the glasses! You look pretty smart.
Man in glasses: I have an IQ of 100.
Me: Wow! A perfect score! What would riding a mountain in space be like?
Man in glasses: Well, I think you would feel a slow burning in your lungs as the oxygen was replaced by space air, and then your eyes would turn to dust. Then as you got to the bottom of the mountain the space air would pull you back up.
Me: That sounds even BETTER than Space Mountain!
And those are the mountains of Disneyland.