Disneyland’s Bigger, Scarier Abominable Snowman on the Matterhorn

Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 28th, 2015

The scare factor of the Abominable Snowman on Disneyland’s Matterhorn Bobsleds has clicked up a couple of notches.

Since 1978, he had stood at the top of the mountain, with riders getting a glimpse of him before they scooted down the roller coaster.

“It used to be you just rode by him and that was it,” said Jim Hill, a Disney historian and blogger.

Friday, as the attraction re-opens after several months, riders will see a more-ferocious Abominable Snowman (who Disney employees affectionately call Harold).

As visitors get pulled up to near the top of the mountain in their bobsleds, a projected image of Harold’s face is seen, peeking through an ice sheet. At the top, Harold is now an animatronic.

And as visitors head down the hill, the more-limber Harold seems to chase them – with sound effects creating the idea that he is in pursuit.

The old animatronic Harold, by the way, isn’t retired – he will be on display in the next D23, Disney’s periodic convention.

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About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.


One Response to “Disneyland’s Bigger, Scarier Abominable Snowman on the Matterhorn”

  1. Peter Von Berg responds:

    Really awful. Like something you would find in a Times Square Halloween display.




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