Disneyland Yetis’ New Look

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 16th, 2012

The Matterhorn at Disneyland in California is familiar to many. It was the first tubular steel roll coaster ride anywhere on Earth, when it opened on June 15, 1959.

Here is the complete ride, with the Abominable Snowmen visible (watch closely, there are three) during the ride.


For several months, the ride has been undergoing a facelift. Too bad that Disneyland didn’t revise the “Snowman” footprint (seen in the clip below) which clearly shows a five-toed, clawed bear track, and not even any attempt to show something like the 1951 Shipton print.


Now, the new green sleighs are being tested for the grand June 15, 2012 reopening.

Sherry Barkas on the appropriately entitled “Happiest Blog on Earth” wrote this: “I’m told the the legendary Abominable Snowman is still there, ready to scare up a few screams from any unsuspecting riders, but sporting a new fur coat. Hey, even an Abominable Snowman needs a wardrobe makeover every now and then.”

I am assuming, just like in nature, there will still be multiple Yetis on the mountain.

What will be revealed on June 15th?

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

One Response to “Disneyland Yetis’ New Look”

  1. springheeledjack responds:

    I heard about this one–I seriously doubt Disney is worried about being factually accurate on their prints though. 🙂

    Still, the fact that cryptids like yeti and sasquatch are becoming mainstream in the culture is encouraging to me. It means those icons are household words…even if it is in the interest of cash and sales.

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