Matterhorn Bobsleds Replica Is ‘Most Elaborate Backyard Coaster Ever’

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During the pandemic quarantine earlier this year, some people took up new hobbies, some became addicted to TikTok, and others — like the the LaRochelle family from Napa Valley, California — created Disneyland attraction replicas in their backyards.

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In this case, the replica ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds roller coaster and it is truly incredible. Yes, there’s even a Yeti for those who are wondering — we were, too!

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SyFy shared these details about how close the replica Disney coaster is to the real thing:

Only difference? This one was constructed by a small team, is located in a wildly scenic backyard, and, oh yeah, was entirely erected during shelter-in-place. 

The ride is officially called “Matterhorn — Alpine Escape” and the full ride-through [below] can be found on Magictecture’s YouTube channel. The description of the video reads:

We couldn’t get to Disneyland during quarantine, so we brought Disneyland to us. Check out our version of Matterhorn: Alpine Escape! The most elaborate and detailed backyard roller coaster ever built!

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For comparison, Inside the Magic has previously shared a full Matterhorn ride through on our YouTube channel:

Disneyland Park’s official description of the iconic Matterhorn Bobsleds coaster reads:

Climb into a 6-person bobsled and brace yourself against howling winds as you ascend 80 feet up into an icy cave. Take in the sweeping views at the summit and prepare for a thrilling, high-speed ride. 

Swoop in and out of shadowy caves and along jagged rocky ledges. Throttle through snowy chutes and around frozen precipices. Fly across bridges and under waterfalls before splashing down into an alpine lake. 

The real peril is not snow or sleet! Stories abound of a growling creature known as the Abominable Snowman—who will do anything and everything to protect his home. 

Do you have what it takes to find out if the legends are true?

matterhorn backyard track
Credit: YouTube Magictecture (Screenshot ITM)

Related: Disney’s Matterhorn Attraction Never Looked So Beautiful!

The LaRochelle’s backyard attraction is certainly an incredible alternative while Disneyland Resort remains closed!

What is your dream Disney Parks ride to have at home? Tell us in the comments!

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