You may have noticed that the Matterhorn Bobsleds never quite reach the top of the mountain. Ever wondered why? Well, the upper third of the mountain is actually open inside, with storage, staircases, and this park secret: the Matterhorn Basketball Court!

matterhorn-cutaway Source: Invisible Theme Park

The small basketball court has a full backboard and net, and sits in a small attic-like space near the top of the Matterhorn. Back when mountain climbers would climb up the mountain, they would use this space alongside cast members to prep for performances and take a break on days with gloomy weather.

With the installation of a break room at the base of the mountain, this space was all but abandoned by cast members, but the court is still intact, as unknowing riders race around and beneath it!

Matterhorn Basketball Court Source: Invisible Theme Park

5 comments on “Matterhorn Basketball Court”

  1. Calling it a “basketball court” is being generous; as you can see from the picture, it’s not even a full half court and barely extends past the free throw line. There isn’t room in there for a real basketball court.

    • Yes, the court is real! Although it’s pretty much a storage area now and not really used for play haha.

    • I know, I didn’t either! But the ride weaves outside almost as soon as you get to the top. If you watch the mountain for even a few minutes, you’ll notice that no cars appear higher than 2/3 of the way up. The top third used to accommodate the Skyway as well, but now it’s just extra space!

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