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Dolly's Dip: The Matterhorn Bobsleds

Posted by Joshua Shaffer on October 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Have you ever heard anyone refer to "Dolly's Dip" on the Matterhorn Bobsleds? There is a story to go along with legend.

On January 3, 1984, 48-year-old Dolly Regina Young of Fremont, California was thrown from a Matterhorn Bobsleds car and struck by the next oncoming bobsled. An investigation showed that her seatbelt was found unbuckled after the accident. It is unclear whether Young deliberately unfastened her belt or if the seatbelt malfunctioned.
(page 90)

Moral of the story? “Never take off your seatbelt and stand up on a rollercoaster.”


(Dolly's Dip)

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Reply Cecelia
2:38 PM on June 17, 2015 
Mark Maples died as well from standing up of the peak of the matterhorn. In 1964, he was the first death of Disneyland. !
Reply Joshua Shaffer
6:25 AM on April 4, 2015 
Wow John.
Thank you for sharing your story :-)
Reply John
2:24 AM on March 29, 2015 
I used to work on the Matterhorn during the late 80's through the early 90's. Dolly's Dip is true and it's definitely a portion of the ride that I hated to 'walk' (run in my case) after closing the ride down. One night I and another cast member were responsible for walking 'A' side, checking for lost items during the ride was shut down and handed over to maintenance. This task occurs after every night with two sets of two cast members each walking 'A' and 'B' sides of the mountain. When my companion and I came to Dolly's Dip a bird flew straight down onto the bottom of the track and wouldn't move. We thought how weird this bird was since the closer we got the bird never flinched - it looked frozen. Just as we came right upon it a woman's voice, clear and audible said, "hello"... Then the bird flew off. Both me and my fellow cast member looked at each other and without words ran down the mountain as fast as we could. During drinks with other cast members at a restaurant across from the park on harbor, we spoke about and shared our story. It was then that we learned of the other tales happening on the mountain. After that night I refused to walk A side ever again.
Reply jeff
8:07 PM on January 6, 2012 
the day of that accident I rode in the back seat of the ride and had a very difficult time snapping the seatbelt. I weighed 250 pounds and very strong, so I doubt she was able to snap the seatbelt. I remember this very well because the next day I read about it, and wanted to tell someone. But we had to fly back to Illinois. I almost gave up trying to snap it. This is the God's truth.