ANAHEIM (CBS) — Disneyland is closing the famous Matterhorn ride for what could be its biggest overhaul since the attraction opened 53 years ago.READ MORE: Man Killed, 2 Women Wounded In Shooting In Bellflower Smoke Shop
The mountain will be repainted, rocks repaired and the ride’s bobsleds will be updated, a Disney spokesperson said.
A permit filed with the city of Anaheim also states that the park will be replacing the ride’s gates and changing out the lines are set up.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Third Dose May Be Effective Against Omicron Variant
The ride was Disneyland’s first roller coaster and was inspired by a trip Walt Disney took to the Swiss Alps.
The $1 million update is “routine maintenance” and should be completed by June, according to the park.MORE NEWS: Lakers Handle Celtics 117-102, Split Rivalry For Season
The ride opened in 1959.