The Icy Peak

As a kid, nothing said you were almost to Disneyland like the icy peak of the Matterhorn coming into view. What seemed like an eternity in the back seat of a car quickly faded from memory as the mountain…

As a kid, nothing said you were almost to Disneyland like the icy peak of the Matterhorn coming into view. What seemed like an eternity in the back seat of a car quickly faded from memory as the mountain and the realization of all your excitement grew.

The  Matterhorn peak in Fantasyland at Disneyland

About Matt Hansen

Matt is a photographer and designer based in San Diego. When he’s not working, he's charting his next adventure over coffee or craft beer.
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  1. I remember everyone would flood to one side of the car and stare at it saying "Look look! Matterhorn!" So beautiful. Thanks Matthew.

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  2. My only visit to Disneyland as a kid I was six years old, that mt. Made a huge impression on me.
    It was because of those Swiss climbers that, as soon as I could afford the gear ten years later, I took
    Up rock climbing. All because as a six year old I thought that mt. Was real and that thrill was awesome .
    Thanks so much for that shot of that thrilling and forboding looking fo.
    Again thanks for this web site and all of your great photos

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  3. We drove down twice when I was growing up and my 2 brothers and I always strained to be the first to say: "I see the Matterhorn!".

    Thanks for the picture.

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