Vinyl figures are a huge business at the moment. Funko is definitely one of the leaders in merchandise featuring the Disney brand and its host of characters. Variations seem to be the name of the money-making game as oversized and undersized (or Funko Minis) versions beckon the consumer to shell out again for the same characters.
Which I do. And did. Disneyland had it’s lonely 65th Anniversary (in 2020) during the as-yet ongoing worldwide pandemic but that didn’t stop the merchandise! I found a nice vinyl figure that combines both a beloved character with an iconic Disneyland attraction:
True Story: I’ve only been to Disneyland once. I knew I had to ride the Matterhorn! But like a rookie, I went in blind, and almost lost my spine to the mistake. Ouch! The Matterhorn Bobsleds are perhaps the most uncomfortable ride vehicles ever. While recovering from what felt like an assault on my person, I learned that I rode this attraction after a refurbishment to make the ride smoother! My goodness, how bad was it before???
Box Top & Box Bottom
Mickey Mouse riding the Matterhorn Bobsleds (with a smile on his face?!?) is the third release in a set of seven.
So we have two for Mad Tea Party, two for Peter Pan’s Flight, and two for Dumbo the Flying Elephant, but Mickey had to ride alone, as the Matterhorn Bobsleds only get one figure. I think that makes my point of how bad this ride is: No one else would risk it!
I also like the graphics on the back of the box. The simplistic renderings of other attractions are charming. And speaking of charming, let’s join Mickey:
I think I just figured out why Mickey is smiling: He hasn’t entered the ride yet! He is giddy with anticipation… that won’t last long. If you’ve had a less than splendiferous ride on the Matterhorn, let me know in the comments, please! It may help you to get some closure on the experience.
To see a set of normal size Funko Pop! figures themed after Splash Mountain, just click the link. Or to see an example of the oversized figures, check out this one themed after the Jungle Cruise. Both are in keeping with our Theme Park Attraction motif.