Monday, May 25, 2015

Ol' Red Eyes is Back! (Throwback: Harold the Matterhorn Yeti)

Earlier this year it was announced that Harold, the Matterhorn yeti, was going to get a whole new look as part of the 60th anniversary celebration refurbishment of the Disneyland park. This image was teased:
And last week, his transformation was unleashed into the world, and this footage surfaced:






So here's what Harold looked like before his new look:


And here's what he looked like without fur (NAKED!):

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 Here's his face close-up:


And here is in all his animatronic moving glory:

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And now let's pair him back with his new refurbished self and see how he compares (Source):

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Welcome to the 21st Century, Harold!  What do you think?   Is it just me, or did they make him look older?

Just FYI, here's all my other posts about him:

Harold premiered in 1978 as part of the ride's first refurbishment. Here are some promotional materials letting folks know that their innocent toboggan ride on the Swiss Alps now had a MONSTER lurking inside (Source: Raiders of the Lost Tumblr):






And finally, here's some more fan art for Harold:

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