Defunctland: The History of Disney's Worst Attraction Ever, Superstar Limo

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Defunctland : Hello everyone. To answer the main question, yes I have already done an episode on Superstar Limo. I will be going back and redoing some of my old videos every now and then to give them the same research and production value as the new ones. This video is over twice as long as the original, because I was able to find so much more information and footage.

L Blair : I like Disney's idea to have a California themed area... In California. Wow, It's like being in California.

FlamingSackOfPizza : 12:45 - "a horrifying puppet version of the late Joan Rivers" basically just Joan Rivers?

C.W. Roederer : Honestly I think if done right the Muppets' verison could have been awesome.

Totally Not Josh : Disney Sea looked sick af guys, it'd be so ahead of its time and so dope to explore, also, California Adventure would be a lot more successful and cooler here in Florida, and they could've done a Miami Florida theme in California, but that's just me!

EnigmaDrath : "California Adventure: a California-themed theme park to be located in the already California-themed California." American equivalent of traveling to France to visit Le Louvre, but never going beyond the gift shop while eating store-bought croissant :/

Courtney (ProjectSNT) : "Eisner had a technique he would use when deciding on new projects. The technique was called /jealousy/." I spat out my soup when I heard that line.

Michaeljack : That intro was beyond cringeworthy : I'm pretty certain that the phrase "California Adventure, a California-themed theme park to be located in the already California-themed California" is my absolute most favourite of any in Disney-related criticism history.

NoFunNoHope : The cast of the Drew Carey Show and (for some reason) Rosie o donald talking up this ride while smashmouth plays in the backround hurts so much.

Axol The Axolotl : Yo, I heard you like California, so we put a California in your California. -Eisner.

Quinton Reviews : Jesus that intro skit is surreal

Joey Simon : can't wait for the defunctland episode on pixar pier

Katie : Clipart: The Ride.

TheSkullKid : Why not just take the original concept and retool it a little? Make it a taxi instead of a limo and have the story involve the guests trying to make it to a movie premiere at Grauman's on time, avoiding the perils of the California roadways along the way. The taxi driver could replace Eisner as the "host" of the ride, and it would save face by allowing the company to keep most of the original ideas, the celebrity appearances, theater ending area, and high-speed chase, while removing connotation to Princess Diana's death by taking out the limo and paparazzi.

MeowTheRainbowX : 15:10 How to date your video in 1 easy step: 1. Use Smash Mouth as your background music unironically

* * : The sleazy agent looks like one of the puppets from lazy town. A scarier version of the mayor, perhaps.

spinningninja2 : "I don't get it, what could go wrong with this ride? It seems like a fine concept I don''t see ho-" 8:18 *violently sucks in air* *"ooooooooooooooo"*

Wizard Dojo : I remember this ride... So glad it's Monsters, Inc. now. Also, that 2001 video footage looks ancient. Can't tell it apart from late 80s/early 90s footage. Really makes you realize how the past two decades have really pushed that kind of technology forward.

SimplyiDol : "the technique is known as jealousy" jesus christ no brakes

AnvilPro100 : Ugh, as if the Princess Diana stuff wasn't bad enough that thing about the railroad crash felt like God pointing down and saying "Fuck this park"

AJ : Michael Eisner triggers my fight or flight reaction.

The Scarlet Shepherd : aw come on, jackie chan is still going strong. Saying he's a c-class celebrity is a bit of a downer. The monster inc character doing the flying kick is pretty funny though. Imagine trying to do martial arts in that rubber prison of a suit.

Mesousa Gaby : It's not that the ride is awful, its just LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME.

takarifan : Seriously, having celebrities taking a ride themed about celebrities? That's really cringeworthy.

xingcat : The fact that the most obvious thing was how immediately dated the whole ride would be didn't occur to any of them is so sad.

Jimby : When I was 17 I worked in California Adventure at the Boudin Sourdough Factory. I ran the little video tour starring Rosie O'Donnell and Colin Machrie. Just thought I'd mention that.

Will Fowler : I actually really like the Monsters Inc ride. They made the right call with that one, it's actually enjoyable and if you never knew it used to be such a bad ride the existing animatronics are actually charming. The issue with Superstar Limo wasn't the technology, it was the skin, the theming. Also I love the Arrested Development theming of this video. It was one of my favorite shows.

Megurine_ Sydney : ...Did anyone else notice Colin Mochrie from Whose Line is it Anyways was in the intro skit?

ColetheAero : Whenever Hollywood decides to parody itself, it is always one of the cringiest things to have to experience.

B10K PlaysGames : the beginning of this video be like: B I G G I E C H E E S E

Mr. Snarky : Limo ride vehicle Hollywood setting "All freeways jammed" sign at start High-speed chase It's a terrible version of Rock n' Rollercoaster.

Harrison : God the clip of them riding the ride was cringe.

Lexavax : Ryan Stiles looks like he just finished filming a hoedown when he's on the ride.

Jack M. : ''Hi Cher.''

Bowen Orcutt : I literally started uncontrollably cackling for a few moments at the prospect of Disney being at a point where THEY had to worry about someone buying THEM out. What kind of world would we be in if they HAD gone out of business, though?

TubeScrewed : 90% of the celebrities in that Limo ride, are now very politically polarizing figures. Another reason this was a stuuupid idea.

TheHightower92 : I dunno, but I find Superstar Limo kind of endearing, ironically now that its been gone for so many years. The C list ABC celebrities, and the lame humor really make this a relic of the late Eisner era and a funny reminder of California Adventure's rough start.

DaTRI3E : *Pleasure Island* ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Larry Bundy Jr : Its amazing how Dark Rides always have the most interesting stories behind them!

Original Name : Can confirm: California is indeed California-themed.

White bitch69 : Superstar limo more like superstar lmao

Scottie Burgess : if I made that ride, I would have waited for the 'death of princess Diana' thing to blow over, and then maybe start production on the ride. ...but that's just me talking.

Joseph011296 : The Arrested Development homage you went for with the editing and presentation is amazing and spot on accurate to the show, great work.

John Q Sample : the people on that ride looked so dead inside, even as they were working to look excited about it...........

Pink Berry : Knew that's where things were gonna go. Jesus what a nightmare. RIP Princess Diana.

Joe Jurecki : "...A California themed theme park located in the already California themed California." My favorite sentence ever.

John Smith : Imagine surviving through one of the darkest periods of human history only to die in an amusement park. Jesus

Louie S : "Eisner had a simple technique that he often used when he decided on new projects, the technique is known as Jealousy" The Perj spittin fire!!!!!!

keithwellerlounge74 : I have to say, it's easy (and hilarious tbf) to just blame Eisner for this entire fiasco, but the arse-kissing imagineers had the moral duty to tell him that the idea was dogshit. Personal pride seems to have gone out the window a bit in that profession - whilst Disney & Universal used to create original, inspired attractions, we're now seeing far too much cheap crap. Whilst nothing comes close to the disaster that Superstar Limo was, there are far too many 4-D screen based simulator rides and attractions themed after average films like Avatar & Guardians of the Galaxy; with an over-reliance on profitable franchises like Star Wars, Toy Story and Harry Potter. They are afraid to create something original now and will even destroy classic attractions in order to cash in on the latest fad. At least Eisner was in charge when Disney was still doing great things, despite the failures. The current CEO has overseen some right crap and has ruined the legacy of some of the legendary imagineers.