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

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

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I. Think. It's I think it's fantastic, mr., Eisner Oh Michael. Oh certainly, mr., Eisner sorry, to disturb you but I'm delivering to you, and. Mr. Richard. Thank. You very much. Yeah. We were. At. The Disneyland Resort. This. Is the. So. Mickey it's, just you and me and I love that ride and I want to go on it with you oh, okay. Boss okay, boss, you. Know Mickey I think this is the beginning of a beautiful theme park you betcha. It wasn't, and now. The story, of a company in panic and the one CEO who, just couldn't seem to catch a break. It. Is the. Plan. On. July. 17, 1955. Disneyland. Opened its gates to the public and along with elaborate theming, it had an expansive, magical. Parking, lot due, to its placement in Anaheim, Disneyland's, land was far from sprawling this made the parking lot prime real estate for any kind of expansion including. A potential second gate while, variety of concepts, for a second Park were proposed over the years it wouldn't be until 1982, that the Walt Disney Company would seriously begin, to consider it on October, 1st of that year Epcot, Center in, Orlando Florida as Walt Disney World opened this, created the Walt Disney World Resort as it is known today and it made a multi-day, vacation, to the resort necessary, if guests were going to explore all the offerings two years later in 1984, it was becoming increasingly clear, that despite of cot success Disney, as a company was not doing well, a string, of box office failures from their studio and big budget projects for the parks had brought Disney to the lowest point in the company's history and many fear to take over in a bold move by the company, then CEO and president Ron Miller was ousted and Michael, Eisner was brought in as the company's new CEO Eisner. Had big plans for the company the most notable of which were to turn the company's failing studios around make, the existing, Disney parks more appealing to older audiences, expand. Internationally with, the addition of a European Park and finally, make Anaheim, a multi-day, resort with the addition of a second gate in 1987.

The Walt Disney Company acquired the rather corporation, decades, earlier in the mid-1950s, Walt, Disney had asked oil tycoon, and television, producer Jack rather to build the Disneyland, Hotel since, Disney lacked the funds having spent most of his money constructing, Disneyland, since then and up until Disney's, acquisition, in 1987. The rather corporation, had owned the Disneyland Hotel and property, near the theme park the obvious next step after obtaining the necessary assets. Was to finally build a second theme park in the Disneyland Resort and it might have been that simple had Eisen er not gotten distracted. Apart. From the disneyland hotel the, rather corporation, also owned the RMS, Queen Mary, a retired, ocean liner that was permanently, docked in Long Beach California after, Disney acquired the rather corporation, Eisner became interested, in transforming the Queen Mary and surrounding, land into a new resort called Port Disney Port Disney was to feature hotels, a cruise ship dock and an all-new ocean, themed amusement park called Disney C Eisner pitted the cities of Anaheim, and Long Beach against, one another trying, to decide whether to build Disney C as the second gate to the Disneyland Resort or build it in Long Beach with in Port Disney the announcement, was made in January of 1990, and Anaheim, and Long Beach both worked with Disney in order to bring the new theme park to their City however the citizens, of both cities were not thrilled with the Disney expansion, citing, the issues the residential, neighborhoods, of Anaheim already, faced due to the existing, park this, along, with a variety of other legal, logistical, and budgetary issues, caused Eisner to announce in late 1991, that plans for Port Disney and Disney C had been scrapped in favor of an alternative, idea that the Imagineers, had been drafting due to the popularity of Florida's Epcot Eisner, and the Imagineers, believe that a West Coast version of the park was the best idea for Disneyland second, gate the park would have been almost identical, to Epcot with a few notable changes, such as a larger spaceship earth improved, future world attractions, and a much different world showcase, including, a steel dragon, coaster in the Asia pivot and, a boat cruise around the entire world, Wescott was announced at the same time as the cancellation, of Port Disney and Disney Sea, in 1991. One year later Euro, Disneyland would open which for a variety of reasons, that are too long to discuss here, failed horribly, the, budget for the parks division was cut dramatically, and his ideas for westcott grew it became clear that the company could not afford such an expansion but, Eisner did not give up on the disneyland resort and despite the issues went forward with his plans for a second Park Eisner, had a simple technique that he often used when he decided on new projects, the, technique is known as jealousy. Whenever Eisner saw another company doing something successfully, he decided that Disney would do the same thing moreover. He would take the idea and do basically, the same thing in basically.

The Same place for instance after seeing the success of the amusement, park kazoo hybrid, Busch Gardens Tampa in the early 90s he greenlit. Disney's Animal Kingdom the park was just over an hour from Busch Arden's after, seeing the success of the Church Street Station, nightclubs in Orlando Florida eyes are green Allah is own nightclubs, and Pleasure Island at the Disney village marketplace, Pleasure Island was about half an hour from Church Street Station, so when Westcott was cancelled and Disney returned to the drawing board it wouldn't be long until Eisner, was presented, with a new idea since, the Disneyland Resort at the time provided such a short visit to vacationers, many of the guests would go explore the other tourist, offerings of California, after their trip Disneyland. President, Paul Pressler recognized, this and pitched, an idea to Eisner if Disney could provide all the sites and attractions of, the state of California, within the Disneyland, Resort then, gues would have no reason to leave and spend their money elsewhere this, concept, would develop into the plans for California, adventure a California. Themed theme park to be located, in the already California, themed California, concept, art for the park was released in 1996. A year after Westcott was cancelled the release date of the California, adventure would feature everything, from soaring, above Yosemite, Valley to, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, movie making the original concept, art from the park had a sense of serenity and seemed to be designed as an intimate romantic tribute. To California, in the Hollywood section of the park there was to be a recreation, of the theme building the observation, deck and former restaurant at the Los Angeles International Airport, which was being renovated by Walt Disney Imagineering around. The time the California Adventure was in development, this was to be the show building to one of california adventures signature, attractions, superstar. Limo a high-speed, dark ride that would take guests on a wild paparazzi, chase through Hollywood as guests, boarded the attraction, they would be greeted by Michael Eisner himself, Eisner, would tell guests that they had to get to the big premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater as soon as possible, to sign a contract for their next film but he warned guests that the paparazzi were all over town and if they were caught doing anything to ruin their image then Eisner would have to cancel the deal the limo driver would, then flora in an attempt to get guests to the movie premiere on time according. To Disney historian, Jim Hill the ride system would have been a combination of, the traditional, dark ride and a family-friendly, roller coaster the ride would have also included a variety of jokes and gags for, instance guests would fly past the famous tale of the pop hot dog stand with a large man in rhinestones, creating, sounds of flatulence, but his guests turned the corner it would become clear that this was actually Elvis, Presley squirty mustard onto a hot dog the ride ended with guests reaching the Chinese Theatre only to have Eisner, tell them that he would have to cancel the contract because, they had been caught by the paparazzi then, a picture taken of guests while on the ride to be shown cropped into a tabloid, reporting, on their limo chase after this, guess what xyn walked the red carpet into, the Chinese Theatre which was the Gift Shop and exit to the attraction, where fake Oscars on ride photos and t-shirts, would have been sold the original concept of super star limo was nothing groundbreaking but, it seemed that it would have been a fun dark ride that would have fit perfectly in the Hollywood section of the park however, the mid-90s, version of the attraction, would not be the one that gets experienced, when the park opened and this time it wasn't, eisenerz fault. In. August of 1997, in Paris France Diana, Princess, of Wales was killed in a limo accident, her driver was supposedly fleeing, from paparazzi, when he lost control of the wheel the tragedy, captured the attention of the entire world who grieved the death of the princess and the other passengers. As for Eisner and his team they now had a big problem, superstar, limo can no longer be a high-speed paparazzi, chase because, it would now seem that it was some sort of twisted reference to the tragedy the Imagineers scrambled, briefly considering, cloning a disney-mgm attraction. To the Anaheim Park top, contenders, with a great movie ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or rock, and roller coaster which at the time was still in development of these, the Tower of Terror was probably considered to be the top contender, as Eisner, was heavily pushing, for the idea of a ride Hotel hybrid on top of most everyone, besides him thinking that this was a bad idea that logistically, would be problematic, if not impossible, it was also clear that the budget for California, Adventure would not allow for this or any of the other potential attractions, which meant the Hollywood section of the park would not have a ride on opening, day or would.

It Forced. Whether by situation, or executives, to write a treatment for an acceptable version of superstar limo the Imagineers, had a few solutions one remove, most of the references to paparazzi to remove, any high-speed element by having the limos inch forward through the show building and three, add more, setting specific jokes, and gags the, idea wasn't good and the Imagineers, considered, superstar limo to be dead unfortunately if, their job was to please the boss they, had done it a little too well Eisner. Who had been in the entertainment industry for decades adored, the inside jokes and Hollywood gags he, loved them so much that he greenlit, the new terrible. Version of the attraction, Imagineering. Most likely baffled at what they now had to do did their best to make the attraction, work, this included, scrapping, the Chinese Theatre Gift Shop and adding the theater as a show scene in the ride in order to fill time after, budgets were slashed even more the theme building exterior was scrapped in favor of a cartoonish, cutout look this art style was also used within the ride itself the only three-dimensional, animated, figures would be that of celebrities, but due to the lack of budget these, would have to be celebrities, whose likenesses, were cheap or stars, that the Walt Disney Company already, had contracts, with also. These were not animatronics. But barely animated, figures with minimal, on didn't see movement at some, point Eisner realized that the ride was going to be bad so we made a few quick changes to save face first, he removed a reference to DreamWorks, Animation, that read dream, jerks animation, which referenced, the ongoing feud between former, president, of Walt Disney Studios, Jeffrey, Katzenberg, who now worked for DreamWorks and Eisner, also, Eisner, asked Imagineering, to remove him from the ride and the on ride footage was replaced with the sleazy Hollywood agent, barking orders at guests proving, that superstar luma foreshadowed, more than one catastrophe, the retooled, ride opened with California, Adventure on February, 8th 2001.

So Was it as bad as they thought it would be yes. Yes. It was. Here. And around Hollywood, Boulevard there's, lots of fun and interesting places, to eat and shop all geared to bring out the Hollywood, in everyone, and if you've ever wanted to be a star then you have to ride superstar. Limo. From. The moment your board your limo at LAX, and journey through Malibu, Beverly, Hills Bel, Air and Hollywood, you, are Hollywood's, newest, sensation hey, enjoy, your 15 minutes, of fame babe. The. Cartoon cutout exterior, of super star limo features a variety of landmarks, from Los Angeles such as Union Station City Hall and the Beverly Hills hotel one section features the world's shortest railway, Los Angeles's, Angels flight the railway which was constructed in 1901, had, recently reopened but an accident resulted, in the death of a passenger on February, 1st 2001. Exactly. One week before California, Adventure and super star limo would open however the prominent, reference on the Q's exterior, would not be removed another, interesting feature was the flower bed that was decorated, to look like a pool after making, their way into the Q s would find themselves in the baggage claim area in the LAX Airport the inside jokes to California, and the entertainment industry would begin with the female announcer, giving instructions, to arriving, passengers. Further. Into the queue guests, would encounter television, screens playing an entertainment, news report featuring a horrifying, puppet version of the late Joan Rivers Rivers would describe Hollywood's, next biggest star who was set to arrive at LAX that day the star turns out to be the guests entering the ride in this cue area there were more cartoon, cutouts that helped foreshadow, what a terrible, experience guests, were about to have one, example of this was a baggage, carousel, with packaged, Oscars, after, gues wounded their way through the queue they would approach the ground transportation section, of the airport and board their limo a sparkly. Purple, cartoonish. Limo a cast member guides them into their cars and tells them to enjoy their premiere guests, are then sent on their way into their soon to be a recurring nightmare an announcer, tells them to keep their hands feet, and egos. In, the limo at all times ha. The. Limo enters a dark tunnel and the guest agent appears on the screen attached to the rides vehicle, despite, being a creepy gross puppet, this turned out to be the most realistic part of the ride. The. First showroom is Beverly Hills and Regis, Philbin pops out of the door Fanning, himself with money next, up Melanie, Griffith with Antonio Banderas then. Immediately following Cindy. Crawford and this, is just the beginning the next show scene is the Sunset Strip here, Jessica to see Tim Allen and Jackie Chan after, this guests enter a second tunnel and are reminded by their agent to not be late the third show seen is Belle there where guests can see Drew Carey with a handful of star maps guests, also run into sponsors, trying to get them to sign advertising deals, a third, tunnel features another reminder, from their agent before the Malibu show seen here, guests encounter share sanding the corner of the scene as if she doesn't want to be there the limo then enters the studio Lots where guests encounter paparazzi, screenwriters. And production, assistants all represented. Through cheap cutouts after, this guests arrive for their premiere where none other than Whoopi Goldberg, greets them guests, are shown an on-ride photo of themselves before entering a final tunnel where their agent tells them that they are a superstar. And that, was, superstar, limo. So. Now everybody I thought we'd go over to super star a little a limo yeah, because. I'm on it excellent. California. Ventures right next to Disneyland, exactly, located right, next, superstar. Level has a superstar, with the picture, of me is super limited looks exactly like really. Here. We go here, we go now. This is not a scary fast ride right no no no this is just like a scenic like as if you were doing Hollywood, you want to become a super suit right, come. On my darling let's, take a ride. On. The way back say hi to me. Okay. And. Dashing. Antonio. Banderas. There's. Hollywood, Beauty Cindy, Crawford. Hey. Everyone. How. About a map to your house true Gary. Dominica. Party. Hold your breath now a. Picture. Why. They always entertaining.

Share. Hollywood. Favorite. There. Might be no better way to illustrate the reaction, the public had to the ride than the odd ride photos it is no surprise that the ride was received negatively, with guests complaining that they had waited a half hour to ride the cheap pop-up book superstar, limo was not the only issue California. Adventure as a whole was berated, by the general public and critics alike but overall the lines were so short at times out here I thought it was closed, this. Is outstanding the concept, was bad the execution, was worse and superstar limo was unforgivable. It is no surprise that on January 11th 2002. Less than a year after the park opened superstar, limo was closed management. Had no replacement, in mind they just realized that guests visiting California Adventure would be a lot happier if they never experienced, the attraction, the building sat abandoned, in the Hollywood pictures backlot for four years rumors circulated, a various redressing that the ride could undergo Jim, Hill reported, that the Imagineers, were considering, retooling, the ride into goofy superstar, limo where goofy would drive guests through Hollywood and the c-list celebrities, would be replaced with classic, animated, Disney characters, to pull this off Disney, would take over a hundred, Disney figures that had been placed in Disney stores throughout the United States and move them into the new show scenes another, idea was to reopen the ride as is and over the course of a few months introduced, animatronics. Of the Muppets cast at various points in the ride these characters would be wearing hard hats and be actively renovating, superstar limo as guests rode through it The Muppets would also be commenting, on how horrible, the current version of the ride was the, finished product after the transformation would be Miss Piggy superstar limo of course, neither, of these ideas happened, and the building continued to sit abandoned, it wouldn't be until after Eisner, stepped down from CEO in 2005, that the super star limo space would receive a new attraction as the first step in what would become a 1.5. Billion dollar expansion, and renovation to, California, Adventure the, new management team constructed, the Pixar themed dark ride Monsters Inc Mike and Sulley to the rescue the simple dark ride would take guests throughout the events of the first Monsters Inc film and it was set to open on January 23rd. 2006. But, that is not the end of superstar, limos story, oh no, the, ride very much lives on in the absolute, worst way possible since, the Monsters Inc dark ride was a quick fix for the park, come in a year before the major expansion, it didn't have the budget to bulldoze the space and start over quite the opposite, really in order to save money the Imagineers, decided to, utilize as much of super star limo as possible, this included retrofitting, the cut out exterior, with door designs which actually matched the film's intro animation, repurposing. The limos into Monstropolis taxis, reusing.

The Track layout and some of the tunnel sequences, and there was one more thing oh yeah, they, stripped, the c-list, celebrity, figures and dress them into various animatronics. Throughout the ride some, of these Zomba tronics are more obvious than others and the Drew Carey and Jackie Chan figures are especially easy to spot but don't worry most, if not every figure in the ride was reused, in some way while the new ride has received mixed reviews and its inclusion of the previous attractions, assets, is unsettling, to say the least is a far, better dark, ride than superstar limo while Disney might wish they could erase super star limo from the memories of the unfortunate, park guests that experienced, it it is still important, to remember the ride and the other missteps, of California, Adventure the story is a good reminder that even a company as big as Disney, can still get themselves into financial, difficulty, creative, gridlock and even, some pretty wacky situations. On. The. Next defunct, land Michael. Eisner learns, the differences, between building, a park in Tokyo and building, a park in Paris resort, to the magic of Disney and. Hope. That that in the end makes, the dream come true.

2018-04-24 15:09

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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.

Defunctland Awesome!

They should bring back Superstar Limo but with Disney Animated shows like the Ducktales 2017 Reboot, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law, Kim Possible, Gravity Falls, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, & More. Updated cartoon cutout exterior, baggage claiming area, inside jokes to the entertainment industry, & television screens with a news reoprt... only instead of the creepy puppet of Joan Rivers we get the Roxanne lookalike from Ducktales 2017 as the reporter in 2D animation. The attraction then takes a similar route to what was originally envisioned, a combination Dark Ride/Roller Coaster. When the ride starts, a screen attached to the vehicle sees guests greeted by none other than Scrooge McDuck who would tell guests that they had to get to the Chinese Theater as soon as possible to sign the film contract, warning guests that there are paparazzi all over town & that if they we're caught doing anything to ruin their image, Scrooge will have to cancel the deal. The driver would then floor it in an attempt to get the guests to the theater on time.

Disneyland opened to the public July 18,1955

Thank you so much! The old one was good, but this is fantastic. ☺️

Definitely agree, I get more pulled in by the longer episodes that give good background.

Please do Pirate Ride at Cedar Point!

I won't. Just wanted to drop it as a recommendation because it's quite an interesting topic, since it is a microcosm of Michael Isner's management of the franchise in virtually every single way, shape, and form.

Matthew Chenault Don’t count me out

Zombiekilleryamato, I just want for other channels to cover it in its entirety with the same attention to detail as Defunctland because that little proposal was the biggest train wreck in all of Amusement Park history simply due to the massive shit storm surrounding the entire park.

Ironically Disney recycles old animatronic endoskeletons a lot when rides are redressed or just to save on replacement costs. Disney needed to get the ride open as a property people would like and not have to replace the existing doll animatronics that have it's a small world style motion.

Maybe another video on videopolis?

Matthew Chenault if your looking for Disney American brightsun abandoned series done it

Hey Defunctland,once again,great video!

isnt the ride at disneyland rocket racers or something worse then this

Will you or one of the other park ride Youtubers ever do a special on "Disney's America," or, as I call it, "Disney's greatest folly"?

15:17 wouldn't you like to see NSYNC in concert?

I think it was wonderful and a better version of the original.

I like the opening and the overall style.

Defunctland yeah man. I remember in the older videos your voice was awful! Thanks for not messing around with your voice anymore. Lol

Honestly, good for you. Seeing people redo older videos to be better quality is always a good thing. :)

I honestly couldn't remember if you'd done an episode on this already, or if I was remembering another channel's episode on it. Which is weird on my end, because I'd just gone through your old videos a couple weeks ago... I wonder what threw me off... Whatever. So, is the ending "preview" an actual hint towards your next episode, of did you just do it to tie in with the intro?

That's fine. I prefer new episodes, but longer versions of old ones is actually almost as good.

You rock Kev!!!

I knew it was supposed to be bad, but I didn't know it was that bad!

But the most important question: Was that outtro for real? Is the next episode going to be about EuroDisney?!

Defunctland i would love to see that. I feel like every time i go to an old video, there is someone saying there was more to the stories.

Love it.

Love the new update! Great work man

Good idea, good to know we can get expanded updates!

Tip; For more info, check the latest podcast!

Defunctland Oh thank goodness.

Defunctland Great video and I love the new intro!!

Defunctland a nice new flow more info this is a great idea hope to see more I have comment on the one I want to see

13:50 Is it just me or does Cindy Crawford look like a hooker? And a transgender one at that?

So basically, it was the Tommy Wiseau version of a theme park ride.

I want to make a Denver themed park that looks like Denver and has all the sites of Denver, but in Denver, and I'll call it Denver Adventure!

"Let's just take ideas everyone else has done and do them again under the Disney brand." Hey, its like Eisner never left. And I don't care how improved it is now, the idea for California Adventure was the dumbest thing ever. It would be one thing if they tried to package a little bit of America into one centralized themepark. But there was stuff in California Adventure that you could drive just 50 miles and see the real thing. And people visiting California would actually SAVE money driving to the locations rather than spending $100+ dollars going to California Adventure. I cannot stress enough how dumb the entire concept was. They would have done far better to just have the house of nations and a western version of epcot. Then just have the monorail go around it and there, you're done.

The Eisner introduction, man the was cringe worthy.

Is your last name really Purjerer? Why didn't you become a lawyer? You really missed a great opportunity there. Maybe find another lawyer with the last name 'Conspirater' or something and start a defense company; 'Purjerer & Conspirater.'

There's nothing wrong with recycling animatrionics. They did it for Star Tours, Splash Mountain, and when some new pirates were added for the 1997 refurbishment of Pirates of the Caribbean. (Figures were that were used in Epcot's World of Motion were turned into pirates).

What really sucks is that Florida got The Great Movie Ride, and Disneyland got this.

Watching this before bed might have been a mistake Those animatronics are actually kinda horrifying They just look so dead inside.

Is the next video discussing the failure of EuroDisneyland?

LOVE the Arrested Development reference! Great video all around!

Californian theme California haha


it's True Mickey Mouse is the boss as well the King of both Disney Land and Disney Word. Wow soon in 2019 Mickey Mouse on Nov 18 is going to be 90's years old. Most be the new ink and pant they keep on use-ing to keep him young and Minnie Mouse too.

Ah, Michael Eisner, the Jimmy Carter of Disney CEOs

What was Disney considering for the second theme park back in '82?

Love the intro!


"it is the fuck plan"

I haven't watched your videos in a while, and I absolutely LOVE the Arrested Development motif you gave your videos.

Stilted promo videos from the 90s are my favorite kind of cringe comedy. I'm so fascinated now by Eisner's "Hey I'm not just a CEO, I'm a regular chill dude!" presence in these things, if someone could do a supercut of Eisner Cringe Moments I would be very happy.

botched conception, California is a shithole and Hollywood is gross now.

14:04 Sounds like YouTube today


Poor Colin Mockery. Having to drive a limo between Whose Line series.

You should've started the video after the intro with "Micheal was trying to figure out...."

You should do a video on the Corkscrew at Alton towers, or even though it’s not defunct Nemesis would be awesome!

A someone who rode this stupid ride more than once as a child and often stared at its abandoned husk in the years after, I appreciate this video immensely.

It is the fuck plan.

I think that the California theme of California Adventure has no mojo and Disney should have just expanded the main park.

YASSSSSS SUPER STAR LIMO The last time I was in DCA was in January and for the first time I went on the monsters inc ride that used to be super star limo

15:04 lol so much enthusiasm

Let me again be the voice of kindness to DCA was, in retrospect, cheesy, but a LOT of us locals liked it, simply because it was new and had Enough that was fun..Superstar Limo was a train wreck but a campy and dumb-fun ride (Mike and Sully is Much better!)...You PROBABLY just should have called this “Defunctland: Disney California Adventure 1.0”....Remember, the park opened with 3 Solid E-tickets(Soarin, California Screamin and Grizzly River Rapids) and 2 well liked transplants from Florida (Muppetvision and Tough to Be A Bug) as well as the very likeable Animation Pavilion...Six solid opening day attractions is better than Universal Florida managed!

Here are some more ideas for future videos: Knott's Berry Farm's Berry Tales/Kingdom of the dinosaurs, Universal's Backdraft, Universal's T2 Terminator 3D, California's Adventure's California Screamin' and Disney's MGM Studio's The Great Movie Ride

15:12 smash mouth

Nice arrested development reference.

Great video! I was a kid when California Adventure opened, happy to go on most rides, so I remember really enjoying this one. Looking back at it now though, it looks so weird and creepy xD Also, idk if you've already done this, but how about a video on the original Abraham Lincoln show from Disneyland?

12:35 I'm sorry, _is that a Frank Zappa reference?_ Did Disneyland, the most kid friendly place in the world, really reference the guy who made songs with titles like "Titties and Beer" and "Crew Slut"?

ooh boy, a documentary on Guardians of the Galaxy Mission Breakout!

It's so awesome seeing your videos get better and better, keep up the good work!

Around 15 mins in I heard all star.

At least we had the Disney Renaissance!

You gotta do one on hard rock park

Barry Bostwick and Richard Kind? Well, Disney spared every expense when it came to getting celebrities to appear in that intro.

That opening was beautiful

Fun fact: Everyone who ever laughed in a video was not paid. They're actually that stupid and easily entertained.

And the look on the riders faces is after being told the price of getting a copy of the pic they took of you.

at first i wasn't sure where you were going with the Arrested Development schtick, but then i saw the Queen Mary and realized this was a story about a failing businessman named Michael

Am I the only person who likes Eisner? Or recognizes the fact that the company and parks would have probably been WAY different - and in the worst way possible - if it wasn’t for him?

I was 8 when I went on this piece-of-shit ride, and even I can vividly remember how god-awful it was. The tacky colors, the soon-to-be irrelevant celebrities, the creepy fucking puppet guy on the screen in the car I tried to block with my hand. Truly the most WTF ride Disney has ever conceived.

Another great episode kevin, I guess you could say iger's plan BLUE up. (Big Arrested Development fan)

Amazing "Arrested Development" homage. Top notch

15:10 all star is playing in the background

That arrested development nod though

I thought Space Mountain was Disney's worst attraction

I'm really drunk and I feel like this is a dumb question. but who is in the beginning part of this?

I'd like to see a superstar limo-type attraction done right.

Loved the old videos, LOVE the new videos !

So if i’m understanding this: Superstar Limo was ruined because the head of Disney didn’t want to offend anyone with Tangental correlations.

16:17 The forced reaction of Rosie to Whoopi Goldberg

It would've been good but after princess Diana's death it failed

>the idea behind California Adventure Imaging someone going to that board room 'Who in here wants to see a bigger, crazier, cleaner more exciting picture of the Mona Lisa instead of the original Mona Lisa? And who here wants to go to Paris, and do that?' Dig in the Paris bit, remind them of the EuroDisney disaster implicitly. One meeting kills California Adventure.

Colin Mochrie only plays bit parts because they're all secretly Scenes from a Hat bits, and he only gets ten seconds before Drew hits the buzzer.

This ride would have been way easier if during the ride in the second tunnel the agent told you to hurry up because it was just about time for the riders to arrive and the ride would speed up a little bit. When they got to the third tunnel, the agent would be panicking and tell you it was time for you to be there and the ride would become the fast-paced ride it was supposed to be. It would have to be made a little longer.

Best. Opening titles. Ever.

Disneyland Paris is the only Disney park I've ever been to and I loved it so it would be great if you made a video on the failures of that park.

Rocket rods.

12:36 Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone. Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone. Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone. Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone. Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!

There was a Twilight Zone ride? Well, as long as it wasn't a helicopter simulator, it should be ok.

0:53 me when I hear about superstar limo actually existing

wow! I am so happy that DCA turned out the way it did. Honestly, this video lowered my respect for Disney. How could they think that anyone would pay to see this crap? Perhaps it would have worked out better if Eisner used his jealousy to copy Universal studios for his version of the Hollywood back-lot.

I couldn’t stop laughing this whole video

this ride epitomizes Americas unhealthy dependance on celebrities

I remember going to Disney about a year or so after DCA opened and I was really disappointed cuz we tried to go in and it turned out our passes did not include entry to DCA. Now knowing what I know, it’s for the best. I literally didn’t miss anything. That place sucked. I ended up going to DCA for the first time last year and I’m glad that got to be my first time there cuz I really enjoyed myself.

I' think, I've been on this ride . It sucked. I wished it was the fast paced Limo ride .

I just moved to anaheim and it's a struggle going to school bc I en up in Disney parking lots lmao

15:10 they played all star in a Disney promo video

Wow. A young Colin Mochrie

Amazing Disney survived under Eisner control. That ride looks like it should be in those state fair lol

Uncle Barry!

FAST AND furious RIDE......soon COMES OUT , ....looks like ideas stay there ?

yes universal studious .....But , SOME IDEAS ...for the ride there as well?

We're reaching lethal amounts of sarcasm here.

Love the Arrested Development tie in :D great video

Is it bad that I really want to ride super star limo just because I love horrible things?


This entire ride seemed a bit mean spirited for Disney rides... Idk. I'm all for humor with a bit of a mean edge, that doesn't bother me at all since I can take a joke, but it just doesn't fit with Disney tbh, and this whole thing is COMPLETELY misplaced in a Disney park.

Excellent video. I've just recently discovered you and I really like your work.

colin from whose line!

I know i already said it but please consider the Scooby-Doo ride in San Antonio Texas six flags as it was recently closed.

So at what point of the ride did the guests get sexually assaulted, or was just just for the kids?

HEY! this is just superstar limo again! *watches it anyway because defunctland

Kiddieland in Chicago

Well done

the micky mouse dicksmasher was worse than this tbh

Honestly, I'd pay good money to see a ride where muppet construction workers are just telling me what a shitty ride it is.

Got almost the whole whose line cast within the same video

You know, I hate to say this, but it dawned on me: With these Spitting Image-like puppets, and an emphasis on celebrities and jokes... aside from being more family friendly and being generally a cheap and ugly sight, this is the closest to a ride of that show.

I pretty much always "Thumb's Up" your videos, but that Arrested Development intro was genius: here's an extra Thumb's Up! Great job!

I love your Arrested Development intro

Amazing video Kevin was going to watch it as soon as it came out but was sick

They should bring back Superstar Limo but with Disney Animated shows like the Ducktales 2017 Reboot, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law, Kim Possible, Gravity Falls, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, & More. Updated cartoon cutout exterior, baggage claiming area, inside jokes to the entertainment industry, & television screens with a news reoprt... only instead of the creepy puppet of Joan Rivers we get the Roxanne lookalike from Ducktales 2017 as the reporter in 2D animation. The attraction then takes a similar route to what was originally envisioned, a combination Dark Ride/Roller Coaster. When the ride starts, a screen attached to the vehicle sees guests greeted by none other than Scrooge McDuck who would tell guests that they had to get to the Chinese Theater as soon as possible to sign the film contract, warning guests that there are paparazzi all over town & that if they we're caught doing anything to ruin their image, Scrooge will have to cancel the deal. The driver would then floor it in an attempt to get the guests to the theater on time. The first stage is Gravity Falls which has Grunkle Stan fanning himself with money, Dipper with Wendy, & Mabel rolling around in a giant hamsterball. Next is the shared universe of Phineas & Ferb & Milo Murphy's Law, here guests get to see Phineas & Ferb with some of their inventions, Perry & Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Milo Murphy inadvertently causing damage with his Murphy's Law Jinx, & some of the most beloved gags from both shows.

I remember going in 2001 to California adventure and wondering what the hell Disney was thinking but I did like the layout that was California not now where it’s just another Disneyland

Wow. I never knew about the origins of DisneySea. They ended up building it as the second park in Tokyo and it opened the same year as California Adventure. Tokyo DisneySea is an amazing park if you ever get over to Japan.

that intro... daddy xx

I really wish they hadn’t gotten rid of that sun. It was a work of art and could have easily been incorporated into the redesigned park.

it would be like if in 1999 Disney had this idea for a new Tower of Terror where you were in a high rise tower and a plane struck it forcing you to somehow escape down the quickly plummeting elevator. The ride would be in production for 2 years till one fateful Tuesday, planes strikes two high rise towers and the ride is now in very bad taste, forcing Disney to make quick changes to save face.

COLIN MOCHRIIIIEEEEEEE and also brad from rocky horror lmfaoooo

"The White zone is for loading and unloading only. NO SHMOOZING" Brilliant marketing/broad appeal Eisner, as NO ONE outside of maybe Jerry's parents from Del Boca Vista in "SEINFELD" or other octogenarian Florida Jews would get the reference any more than a "joke" about the waiters thumb in the soup at a Borscht Belt hotel or Henny Youngmans "take my wife PLEASE" schtick. That said, how very "Un Disney" was this turd? Truly disappointing as jt feels more like a traveling carnival or small family amusement park in terms of quality. But I bet my Uncle Sol and Aunt Mitzi would have loved it. Great video and genuinely excited to go through your back catalog.

Me, watching the intro skit: Man, who *is* that g-- COLIN?! (My point is that I love Whose Line)

“A California-themed theme park to be located in the already California-themed California” i seriously laughed out loud

0:11 Colin Mochrie.

0:47 RichardKind.exe has stopped working

Loved the Arrested Development layout and theme. Great work !

Lmaoooo located in the already California-themed California

This was SO BAD. "Hey let's make a ride about how awful it is to get around LA!"... While you're in LA

Burn it down, burn it all down!

I just want the great movie ride back

ahhh, my favorite ride... Superstar Limo...

Calipornia creamin' amirite fellas?

I remember riding this for the first time with my family. At some point the ride takes your picture. I wish I had bought it as the looks on our faces said it all.

Its amazing how Dark Rides always have the most interesting stories behind them!

I worked at Disneyland at the time. A lot of Cast Members got willingly transferred to DCA when it opened. I chose to stay at the original Disneyland park. But, of course, we all checked out this new park right away. I remember this "attraction" and a lot of my co-workers and I thought it was awful right off the bat. It really was THAT bad! We were so glad when they closed it.

No human sacrifice, Satanic rituals or rape? I am disappointed. This ride is inaccurate. At least it has Antonio Banderas though.

I can never un-know that the CDA agents are the creepy celebrities from superstar limo so... thank you?

As a person who never went to Disneyland or experienced anything cool in my entire life. This ride actually looked pretty cool.

More like SuperShit Limo

0:58 Anyone else irritated that Eisner calls it a "ride" instead of an "attraction"? EDIT: And keep the Arrested Development intro. It''s fantastic.

00:00 Why has Disney TV production always been so insufferable? LOL

I was going to say that "Goosebumps" (no, not the movie) at Disney Studios was Disney's worst attraction ever--at least Superstar Limo STARTED OUT as a good, think Limo takes the prize. I did not, however, know about Port Disney. Like the scrapped Disney America, that explains a lot about DCA.

Who woudnt be scared of that whoopi animation. Yikes! Nightmares.

I like how almost the entire whose line cast is in the video somewhere or another

Thank you for explaining why I don't like Michael Eisener.

Bonus points for Limo Driver Colin Mochrie.

Yet another fantastic episode! Congrats on the video my friend. I love the parody into as well

Clicked on the video and holy shit, Unexpected Colin Mochrie.

I want to purchase that terrible animatronic Cher.

15:00 Shoot, I can't wait to win the chance to see N*SYNC Live In Concert May 15th.

"California-themed theme park in the already California-themed California" That's one of the best lines written for a YouTube video I have ever heard. Delivered very well also. Excellent.

Great video. Shitty ride.

"Euro-DisneyLand failed spectacularly" Ooohh, I just got that Simpsons joke

i just hate California themed states

The most embarrassing thing was when they brought in Drew Carey and the other actors because you can tell they’re bored.

I live in Long Beach and i gotta say THANK GOD port disney never came through.

Oh wow, this attraction and the reactions of the people who were riding it are soooo cringy.

Tower of Terror at California Adventure?

How dare they play the Shrek Anthem in that video?!

i also like Arrested Development

This is the Monsters Inc. ride now!

i wish Disney Sea had happened. So sad

Shiiiit I didn't know Yosemite was pronounced Yos-eh-mit-ee I always pronounced it Yoh-ze-mite

There's always money in the Defunct stand Michael.

0:15 Say! Any of you know how to Madison?

Proud to say I am among those who experienced it—repeatedly—over its brief life. Worst. Ride. Ever.

This is one of the best intros I've ever seen

That was suck a TERRIBLE ride. I forgot about it till I saw this video. Love your stuff. Thanks

I've been to disneyland paris as a kid in 2001 and even back then I thought the paris version was kinda trashy. So many of the rides were closed so those that were open had triple the wait time. The one thing I will never forget about disneyland paris was, while walking along the street, there were piles of horse shit laying around the ground and that was my childhood memory of what disneyland paris was like that Colin "Chromedome" Mochrie?

"California themed California"

Am I the only one who isn't creeped out by these puppet things?

Glad I missed this one, Rosie, Drew and the others are just "Meh".

Do The Great Movie Ride and how it's being replaced by a the first ever Mickey-themed ride on Disneyland.

Kevin, you beautiful bastard, your content is just too good for YouTube

Defunctland been so long I thought you were dead

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

30 seconds in and I gasp and yell “That’s Brad!”


Who let the rosie out?

Mike and Sulley To the Rescue, while not exactly the most exciting ride ever, is nice as a quick, line-free way to get out of the sun while you wait for your FastPass to Cars Land or the Tower of Marvel Advertising. Sucks to hear that the animatronics contain the skeletons of terrifying metal celebrities, though. Honestly, it kind of sounds like a horror prompt. Legend says that some nights, you can still hear Drew Carey’s voice...



15:10 Nice music mate.

bad press. disneys one weakness.

Oh wow, I actually remember going on the original Superstar Limo. Anyone else?

Nicely done!

19:22 *Got'em*

I love that intro! I'd give you a round of applause but a loose seal bit one of my hands off Edit: Love all the editing, actually!

Seeing the old stuff re-used as hazmat suited up monsters honestly terrifies me and I don't know why It's really REALLY unsettling.

*now don't be late babe! MWAH*

danget paparazzi if u didn't want 10000000000000000000000000000000000 photos of Diana, this version of superstar limo wouldn't be used frick u paparazzi

Bruh I don't like how smug you are when it comes to Micheal Eisner. You act like he's only done wrong for the company. I think he did WAAAY more good than bad during his time. He created Hollywood Studios< Animal Kingdom, Pleasure Island. He created ORIGINAL attractions, which is a gripe I know you have with Bob Iger. And he turned around Disney's animation and live action movie divisions around.

I'd rather see the city of Los Angeles itself than those cartoon cutouts!

Oh so that's why they made it *California* Adventure. I always thought it was a stupid idea. I mean, we're already in California. It would've made more sense to put California Adventure in Florida and put a Florida Adventure in California.

The nods to Arrested Development are perfect! Great content as always!

15:10 You can't escape All Star.

I remember going on this ride, then reexperiencing it as Monsters Inc. The cut out doors in front of it were so cheap looking. I didn't know what I was missing out on with the original fast coaster idea. Honestly I doubt anyone would've gotten offended if they'd just removed references to "running from the paparazzi."

love the arrested development intro and outro lol

>california theme california damn it, you got me

first of all, they're callef the LGMs, so write that down

I'd love to see videos on Adventure Thru Inner Space [Disneyland], The Great Movie Ride [Walt Disney World], and the Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour [Tokyo Disneyland]. I just discovered this channel and am really enjoying it! The amount of research you put into these videos is staggering.

*I wish I was the big cheese*

Well you can only do your best. Bless whoever tried to make that shit work. Babe

Can you do a Defunctland episode on the American Tail Live Shows at both Universal Orlando and Hollywood

Disney World > Disneyland​

oh wow i had no idea that superstar limo was originally planned to be not-awful before it all fell to shit

Disney as a company needs to die.

Lies superstar limo is insanely good and better then any other ride in Disney history ever.

might have been ok It is was continuously updated.

I love the idea of California adventure, like a theme park based on a state of the history of the area. But putting it literally right next to Disneyland.....yeah not the best plan.

Could you do Maelstrom and Horizons?


I like the Arrested Development opening

I want to make a theme park based on real life tragedies now, so whenever someone fucking dies in the news I don't have to worry about closing any attractions. if anything it would make the attractions more relevant and popular, and I could get more and more ideas for future attractions.

0:13 Colin Mochrie!!

HAHAHAHA the arrested development theming is PERFECT!

I don't ever want to go to California, ever. Ever!

The beginning of this reminds me why I hate corny, early 90s Disney schtick

The Arrested Development style to this was top-notch! Thank you for doing that, it was great!

Love the amount of sass in this one

Wow that Spin city sure is a popular show that will be remembered forever.

The Monsters Inc ride was dreadful. I had no idea about the animatronics and the refurbishment. I feel soiled now

Like the idea of keeping the video's short. twenty minutes is just about long enough, Thanks though , I think super star, might have been something to see once, just to say you did. Can't feature looking at a yellow blob instead of a cartoon female thought.

I remember this ride and how terrible it was, we almost wanted to buy our picture because of how bored we looked haha

"Mr. Eisner" "Michael." Oh, certainly...! Mr Eisner." Colin Mochrie trolling Eisner like a pro. What an absolute champ.

So even park guests will fear being called, "2319!"

I'd love to see a video on Disney Quest, I was so sad when they closed it. Me and my sister would go there a lot with our dad when we were kids.

Rosie O'Donnell has always been cancer.

13:28 The worst thing is, that was probably the best joke in the entire ride.

This proves that, while sometimes rides are closed because of legal issues or owners not understanding the treasure they have, often rides are shut down because they SUUUUUUCCCCCKKK.

"Look Betty, don't start up with your white zone shit again. There's just no stopping in a white zone." 12:35

The whole concept of "why see the real sights of a state you're already in when we can show you all these knock-off landmarks instead?" just seems so ridicolous. I guess everything is clear in hindsight, but why on earth did they think that concept would work?

love the AD intro

Actually, it was the beginning of a beautiful theme park. Turns out it had to go through an ugly beginning before becoming beautiful. Westcot was also announced during a recession. CA Adventure opened during another. You sure that "jealousy" bit isn't compromising credibility? Stuff like that is what gets one a low score with The Knife Media. You still have yet to master neutral, objective reporting, and it's all because for some weird reason, you can't let go of a pointless grudge against Eisner (among other things).

+Defunctland Not necessarily. Delivery sounds the same whether you're making a joke or telling a fact. Doesn't help that the George Lucas-centric ones can be considered akin to slaughtering a dead horse.

My facts and jokes are distinguishable, and the facts that I report are as true as I can confirm given these events took place decades ago. My running gags, which you mistake for legitimate bias, are a comedic element added to the YouTube videos. This does not result in any alterations to the story I am telling. defunctland rap!

That was the most horrible thing I've ever seen! I mean what were they thinking when they came up with... that? Yikes! I could do a better job then that. At least they closed it quickly so that's good.

I remember liking the big roller coaster (apparently not enough to remember it's name) and absolutely hating everything else.

17:14 Ya know, this isn't even that bad of an idea, not worth building an entire ride for it, but better than, *that*

So that's why they took all those Disney Store figures. The one I go to still has them but they stopped moving years ago.

Another great video!

They could have salvaged the ride by turning it into a shooting gallery.

You need to speak slower and take a breath once in a while. What did he say? I'm out of here.

Well done with the arrested development intro and outro

Am I missing something about? I thought EPCOT was a major failure.

Colin Mochrie did things that weren't Whose Line?

Was that valet at the beginning Colin Mocharie?

Wow. Barry Bostwick and Richard Kind. Just the kind of relevant cultural icons you'd expect to represent the latest and greatest in family entertainment...

Wow I thought I had my annual pass way back when it first opened but I guess not? Because I don’t remember this ride at all. So now I’m confused,lol

That Arrested Development was FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC. Also! Could you do a video on Halloween Horror Nights and some of the past iterations? The 2002 version that featured Carnage taking over Marvel Superhero Island would be especially radical.

Love that arrested development style intro

so they close it... close the great movie ride to reboot it.

Honestly, I think the real problem with Superstar Limo is that people expected better production values than that from Disney. If this were built for some smaller non-Disney park, people wouldn't have as much of a problem and would be more forgiving.

Idk why but the “on ride photo” with the guy’s huge ass camera cracked me up.

Do DCA tower of terror

This one is done wonderfully, and I'm so excited to see the improvements over your older videos! I love the pacing in this remake, and your editing has definitely improved. Lovely to see the progress you are making, as well as the new information!

That's Colin Mochrie as the chauffeur in the opening scene.

God I love Kevin and the team

love the Arrested development reference. also thanks for the vid

Lol to enjoy this ride , get blasted drunk . Or high

Lol that arrested development reference was great

The knowledge on repurposed animatronics creeps me out. THERE ARE PEOPLE UNDER THERE! They’ve flayed the animatronics and shoved them in other costumes. It’s like Cybermen!

I can't believe they made you sit through a reenactment of 911 at the end of every section


The newly remodeled entrance area to California Adventure is MUCH classier than what it started with in 2001 which looked like cheesy painted plywood murals on the stores by the entrance. The rides and theming have greatly improved as well.

this ride was stupid. but EPIC stupid , so im glad i saw itr

It's hard to imagine that Disney could make a ride this awful.


They were kind of starting out under a bad omen when you can't get better celebrities than Barry Bostwick and Richard Kind to star in the crappy intro. I remember the 90's having a pretty poor selection of TV shows to choose from, but Spin City still wasn't THAT popular.

It feels weird to hear Mickey say "dude".

I remember getting on this ride when I was 8 years old. It was fun at the time but looking back it’s actually pretty horrifying lol

Dream JERKS?! wow...

I think if they actually made a land with all the old rides that aren't in production anymore, it'd be just as popular as today's Disney, just because of everyone's nostalgia for them.

OMG Colin Mochre in the beginning

The delivery guy in the beginning is Colin Mochrie.

What was that beginning @14:41?! Was that "The Biggest Loser"?! I looked it up, and TBL didn't come out until 2004... I'm so confused.

Hey I’m a huge fan of Defunctland and I would love to see if you could do a video on the recently removed DisneyQuest back in Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs)!

Lol no way - your name is Perjurer - like, someone who lies in court under oath?! What a ridiculous name lol

I think I went on this ride when I was a kid. When the ride video showed the packed Oscars and baggage on the carousel and Jackie Chan I had some repressed memory pop up. It seems like a crazy fever dream.

Wow. What a terrible ride!

We went to the park when it first opened back in 2001. I totally remember this ride and at the same time haven’t thought about it since then. I didn’t realize that it closed soooo soon after and that this was around the time that the Disney store were closing down or being downsized to remove a lot of those figures. This is blowing my mind.

Holy cow that guy in the captain's hat in the beginning was Colin Mochrie! Cool! Haha

wow! the figure recycle is a good and creepy idea!

Pretty sure nobody visiting disneyland is making the 8+ hour drive to SF to see the Golden Gate bridge.

I love the arrested development intro!

*sometime in 2001* *All of the dated actors climb into the ride as Smashmouth plays* I don't think you had to say it was 2001

I love the Arrested Development style intro!

DreamJerks *gold*

This new one is much better and more professional.

Any chance of covering Professor Burps Bubble Works from Chessington World of Adventures?

7:28 Farting Elvis? I don't think so.....although Elvis did fart.

"the already California themed California" savage

Oh my god is that collin mocherie?!?!

Love the videos! Please do more Alton Towers/UK Theme Parks.

They should bring back Superstar Limo but with Disney Animated shows like the Ducktales 2017 Reboot, Darkwing Duck, Rescue Rangers, Phineas & Ferb, Milo Murphy's Law, Kim Possible, Gravity Falls, Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil, & More. Updated cartoon cutout exterior, baggage claiming area, inside jokes to the entertainment industry, & television screens with a news reoprt... only instead of the creepy puppet of Joan Rivers, we get the Roxanne lookalike from Ducktales 2017 as the reporter... in said show's original 2-D animation. The attraction then takes a similar route to what was originally envisioned, a combination Dark Ride/Roller Coaster. When the ride starts, a screen attached to the vehicle sees guests greeted by none other than Scrooge McDuck who would tell guests that they had to get to the Chinese Theater as soon as possible to sign the film contract, warning guests that there are paparazzi all over town & that if they we're caught doing anything to ruin their image, Scrooge will have to cancel the deal. The driver would then floor it in an attempt to get the guests to the theater on time. The first stage is Gravity Falls which has Grunkle Stan fanning himself with money, Dipper with Wendy, & Mabel rolling around in a giant hamsterball. Next is the shared universe of Phineas & Ferb & Milo Murphy's Law, here guests get to see Phineas & Ferb with some of their inventions, Perry & Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Milo Murphy inadvertently causing damage with his Murphy's Law Jinx, & some of the most beloved gags from both shows. After a reminder from Scrooge to not be late, the riders end up in Mewni, home of Star Butterfly from Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil. Aside from Star, we also get to see other popular characters from that show along with Mewmans offering sponsorship deals. After another reminder, we enter Toontown Studios, where the guests encounter paparazzi, screenwriters, & production assistants, as well as Kim Possible at the set of her upcoming live-action movie, Darkwing Duck being his usual hammy self, & Gadget Hackwrench guiding the guests to the Chinese Theater, where none other than Scrooge McDuck greets them. Guests are shown an on-ride photo of themselves (taken by Gadget) as Scrooge congratulates them on becoming superstars... but not before he initially assumes that they have been caught by the paparazzi (hence the on-ride photo) & Gadget quickly clears things up. Afterwards, the guests finally exit the limo & walk the red carpet into the Chinese Theater which is the gift shop & exit to the attraction.

In the already California themed California

Pure garbage.. Cheap... White.. White guilt

This ride is vaporwave

I don't know where you guys get your info/sources, but could you try to do something with Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? The park isn't gone, but there are rides that are defunct. I dunno, I go there all the time so it'd be super neat to see!!

Hey, do you think you guys could do an episode on Rock-a-Hoola Water Park or possibly Six Flags New Orleans? Sorry if you already did those and I somehow skimmed over them-

Glad to see that California Adventure has come a very long way since it opened. Especially with Pixar Pier and Marvel Land on the way which you know there will be an expansion at some point. But it still needs more things to do other than Grizzly River Rapids, Radiator Springs Racers, Guardians Of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout, The Incredicoaster (formerly California Screaming), and Toy Story Midway Mania.

sorry , you have to be a sort of retard to go to this place

Wow, great content, I don't know how this channel got into my recommendations but damn I'm glad it did, I'm gonna watch the others.

15:22 I want to see Nsync live......


It's still recently closed, but you should do Curse of DarKastle

Awesome video, you should do one over Opryland in Nashville!!

The defunctland intro makes me pumped for this new level of quality.

Hiya Fellas!

Will you do The Timekeeper?

always felt california was more of a washington theme but whatever.

If Walt had ridden this he would have shown Michael the door.

Do dragon challenge

Eisner is the DEVIL! I met him and he is a DICK HEAD!

Nice nod to arrested development

What the fuck is this shit

Colin Mochrie as the delivery guy. He was so young. :)


"Imagineers" is such a pretentious term.

-The cast of The Drew Carey Show boarding a ride with Rosie O'Donnell while Smash Mouth's "All Star" plays and NSYNC is in concert. Muh Nostalgia...

It's weird that suddenly I hate mikey mouse?

16:17 Rosie sounds so bored and disappointed when she says, "Whoopie." That kinda summed up the whole thing.

Now you making it seem like the entire industry of the same band was under very bad management but it only happened to me one ride or a few. You forget to mention the good things this ceo did that still with good standing contracts today with Disney such as the tech company that develops mainly 90% of today’s rides with screen animation and 4K visual effects Back in the old days Disney was more like your typical old school mechanical rides roller coaster theme park. It wouldn’t survived in the way it is today. So if you want to criticize do it well and mention the millions that Disney made as well under this guy

Is the delivery guy in the intro skit Colin Mochrie ? Weird seeing that guy not on "Who's Line"

This could have been 3 minutes long

Meanwhile, back at the Model Golden Gate Bridge...

I think I actually went on SUperstar Limo when we went to California Adventure in 2001. It was just after 9/11 and my dad made a comment how empty the park seemed to be, chalking it up to the attack. my cousin who lived in California at the time just laughed...

Jackie Chan isn't C-list.

Never even heard of this.

It's crazy to even imagine thats where Disney was at the time. Since I was a kid in the 90s, I wasn't really paying attention to the news back then. I had no idea that the titan that is currently swallowing up other mega properties, was at one point close to being swallowed itself. Can you imagine what Eisner would do with the moolah Disney has now?...

Oh god I miss being 8 years old.

BG Tampa only did well because of Kumba and the free beer tastings at the Anheiser Busch plant. There wasnt much else to go for. Food was a dirty park and the other rides were not all that great.

This ride isn't just the worst attraction disney have ever done, it's one of the worst dark rides ever made period. This ride would genuinely feel cheap and out of place even at a low budget small time theme park.

When I was a kid, collecting the Birbaum's Walt Disney World guides and dreaming of one day going to the Orlando parks, I was really excited when I heard that California Adventure was being built. Due to the commercials running alongside other Disney World commercials, I was certain the park was going to open in Orlando. When I found out (through the Rosie O'Donnell show) that the park was in California, I was really pissed. It made no sense to me that they built a park centered around California in California. Specifically, I remember thinking "Why is the Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance of the park?? They have the actual one not too far away!!" Thanks for explaining the "logic" behind the creation of the park. It cleared some things up. Sort of. I'm still pissed. Oh, and excellent Arrested Development intro!!

I think they should have kept the original ride concept. It’s interesting thinking about how this ride could have been successful. Imagine if Hollywood Land was a hit and it didn’t turn out how it is now. Imagine if Marvel Land wasn’t coming. Imagine what else could have been brought to the area.

damn there is some cringe in this video

stay tuned for your chance to see 'nsync live in concert may 15th

2002?!?! Cindy FUCKING CRAWFORD is your sex symbol? In 2002?

A lot of people missed out on riding Superstar Limo. I'm sorry to say, I did not. It was so bad I left the ride feeling angry at Disney for trying to foist that cheap garbage off on us. DCA was pretty sad at the beginning and certainly not worth the cost of a single park ticket to go there, but Superstar Limo was like a slap in the face. I agree it was the worst attraction Disney ever let survive beyond its concept art.

Is that Colin Mochrie???

Man as a person born and raised in California and been to Disney Parks countless times, I MOURN for Westcot

The funny thing is California adventure is slowly turning into Disney properties the park.

Monsters Inc ride is a decent ride that should stand the test of time ...


Ouch! That is painful to watch!

Why is Colin Mochrie in this? He acted?

Who is the man with black hair who wants to talk to the big cheese, and why do I feel like I know him?

" be located in the already California themed California."

The footage of the celebrity’s actually riding it especially drew at 15:57 paused at 15:59 says it all...

My mom wanted to go on this when I visited as a kid. Told her I was super tired and wanted to eat tortillas instead. Avoided a terrible ride, had a great time eating tortillas lol

What is cringier than Rosie O'Donnell cringing?

Had they put Rosie O'Donnell in the ride it could have been a mash-up with the tower of terror.

Can you really blame Cher for not wanting to be there? (PS I love the Arrested Development style intro)

Love the higher production, awesome stuff Kevin

I know this isn’t technically “defunct” bc it never happened but I am very interested in Disney’s plans to build a history themed park. I believe that the park was going to be around Gettysburg or another civil war battlefield. The park was never built bc of public outcry.I think this would be a very cool episode

Best. Intro. Ever.

It's kind of telling that in the original script which Eisner loved, he was being a dick and cutting people's contracts based on factors beyond their control.

Super lameo

This looks stupid and horrible, and embarrassing to boot. I've seen better crummy old ghost house rides. This looked like a cheap carnival ride.

Wow watching those "big disney stars" go through the ride was painful to watch. It really stretched their ability to act, as you tell.


You should do a video on the failed MGM Theme Park in Las Vegas

14:40 Shit's reaching peak late 90s.

1:19 Mario Hotel

Rocket Rods

What’s with the blurred out portion of the map at 3:11?

Amazingly, Superstar Limo probably could have been replaced by Strip Club Limo and be met with rousing success. Just have to make a minor tweak in the corporate image.

15:10 are they seriously playing all star???


15:10 Smash Mouth - All Star

17:27 That would have been the best ride ever!

To be honest, this would've been Trump's favorite ride. No joke.


*"N O W D O N T B E L A T E M A T E"* (Gay bald kissing noises)

At least Walt Disney wasn't a nigger

I wish i could have heard a witty remark or two from Ryan Stiles when he got on superstar limo

Colin Mochrie!

Could you cover the Creature from the Black Lagoon Live Show that was at Universal Studios?

Colin Mochrie? What?!

0:47 the guy on the left omgggg his face xD

I love the arrested development intro

The only good thing to come out of that ride is the knowledge that Drew Carey is hiding in that Monsters Inc ride. Waiting... Plotting... Judging... Awaiting the perfect time to ask the question that will throw mankind into insanity. "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?"

I have gone on traveling carnival rides that are actually better than this specific Disney ride appears to have been, which is just a really wierd sentence to type down.

i love the "arrested development" style intro!

that superstar limo was a mission in GTA V

As if I needed more reason to despise the Funeral Bullshit relating to Princess Dianna.

Wait, was that Colin Mochrie at the beginning? Not someone I expected to see.

The inside of that ride looks very similar to the Reese Extreme Cup shooter ride thing at Hershey Park

I actually enjoy the Monsters Inc version of the ride, even knowing all of this. They did a good job hiding the precessor in plain sight.

The cringe in this video was nuclear! How this got green-lit, I'll never know.

If you made a slot machine into a ride .. this would be it.


19:13 Even the beauty of Cindy Crawford fades with time.

Wow these references seem dated as hell


Man, Christa Miller looked so hot AND so bored at the same time!

if a dumb princess didn't die, it might have been a better ride

is that collin mochrie?

and then ryan styles later on when they take the ride with drew karry?

So, the ride was originally meant to be the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster without Aerosmith.

Thank God lol. I thought I was losing my mind when I saw this lol.

11:20 this nigga feels awkward,me too

You miss a big part of the the story. Disneyland couldn't let the idea of a Limo thrill ride go. So they built Rocking Roller Coaster in Orlando.

From what I know, that is not accurate. Rock n' Roller Coaster was already in development for Hollywood Studios at the same time as Superstar Limo. The development of the two rides was unrelated.

"California-themed California"

I've been reading and watching a lot about Michael Eisner recently and I didn't realise he was a total villain you seem to portray him as. Sure, he kicked out Jeffrey Katzenberg and effectively created Disney Animation's biggest enemy. But Eisner's done some good things. With the help of Frank Wells, he turned around Disney's financial problems through destroying the ticketbook system on Disney Parks. And together with Katzenberg himself, Eisner spearheaded the started of a half a decade of quality Disney Animation films, currently regarded as the Disney Renaissance. Eisner also did Pleasure Island, so you gotta give him that.

Thanks, I had successfully forgotten this ride until I watched this video.

"selling fake oscars" Yeah I totally don't see the academy of motion picture sciences and arts would ever have a problem with that.

Switching it to a Goofy ride and making it fast might have worked, I think. Wouldn't be groundbreaking or anything but would at least be fun, and help keep the Hollywood theme.

You do some truly amazing research and work. Thank you, sir! Love all your videos!!

im laughing why is calvin mochrie in this

"-a California themed theme park to be located in the already California themed California"

I remember going to California Adventure a week after opening, which was my first time outside of Canada. I always tell people it was my favorite trip because it was pouring rain all week and nobody was at the park, so I got to go on all of the rides as many times as I wanted. Looking back, rides like this might have been the reason the park was empty. 13-year-old me who had never been at a theme park even thought the Superstar Limo ride was stupid and pointless. On the plus side, I got to do Grizzly Mountain Rapids 5 times in a row without getting off the ride...

Ryan Styles looks so, so bored.

he is not amused in the slightest

The monsters inc ride is so horrible

Was that intro sketch a “Spin City” tie-in? Loved that show.

Great homage to AD

I thought I had forgotten this ride. Time to drink the memories away again.

wait, but monsters inc. is pixar, not disnet, wtf?

The monsters ride is really good considering how little effort was put into it.

It took me forever staring at the beginning to realize that actor is the guy from whose line! My word.

To be honest: Looks better than the current fantasyland darkrides or It's a Small World.. but Monster's Inc undoubtedly was a LOT better :)

Michael Isner: “I’ve made a huge mistake.”

The fuck is that shit? A vacant lot with a hole filled with a garbage fire you would throw your trash into would be more entertaining o.e

2:17 Conservatives were getting all uppity over a benign movie like Splash.

You know, this technically doesn't fall into your purview, but I'd really like to see a video on why Eurodisney failed.

California themed amusement park in the California themed California

0:08 Holy CRAP! IT'S COLIN MOCHRIE!!! HAH. Spent like 5 mins trying to quickly confirm, but can't find anything it. Definitely him tho.

0:10 Colin Mochrie, is that you?

I liked this ride better than the Monsters Inc. ride that replaced it.

that dumb bitch Dina ruined what could have been the funniest Disney ride ever.

As a concept is interesting if made properly. The execution was lame.

The Smash Mouth playing at 15:12 violently dragged me back to the late 90s

+Defunctland WHAT--THE--F*CK?!? Bro, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, cause you've been watching it for a decent chunk of time, you realize "OK...there's still 15 minutes left"....then...."OK, it's obviously at the point where the Disney folks finally said 'We give up' " NOPE, because "Really? There's still 6 minutes left, um, OK...."....then at the 14:40 mark aka the "cringe" mark begins, as Drew Carey and his buds take a ride, which starts off with them all stoked at the beginning to get on it, as Drew is talking it up that you're going to see an "animatronic" (and I'm using that in the loosest sense of the word to be polite) to just these AWFUL looks on their faces at the end of the ride. "NOW that's that...because there's less than 2 minutes remaining, and we still have to hear the end comments of the video, not enough time for anything else, regarding it being made into some other cloudiness of craptacular proportions, thank God", NOPE, as they truly tried polishing the turd one last time "WTF?! Seriously? I mean, REALLY? They should put more time into something, you know, GOOD, instead! Simple animatronic muppet construction workers used as part of the ride? So, a kinda theme, at least partially, is a "Ride getting constructed/remodeled" ride? Yea? I mean, I guess it's better than the "virtual line" ride in that episode of South Park, right? Season 2/Episode 13- "Cow Days" Anyway, I LOVE all your videos, and I share them as much as I can, and I can honestly say, without a doubt, this is my favorite one so far. And Yea, that is saying a lot, because you got a TON of killer vids bro. OK...Time to get back to the 87 degree weather before it decides to snow, like it did 4 days ago (stupid undeciding weather)...Anyway, again, GREAT JOB, do NOT change your style! You're doing everything right brother! I rarely leave a comment that's simply straightforward, but your videos seriously #DopeAsF!!

"This concept would develop into the plans for California Adventure, a California themed theme park to be located in the already California themed California." *California*

16:15 >Hollywood favourite Whoopi Goldberg >Whoopie! lmfao

I never had the displeasure of "enjoying" this attraction.

oh man! i go to disney so much and i had no idea this terrible fever dream existed! haha

You should do Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast next!

How about a Dufunctland episode for Mickey's Birthdayland/Toontown Fair at Disney World?

Also at 0:11... It's Colin Mochrie.

Do one on twister

"a California-themed theme park to be located in the already California-themed California."

"And this time, it wasn't Eisner's fault." IMPOSSIBLE!

i can agree

18:57 tbh as bad as the ride is ya gotta give the engineers credit, thats a clever way to save a shit ton of money


I think the ride looks cute, more for tired parents and younger kids. Aside from being instantly dated, I think the ideas they tried could have worked if given a bit more time and funding. I've been on the Monsters Inc ride and didn't enjoy it that much, I think the weird robots and cartoony designs would have been more interesting. Using the celebrities was probably not a great idea, though, so the Goofy and Muppets ideas could have made it something really cool

A California themed therm park to be located in the already California themed California I lost it

i love the transformation idea!!

that tone when saying "cartoonish" is so snobby I got the feeling that this narrator had a bad personal experience on this ride lol

You knew the ride was going to be horrible the moment you watch the cast of the Drew Carey show force their laughs at the audio of the jokes.

And to think, Japan got Disney Sea!

California themed California.

Why do the make Mickey move like that in the promo? Mickey does not move like that.

It sure was nice of that power rangers actor to take time out from their schedule and play micky in that skit.

Informative video and very well made. You earned your sub, sir.

You know, I've learned a lot about Eisner in the last few years, and it's left me more sympathetic to him. He was definitely kind of a tool, but he took the company in a lot of bold directions that probably kept them relevant in the face of any number of problems (some of them, to be fair, of his own making). I think during his time in charge there was maybe a fan impulse to vilify him more than he really deserved. Also, that Arrested Development sting.

This was quite the cringy but funny tale. Do Disney Quest, it should be an interesting story

I likedthis keepitup

I think you need to redo Kongfrontation. I liked the original. Also, you should do a new one on THE GREAT MOVIE RIDE. That would be awesome!

hey it’s that guy off gotham

That was FAR worse than I expected. 'Cringe' defined.

If you're going to play All Star as a BG song, I expect you to have Shrek as part of the ride

Disneyworld in Florida opened in 1971, not the 80s. I went there in 76.

"This concept would develop into the plans for California Adventure, a California-themed theme park, to be located in the already California-themed California" Nearly caused me to spit out my drink

Of course this ride sucked. Eisner was behind it along with “Light Tragic” and the Rocket Rod Rides that used a track for a slow moving ride “The Peoplemover” for a fast moving ride. They were lucky no one got seriously injured or worse on that ride. And let us not forget how Eisner wanted to save money by using fiberglass rope instead of regular rope that resulted in the tragic Clipper Ship incident.

Don't be a Diana. Buckle your safety belt.

What a horrible concept!

Euro disney was a mistake

The Arrested Development intro makes me cream my pants

Ironically, I think the Queen Mary would probably not be facing the major problems it's facing right now had the Disney plan come through.

"A California themed theme park located in the already California themed California." That line alone earned my like.

They had a Cher puppet like how could people dislike that?!

I would literally love this shit omfg

Can't wait to see the history of the construction of both Tokyo and Paris parks in the next video!

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