Defunctland: the history of disney's worst attraction ever, superstar limo

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To watch the original version, go here: Defunctland T-Shirts: on Patreon: goes to Anaheim to discuss the history of Disneyland Resort's California Adventure and Disney's worst attraction of all time, Superstar Limo. Facebook Group: Twitter: Subreddit: more great content, visit defunctland.com
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Defunctland
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.

2018-04-19
Quinton Reviews
Quinton Reviews

Jesus that intro skit is surreal

2018-04-19
Courtney (ProjectSNT)
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.

2018-04-20
xingcat
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.

2018-04-20
DSNY Newscast - The World of Disney News
DSNY Newscast - The World of Disney News

Well... in the middle of editing another DSNY Newscast... BUT then Defunctland releases a new episode! Great work Kevin! :)

2018-04-19
AnvilPro100
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"

2018-04-20
Princess Luna
Princess Luna

Drew Carey looked like he was ready to go back to Cleveland after that ride. I don't blame him.

2018-04-19
Mr. Meloetta
Mr. Meloetta

FNAF's got nothing on puppet Joan Rivers.

2018-04-19
keniakittykat
keniakittykat

Huh, it's kinda strange how Disney copied what other parks were doing, while they were copying them. Is "industrial inbreeding" a term? Because it should be.

2018-04-19
YinYanReshiram
YinYanReshiram

Is it bad that the ego joke in Super Star Limo made me laugh more than any of the dialogue on GOTG Mission Breakout?

2018-04-19
Disney Dan
Disney Dan

Ohhhh yeah! Glad to see these remasters! Nice work Kev!

2018-04-19
Lady White Rabbit
Lady White Rabbit

Even the celebrities there to promote the ride had a meh reaction.

2018-04-19
mfchimichanga
mfchimichanga

Gotta appreciate the imagineers for making chicken shit into chicken salad.

2018-04-19
SPRidley
SPRidley

Loved this remake, thats for sure! Its a pity that the muppets destroying the original ride idea was scraped becuase that was sinceresly hilarious.

2018-04-19
saskatoonguy
saskatoonguy

Holy shit, Disney was going to have a Steel Dragon roller coaster? I love that band!

2018-04-20
Elijah Grimes
Elijah Grimes

Hey! It’s me again. The guy who always suggests that you do a video about Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Don’t worry, Kevin. I’m not going to suggest you do a video about Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. What kind of jerk would continually watch every video you produce and tell you what an amazing job you do, only to suggest someone of your talent should be doing a video about Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton?

2018-04-19
keniakittykat
keniakittykat

Damn, when your original Disney park attraction is worse than obscure European small world ripoffs, you know you're in trouble... (Seriously, every European knows at least one of those things.)

2018-04-19
Admiral Preparedness
Admiral Preparedness

I owned Disney stock back then. “WESTCOT” and paying off Orange County failed big time!

2018-04-19
Ronald Maya
Ronald Maya

That ride looks so slow and boring. They should have added a 50-foot drop at the end to fix it lol

2018-04-20
Flame Warp
Flame Warp

Having all star in the background while the ticker talks about an nsync concert in that clip is...MAN that's a product of the times.

2018-04-19
TheARMusicGroup
TheARMusicGroup

Damn that Arrested Development intro was really well made, sweet video!

2018-04-19
Justin Y.
Justin Y.

This would be great as a show on youtube red (Piggybacking off Thomas K96's comment)

2018-04-19
SuperiorZteve18
SuperiorZteve18

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.

2018-04-28
The Original Sangster
The Original Sangster

Never clicked a link so fast

2018-04-19
Robert Ivaniszyn
Robert Ivaniszyn

"That technique, was 'jealousy'" I am officially dead of laughter. Love this show so much! Edit: Even better is "A California themed park in an already California themed California"

2018-04-19
Mellon Collie
Mellon Collie

I appreciate the Arrested Development nod. You are truly a man of impeccable tastes.

2018-04-20
Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster

Little did Riley know that Bing-Bong was really the repossessed spirit of an afflicted park attendee…

2018-04-19
Jayheartsjonas
Jayheartsjonas

I love how they had Rosie O'Donnell and the cast of the Drew Carey Show pretend to be impressed. Drew's fake smile is so memeable

2018-04-20
cheeriomartinez
cheeriomartinez

You are the kind of YouTuber that puts hard work into their videos. Good job man

2018-04-20
The Golden Ninja
The Golden Ninja

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

2018-04-20
faillblogkeyboardcat
faillblogkeyboardcat

Nice unexpected Arrested Development reference.

2018-04-19
dodg1988
dodg1988

I hadn't realized the superstar limo had been open for such a short period of time. It kinda makes me feel better that I actually rode it. I remember being really excited for it for some reason only to be surprised by the garbage it was. The Monsters Inc ride isn't spectacular but it is an enjoyable ride and now knowing the celebrity animatronics are a part of it, I like it even more. Keep up the great work!

2018-04-20
Austin Taylor
Austin Taylor

Bring Superstar Limo back

2018-04-19
Derek Donovan
Derek Donovan

0:10 Colin Mochrie FTW! :D

2018-04-19
ROB-R
ROB-R

Easily one of the best Defunctland episodes yet. The editing was perfect all the way through. Great stuff Kevin

2018-04-19
Katie Nomina
Katie Nomina

“That technique is called jealously”- 😂

2018-04-19
Spencer
Spencer

alright, that Arrested Development intro was kinda corny, but I loved it.

2018-04-20
Norm F
Norm F

Seriously, Kevin. I applaud how far you've come. I've been watching your videos from almost the beginning. As soon as I found your channel, I binged every single episode. The sheer increase in quality of your videos is staggering. Every new video somehow outdoes the one preceding it; better graphic, better information, better overall entertainment value. With all of the theme park YouTube channels out there, yours is still my favorite. Keep up the great work. Cheers.

2018-04-20
Hannah Morreale
Hannah Morreale

Your voice is very relaxing. I often have playlists playing in the background and I appreciate having your channel around!

2018-04-20
rum runner
rum runner

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

2018-04-23
Rash
Rash

Something that wasn't Eisner's fault? Suprising.

2018-04-19
Amber Christine
Amber Christine

This deserves to be on tv, these are so well made and honestly my favorite things on YouTube, there, I said it

2018-04-19
Austin Argo
Austin Argo

15:10 Did they seriously just use All Star by Smash Mouth? Wasn't this the same year as when Shrek came out?

2018-04-19
Cpt Napkin
Cpt Napkin

I cant think of a comment but i know it helps your reach so here... heres a comment

2018-04-20
User 0110
User 0110

love the arrested development theme .pretty awesome!

2018-04-20
Coaster Cinema
Coaster Cinema

You should an episode on Dueling Dragons.

2018-04-19
John M.
John M.

Mr. Purger, big fan of your channel I remember when there was less than 10k subs! You're killing it dude! Anyway I went to California Adventure within its first 6 months even as a 12 year old I knew the place was a huge turd. I'd love to see a broader video about the rocky start to the park and it's over all, but it's that too much for one video maybe a series of videos about things that have been removed over the years? Love the series, keep it up!

2018-04-20
Tyler Wood
Tyler Wood

Upon first glance I wasn't sure if I wanted to sit through another SSL defunctland video but after giving it a chance I don't regret it at all. The quality of the editing and the new information really made it a completely different video!

2018-04-20
Cell
Cell

Guess the old video is Dufunct now

2018-04-19
Camburger
Camburger

I'll admit I was a bit surprised to see the title, but remaking this was a great decision! Not just for how much better your research and editing chops, but you sound so much more comfortable and engaged narrating now, you've really come into your own, and have solidified as one of my favorite channels

2018-04-19
MoeJillionaire
MoeJillionaire

I love Defunctland and I hope Defunctland loves me.

2018-04-19
hope
hope

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

2018-04-22
Disney Dan
Disney Dan

1:32 Not an opening day photo. This is from the late 50s. Note the Mickey / Minnie outfits.

2018-04-19
daveatron
daveatron

this new sarcastic kevin is absolutely lethal

2018-04-19
Jorge Rafael Nogueras
Jorge Rafael Nogueras

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! 😀

2018-04-21
Corvo Attano
Corvo Attano

Dude your so underrated you need more recognition, the only reason I found you was cause of the pizza part podcast but ever since I fell in love with your content.

2018-04-20
Marshal Tenner Winter
Marshal Tenner Winter

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

2018-04-22
Jeremy Bocquet
Jeremy Bocquet

Oh man, that video/ad featuring Drew Carey and Melissa McCarthy was su0er uncomfortable to watch. The fact that they couldn't even get a positive reaction out of paid actors was impressive.

2018-04-19
Yukendoit
Yukendoit

There is always money in the banana stand, Michael. Amazing video as always. I liked that they pulled Barry Bostwick out for this. He looked like he was stuck in a time warp.

2018-04-20
Akira Fudo
Akira Fudo

i love you

2018-04-19
Laura Caskey
Laura Caskey

"This seems like the beginning of a beautiful theme park." "*IT WASN'T.*" Damn.

2018-04-19
Adam Bodell
Adam Bodell

I too wish I was the Big Cheese

2018-04-19
Dee Cyan
Dee Cyan

Anyone else notice the article about the Angels Flight accident says the person killed was a holocaust survivor? What an ignominious end.

2018-04-19
Lara
Lara

All Star playing over the ride footage in the clip with Rosie just seems too perfect

2018-04-19
Lytra
Lytra

Oof this is literally my favourite YouTube series

2018-04-19
Cwazzycwafter
Cwazzycwafter

Wait. So it’s not entirely good ol’ Mikey’s fault? I blame that limo driver now.

2018-04-19
Zombie Hunter
Zombie Hunter

It may be late but I'm happy to see more of this

2018-04-19
Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith

Kevin you made my day with that Arrested Development intro! Love the series and the podcast.

2018-04-19
Some Guy
Some Guy

The ride we ended up with looks exactly like an Ed, Edd and Eddy episode come to life.

2018-04-19
Doctor Heckle
Doctor Heckle

What in the name of god is that opening sketch with Colin Mochrie, Richard Kind, and Barry Bostwick from?! I feel like I saw that at some point in my life and it triggered such an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia it made me dizzy. If anybody knows, please tell me. I have to know hahaha

2018-04-19
Adam Ferry
Adam Ferry

Wrong. This is the second worst ride of all time. The worst is journey into your imagination with Figment.

2018-04-20
Mountain Dew Confirmed
Mountain Dew Confirmed

THat last shot of Michael Eisner in his office with everything going haywire is from the intro to the mid 80's Disney movie Mr. Boogedy. What a classic. BTW I'm kinda bummed that this episode is a longer version of a previous episode.

2018-04-19
Brandon Billings
Brandon Billings

this new format is killer. thanks for always making your episodes better each time! also , I really enjoyed the Monsters Inc. ride. it's pretty funny, and the interactive Raz at the end is a nice touch.

2018-04-19
Matt Weis
Matt Weis

Oh no, they looped Colin Mochrie and Friends into this?!

2018-04-19
JONCAST
JONCAST

Holy shit the arrested development opening killed it. So happy to see your channel grow. I don’t know why I need to know all this but you present in such a great way.

2018-04-19
Meir Teichman
Meir Teichman

wait, isn't Defunctland about collecting beloved but demolished or defunct ride attractions to fit into your ideal amusment park? because why would you want to revive superstar limo?

2018-04-19
FoxytheWhovian1
FoxytheWhovian1

Wait. why are you redoing superstar limo? also i know i keep bugging for it but please do the Nick studios at Universal please.

2018-04-19
SalmonRocksStudios
SalmonRocksStudios

Tobias is Queen Mary?

2018-04-19
jered salisbury
jered salisbury

“And that’s why you don’t force an attraction”

2018-04-19
Kenton Morrison
Kenton Morrison

This ride is so bad it is good. Make the agent tell bad jokes like the Jungle Cruise, update some celebs, and take those bad graphics over the top. You have a ride I would ride again and again, just to see something can be so bad and campy that it becomes good.

2018-04-19
Will Murphy
Will Murphy

This channel keeps getting better!

2018-04-19
Siena H
Siena H

The 1 dislike is the creepy puppet dude on your taxi screen

2018-04-19
Dani_Animation
Dani_Animation

Superstar Limo was actually one of my favorite rides when I was little. I don't even know why but I was so sad when they got rid of it. Now that I'm an adult I can't believe I ever liked this XD

2018-04-19
Tracy Duran
Tracy Duran

Can you please do an episode of abc soap opera cafe

2018-04-19
That One Chick Spring
That One Chick Spring

This is an awesome episode. I mean I love them all, but this was amazing.

2018-04-19
Keeleon Ohms
Keeleon Ohms

Oh wow, I had no idea the containment crew was reused figures from Superstar Limo. Can't wait to go on Monsters Inc again and check that out!

2018-04-19
GasparLewis
GasparLewis

5:05 Is a truly incredible line.

2018-04-20
Phantomwise
Phantomwise

I have an ironic love for the original DCA, mostly because I cannot believe it was a real thing that I experienced. I didn't get to ride Superstar Limo (it closed before I visited). While I know it was probably for the best, I wish I had. BTW, love the footage of Drew Carey riding it! Regarding DCA 1.0, I met a Disney architect in Disneyland and while talking about his projects, he mentioned he worked on DCA. I asked if he worked on the original or the remodel and he says with bitterness: "the remodel was what I *wanted* it to be like!" I hadn't even realized that original concepts were so different from the final results. Looking at the glimpses of concept art in this video, make me wonder if he worked on those.

2018-04-19
the Disney dude
the Disney dude

You should do a great movie ride video

2018-04-19
Showbiz South
Showbiz South

Colin Mochrie FTW

2018-04-19
Gamer King Connor
Gamer King Connor

I'm sensing some hostility between Kevin and Eisner here...

2018-04-19
Joey Benton
Joey Benton

Great video quality. Looks very professional. Keep up the great work.

2018-04-19
Gary Green
Gary Green

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

2018-04-21
Max McClelland
Max McClelland

this channel is pure gold

2018-04-20
Michael F
Michael F

Speaking of tower of terror, could we get a Defunctland on it?

2018-04-19
Joshua Davidson
Joshua Davidson

Barry Bostwick AND Richard Kind!!!??? Daaaammmnnn...California Adventure really brings out all the D list stars!

2018-04-20
Maniac536
Maniac536

Hello? Am I early? I think I’m early. I’ll just stand over here until more people come in

2018-04-19
Silhouetters
Silhouetters

I took a shot every time Kevin said 'California' I'm currently on life support, thanks Kev

2018-04-19
GodsReignOfHell
GodsReignOfHell

i wish they would revisit the original idea cause its YEARS LATER and people already know the history of the ride and it seems like a fun idea honestly

2018-04-20
Broke and Caffeinated
Broke and Caffeinated

I don't think Drew Carey himself liked that ride... felt kinda bad for him.

2018-04-19