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YouTube video of Disney CA Adventure bygone Superstar Limo

Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Mon May 09, 2011 12:02 pm

This ride came and went so quickly, I never even got to go in it. Here's a video someone took:

http://www.youtube.com/user/mycoolhomevideos
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Postby Futura Girl » Tue May 10, 2011 2:21 pm

interesting video. we did ride this ride. while i was thrilled to have a new dark ride to enjoy... the subject matter was questionable. what defines a superstar can be fleeting and very generation specific. if they had a mannequin of clark gable - what person under the age of 25 would even know who that was? and if you showed me a picture of katy perry - i don't think i could identify her from a crowd.

i seem to remember that they closed the ride down supposedly due to princess diana's paparazzi influenced car crash.
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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Wed May 11, 2011 3:35 pm

When I first learned of Superstar Limo, I thought that might be a problem: recognizability of celebrities among varying generations. However, I, too, was interested in the dark ride aspects. I thought the sets looked neat. Having now seen that YouTube video, I'm sure I would've enjoyed it whether or not I recognized all of the celebrities (and I'm sure there are newer celebrities who would've been totally foreign to me). That ride looks a lot funner to me than an actual tour of Hollywood/Beverly Hills (and maybe the Animatronics are more interesting than some of the celebrities?).

Here's some YouTube footage of the upcoming Little Mermaid ride: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py9Gfuhhf20

More: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUIZXxj3 ... re=fvwkrel
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Postby Futura Girl » Thu May 12, 2011 10:27 am

how exciting to se that you tube on the mermaid! it's nice to see them going back to fairy tail themed rides.

here is a drawing that i submitted (unsolicited) years and years ago to imagineering:
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the idea was for a hanging suspended semi-roller coaster (a faster version of the peter pan ride) that would fly around where the old motor boat cruise was between fantasyland and tomorrowland.

i got a letter back from them saying that they already had an aladdin ride in florida - a totally virtual one. sorry, but virtual rides just don't do it for me!!! if i'm riding on a magic carpet i want to feel the wind in my hair.
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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Thu May 12, 2011 6:43 pm

Neat! I think an Aladdin dark ride would have a lot of possibilities. The film had some pretty wild scenes.

I forgot all about that Aladdin virtual experience in Florida. (I didn't think to look for it on my last trip.) I think Euro Disneyland has an Aladdin attraction that's just off-the-shelf: vehicles flying in a circle a la Dumbo.

Years ago on a Disneyland discussion board, me and another participant kind of jointly had an idea of expanding Storybook Land vis-a-vis having a tunnel leading to the old Motor Boat Cruise area.

On the subject of virtual reality/simulator rides, I usually prefer dark rides, too, but I think simulator rides can be very well-done (e.g., many of the Showscan ride-films that are shown at Las Vegas's Excalibur--I think they're still there--and used to be shown at City Walk, Hollywood. I couldn't get enough of Cosmic Pinball and the Devil's Mine Ride).

I think the new Star Tours (opening at Disneyland next month) sounds interesting: it's going to travel to multiple planets, and because the new film will be computer generated, they've worked out a way to make the film vary in about 50 different ways. Thus each trip will be a little different.
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Postby sky » Fri May 13, 2011 7:29 am

Futura Girl wrote:here is a drawing that i submitted (unsolicited) years and years ago to imagineering

Do a little re-engineering and submit it for the Hello Kitty theme park:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/the ... 8676.story

Maybe they'll have Column "A" through Column "E" tickets!

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Postby deanna b » Sun May 15, 2011 1:12 am

Futura Girl wrote:i seem to remember that they closed the ride down supposedly due to princess diana's paparazzi influenced car crash.


Princess Diana died in 1997, but Superstar Limo didn't open until 2001. Mind you, according to some articles, Princess Diana's death did, indirectly, doom the ride. Apparently, Superstar Limo was originally planned to be more like Disneyland's Mr. Toad ride, weaving and dodging to elude paparazzi, but that element was dropped from the early plans after Diana's death, making it less exciting and fairly unpopular with guests.
http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief ... 1/278.aspx

Here's another good video of it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKZ-nf_R8Os
And a side-by-side ride-thru with Limo and the Monsters Inc. ride that replaced it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEiFnKeXwmo

More info on the ride here:
http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

Futura Girl wrote:the idea was for a hanging suspended semi-roller coaster (a faster version of the peter pan ride) that would fly around where the old motor boat cruise was between fantasyland and tomorrowland.

i got a letter back from them saying that they already had an aladdin ride in florida - a totally virtual one. sorry, but virtual rides just don't do it for me!!! if i'm riding on a magic carpet i want to feel the wind in my hair.


There was a similar ride at Pacific Ocean Park:
http://www.westland.net/venicehistory/m ... -map11.htm
http://pacificoceanpark.tripod.com/site ... /pop38.jpg

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Postby Futura Girl » Sun May 15, 2011 11:10 pm

deanna b wrote:There was a similar ride at Pacific Ocean Park:
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that is so cool... right what i was thinking! wow it's neat to see it has been done. now if only it still existed...
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Postby I_LUV_POWER!!!! » Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 pm

Thanks, Deanna, for all the additional information and YouTube videos. I'm able to see the ride a lot better in the latter.
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