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5909.5 #14 DL Qual #4 1-11-13 11:09AM
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Jan. 11th, 2002. Superstar Limo, a dark ride attraction running since the opening day @ DCA closes. This had the unfortunate honor of being the first thing to close from Day 1 DCA just 11 months after it premiered. It took another 4 years for a replacement to come, that being β€œMonsters, Inc.: Mike and Sulley to the Rescue!” in 2006. To watch a ride thru: Do you remember this attraction? What did you you think of it?
That... Ride... Sucked... - Slotherini   1054.2 #151 1-11-13 5:30PM Like(7)  Reply
I kinda miss this ride. It was so bad that is was kinda good πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream   4366.8 #22 1-11-13 11:17AM Like(2)  Reply
πŸ˜‚ The caricatures kind of scared me - cesium55  531.6 #347 1-11-13 11:21AM
Ha! Bad is an understatement IMO πŸ˜‚ Hi sic! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:25AM
I know what you mean... It was the epitome of celebrity worship. Something I still don't understand. - BambooMike  133.8 #2868 1-11-13 11:25AM
Hi SMK! Thanks for this, that was a fun blast from the past! Now I just need Soap Opea Bistro and im complete! πŸ˜‚ ....As usual, I completely agree Mike! πŸ˜„ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4366.8 #22 1-11-13 11:30AM
Happy you enjoyed it SIC! Happy Friday! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:45AM
It was Terrible!! Wise choice changing it to Monsters. - ZERO  308.8 #781 1-11-13 11:59AM
Interesting point, Mike. agreed. And how is THAT Disney related?? How did it EVER get the green light? Shoulda been nixxed from the first mention - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.1 #18 1-11-13 2:20PM
to be honest, how was anything in the original DCA disney related? - nicoleface  1749.9 #78 1-11-13 2:44PM
Yeah, I think it was mostly just geared towards the California theme... hard to have a Hollywood "land" without a Hollywood themed ride - KylaShea  632.7 #284 1-11-13 7:54PM
They were going for an EPCOT but only for California. Hollywood fell into that category. - cesium55  531.6 #347 1-11-13 8:34PM
I sent the link to my Mom and she sends me this text back, "O.M.G It was worse than I remember it!!!....." And goes on. Lol. Thanks for the laughs today! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Sweet_Irish_Cream   4366.8 #22 1-11-13 11:48AM Like(2)  Reply
Spreading the funny, I love it! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:36PM
I just watched the video and thought the same thing! - LilSterner  4773.2 #20 1-11-13 4:47PM
I remember this. Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin... it was disturbing πŸ˜₯ - missgoofy   371.6 #559 1-11-13 11:19AM Like(1)  Reply
πŸ˜‚ ::shivers:: - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:40AM
I actually loved this ride! Being a tourist and only 10 years old (I think that's right lol) it was actually my favorite! SUPERSTAR! πŸ™Œ - AshleyLynn22   791.2 #206 1-11-13 11:21AM Like(1)  Reply
You've always been a superstar! πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:41AM
As usual this was before my time, but I sure do enjoy the monsters inc attraction. - madsdad   1846.8 #75 1-11-13 11:34AM Like(1)  Reply
Yes! One of my fav dark rides. - PrincessDuckie  795.1 #205 1-11-13 11:41AM
I love the part with all the doors! - madsdad  1846.8 #75 1-11-13 11:53AM
I am happy to say I never went on that ride and glad they made a quick change to monster inc! - JollyRoger5   3587.3 #29 1-11-13 12:21PM Like(1)  Reply
Quick change?!!! You must be on 🌴Hawaii Time🌺LoL 😊 - WaltSentMe  325.9 #698 1-11-13 12:54PM
4 years wasn't too "quick" ;) - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 1:08PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle  1430.1 #98 1-11-13 2:09PM
Thanks guys, now all I want is to go to Hawaii. T_T - JRDrummer_CM  875.4 #183 1-11-13 6:11PM
I loved this ride! I was 10 and thought that it was the coolest thing ever to be riding around in a limo in "Hollywood" lol - KylaShea   632.7 #284 1-11-13 3:39PM Like(1)  Reply
Awe! You're sweet kshea970! I'm sure my daughter would think the same thing actually! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 6:13PM
If I recall, they took your picture at the end too. That just went off the cool charts haha - KylaShea  632.7 #284 1-11-13 7:33PM
I have no memory of this SMK - IMissDisney   1205.3 #122 1-11-13 11:14AM Like  Reply
Tbh I don't either. πŸ˜‚ Maybe I blocked it out. - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:17AM
I don't remember Superstar Limo, but clearly Monster's Inc is a better attraction! - Armenda   1153.8 #130 1-11-13 11:15AM Like  Reply
How did I know you would say that?! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:18AM
You must be psychic or something! :-P - Armenda  1153.8 #130 1-11-13 11:28AM
whoa, never knew of this. now, i'm curious. thanks for always posting awesomeness! - OhanaPhoto   3553.6 #30 1-11-13 11:17AM Like  Reply
No?! You gatta watch the video then! πŸ‘† Thank you for being awesome! 😘 - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:21AM
that was brutal haha! monsters is much much better! - OhanaPhoto  3553.6 #30 1-11-13 12:08PM
Right?! Painfully! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:40PM
I don't think I even thought about getting on. Just the name itself was dull. - mightymike   272.8 #1042 1-11-13 11:19AM Like  Reply
Teehee - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:39AM
Didn't really like it. Monsters Inc. is better I must say. - RickChavez   3411.8 #33 1-11-13 11:19AM Like  Reply
Good Answer! I knew there was a reason you were my friend! - Armenda  1153.8 #130 1-11-13 11:29AM
I concur! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:40AM
Saw pics at a site that has past rides on it. Can I mention that site? Creepy pics. - mightymike   272.8 #1042 1-11-13 11:23AM Like  Reply
I think that would be fine. I found a few but thought they were too scary to post. πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 11:46AM
Yesterland. Cool site with past rides. I'm sure many of you seen it. - mightymike  272.8 #1042 1-11-13 1:17PM
Ah yes, I visit that site often! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 4:45PM
I don't remember it either and I couldn't make it through the whole ride via video ;)! Thanks Duchess! - ShariRenee   5596.9 #15 1-11-13 11:27AM Like  Reply
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ that's bad! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:20PM
I have never heard of SL, after watching the video still not sure what I think of it! I love MI but I wonder if it didn't last long because its odd or the location? - piratelife4me   912.7 #177 1-11-13 11:29AM Like  Reply
I think it didn't last long because it was odd! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:20PM
definitely odd! that bobble headed joan was freaky! - OhanaPhoto  3553.6 #30 1-11-13 2:33PM
I didn't get to see it live, I'm glad Monsters took it's spot. - GoofyMom77   645.3 #273 1-11-13 11:33AM Like  Reply
Me too! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:21PM
My first visit to DCA was after it closed :-( - PrincessDuckie   795.1 #205 1-11-13 11:33AM Like  Reply
Are you sad you missed it? - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 1:50PM
Lol no I saw the video and it was scary awful! Sad it took me so long to get to DCA :-( - PrincessDuckie  795.1 #205 1-11-13 6:42PM
This ride was so cheesy. I think I rode it only once and stayed away. I was not upset when this one closed down. - LilSterner   4773.2 #20 1-11-13 11:56AM Like  Reply
Seems to be the consensus! πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 1:52PM
Wow I don't remember that ride. Guess I never went on it - deppfan   16.9 #7225 1-11-13 12:06PM Like  Reply
Or it wasn't worth remembering....πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 1:53PM
This was the worst ride ever!!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž - caramiapoohAKAface   3530.0 #31 1-11-13 12:07PM Like  Reply
Tell us how you REALLY feel CaramiapoohAKAface !πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 12:22PM
Prime example of why the 'original' DCA was so bizzare - Linzee   1004.0 #166 1-11-13 12:09PM Like  Reply
I 2nd this! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:15PM
dca 1.0 haha, prefer the monster inc but on the monster inc dvd/blu ray the monster attraction is different in disney japan u drive thru monstopolis with a flash light and look for monsters to appear kind like buzz lightyear trigger system ,in my opinion its better than superstarlimo not very disneyish.also the taxis in monsters are the same limo as memory of that locations past attraction. - pikarich   3621.5 #28 1-11-13 12:13PM Like  Reply
DCA 1.0 LOL - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:16PM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I remember riding it once, and it was so cheesy and odd. I believe they also reused some of those animatronics towards monsters inc. ie drew Carey is the CDA agent with the flyer things.. - MEHlanie_Mouse   1114.5 #138 1-11-13 12:13PM Like  Reply
Good catch MEH! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:17PM
Wow, that was pretty bizarre! - MissMolly   1280.2 #113 1-11-13 12:21PM Like  Reply
I agree! LOL - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:17PM
I remember it. It was funny, and kooky. Not, however, terribly Disney. It was out of place, and had a tenuous relationship to the rest of the park, at best... Funniest part was where they took your picture at the end. - ThatDoleWhipKimberly   396.9 #518 1-11-13 1:10PM Like  Reply
because of the look of shock and disbelief on the park goers faces? LOL - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:18PM
Yepper! - ThatDoleWhipKimberly  396.9 #518 1-11-13 4:57PM
I never even knew about this lol thanks for the history - Hendizl   2561.8 #43 1-11-13 1:19PM Like  Reply
I am so okay with this ride being gone :/ - tuesday737   1254.8 #115 1-11-13 1:21PM Like  Reply
I wonder what they were thinking when they put this ride in? - missyandpaul   269.1 #1081 1-11-13 1:24PM Like  Reply
Yes i remember this well. I got on this every time since it opened in 2001 i was only 11 years old and i loved it but now that I'm older it was pretty cheesy. But what would i know at 11 - mante90   7.4 #12028 1-11-13 1:26PM Like  Reply
That was cute. I never saw it since the one time we went it was closed an the home the next time. - brodysmommy   398.9 #512 1-11-13 1:28PM Like  Reply
Wow! All my youngest could say was creepy. I loved this post. I think I might have been a little disappointed with this ride. Yet, I feel compelled to watch this video again. - RadiatorSprings4Ever   1012.3 #161 1-11-13 1:30PM Like  Reply
LOL! Really?! Once was enough for me! ;) - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:19PM
Lol Yes, once in a lifetime is good! - PrincessDuckie  795.1 #205 1-11-13 6:43PM
This was so weird! I remember looking at my sister after we rode it, all we could say or think was..."really?!?"...thanks for the laughs with this history post!! Happy Friday! 😊 - MinnieMousewife   810.2 #199 1-11-13 1:38PM Like  Reply
TGIF MinnieMousewife! xx - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:19PM
Where did all that stuff go? - earthgrl26   196.9 #1935 1-11-13 1:39PM Like  Reply
Who knows. I'd sure hate to be in a storage room with the creepy animitronics. - mightymike  272.8 #1042 1-11-13 1:54PM
nightmares!!!! - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 2:20PM
They probably share a room with the Burger King and the creepy Duracell family. - mightymike  272.8 #1042 1-11-13 2:56PM
Awesome! Not a great attraction, but was certainly better than the nothing that wasthere for several years! - Mikesaxclar   553.4 #328 1-11-13 1:55PM Like  Reply
Wow!! Creepy! And sat for 4 years? Wow! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint   5013.1 #18 1-11-13 1:59PM Like  Reply
4. Stinkin. Years. - Duchess_SMK  5909.5 #14 1-11-13 6:13PM
I remember that being the most awkward ride ever! (and what was with the Antonio/Melanie and Crawford? So random! I loved the confused look on the faces of the people at the end!!! Not a sign of an E-ticket ride!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (ps-if it survived, I wonder if they would have switched to skinny drew??) - TinkerSchelle   1430.1 #98 1-11-13 2:12PM Like  Reply
Never went on it. Looks like I didn't miss much. I watched the link with confusion and disgust lol - aprilinjune4   483.6 #393 1-11-13 2:58PM Like  Reply
Never heard of it. Love Monsters, Inc.! - MeridaFan   3507.0 #32 1-11-13 3:55PM Like  Reply
I never got the chance to ride it. But I like the Monster's Inc ride anyways - leftmyheartinwonderland   359.9 #585 1-11-13 4:47PM Like  Reply
I never got to see this. I love monsters inc. - DisneyVacationLover   461.1 #419 1-11-13 6:00PM Like  Reply
Wasn't who wants to be a millionaire there??? I went in June of that year and remover doing that! - DLlovingMommy27   238.0 #1401 1-11-13 7:27PM Like  Reply
I never got to ride that, but I always did. After watching the video, it looks...odd haha. I don't know, but Joan Rivers and a bunch of cardboard cut outs of celebrities just doesn't scream Disney to me. Monsters Inc. is definitely better! - JoeDownTheRabbitHole   400.3 #509 1-11-13 7:49PM Like  Reply
Yeah i know it doesn't scream Disney but i guess they wanted it to go with the Hollywood theme - mante90  7.4 #12028 1-11-13 8:12PM
I never got to see it while it was there. That was the most hilarious thing ever! So completely odd! What were they thinking? - Autoalice   160.5 #2458 1-11-13 8:09PM Like  Reply
That was so funny. - Sharkgrrl19   229.2 #1526 1-11-13 8:26PM Like  Reply
Agreed, this was awful, but don't forget that when DCA first opened, it was built on the idea that there was to be no "Disney" connection between the two parks. Originally, it was supposed to be WESTcot, like EPCOT, which also had no Disney feel to it until recently. The public hated the lack of Disney, and the revamp we now know and love began. - susieQzee   555.6 #326 1-11-13 9:06PM Like  Reply
Monsters is so much better. Only went on the prior ride once and that was enough. We go on Monsters almost every time we go to DCA. - swvballmom   4.9 #17288 1-11-13 11:09PM Like  Reply
We went on it once and laughed through the whole thing!!! Once again... Great job! - Boundin   588.6 #308 1-11-13 11:34PM Like  Reply
Oh my stars! I never knew this even existed! All my husband and I can say is wow! This is some scary stuff! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MrsSchnooks   3010.5 #38 1-12-13 12:13AM Like  Reply
I never rode this. Actually, my first visit to DCA was in 2007 so Monster's Inc was already there by my first visit. I kinda wish I could've experienced this attraction. - aidensmama   340.1 #640 1-12-13 12:38AM Like  Reply
No you don't. Thy ride was truly atrocious. - Slotherini  1054.2 #151 1-12-13 12:55AM
Thanks for sharing. I had NO idea this ever existed. Very, very interesting. - ddmansprty   294.9 #863 1-12-13 1:01AM Like  Reply