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Old 06-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #76
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Yeah, Toy Story Midway Mania. Actually,we liked it, but it just didn't live up to the hype and wait.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #77
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For people who don't like the Matterhorn because it's too rough, do you like Space Mountain? It may be an illusion, but I feel like I'm being thrown all around the universe on SM (I love it, don't get me wrong).
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:05 PM   #78
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For people who don't like the Matterhorn because it's too rough, do you like Space Mountain? It may be an illusion, but I feel like I'm being thrown all around the universe on SM (I love it, don't get me wrong).
I like Matterhorn, it's just uncomfortable now.

I also love Space Mountain. You just need to lean the correct direction, stay loose and go with the flow.

The only ride I didn't "get" was Super Star Limo, but even that was entertaining because it was so ridiculously bad. We would just ride it for laughs.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #79
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I like Matterhorn, it's just uncomfortable now.

I also love Space Mountain. You just need to lean the correct direction, stay loose and go with the flow.

The only ride I didn't "get" was Super Star Limo, but even that was entertaining because it was so ridiculously bad. We would just ride it for laughs.
Obviously, I am doing it wrong. Me and the hubby are in the second row behind the pranksters in the front, lol:



Also, since I'm going there, a kid was making fun of us for this, also:



He was pointing and said "Look at those two!" and was laughing profusely.

I swear I actually love both of these rides, lol.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #80
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The only ride I didn't "get" was Super Star Limo, but even that was entertaining because it was so ridiculously bad. We would just ride it for laughs.
Super Star Limo was one of our favorites too for the same reason... Always a short line and really just an overall bad ride!
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #81
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I have frequented these boards and I thought I'd heard of most every attraction ever at DL & CA. What was Super Star Limo?
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #82
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My understanding of SSL was that originally, it was supposed to be a high speed chase. You are the super star and the paparazzi is chasing you! Wheeeee fun!

...and then Princess Diana died.

So they slowed it way down. Chasing a "star" wasn't fun/funny anymore.

Here's a webpage with a pretty good description and lots of pix:

http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

Here's the Jim Hill article about Princess Diana's connection:

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_ch...x#.UbTBHflQGjM
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #83
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My understanding of SSL was that originally, it was supposed to be a high speed chase. You are the super star and the paparazzi is chasing you! Wheeeee fun!

...and then Princess Diana died.

So they slowed it way down. Chasing a "star" wasn't fun/funny anymore.

Here's a webpage with a pretty good description and lots of pix:

http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

Here's the Jim Hill article about Princess Diana's connection:

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_ch...x#.UbTBHflQGjM
Is that where Monster's Inc. is now?

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:02 PM   #84
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My understanding of SSL was that originally, it was supposed to be a high speed chase. You are the super star and the paparazzi is chasing you! Wheeeee fun!

...and then Princess Diana died.

So they slowed it way down. Chasing a "star" wasn't fun/funny anymore.

Here's a webpage with a pretty good description and lots of pix:

http://www.yesterland.com/superstarlimo.html

Here's the Jim Hill article about Princess Diana's connection:

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_ch...x#.UbTBHflQGjM
OMG, that looks SO incredibly cheesy!
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Is that where Monster's Inc. is now?

Yep.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #86
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Ahhh one other thing I just remembered about SSL was the ENORMOUS queue they built inside the facade. It was the funniest thing. There was easily room for hundreds, if not thousands of people to line up to ride. Haha. I think maybe the ONLY time it was need was opening day. Honestly.

On a related note, a couple of my all time favorite souvenirs are the set of SSL Underwear, and a cheesy, plastic SSL watch I picked up at one of the travelling Character Warehouse locations a few years after DCA opened.

My girlfriend and I both got the underwear, and laughed all the way to the register. Good times, good times...
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...and a fabulous video for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GKZ-nf_R8Os

You're welcome.
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I *love* this thread. It just confirms to me that there's something for everyone! It's a fascinating study.

DH adores Buzz Lightyear and TSMM. They are his "musts" each trip. He does not appreciate WOC.

I could do without Buzz & TSMM each trip. Easily. But seeing my 59 year old husband look just like a 6 year old boy wins me over each and every time, so it's worth it. I cry at WOC each time. The music is magnificent.

We both avoid Roger Rabbit (but appreciate the queue), the subs (claustrophia/body odor), and our number one must-avoid is Innoventions.

Our first ride of the day is always Peter Pan. We both cherish it. We love Grizzly. It's our favorite way to make new friends. And I love POTC. I love the smell. I have a lot of good memories tied up with that attraction, ever since 1967.

I agree that Soarin' is showing its age, but again, I cry each and every time and say a silent thank you to Jerry Goldsmith for inspiring me so.

I would weep with joy if Tarzan's tree house would be given back to the Robinson's.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #89
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...and a fabulous video for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GKZ-nf_R8Os

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Oh, my goodness....pennyring....I had no idea. Thank you?

I had no idea. How truly terrifying, especially that agent guy.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:40 PM   #90
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...and a fabulous video for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GKZ-nf_R8Os

You're welcome.
Haha, thanks for posting!
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