Superstar Limo wins on the "Dumbth Scale", It's the only ride they've ever had where the satisfaction rating for the entire park went up on the days it was closed, because people didn't get to see how lame it was. They learned fast.
But Disneyland's Innoventions needs an Honorable Mention - it had some great promise, but all the predictions came true - it was designed so individual displays could be replaced and refreshed often as science and technology roared forward, but we just knew they would never be able to keep up with the changes and would soon stop trying to.
I have to go through this year to see if they've even tried lately. Last I looked, the "Cutting Edge" thing at the Pioneer display was a DVD Jukebox player (that might well be connected to nothing and just going through the motions), and a DJ CD-Player with a scratch wheel - Ho and Hum.
And when you compare him with the DARPA Desert Race with the autonomously piloted vehicles, the Honda ASIMO is already ancient history in robotics.
Rocket Rods also deserves an Honorable Mention - they spent a WHOLE LOT of money inventing designing and building a very nice cutting edge ride system from scratch...
And then they doomed it by reusing the existing PeopleMover guideway totally as-is, and that slow-speed guideway couldn't handle the stresses of the much faster cars - they had to slow down before every turn. And they got the rear axle turning pivot geometry all wrong to where the cars chewed up expensive Michelin LT tires at a ferocious rate - two tires a week, per car. And after they spent all the money on the ride system, they did nothing for theming. No reason to take the ride besides taking a ride.
If they had banked the corners and reinforced the pylons to handle the added dynamic loads, and given people something to see along the way, great, but they cheaped out - and that never works.
AIUI, the ride was quickly and quietly closed after a Structural Engineer checked it over, and found many things going very wrong... :
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