The Penguin and the Red Triangle Circus Gang stole one of these rides and rigged it so he could control the real Batmobile remotely using the steering wheel. The Bat O' Ride was hooked up to receivers on top of his campaign trailer during the Relighting of the Tree in Gotham Plaza.
Behind the Scenes
Originally there was to be an entire Batman gift shop that the Firebreather destroyed at the beginning of the film. The Tattooed Strongman used a Batman Sled to beat the Salvation Army Santa, the Bat O' Ride is only remnant of this concept in the final film.