Disneyland Resort Paris: Crush’s Coaster

 Disneyland Resort Paris: Crushs Coaster
In the 2003 Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo, Marlin and Dory’s route to Sidney includes one wild ride on the EAC—the East Australian Current. It’s an exhilarating experience that first makes you go, “WHOA!” Then, you’re like, “Whoa.” Then, you’re like, “Whoa!Crush’s Coaster at Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park replicates that thrill, so come on and grab shell, dude!

Crush’s Coaster is a Disneyland Paris exclusive and is one-of-a-kind, being the only spinning roller coaster of its type in any Disney Park. Each turtle shell ride vehicle holds four passengers; two face forward and two backward. The weight of each Guest determines the spin of the car, making each experience different as you swim the tide and surf the current. The more turbulent portions of the ride occur in the darkness of Studio 5 and feature projected video effects, while exciting drops “surface” riders briefly into the sunshine.

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Crush’s Coaster debuted in 2007 in celebration of DLRP’s 15th anniversary. It was instantaneously popular and remains a crowd favorite, with line waits often near 90 minutes. Disney’s FastPass has been attempted, but the attraction’s low capacity made it impractical and complicated loading procedures. For the shortest wait times, ride first thing in the morning, right before Park closing or during parades and shows.

Today’s Takeaway:
 Disneyland Resort Paris: Crushs Coaster

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a United States governmental agency that studies everything from the sun to the ocean floor to keep citizens informed of the ever-changing environment. Its mission is “Science, Service, and Stewardship. To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources,” and they accomplish it by studying oceanic and atmospheric conditions the world over.

Ocean currents affect weather conditions, sailing vessels and marine life. NOAA offers a unit study on ocean currents, like the EAC. The study covers the significance of floats and buoys, storm tendencies and weather patterns like El Nino, and the relationship between current speed and depth. Take time today to explore all the activities offered. Click here to access FREE downloadable teacher and student materials.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Oceanography
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary / Middle Grades
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