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.
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.
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