Disneyland Paris News: Crush’s Coaster The Queue Game – Coming September 2014

Shared just moments ago by Toon Studios Productions on Twitter is that news that in September 2014, those waiting in the line for Crush’s Coaster will be able to play a game on their phone. The game will be activated via a dedicated Wi-Fi network that you will only be able to connect to whilst in the queue for Crush’s Coaster. The game has been previewed by Cast Members from the Annual Passport team, as you can see in the video below, which is in French.

What a great idea, and especially for something like Crush’s Coaster which suffers from very long queues on even the slowest of days. If it works, I can see this being rolled out to other rides, but hopefully only ones where the atmosphere won’t be ruined by people playing on their phones. So for Toy Soldiers Parachute Drop that’s an absolute yes, but for Pirates of the Caribbean it’s a no no of the highest order.

Maybe they could add in a feature where people who reach a certain level, or complete a certain task, get to jump the queue to the front! Though they’d have to make it pretty hard or half the queue would be jumping ahead and it would cause mayhem!

Not only is is a great way to relieve boredom whilst queuing, but it’s a good test of Wi-Fi within the park, and could be indicative of a quicker roll out of free park-wide Wi-Fi than we previously imagined.

UPDATE: 24 hours on and we now have an official release of information from Disneyland Paris, and here is what they say:

Disneyland Paris News: Crush's Coaster The Queue Game - Coming September 2014

Disneyland Paris News: Crush’s Coaster The Queue Game – Coming September 2014

What is it about?
Crush’s Coaster, the Game is an interactive mobile game for smartphone and tablet, available in French and English. Visitors do not need to download the game on their smartphone or tablet, they directly play from their web browser.

What is the purpose of the game?
The mission is to help Crush become the best surfer in the East Australian current and avoid obstacles while gathering a maximum of starfish.

The program includes 5 levels with increasing difficulty and between each level, riddles to solve with their family or friends.

    In level 1, Crush has to reach 4000 points to get to the next level. The player has to avoid boulders and running speed in the game area is very slow.
    In level 2, Crush has to reach 9000 points to get to the next level. The player has to avoid jellyfish and running speed in the game area is slow.
    In level 3, Crush has to reach 15000 points to get to the next level. The player has to avoid mines and running speed in the game area is average.
    In level 4, Crush has to reach 22000 points to get to the next level. The player has to avoid sharks and running speed in the game area is fast.
    In level 5, there is no limit of achievable points; the player has to make a maximum of points possible until he touches a foe or an obstacle. All foes and
    obstacles are present in this level and running speed is going faster and faster.

When will the game be available?
Crush’s Coaster, the Game will be available in September 2014.

Where can visitors play?
Visitors can play at Crush’s Coaster, the Game exclusively in the covered exterior waiting line of Crush’s Coaster ride thanks to a free Wi-Fi network.

Do we charge for the game?
The game and the connection to the Wi-Fi network are completely free for all visitors.

Is it possible to navigate on the Internet with the Wi-Fi network?
The Wi-Fi network is exclusively dedicated to the connection to Crush’s Coaster, the Game.

We also have some screenshots from the game:

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Homepage

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Answer

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Riddle

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Level 2

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Level 1

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Level Announcement

Crush’s Coaster – The Game Screenshot - Instructions

It looks like quite a basic game, but then as people of all ages and video games experience will be playing that’s exactly is needed. Disneyland Paris want people to do well and come away feeling happy, not get frustrated with getting poor scores all the time. As a non video games player, I for one am glad of that!

I have created a league table here so that when you visit and play Crush’s Coaster – The Game, just take a screenshot of your score, email it to crush@dedicatedtodlp.copm and I’ll add you to the league table.

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As the founder of Dedicated to DLP Steve is a self confessed Disneyland Paris fanatic and has an unrivaled passion for the resort, its history and what makes it work. He has a particular love of Pirates of the Caribbean, which he often talks about as the host of the podcast and the weekly YouTube show.

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