Crush ‘N’ Gusher is one of the signature attractions for Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. This attraction is considered part waterslide and part coaster.
This article will go over the details for experiencing Crush ‘N’ Gusher, the height requirement, and tips on the best time to ride. Most of you will not want to miss this thrilling attraction during your visit to Typhoon Lagoon.
Crush ‘N’ Gusher is one of my family’s favorite rides. The ride is themed to look like an abandoned produce-processing factory.
When you enter the queue, a wait time is usually posted. At this point, it’s going to be difficult to tell how many guests are ahead of you.
Additionally, there’s a sign indicating that Crush ‘N’ Gusher has a 48″ height requirement. The depth of the pool at the bottom of the slide is 3’6″.
After entering the queue, you’ll pass by the pool area to pick up your raft. Rafts are available for single riders are double riders.
After picking up your raft, you’ll continue to the towering staircase. It’s a long way up.
However, before you head up the stairs, you need to pick which slide you want to tackle. Crush ‘N’ Gusher has three different slides.
- Pineapple Plunger
- Coconut Crusher
- Banana Blaster
Each sign indicates who can ride the specific slide. Double riders can elect to go in any of the three lines. Single riders are stuck with the Coconut Crusher.
Okay, at this point, you’ll likely want to gauge the line for each slide if possible. You’ll probably want to go with the shortest line.
If there’s a specific slide you want to try and it has a long line, you can always come back and ride it later.
A cast member will tell you where to stand when you get to the top. Then, when it’s almost your turn, they’ll have you lay down your raft in the designated area.
Then you’ll face sideways away from your raft and sit down on it. After sitting down, you’ll then pivot yourself and your legs around to face forward in the raft.
Don’t worry. You’ll have the opportunity to watch several guests go through the same procedure ahead of you. And there are signs with clear photo instructions on how to sit on the float.
I recommend making your children pay attention as you approach the boarding area. These instructions are meant to promote guest safety and keep accidents from happening.
When it’s your turn, you’ll suddenly lunge forward into the 400′ long water coaster. The entire slide is one long tube.
The crazy part is that you go up and down like a real coaster during your descent. Water propellers carry you through the entire thing.
And even though it’s over fairly quickly, I can’t tell you how much fun Crush ‘N’ Gusher is!
You have to try it for yourself. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t care for inner tube slides.
We love this attraction so much that we usually ride it multiple times throughout the day. Of course, the best time to ride Crush ‘N’ Gusher is within the first 30 minutes or so of the park opening.
Or you can usually ride it reasonably easily during the last hour of park operation. And if there’s a storm that closes everything down, this is the perfect place to head first after the storm passes.
Since Crush ‘N’ Gusher is next door to Miss Adventure Falls, we usually like to knock these rides out as early as possible. Often, we’ll do Miss Adventure Falls first and then head straight to the water coaster as soon as we’re finished.
Below is a photo of the exit for Crush ‘N’ Gusher.
Usually, a PhotoPass photographer takes photos of guests as they exit the slide. So, unfortunately, or rather fortunately for you, I won’t be sharing any of our exit photos. However, I can attest they are suitable for a laugh.
Overall, if you meet the height requirement and are even reasonably brave, you won’t want to miss Crush ‘N’ Gusher. It’s the best.
For more information, all of our articles for Typhoon Lagoon are available here. Additionally, you might enjoy the following ride reviews:
- The Wave Pool at Typhoon Lagoon
- Humunga Kowabunga
- Storm Slides
- Gangplank Falls
- Castaway Creek Lazy River
What are your thoughts on Crush ‘N’ Gusher? Will you take on this water coaster?