Cars, buses, trains. These methods of transportation have absolutely no role in the normal state of Club Penguin island (except the truck in the mini-game, Bean Counters!). There isn’t any need for them. We penguins already get around the island by waddling on foot or simple shortcuts like the map or EPF spy phone. Just press a button and in the blink of an eye, you’re already at your destination! Sure, getting from point A to B on the island is quick and easy, but like some say, getting there is half the fun. During parties and events, Club Penguin made sure that we got to experience transportation on the island, regardless of the presence of maps and EPF spy phones.
Remember the Holiday Party of 2013? A lot of people enjoyed it, and you know why? THE TRAINS. For the duration of the party, penguins drove and rode on trains. Everyone could ride on trains and members were given the capability of driving the train. You could go anywhere on the island with this train or you could chug along the tracks of the special area of the party, throwing snowballs at targets to help donate coins for Coins for Change. Just a fun little memory, I pulled a prank on players, asking train drivers to take me the Iceberg. Well, that was impossible since trains can’t run across the sea to the Iceberg, hee hee. Some penguins didn’t fall for it, others did. We all had an amusing time at the end. Oh, where was I before I told you this story? Oh yeah. This sort of activity of train riding was new to the island and it was a hit. We penguins, being used to the convenience of maps and spy phones, get a chance to journey the island on a train. Furthermore, members and nonmembers worked together, hooray for teamwork! Being the train driver was super fun, steering a train full of passengers, taking them to a destination. The driver could decide where to take the passengers or they could play taxi and convey them to their desired arrival spot. The nonmembers sat in the passenger cars, having a great time sightseeing the island without moving a muscle. Role-playing in Club Penguin was at its best in this jolly party. It’s no wonder that the 2013 Holiday Party is one of the most cherished parties to this day. I wish Club Penguin could do something like this again. You can see a walkthrough of the 2013 Holiday Party by Thinknoodles:
At the very end of July in 2014, there was a mini-party taking place at the Stadium: the Turbo Race 3000, in which we got to race in go-karts! It was very simple; racers got a kart (not an item, just an exclusive for this event), drove around the course, and after some laps, victory!! Two free items were given at this event. It was a minor party and an excellent addition to Club Penguin’s amazing and long history. I even posted this funny picture on Twitter and it got quite a few retweets and favorites, hehe:
Mario slipped on a banana peel at the CP Go-Kart event! D: http://t.co/nAipiKE4rf—
Tech70 (@Tech70CP) August 01, 2014
Didn’t have a car? No problem! Get a motorcycle! In August of 2013, we could hop on the highway and cruise on motorcycles during the Teen Beach Movie Summer Jam. All you had to do was wear the motorcycle item and when you hit the highway, it looks as if you are driving it. The highway is along the coast, so yes, while on your motorcycle, you had beautiful scenery: the ocean, sand, palm trees, etc. It’s like the coastal highway of California in Club Penguin! Fabulous, I know right? Additionally, Club Penguin included several key elements of a highway, like exits (you could exit to a room), overpasses, road signs, and overhead signs informing motorists of the next exit. It was thrilling to cruise on the majestic, sunny, gorgeous highway with fellow penguins. Who says penguins can’t ride motorcycles?
Last but definitely not least, during the Hollywood Party of 2013 and the SoundStudio Party of 2015, we got to ride in not just any ordinary automobile, but a limousine! Swanky way to travel around Club Penguin, no? At the Hollywood Party, penguins stepped in the humongous limo and partied. It even has a pool! It drove to and fro the party rooms. We entered the limo in one room and could choose to exit in another room when it arrives there. The SoundStudio Party brought the limo back, but in an unexciting state; it doesn’t actually take you anywhere like the Hollywood Party. As you can see in the below photo, the limo is unrealistically huge, but hey, imaginary stuff and creativity is everywhere in Club Penguin.
I love it when Club Penguin intensifies their parties with modes of transportation. “Maps and EPF spy phones to get from place to place? Boring! Let’s ride a train instead,” what would be said during the 2013 Holiday Party. It’d be great if more transportation was present in Club Penguin, both during it’s normal and party conditions. Even though you probably know the island like the back of your hand, exploring it with a special method of transportation would be totally cool! You know the Snow Trekker (at first, it was called the Snow Cat), seen throughout Club Penguin and several of its parties? You can see a model of it in the Lighthouse. Anyway, it’s a no-nonsense vehicle that is built for the toughest terrain on Club Penguin island. Players with a Nintendo DS could drive and control the Snow Trekker in the wilds of Club Penguin in the DS game, Elite Penguin Force. We haven’t navigated the isle with the Snow Trekker online on the computer yet. Heck, perhaps one day, there will be a Snow Trekker game in the Club Penguin app or a completely separate app. Maybe someday, when Club Penguin decides to… would you like that to happen?