The original PlayStation 2 version of the game had long load times that averaged around 47 seconds. According to the founder of Traveler's Tales, this was a consequence of a small mini-game intended to be incorporated during development.

Originally, you could move Crash through hyperspace during his falling animation and collect Wumpa Fruit. Any Wumpa Fruit collected would be added to your totals when the level loaded.

Due to a fraudulent patent Namco had over loading screen mini-games beginning with Tekken's PlayStation port, it had to be removed. However, time constraints meant Traveler's Tales could not fix these loading times before release. The Greatest Hits re-release shrunk the loading times down to a mere 17 seconds.
Contributed by Regen-33