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Title: Three Mountains Park - some news and impressions
Post by: Elch on July 01, 2011, 08:19 AM
Hello!
My name is Johan Steiner, 31 years old, originally born in the imaginary country Engmany, where german and english are the main spoken languages. I haven't visited my home country since 1985 (my family emmigrated to Germany then), but I plan to return by late summer to visit the greatest theme park of my home country - the Three Mountains Park!

I just found a box full of all the old flyers that I collected throughout the history of the park. Even though I was only there 2 times in the early 80s (when I was just a little child), I became such a big fan of the park that I managed to collect brochures and postcards from every year.

Now I got some time to scan them all - and show you!
So here's the brochure of 1970, the year when the park opened with a small collection of rides and bear enclosures.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1970flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1970flyer_2.jpg)

As you can see from the map, the park got its name from the three mountains, that the park was build within. A lot of things changed ever since 1970, but that's going to be told by every update that I'll be posting in the future :)
For now here are some old postcards from the opening season.

The Hotel Marina Star and the entrance area:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_3.jpg)

The east gate:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_4.jpg)

The main entrance:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_5.jpg)

This must be taken at the bridge over the romantic river:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_7.jpg)

Romantic River:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_1.jpg)

Flume Ride:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_6.jpg)

Flume Ride from above:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_2.jpg)

...and a picture with the hotel on a rainy morning:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1970_8.jpg)



note from RCTelch: The hotel "Marina Star" in game is still incomplete, though it "is" in the story of the park.
Now I'm hoping for some comments and critique :)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: MagmMForce247 on July 01, 2011, 08:23 AM
This park is great! I love how you fit the paths around the mountains, it looks very realistic. The difference in ground textures is great! (something I need to work on) Keep it up!
-MagmMForce247 :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: CGI144 on July 01, 2011, 08:24 AM
Damn!This is very impressive. Though there are a few things that could be improved on, the majority looks great. The first picture blew my mind. :drool: Good editing there!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: gcii2011 on July 01, 2011, 08:36 AM
Wow! This looks great! I especially like the log flume - keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: JPAlmighT on July 01, 2011, 10:15 AM
Park is obviously very well done, and I like your presentation style too, especially the park map :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: Grabowski on July 01, 2011, 10:41 AM
I believe I've found a replacement for SFSC to follow!  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: RCTDude on July 01, 2011, 11:43 AM
Love it!! :w00t: That brochure and park map got me instantly hooked! :D
Seriously, you have a nice atmosphere with really nice rides. It's actually quite enchanting! I'll watch this very closely, great job! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: pcwfreak on July 01, 2011, 11:53 AM
Outstanding work!  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: Elch on July 01, 2011, 12:41 PM
Thank you very much everyone :-)

Since this is a bilingual park (with things named either english or german), I thought I should point out that "Wirbelwind" (4) is whirlwind, and "Super Rutsche" (6) is super slide.
If there is anything unclear in the future, feel free to ask :-)

It's a long way to go (though 41 years can go by much quicker than expected), and I HOPE my computer will keep up with the growing park this time ;)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: Crisps on July 01, 2011, 09:17 PM
Wow! This has to be one of the best presentations I've seen in a while. Not only did you capture the park itself greatly, but the everything just in the thread flows is amazing! Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: -AR12- on July 01, 2011, 10:43 PM
Now that's wha tI call a first post. The presentation is good, the story is interesting and the park is outstanding. You have cleary put a lot of effort into this. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: mb1.0.2 on July 02, 2011, 07:37 AM
Holy carp.  Take note, everyone: THIS is how you post a thread on an RCT3 forum.  This is awesome.  Love the presentation and execution!  Great job, man.  Keep it up.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: Prodigy on July 02, 2011, 09:00 AM
Well done sir, and very nice presentation :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Introduction
Post by: cap396 on July 02, 2011, 02:56 PM
I like it a lot!  I especially like the brochures that you have created.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: Elch on July 03, 2011, 04:49 AM
Thank you very much :blush: I am very happy that you like it. :)
However, it's not my very first project that I post here, just the other ones (GajaPark and Festival Park, http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php?topic=4850.msg113726#msg113726 (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php?topic=4850.msg113726#msg113726) ) had to stay unfinished due to various reasons.

----

Hey it's Johan again, now I scanned the 1971 brochure for you. In the early history of Three Mountains Park there were only minor changes, but the brochure shows some new sights from the park. 1971 saw no new ride. The hotel Marina Star was finished finally, the log flume got a new entrance and renamed to german "Wildwasserbahn" (lit. "wild water ride", german equivalent term for engl. "log flume") and the snack booths there got extended on the way up to the ghost castle.
A new information was placed near the polar bears, and the grizzly bear enclosure saw some minor changes as well.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1971flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1971flyer_2.jpg)

I also found a few more postcards!

The station of Wilderness Explorer:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1971_2.jpg)

Grizzly bears:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1971_3.jpg)

Wild Mine:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1971_1.jpg)

The finished Hotel Marina Star:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1971_4.jpg)

I believe my parents visited the park once in the 70s before I was born, I should ask them, maybe they have some old fotos or other stuff.
That's it for now, all I can tell is there is a new ride for 1972 :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: tiger01 on July 03, 2011, 05:05 AM
This is a lovely park! I can imaging a terrain woodie up in those hills!  ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: Mattymutt on July 03, 2011, 05:08 AM
This is amazing! I like how you make the brochures and the park map looks so realistic!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: leonidas on July 03, 2011, 07:20 PM
It's awful to see how your previous park didn't receive any comments..
And yet you took the effort to present your next park!

This looks absolutely amazing, really nice lay-out, great architecture, good atmosphere.
Good use of color also. I like the subtle soft editing and as other said,
you really take care of your presentation, which is really positive.

This will certainly be on my follow list!

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: Elch on July 04, 2011, 04:05 AM
Thank you all :)
Leonidas, yeah I think I chose a bad thread title back then for my old project. Anyway I really appreciate that you like my new park, as I'm a big fan of your projects art :)

I'm sorry if things go a bit slow, but it's the 70s in a young, mid-size european park rightnow... ;)
Johan is back to his computer tomorrow (he hopes) for the update 1972.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1971
Post by: AdamY on July 04, 2011, 05:54 AM
This is excellent, I really like it Elch! The presentation is fantastic with the maps and brochures, and the entrance is great. It reminds me a bit of Alton Towers.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: Elch on July 05, 2011, 05:53 AM
Hello here's Johan again, I'm back with a new update!
New year - new ride!
The "Krake" (octopus) hit the park in 1972. I know it's moving within the park in some later year, but for now it was located next to the log flume and the ghost castle.

My parents said they were in the park by the late 70s. My mum promised me to search if they still have some fotos :-)

Now here's the new flyer and 2 more postcards further down.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1972flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1972flyer_2.jpg)

Krake and Wildwasserbahn:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1972_1.jpg)

The first drop of Wildwasserbahn by night:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1972_2.jpg)

I was too small for the log flume when I visited, but my mum especially remembers that first drop that is shown here, where the log comes out of a cave and drops through an arch and then under another part of the track!
Can't wait to visit the park again!! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: Nevada on July 05, 2011, 07:08 AM
I love this park, I love it how you make this "park map" everytime,
it makes it look very professional and realistic.
Keep up to good work.

Nevada
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: The SourPretzL on July 05, 2011, 09:38 AM
I love It, I love the main entrance and area buildings look superb :) But I would suggest support your rides a little. as your very good at making buildings ect, so supporting your rides shouldn't be a problem. I like to see how you support, Wooden Mouse Coaster.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: Elch on July 06, 2011, 04:12 AM
Thank you, guys. I am aware that I should make use of supports, it's just that it's a very new concept for me - unlike doing layouts for parks. I will try my best though!
This wild mouse is quite dense also with narrow buildings around, I have to search for some general supports tutorial (is there one?) and check some pictures of real wild mouses.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: Liam. on July 06, 2011, 04:36 AM
I really, really like the log ride. The way it twists through the rock. Its really nice.

The rest of the park is on an equal level. Its all so well done and constructed.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: RCTDude on July 06, 2011, 02:27 PM
Krake: Something very sick/twisted. Root word of Kraken. Kraken: Giant Squid/Octopus. It's fun to derive things from roots of words to find a reasoning between words! :)

The ride looks cool! I can't get enough of your brochures! :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1972: Krake
Post by: Rct3Mike on July 06, 2011, 07:44 PM
Nice rockwork on the log flume! Maybe add some vegetation on it and boulders from other sets sprinkled here and there. The park looks great, very cool!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1973: Wave Swing "Wellenflieger"
Post by: Elch on July 07, 2011, 03:20 AM
Thanks again :)
Krake is really german for octopus, but fun to see that it has another meaning in english :)
The log flume gets slightly modified very soon, but more rocks and vegetation might have to wait. Considered though, thanks :-)

Now Johan:

Hey it's me again! 1973 had a new ride again, the new wave swing "Wellenflieger", which kind of is the standard name for these rides that were all new back then (they first appeared in 1972 afaik). So Three Mountains Park was one of the first parks to have such a thing.
You will see on the map that the minigolf course had to move further away to make place for it.
With the expansion of this year, the northeastern part of the park gets touched. There is a lot more to come later, but for now it's the wave swing and the minigolf there :)

No new postcards today, they only released new ones for bigger updates from then on.
Also the pictures in the brochure might start repeating themselves, as it was quite common for parks back then and still now for some.
1974 brought a big loss for the park, more on that with the next update!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1973flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1973flyer_2.jpg)


 
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1973: Wave Swing "Wellenflieger"
Post by: Nevada on July 07, 2011, 10:24 AM
Looks good to me  ;)
Keep op expanding this beautiful park,
Go on,

Nevada
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1973: Wave Swing "Wellenflieger"
Post by: RCTDude on July 07, 2011, 10:44 AM
In a way, this reminds me of De Efteling! :yes:
Very good job, keep it up! :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news
Post by: Elch on July 09, 2011, 03:41 AM
Thank you, Efteling is a big compliment  :blush:
Btw everyone sorry if my english isn't that good, I'm german :)
...

Johan here. You got to see what was attached to my brochure of 1974:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/news.jpg)

It indeed was an insane law, and good to see the parties in question don't exist anymore nowadays. However, this affected zoos and parks in the mid 70s a lot. Three Mountains Park had to give up their plans to have a combined
theme and wildlife park (they wanted to expand with new animals in 1975), but so they had the chance to fully concentrate on their development to a massive theme park.
It must have been sad for the animals and the visitors who loved them, but what can you do against the law.
It's good to see that all animals found a new home in normal countries where they got in good hands.

Here's the brochure of 1974 with no new addition and some fotos repeating themselves.
Just the log flume got a small change, you can see it on the cover.
The change doesn't appear on the map though.

By the way, my mum found material from their visit in 1977!

Anyway, here's the new brochure.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1974flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1974flyer_2b.jpg)



 
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: Plokoon111 on July 09, 2011, 11:28 AM
Its very hard to find a park that makes you so excited, and one that uses a great balance of presentation and great ideas into one. Its usually one or the other. The brochure is so simple, I can't believe I never thought of that. All the work to make it look as realistic as possible. The log flume is built so perfectly with the right about of rocks to make it feel as one big boulder with a log flume going out. The hotel is built so well, it almost should belong in the Las Vegas Strip with fountains in the lake. The layout and interaction are perfect. And the one last major thing you do well is not going overboard with your ideas and building material, and you don't make it to bare where there are blank spots. A hard achievement to pass. I'll obviously be following this as this looks to be my favorite park in the forums as of right now. So keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: RCTDude on July 09, 2011, 02:16 PM
Ugh what a stupid law! Oh well, the bears are sure to go then, man I'm gonna miss those guys! :(

The park keeps getting better and better (well, this post as an exception, but the way you're presenting is getting better!) :D Do you think you could make some POV's of the rides, like the log flume, Ghost Castle, Enchanted Road, etc? that would be really cool! :yes:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: Elch on July 09, 2011, 02:45 PM
Thanks :-)

Do you think you could make some POV's of the rides, like the log flume, Ghost Castle, Enchanted Road, etc? that would be really cool! :yes:

By the way, my mum found material from their visit in 1977!


... that much info for now ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: Gello on July 09, 2011, 03:30 PM
^Well then I sure hope he stumbles upon a few old super 8 reels in the attic *hint hint nudge nudge*
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: Universal Park on July 09, 2011, 07:20 PM
There is something about this park that is eye-catching. :eek:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: TalismenF22 on July 09, 2011, 07:34 PM
Man :eek: this is Amazeing i would sit here and GAWK at this but i have my own park to Finish :closedeyes:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1974 - sad news!
Post by: LMB10 on July 10, 2011, 04:03 AM
WOW. This park's incredible! Everything makes the park seem really realistic.  :up:
Shame about that stupid law.

One thing I would suggest is perhaps just brighten the maps up, as they look a bit dark. But they're still great!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1975: Park Explorer
Post by: Elch on July 11, 2011, 05:25 AM
Thank you all :-)

Hey it's Johan again.
1975 now, the bears are gone  :'( and the old safari style train got replaced by a "modern" monorail with "modern" colours. Oh well, the seventies.
With the big news about the law in 1974, Three Mountains Park gained a lot of attention in Engmany and in neighbour countries like Germany, England and other european countries. In 1975, the hotel suddenly had a lot more guests from other countries arriving.

Also, "Trimontis", the company behind Three Mountains (founded by the park boss back in 1970 after the park opened), announced a new park in Germany to open next year (Festival Park, http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php?topic=4850.0 (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php?topic=4850.0) - note from Elch: this is an older project of mine, but now the story behind my park company Trimontis is explained)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/TRIMONTIS.jpg)

anyway, back to Three Mountains Park!
The brochure got a small change, there's some more information on the backside. The prices are in engman crowns, the local currency.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1975flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1975flyer_2.jpg)

I hope you can still read the map, as the park gets bigger and bigger. There will be some big changes to the brochure in general, in a couple of years.

Btw my mum just showed me the POV of the log flume. She indeed found some super 8 films in the attic. I hope I can digitalize them until it's time for the 1977 update!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1975: Park Explorer
Post by: RCTDude on July 11, 2011, 11:15 AM
I don't know about you, but I think the new monorail is better! It seems more...magical! :yes:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1975: Park Explorer
Post by: NGT on July 11, 2011, 02:37 PM
A stunning overview!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1975: Park Explorer
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2011, 03:34 AM
I'm skipping the 1976 brochure, since there are no changes. No new fotos got used for it, and the map didn't change either from 1975. Just the area for the 1978 expansion got on the map... but it will also show on the 1977 update :)
Next update might take a bit longer cos I have to digitalize the super 8 films that we found from mum's and dad's park visit!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1975: Park Explorer
Post by: cap396 on July 14, 2011, 07:21 AM
Can't wait for '77!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Brochure 1977
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2011, 12:16 PM
So it's time for 1977! I am still digitalising my parent's super 8 film, but anyway, it's better to do it all here in several updates instead of 1 big one.
So I already got the brochure for you! Not much changes, not really new fotos or views, but a teaser with artwork for what's to come in 1978!
Will post my parents' memories later :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1977flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1977flyer_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Brochure 1977
Post by: SubVoyageFan on July 14, 2011, 12:54 PM
I really like the park and the flume is definately my favorite ride.  I was wondering though if you replace the other flume with a rapids. Would that work?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Brochure 1977
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2011, 01:04 PM
Thanks :)
The other river ride isn't a flume but a gentle boat cruise.
Rapids weren't invented yet in the mid 1970s and only became popular in Europe in the mid/late 80s and early 90s.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Brochure 1977
Post by: SubVoyageFan on July 14, 2011, 01:09 PM
Thanks :)
The other river ride isn't a flume but a gentle boat cruise.
Rapids weren't invented yet in the mid 1970s and only became popular in Europe in the mid/late 80s and early 90s.
Alright. I was not sure what that was.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Brochure 1977
Post by: Plokoon111 on July 14, 2011, 01:51 PM
Still looking great man!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1977 video!
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2011, 04:04 PM
Done it!!!
As I said before, my parents visited Three Mountains Park back in 1977 and brought their video camera.
I now have the super 8 film clips digitalised and here it is, my cut of it, and no sound since my parents' camera didnt have an integrated microphone. So don't turn your volume up, it's supposed to be silent.

They have done this new 3-days-offer with 3 nights in a standard room. You can see the view from their room in Hotel Marina Star, their first evening when they just took the Park Explorer to get a first impression of the park.
Then on the next day the POV of Enchanted Road, Wild Mine and the log flume (unfortunately shortly interrupted right at the start of the last lifthill). They spent the 2nd day hiking in the mountains around, the 3rd day they didn't take the camera into the park, so it's just them saying goodbye to the park on the parking lot in the end, before they left home again. Sorry for the awkward camera movements, my dad wasn't really experienced yet by this time.
Unfortunately no video from the Ghost Castle, my dad needed his arms to calm down my mum who was totally freaking out according to their stories. My dad said she behaved totally over the top and other guests gave them an awkward look.

I also have some fotos (not from THAT, from their visit in general ;) ), will add them later!
Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCuZMM_3Gyk
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1977 *video*
Post by: Gello on July 14, 2011, 04:19 PM
Awesome! Keep up the good work, I'm really looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1977 *video*
Post by: cap396 on July 15, 2011, 04:15 AM
Nice video.  I like the old-time movie effect.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1977 photos
Post by: Elch on July 15, 2011, 04:51 AM
Some photos from my parents in Three Mountains!

In front of the entrance gates:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f1.jpg)

Now in the park, with Enchanted Road:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f2.jpg)

View back to the big fountain and Hotel Marina Star:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f3.jpg)

My mother Debbie near the tunnel under the Merry Go Round:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f4.jpg)

Mum and dad in front of the Park Explorer:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f5.jpg)

The big palm in the oriental themed area (mum and dad also walk through the pic which was done by a friend):
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f6.jpg)

Mum at the photo point at the romantic river terrace:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f7.jpg)

The wave swing Wellenflieger and the big sign that announces the expansion for next year:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f8.jpg)

...and a final look back to the log flume, as seen from the parking lot:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp77f9.jpg)

That's all from my parents' visit at the Three Mountains Park in the 70s.
stay tuned for the big 1978 update in the next days!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1977 photos
Post by: -AR12- on July 15, 2011, 10:09 AM
Nice updates! It's nice to see some big additions coming now...
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1978: Alpendorf & Alpenblitz
Post by: Elch on July 17, 2011, 01:56 PM
First big expansion!
Three Mountains Park 1978 features the opening of the first proper themed area, the Alpendorf ("Alpine Village").
With this, the 2nd coaster came into the park, a Schwarzkopf jet themed as a bob rushing through the landscape.
It's name is "Alpenblitz" which means alpine lightning.

But enough talking, here's the new brochure... and a few postcards again!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1978flyer_1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_1978flyer_2.jpg)

Postcard with the centre of the village, the Biergarten:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp78_4.jpg)

Alpenblitz drives by Wellenflieger:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp78_3.jpg)

View from the southern mountain summit:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp78_1.jpg)

Overview of the village, without the Minigolf course (entrance on the left edge):
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp78_2.jpg)

That's it for 1978 :-)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - *big expansion* - 1978: Alpendorf & Alpenblitz
Post by: cap396 on July 17, 2011, 04:08 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - *big expansion* - 1978: Alpendorf & Alpenblitz
Post by: Nevada on July 18, 2011, 03:02 AM
I really like the small village,
although I dont really like the coaster,
It doesn't give me the alpen feeling,
I thought it was going to be in the mountains,
not in a valley, but it's your park,
you should do with it what you want, ;)

Nevada
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - *big expansion* - 1978: Alpendorf & Alpenblitz
Post by: Elch on July 18, 2011, 03:18 AM
yeah, I can see your point Nevada.
Maybe I chose the wrong name, but then again... where there are mountains, there are canyons and valleys ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - *big expansion* - 1978: Alpendorf & Alpenblitz
Post by: Nevada on July 18, 2011, 03:34 AM
yeah, I can see your point Nevada.
Maybe I chose the wrong name, but then again... where there are mountains, there are canyons and valleys ;)


That's true, and don't get me wrong, I love this park it's so real,
but there's just something about this coaster, It could've been alot better when it was inside a mountain or something. Just saying though, I don't want to be a story killer. :P
Keep up to good work,

Nevada
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1981: Three Mountains Tower
Post by: Elch on July 26, 2011, 07:14 PM
Hey again!
Sorry I was a bit busy in the past days, and I just found some postcards - didn't find the brochures from this and the past 2 years.
Unfortunately. But there were no new rides in these years, so you guys didn't miss to much.

But in 1981 the observation tower "Three Mountains Tower" was build on the central plaza, where it replaced the flat ride "Wirbelwind". The latter moved further away, behind the mini golf course.
Now the central plaza was "complete", the axis Hotel > Big Fountain > Merry Go Round > Tower > Big north mountain was completed.

Here I got the promised postcards for you!
I hope I find some more brochures from the 80s.

Central plaza - now with the tower, first aid, toilets and food stands:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp81_3.jpg)

Three Mountains Tower as seen from the still relatively new alpine village:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp81_1.jpg)

The log flume with the tower in the background:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp81_2.jpg)

Central plaza by night:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp81_6.jpg)

Hotel Marina Star with the tower in the background:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp81_5.jpg)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1981: Three Mountains Tower
Post by: gcii2011 on July 26, 2011, 07:17 PM
Looking amazing as ever!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1981: Three Mountains Tower
Post by: r4nd0m10 on July 28, 2011, 04:16 AM
The realism is strong in this one. Great job!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1981: Three Mountains Tower
Post by: -AR12- on July 30, 2011, 07:39 AM
Another great addition to a great park. I can't wait to se some bigger additions!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1982 - silly law abolished
Post by: Elch on August 02, 2011, 04:39 AM
Thanks :)

Just some news that I found from early 1982:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/news82.jpg)

At least that silly law was abolished!

New exciting update on the way, online within the next few hours.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal *new rollercoaster*
Post by: Elch on August 02, 2011, 07:12 AM
Hi again!
1983 is the next brochure that I found, from the year when the corkscrew "Quetzal" and the rowing boats opened.
The flatride Wirbelwind moved yet again, it's now located on a peninsula in the big lake. I can tell you for now, it's not gonna be the last time that it moved :D

I think this was the last brochure of that kind, maybe I find the one of 1984, maybe not... but I know for sure that the park came up with a totally new kind of brochure and map from 1985 on.

Stay tuned! Here's the brochure 1983.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/threemountainsPark83.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/threemountainsPark83b.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: RCTDude on August 02, 2011, 09:15 AM
That's one nice looking coaster you have! Cool name too, Aztecs always have weird unique names. ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: NYR on August 02, 2011, 02:12 PM
This is one beautiful park! I absolutely love the Park Map/Brochures you have created for each year, it's very realistic. Keep up the great work! :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: PandaCoasters on August 02, 2011, 06:28 PM
Very very beautiful work

I feel the alpine houses look a bit awkward joined together but everything else is great!

I'm really wanting to know more about that Haunted ride.....
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: Quikrix on August 03, 2011, 01:01 AM
This is such a beautiful park and the presentation of it is amazing especially the use of park maps/brochures. The only thing is you may want to custom support Alpenblitz as it looks really unsupport in places like the first drop. Other than that great work and keep it up!

Quikrix
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: janmetdepet on August 03, 2011, 03:28 AM
Beautiful park I love it  :love:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1983: Quetzal - *new rollercoaster*
Post by: Elch on August 03, 2011, 08:51 AM
Thanks everyone.. :)
I have to confess, I am not good with custom support  :-[ believe me it looks more realistic *now* than it would be if I'd deal with that :D Not a coaster expert here...

That haunted ride..... will undergo a complete change soon. That's why I wait with promoting it a bit more :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 15 years + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Elch on August 07, 2011, 03:18 PM
Sorry I didn't find the brochure of 1984 (no new stuff), BUT, here is the new park guide that they introduced in 1985. It's big!!! They were well aware that the park grew and grew, so the old map would have gotten harder to read every year.
There have been some other changes in 1985!
The park established 5 theme areas: Port of Fun, the already existing Alpendorf, Maya Land (which will grow around Quetzal), the already existing but relaunched Oriental Valley, and Mystery Cove with the log flume and the ghost castle.
The slide and the 3D cinema disappeared, the close area west of the tower got an all new look and layout.

"Crazy Tea House" is one new ride that replaced the slide, and the cinema got replaced by a Tiger Show.
"Krake" moved to the southern end of the log flume.

The guide also features a new system that shows how intense a ride is, it's labelled by stars** behind the ride name.
Anyway, I can't describe it all cos it's SO much.
From now on I'll only upload pages that changed throughout the years, so this is probably the last complete guide upload. It's also quite time consuming...
anyway, here it is! :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-01.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-02.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-03.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-04.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-05.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-06.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-07.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-08.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-09.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-10.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-11.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1985-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: RCInsider on August 07, 2011, 04:30 PM
I can't believe this is the first time I am seeing the park. The park itself is amazing, but that photo editing on the 12 PAGES (talk about dedication) is just amazing! One of my favorite parks on the forums for sure!  :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Quikrix on August 08, 2011, 03:07 AM
The newest park guide is really detailed and looks really professional, great job with it. I really love how you have given an overview of each area in the park and the redesigned Oriental Valley looks really nice. However on the park guide for Oriental Valley it says there is a Lion Show (Under Other) but it is a Tiger Show  :P

I can't wait to see the new addition to Mystery Cove and keep up the great work!

Quikrix
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Elch on August 08, 2011, 03:45 AM
yes, and they also called the "Crazy Tea House" as "Crazy Tea Ride" on that page ;)
Will try to replace the page with the corrected version of a later edition!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: DemonWillow on August 08, 2011, 08:41 AM
Wow~! This park is amazing! The scenery is wonderful, and I love the theme! Great job~! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Mr: ry1996 on August 08, 2011, 09:25 AM
Great park, Great update However i do think you should do more On-Park Updates.
Cant wait to see what you have in store for us next !
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Elch on August 08, 2011, 09:56 AM
Thanks everyone :)
What do you mean with On-Park updates? Dunno the term yet  :-[

If you mean new rides, that will naturally come throughout the history, more frequently from now on.
i am trying to strictly stick to which rides were available / common by the respective years, and I try to let the park grow as realistically as possible, in the speed of an average european theme park, developing from the 70s to now.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Mr: ry1996 on August 08, 2011, 10:00 AM
Not sure if its a term i just say it, Like a persons veiw of int he park Not just Posting The park maps i mean.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Elch on August 08, 2011, 10:02 AM
Ahh yes now I get it. Will do more of that :) Thanks for the suggestion!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 09, 2011, 02:14 PM
In addition to your crazy mad picture editing skills, you've also got a great talent with terraforming and landscape.  Maya Land looks to provide lots of room for expansion, looking forward to seeing what happens there!!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: justin08 on August 09, 2011, 07:17 PM
Amazing thats all i have to say.  :w00t:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Nevada on August 10, 2011, 02:33 AM
After each update I start to love this park more and more,
It's so unbelieveble real.
Quatzal reminds me of the name I always used at my former parks,
I love how you put the old arrow lay-out in the theming.
Sorry if I'm late with this, but I just enjoy the way you represent this park in style of a park guide,
Keep on going,

Nevada ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: -AR12- on August 10, 2011, 01:18 PM
The dedication you put into this is outstanding. The amount of effort put into the park and into the guides and maps is mind-blowing. How much time do you spend doing this each day?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Elch on August 10, 2011, 01:28 PM
Thank you very much everyone!
I spent a couple of days on the latest guide, the previous brochures took around 3 hours each.
But I made the guide so that I don't have to spend as much time anymore on future updates, since I'll only
do the changed themed area, and maybe the cover, which should be done within an hour I hope.
About the park itself, a couple of hours depending on the scale of new attractions, but very unregularily. There are weekends where I build some years
in advance already, without publishing it all at once, but just step by step.
Though rightnow, the park is living 1986, so just 1 year difference ;)

Next update (1986) will come next week I hope!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park *15 years* + new 12 pages park guide + big changes 1985
Post by: Mattymutt on August 10, 2011, 03:45 PM
I absolutlely love this park. Your Brochures and Park Maps are just so realistic. Though I too would like to see some more in-park updates
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Elch on August 19, 2011, 01:58 PM
Short update :)
Having an off-game phase lately, but not letting this down.

1986 cover and update for Mystery Cove!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1986a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1986b.jpg)

More in-game-shots will be done, promised.
The next update can take a while, cos the next attraction is gonna be the most challenging one so far!

Will upload the preview hint from the 1986 brochure another day ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: JRCH on August 19, 2011, 02:29 PM
Your presentation is great! I also love the atmosphere of this park, great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: iAP on August 19, 2011, 02:59 PM
This presentation just blows me away, so clean and professional. You can certainly get a theme park vibe just from the brochures! Great work, Elch! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: -AR12- on August 20, 2011, 11:02 AM
Three Mountains has become a common name for me to look out for on the forum now. i can't stop thinking about what will be added next. Can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Greg! on November 22, 2011, 09:24 AM
I love this park!  I have been out of town & havent seen its progress until now....Great logo!  great story... I would love to download this when ou are done just to explore every detail!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Elch on November 22, 2011, 09:37 AM
Thanks again :)
Just a note from me, as you noticed I haven't done anything lately, but Three Mountains Park will be growing again, eventually.. when I have more time again :)

The project isn't dead, just asleep.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Elch on February 21, 2012, 12:43 PM
Hi people!
Just wanted to say that I am finally coming back to the project.
I needed a long break, and now I'm back with the necessary time and motivation.
The planning for the next - major - ride has just begun! (Let's hope my computer will be cooperative!)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Twisted on February 21, 2012, 12:46 PM
This is a really great looking park!
The buildings are very nice done and the theming is beatiful
Great to know that you pick up the park again :D

Looking forward for your update :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: Alxou on February 22, 2012, 05:49 AM
Shame on me! I just saw this park for the first time! It's really awsome!
I love the way you make your park map.  :drool:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1986: Forgotten Ship
Post by: minecraftnoob888 on February 26, 2012, 07:39 AM
Nice park, you have some insane editing skills!
Title: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 01, 2012, 11:21 AM
Right, I'm back with a new update finally - thanks to the technical help of some fellows from SGW, otherwise this park would have died from crashing all the time, so again: a big thank you, guys!!!
I'm happy I got some more time and motivation for RCT3 now, so I really hope I can run this project into the present era. But for now, it's time for 1987!

----

Hello it's me again, Johan Steiner!
I was busy with other stuff in the past months but I finally found the park guide of 1987!!! For some reason it was missing in the box and I *knew* it had to be somewhere....

1987 saw the grand opening of *the* major darkride in the whole history of Three Mountains Park:
"The Fate of the Stranded Strangers". The ride is located at the southern end of the "Mystery Cove" area and replaces the old ghost castle.

Now I'll just post the scans of the updated pages of the park guide... and I also found a postcard of the completed Mystery Cove, maybe back with more - if I find more!

The cover 1987:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/threemountainsPark1987a.jpg)

Mystery Cove pages:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/threemountainsPark1987b.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/threemountainsPark1987c.jpg)

.... and a postcard:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1987-01.jpg)


That's all for now, hope to be back with 1988 very soon ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: minecraftnoob888 on March 01, 2012, 01:13 PM
Another good update!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: gcii2011 on March 01, 2012, 03:14 PM
Still looking great, Elch! After such a long break, I was thrilled to see this again!

I like Forgotten Ship, but I personally would have went with the Buccaneer CFRs from Revolutionary Rides. I've never been fond of the in-game version. Nonetheless, you've done a terrific job with it and I eagerly await the next update :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 01, 2012, 03:24 PM
Thanks guys :)
Happy you still like it! :)
I actually really like the in-game ship, it's one of the more characterfull rides in there.
It also fits Mystery Cove quite well...with the skull on it and the style and all, but I will keep the other in mind for a future park :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: TycoonDude on March 01, 2012, 11:30 PM
wow it looks really awespme!  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 02, 2012, 05:22 AM
It's nice to see this back.  For the pirate ship, have you considered using invisible paths and then using path covers?  The in-game base to the pirate ship looks a bit blah just sitting there on the water.  Round footers in the water to hold the supports for the ships would look much better.  Other than that, nice update.  I love your presentation.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: djF on March 02, 2012, 07:27 AM
Well ,  this is a very good theme park, I remember this from last months,  always nice updates!
The way you kind of  "advertise" the attractions and park with brochures, is very professional and well made, I like it!
Some suggestion, as mb1.0.2 said,  some custom path covers to make a path for the ship , leaving footers on water, would look better than ingame paths!
keep up!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 02, 2012, 08:22 AM
Thanks guys :-) Also for the suggestions! Will definitely update the pirate ship, I myself also didn't like the rectangle platform on the water.


Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Twisted on March 02, 2012, 09:24 AM
Great looking park you got here.
I like the way you have done your presentation, and the screen with the medieval part is really nice done.
Iam looking forward to your next update.

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 02, 2012, 02:19 PM
Sorry for the support question here.. but which footers did you think of?
I tried the "Aged Footers" but none was fitting, none was at the right place of the ship-footers. hmm...
I might do an extra off-story post as Elch, and show some screenshots of the updated ship later - since this won't be in the brochure or a future postcard, but I'd still want to show you ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 02, 2012, 02:46 PM
You could just use Shy's planter set...use the 1/4 tile round walls and the corresponding terrain covers, then paint the terrain (under the water) whatever you want.  If those are too small, find something that works...kind of like "home made" footers.  I did the same thing on land for my Conifer Slopes:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff220/maskedbandit101/Shot0224-1.jpg)
I made "planters" out of them, but the idea is the same. :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 02, 2012, 03:39 PM
cool, thanks, will try this!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: Elch on March 02, 2012, 05:14 PM
Right, writing this as Elch tonight:
Here are some *unedited* shots from the park. For once, these things won't appear in a future update any time soon, and second, maybe it's a nice break from all the designed brochures and stuff...

the updated "Forgotten Ship":

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Shot0728.jpg)

and with the completed "Mystery Cove" - with the Stranded Strangers building in the background and a just added "Harbour Café" to the left, above the octopus:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Shot0730.jpg)

And while I'm at it, just before I had this on my screen (again, no editing), so I thought it might be worth to post an overview pic from an evening at Three Mountains in September 1987:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Shot0725.jpg)

This much for now, more with the next regular update in a few days :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1987: The Fate of the Stranded Strangers
Post by: TycoonDude on March 03, 2012, 03:22 PM
This looks great!  :up: But i think you shuld download some custom trees and it would make it look so much better!  ;D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1988: El Condor
Post by: Elch on March 05, 2012, 01:05 PM
Hey again it's Johan back at the computer!
I'm going to be away for a week soon, but before, I wanted to post my scans of the 1988 brochure.

MayaLand is growing:
Wirbelwind had to move once more (and it's still not gonna be the last time it's been moved!), to make place for "El Condor":

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1988a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1988b.jpg)

And I thought it's time again to post the full park "map" with the highlight attractions and themed areas:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1988c.jpg)

No new postcards were produced this year, but should be coming with the next update.
Let me say this much, MayaLand grows once more and gets its new highlight ride in 1989. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1988: El Condor
Post by: Markus Lomberg on March 06, 2012, 12:25 AM
I just discovered this thread. Your park looks awesome! :) I really like the good mix of ingame parts and custom contents. :up:

Keep up the passion to build this park and present it at SGW.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1988: El Condor
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 06, 2012, 09:56 AM
Call me crazy, but I really enjoyed the "non edited" unbrochured update!  Nice job fixing the pirate ship, looks TONS better now.  I'm really glad this is back. :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1988: El Condor
Post by: Elch on March 06, 2012, 10:13 AM
Thanks Markus and mb :)
I'm off to a small holiday now, hope to be back with updates next week :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1988: El Condor
Post by: 19learjetboy on March 06, 2012, 06:10 PM
Your brochures are so real. I would have to ask that you add more greenery and trees around Quetzal (I think it's called) unless it is the way it is because of lag issues. I was going to say that the ship in Mystery Cove (speaking of which, you should add more fencing to the paths in this area) but you made it beautiful. Very nice overall work. 5/5
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1989: Tikal
Post by: Elch on March 13, 2012, 07:43 PM
(Thanks! Will try to let the suggestions flow into my general overwork in the 1991 season, which is very soon)
-----

Hey this is Johan again! Going to do my update in two parts for this, as I have no time anymore to scan the brochure cover and the postcards of the completed MayaLand - but this will be done soon!

1989 saw "Tikal" coming to Three Mountains, a Shoot-the-chute winding through a tropical forest, leading through temples and finally dropping down from a huge pyramid into the lake.
"Wirbelwind" got moved once more and is more or less at its final location now - but let me say this much - it's the last year that it will belong to MayaLand.
The area between Tikal and Quetzal got a tent style roof for the shop and the steak house, entrance fee is now at 29 kr.

So for now, just the map update, the cover and some postcards will come later!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989b.jpg)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1989: Tikal - more pictures
Post by: Elch on March 17, 2012, 05:22 PM
Soooo I am back with the cover of the 1989 guide, and 6 new postcards!
"Tikal" was an instant success for Three Mountains Park, a lot more visitors came into the park in 1989.
A campground nearby, north of Three Mountains Park, announced it has to expand to be able to host all visitors, which tend to be more and more teenagers and thrillseekers.
At the same time, Hotel Marina Star was still well visited, but its heydays are long ago. More and more complaints about aging interiors came on the surface.

But for now, here's the cover of 1989:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989a-2.jpg)

I also found some more postcards from that and most recent years.
Let me begin with the building of "The Fate of the Stranded Strangers" (1987):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p1.jpg)

One of the scariest scenes in "Stranded Strangers":

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p2.jpg)

1988 was the year when the photo for this postcard was shot - Quetzal and Condor, without Tikal in the background:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p3.jpg)

The big drop of Tikal:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p4.jpg)

Tikal with small and big drop:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p5.jpg)

And finally this night time scenery of MayaLand, as seen from a hill near Alpendorf:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARK1989p6.jpg)

Stay tuned for the next updates ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1990 - TopSpin - Introducing "Africa Adventure"
Post by: Elch on March 19, 2012, 05:50 PM
Hey again, time for the new update!
In 1990, the park began with its biggest expansion up to that date: "Africa Adventure", the new African / jungle themed area north of the Northern Mountain, connecting Mystery Cove with MayaLand.
1989's new ride, the shoot-the-chutes "Tikal" attracted a LOT of visitors to the park, so Trimontis decided to invest a LOT of money in new rides, vegetation and theming in the near future!

The flat ride "Wirbelwind" (formerly MayaLand) is now located in Africa Adventure - with a new colour scheme - and so far, there's basically just a long path leading to the other end of Africa Adventure.
There, TopSpin is located at a big plaza, close to the old log flume.
That's all for 1990, as I said just the beginning of Africa Adventure, but big expansions are on their way!

Here's the cover of the new brochure:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1990a.jpg)

Page 10 of the brochure featured "Stars in the Park" until last year, but now they had to leave to make space for Africa Adventure:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1990b.jpg)

The map designer of Trimontis retired shortly after this, btw, a new one was quickly found for next year.

That's all for 1990!

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1990: TopSpin - Introducing new area "Africa Adventure"
Post by: mb1.0.2 on March 19, 2012, 07:42 PM
Looks exciting.  I look forward to seeing your unique style applied to the African theme!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1990: TopSpin - Introducing new area "Africa Adventure"
Post by: Captain EO on March 19, 2012, 10:59 PM
I just spent over an hour looking at all your updates. I really like the realism and your brochures are very professional. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1990: TopSpin - Introducing new area "Africa Adventure"
Post by: Elch on March 20, 2012, 02:55 AM
Thanks! :)
And oops, something got f*ed up with the Wirbelwind picture, but you'll know how it looks like by now ;) Might have a pic of it in the 1991 update again ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1990: TopSpin - Introducing new area "Africa Adventure"
Post by: cap396 on March 20, 2012, 03:56 AM
You are an amazing graphic artist.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1991: BIG update - Batoka River Rapids - and more
Post by: Elch on March 24, 2012, 10:00 AM
Thank you very much :-)

....

Hey people, it's me again, Johan!
As I said, 1991 was quite an important year for the history of TMP, and I will first post the updates of the brochures, but then I'll go back to the scanner because I have a newspaper article from 1991 for you.

First of all, as first big step of the northern expansion, "Batoka River Rapids" is the new flagship ride that the park built into the new Africa Adventure area.
But that's not all, the park also has a second entrance now, located on the northern edge of the property!
In addition of that, there's the new lion show, new pathways and plazas, the Savanna Terrace (food area) and some stalls at the exit of Batoka River Rapids.
Also the new map designer of Trimontis, the park chain company that developed out of Three Mountains Park, had his first work done in that year.

But read a lot later when I scanned the newspaper article, for now here are the updated relevant brochure pages!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991b.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1991: Big update! - Batoka River Rapids - and more
Post by: Elch on March 24, 2012, 06:34 PM
And now I am back with the newspaper scans I promised :) They had some nice photos of the new North Entrance area, reveal the bad state of Hotel Marina Star and park manager Theodor Weiss gives a hint for the near future. The text is worth reading too!

Here we go!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991z1.jpg)

Now I scanned some pictures from the newspaper and typed their caption:

The new North entrance:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p1.jpg)

Behind the entrance: A bridge takes us to a small plaza where we can go to MayaLand (left) or Africa Adventure (right).

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p4.jpg)

Don't get lost, new signs are all over the park:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p2.jpg)

Looking westwards, into an untouched area for future expansions:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p3.jpg)

To the left - a new winded path leads towards Tikal and El Condor:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p6.jpg)

Tikal, the ride that made Three Mountains Park big:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991p5.jpg)

... and the second page of the article:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991z2a.jpg)
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainsPark1991z2b.jpg)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1991: Batoka River Rapids + Lion Show + New entrance
Post by: Mac on March 24, 2012, 06:49 PM
You know I've never actually commented on this park haha, but here goes, this park is a new direction in RCT3, editing brochures for your amazing park must be a aggravating pain in the neck, haha, you sir have talent, a adore that log flume, and the new African area, you accomplished realism, and beauty in my sense young sir, it's a shame this park doesn't receive the plethora of comments it deserves... sigh. Keep up the amazing work.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1991: Batoka River Rapids + Lion Show + New entrance
Post by: Elch on March 25, 2012, 06:11 AM
Thank you very much, Mac :-)

It's not really a pain to do all these brochures, it's my passion. But it is very time consuming, and my next park will most likely be presented in a different way, i.e. without brochures etc :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1991: Batoka River Rapids + Lion Show + New entrance
Post by: CGI144 on March 25, 2012, 09:49 AM
I am absolutely in love with your amazing graphic skills. Your posters and brochures look so professional and really inspire me to try out my own. Fabulous work though.
I am very impressed.

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: Elch on March 30, 2012, 10:58 AM
Thank you very much :)

---
Just this before I take a break of several weeks:

This was added to the brochure's backside in the last weeks of 1991:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/mahamine.jpg)

This much for now, just a teaser for 1992. When I am back from my holidays, I hope I can come up with another big update for 1992. :)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: Eagleneck on March 30, 2012, 01:17 PM
No way, I didn't reply here..
The brochures are really making this park unique. It gives a real  "park-feeling".
The last shot has got me teased completely. Great job!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: xcsx1015 on March 30, 2012, 04:31 PM
Just awesome composition :drool:
I was surprised at your elaborate park plan.
I have to learn more about park composition to make wonderful parks like you.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: leonidas on March 31, 2012, 03:30 AM
Best park presentation ever.


I love this, every screen you post seems to be taken good care of. The edits completely fit the park's atmosphere. Ow, and the park looks amazing.

Do something with the borders of land to the water though. Maybe make them sandy, or add some rocks or vegetation.

Great work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: zeroG on March 31, 2012, 05:16 AM
How the hell I missed this!Sorry Elch, that I hit the spot so late.
I browsed through the site and I saw I world coming to life.This is an ability not everybody can achieve.
Like Leon said.The presentation is top notch.It´s so much fun to read all the small entries and texts of the park brochure.It´s so much to explore.And when you find the spot from the brochure in the "real" pictures is really great.
It´s like the feeling you got, if you explore a new park and take  look at the map and think about your route through the fun.

The whole park is executed perfectly.Nice details, varoius structures and amazing attraction and theme varity.
Everything looks and feel so realstic.Totaly inspiring.Thanks for that.

There are so many higlight to mention I could write an essay.But one thing I love very much is the Marine Hotel.
I like it really much if people take so much effort and create a park with everything in it.There are a lot of things like that.Respekt!

Blew me off, latley, but finally.Brilliant work!

greetz
zeroG
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: Elch on March 31, 2012, 02:58 PM
Eagleneck: Thank you :)

xcsx1015: Thank you! :) Park composition is an exciting topic!

leonidas: Thank you very much, it means a lot to me! It's a good advise you gave me with the borders of land and water, sometimes it's hard to take care of every detail. I will get back to that.

zeroG: Hehehe thank you very much, and welcome ;)

I am very happy and grateful to have found SGW! It's so much fun to exchange all those ideas like we do,
and so many parks here on SGW are just like real. SO many talents present their work here, its impossible to capture it all and keep an overview on all the great parks.
With Three Mountains Park, I have a project that I run for almost a year now (and it still interests me), which is the second longest time I have run 1 park in RCT, the former became too big (filewise) to finish or present (I started to present it back at iratA), I might return to that one once I reached 2012 with TMP, or I might start some competely new project soon. I have some ideas for new parks already.
So I am off for a 4 weeks holiday now, I am most likely going to Europa-Park at some point, so I hope I will be back in May with a lot of inspiration! :)


Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: mgmaustralia on April 01, 2012, 03:02 AM
awsomeness
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: JAKool on April 02, 2012, 06:29 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - Teaser for 1992
Post by: Dutcher on April 03, 2012, 01:03 AM
Thank you WA for telling me of this project. Isn't this just neet? Wonderful presentation and nice editing. The park is looking very good as well. Consider me hooked on this park.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: Elch on May 02, 2012, 07:01 AM
Thank you very much, everyone :-)

As I said I took a small break, but now I am back, so Johan can be back with his new update too ;)

-----

Hey guys it's me again, Johan. I have the 1992 update for you!
"Maharaja Mine" was the new mine coaster addition to Three Mountains Park. It was probably the most extensively themed ride the park ever built. It's nearly a miracle that they could build it that quickly.
The people took the ride that replaced the old "Wild Mine" in a storm. Soon after it opened, the ride became the most popular ride in the whole country.

Maharaja Mine has two lifthills that brings the riders through a mine and a forgotten city of temples, ruins and
rocks, takes them out to the lake near the alpine village and back to the palace.

The ride is rated with a 7.7 in the national ride scale, which is a new record for Three Mountains Park and any other park in the country.
The park's entrance fee was raised to 34 kr in 1992.

And here are the updated parts of the new brochure:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992b.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992c.jpg)

I also got some postcards for you.

This one is taken in the heart of the forgotten city:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992p3.jpg)

On the way back from the lake:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992p2.jpg)

And - photoshopped (those 2 trains are the same) - the 2 major drops:
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/THREEMOUNTAINSPARKb1992p1.jpg)

That's it for now! Stay tuned :-)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: Belotto33 on May 04, 2012, 04:09 AM
Maharaja Mine looks like a really wild ride...  :D
Great pictures!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: mr.Sion on May 04, 2012, 04:19 AM
This is a mix of reality and fantasy! this is my dream park for sure! great job Elch!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: JooordiW on May 04, 2012, 05:46 AM
Well this park looks also very good! I love the style that you have create, the realistic feeling and fantasy that you have created. Not too many unnecessary details, but maybe you can put more trees to the rides selfs?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: Elch on May 04, 2012, 06:00 AM
Thank you very much everyone :)
There are actually a lot of trees around, that's why I mostly take pictures from above - because the trees cover a lot of the sight from the pathways to the rides.
However, I am now working a new kind of update that will show a lot more than what's been shown so far.

:)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1992: Maharaja Mine
Post by: Quinn on May 04, 2012, 07:27 AM
ooh.... very exciting....   

well done so far!!! ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - The Video
Post by: Elch on May 18, 2012, 04:18 PM
Hey, it's me again, Johan!
You know what? I have the VHS tape, that people could buy in the park's souvenir shops in 1992. There has been official videos in other years too, but I only have this one, and I just uploaded it on youtube!
The quality isn't the best, given its age of 20 years, but very well shows a day in the park in 1992.

It features even a few scenes of the biggest dark ride, "The fate of the Stranded Strangers", as well as a nearly complete onride video of the brand new Maharaja Mine! But see for yourself :)

----------------

Before the video, now also a few words by the real me :)
As my alter ego Johan said, the video isn't perfect, but that's more to do with the conversion from wmv to mov, I guess. I tried to cover as much corners of the park as possible.
I also fulfilled the request of an early post here to show more of the darkride (which then was still the old ghost castle in the north of Mystery Cove), so now that I knew I'd build "Stranded Strangers" at a later point, I waited with showing some scenes until now. A full onride video might follow eventually!

The music is mostly by myself, just the rhythm guitar and the harp are (legally bought and used) sampled loops. The music for "Stranded Strangers" and "Maharaja Mine" are the original soundtracks I made for these rides.

A big "thank you" goes to SGW, without you guys I wouldn't be able to have such a big park file running, nor would I be able to make videos anymore. You made this possible!!!

But now, and finally, watch for yourself, I hope you enjoy it! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veVMZ64rcyw
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - The Video
Post by: leonidas on May 18, 2012, 04:30 PM
Epic.

So much atmosphere, the ending of the video is truly spectacular.
Amazing job, Elch!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - The Video
Post by: Shadow Master on May 18, 2012, 04:54 PM
Wow...just.....wow. The park itself it great, but the sheer presentation of it kicks it way over the top.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - The Video
Post by: xcsx1015 on May 18, 2012, 06:08 PM
Your new coaster Maharaja Mine was very successful :up:
I really love it. I think to make coaster like that will be very hard.
But you did great job and also I love the support if the coaster :love:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - The Video
Post by: Elch on May 21, 2012, 10:41 AM
Leonidas: Thank you very much, you are such an amazing artist, so I am feeling very honoured!   :blush:

Shadowmaster: Hehe thank you, my next park will be a different presentation style, so this will most likely stay a unique method from me ;)

xcsx1015: Thank you, also my guests like it  :P I am not very good in supporting coasters, to be honest, I am not a coaster expert at all. But I'm happy I found a way to make the mine train quite compact for its length (1239,67 meters). The hardest part was the theming of areas that are quite hard to control in RCT3.

My aim with Maharaja Mine was to get the feeling of Colorado Adventure in Phantasialand (Germany), but with an Indian theming (for which I used Pat's Temple of the Ular Berbissa and Boston's Temple of Torment). I had to wait a long time searching for Indian themes but wasn't happy until these 2 came out, so thanks guys, amazing job.

I will leave to my summer holidays in 2 weeks, so I will put a few more updates online now, since I already built the park until 1999, where a new big ride will come to Three Mountains Park. That I will probably publish only in some weeks, so as next you'll get some more smaller 1990s updates ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1994: Fort Sansibar (small update)
Post by: Elch on July 03, 2012, 02:08 PM
Back from holidays! This one just quickly - bigger and better updates will come later this week :-)

---

Hi again, it's me, Johan... since there was no new addition in 1993, here comes 1994 already!

Trimontis added a madhouse to the Three Mountains Park, along the way from Batoka River Rapids to the North Entrance. It's the second dark ride in the park. Not much more to say about this one, I guess :-)
No new addition in 1995 either, which means, I'm gonna show you the 1996 update in a few days already!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1994_p1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1993_p2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1994: Fort Sansibar (small update)
Post by: mb1.0.2 on July 03, 2012, 06:23 PM
Yay, it's nice to see this back again.  Looks good as always! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1994: Fort Sansibar (small update)
Post by: Mason on July 03, 2012, 06:24 PM
The river rapids look insanely awesome! Looking forward to more, and that video was top notch.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1994: Fort Sansibar (small update)
Post by: cap396 on July 03, 2012, 07:13 PM
You make the best park brochures.  I love this park!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1996: Spinning Barrels (small update)
Post by: Elch on July 04, 2012, 06:45 AM
Hehehe thanks guys :)
It's quite some work with the brochures, and I won't be doing this again with a new park, not in this scale, however I look a lot forward to my next park ;) But before that happens, I'm gonna go all the way until 2012 with Three Mountains! There's a lot more to come ;)
I have a couple of days with hardly anything to do, so here comes the next small update!

---

1995 was another year for the park with no new addition.
In 1996, the park got a new flatride for the Alpine Village: Spinning Barrels!
It's located at the end of the area, on the plateau with the nice view over MayaLand. Here's the update!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1996_p1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1996_p2.jpg)

And here's another postcard from the completed Alpendorf. If you followed my project closely enough, you might get a hint from it, where the next expansion will be ;)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/1996a.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1996: Spinning Barrels (small update)
Post by: dominoes007 on July 04, 2012, 10:37 AM
I love your work with the graphic design. I also think the park is great. But I don't like the ingame supports. (Ignore last comment if you said something earlier on abou not doing supports).
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1996: Spinning Barrels (small update)
Post by: Elch on July 04, 2012, 10:58 AM
Thanks dominoes007, and it's absolutely fine to say that about the supports, and actually I agree, I also don't like the ingame supports.
I might have said it before, but nothing wrong to say it again if I haven't:

I am not a coaster expert (which is admittedly weird for a theme park fan), so I struggle a lot with selecting and placing the right pieces of the CSO supports. I tried it a couple of times but rarely ever was happy with it, so I thought the ingame supports look better even.
This is especially the case with Alpenblitz, which you most likely refer to - Quetzal (the corkscrew) for example is custom supported, as I thought it was easier with that one.

So I will try again in the future with new coasters, and maybe once the park arrived in 2012 I might overwork existing coasters and rides with custom supports. :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1996: Spinning Barrels (small update)
Post by: dominoes007 on July 04, 2012, 01:14 PM
^It's actually pretty simple to do with guesswork. You can just use Weber's Intamin Supports. ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1998: The Storm - introducing "The Great West"
Post by: Elch on July 07, 2012, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the tip! Will try it eventually :)

------

Hey guys it's me again!

"The Storm" came to Three Mountains in 1998, as the first bit of the next themed area: North America ("The Great West")! It will be the 7th "land" of the park... and I can tell you it won't be the last yet.

Now when you look at the last postcard I posted (the one of Spinning Barrels), you can already see the path that's leading to the new area.
So, "The Great West" will be located south of the big lake in MayaLand.
You can see The Storm from the parking area.

Next year, I can say already now, will get one of the biggest rides the park has ever built, so stay tuned! :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1998_p1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1998_p2.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1998: The Storm - introducing "The Great West"
Post by: CGI144 on July 07, 2012, 12:48 PM
I may have possibly said this before but I really enjoy the variety in your park. From the large selection of ride available, to the individual theming of each and every building. This park is really delightful and well thought out, as are your editing skills.

CGI
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1998: The Storm - introducing "The Great West"
Post by: Captain_Rageman on July 07, 2012, 12:55 PM
I can't believe I haven't commented yet. This is an amazing park. The scenery is detailed to perfection. Can't wait to see more wonders in this great park  :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1998: The Storm - introducing "The Great West"
Post by: RCT D! on July 07, 2012, 02:24 PM
Ok, that´s quite cool. The way you present a little and simple flat ride is unique. You turn a flat ride into something special. This is very good and I like your shots!
Title: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: Elch on July 10, 2012, 03:45 PM
Thank you guys very much :)

Before Johan talks a bit about the big additions 1999, I want to add a personal note to this update, especially
the 2nd addition, "Lone Pine Lodge".

It was around 2006 when I began to build "GajaPark", which I also announced back on the official a*a*i forums. This park should have been huge, it should have been presented only once it's open to its little guests. That was scheduled for 2010 from the start. Well, this park never opened.
Around 2008/2009, when I was halfway done with the construction, my pc couldn't take it anymore. It was long before I heard of the multiple core "patch" and the park cleanup tool. In the last minutes where the game would run without crashing every 30 seconds, I finished a building called "Lone Pine Lodge".

It's this one.

What meant to be one of the biggest restaurants in GajaPark, will now be *the* biggest restaurant in Three Mountains Park. Meaning, I managed to save the structure on some point when it didn't crash, and now it stands next to the new major ride that will be revealed a few lines down.
I only had to rebuild a few things because the first version was intersecting with a ride in GajaPark,  I had to build new stairs towards the entrance, also the supports of the terrace are new. Otherwise, it's the original.

I was very happy with the building back in 2008, and I still am 4 years later. It's one of those buildings in RCT3 that just make me feel at home. LOL. And before I get all sentimental, here's Johan ;)

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Hello, here's Johan again....... we came to 1999!
That was quick, huh? In the 90s, Trimontis was having a few years without new additions to Three Mountains Park, but now they got a major new ride.

I want to put it with the words of Theodor Weiss on the opening ceremony:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, after 29 years, Three Mountains Park gets itself a king.
Please welcome...

The King of the Mountains!"



(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1999_p1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1999_p2-1.jpg)

"KOTM" wasn't the only big addition to the park. Next to the station, you can spot a big building, the "Lone Pine Lodge", which is the first proper restaurant in the park.

I have a couple of postcards and photos made by a friend here, but for now I'll only show you the one of the opening ceremony. The other pics will be posted later this week ;) Stay tuned!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp1999-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: BlueSpirit on July 11, 2012, 02:36 AM
that looks like a funny coaster! the supports looks good too, but I think you should delete the ingame supports. that looks a bit strange.
I like the new restaurant, it fits really good with the surroundings :)
keep it up!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: ilikepie on July 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
That looks so beautiful. Can we please download it?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: Elch on July 11, 2012, 10:22 AM
I guess you can download the pictures for your own private use, but not "sell" it as your own work ;)


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Johan again!
Just as promised some postcards from the 1999 season!

View over the North Entrance and MayaLand, with King Of The Mountains in the background:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc2.jpg)

King Of The Mountains, The Storm and Lone Pine Lodge:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc3.jpg)

The KOTM station and a part of the lodge:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc4.jpg)

Again, KOTM and The Storm:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc5.jpg)

King Of The Mountains, first drop and parts of "The Great West":

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc6.jpg)

And finally, "The Great West" by night (and rain):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_pc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: LSP on July 11, 2012, 10:25 AM
i think the wooden coaster would maybe look a bit better if the in game supports were the same colour as your support work, but either way you've still done a really great job!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: JAKool on July 11, 2012, 01:03 PM
For KOTM, it might look better if you used Maylene's Millenium Flyer revamps. They're on the CS Depot.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: Elch on July 11, 2012, 01:19 PM
Cool, thanks.
There are no additions to the park scheduled for 2002, so I already planned to do some overwork then.

My problem with the ingame supports is, with the support cleaners I have, I always get problems with those kind of supports that the game has for the mine coaster, log flume, wooden coaster, etc... the support killers never reach that last bit under the track, so I thought it looks better that way than with that last bit "unkilled".

I know there is a cheat that removes *all* supports in the park but I'm not really too keen on using that...
are there normal support killers that even kill that last bit under the track, for example under a slope?

Sure I should ask this in the "I search an object" thread but thought it fits here rightnow.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: SupremeBordeaux on July 11, 2012, 02:35 PM
Cool, thanks.
There are no additions to the park scheduled for 2002, so I already planned to do some overwork then.

My problem with the ingame supports is, with the support cleaners I have, I always get problems with those kind of supports that the game has for the mine coaster, log flume, wooden coaster, etc... the support killers never reach that last bit under the track, so I thought it looks better that way than with that last bit "unkilled".

I know there is a cheat that removes *all* supports in the park but I'm not really too keen on using that...
are there normal support killers that even kill that last bit under the track, for example under a slope?

Sure I should ask this in the "I search an object" thread but thought it fits here rightnow.

I dont think there are but before you do your terrianforming why don't you use the support killers first. Or you can build a larger support killer, thats what I do  :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: RCT D! on July 11, 2012, 03:53 PM
I think your park is harmonious. The wooden coaster fits very well into the concept of your park and looks very nice. The panorama at night is also not bad. Above all your structures and different buildings are the best of your park. I like it.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: Elch on July 12, 2012, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys. I will work on some of the exisiting supports in my general overwork that's planned for the 2002 season.
For now, Johan is back, but he's got not much to say ;)

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Hello again folks,
As promised, here are some pictures my friend Johnny took in the park back in 1999!
The first picture is from July, so it's basically 13 years old (but doesn't show)... the others are from a visit when he came back to the park around September, where he also could have a spot on the nearly finished new ride for 2000.

View from the Lone Pine Lodge terrace towards the lifthill of KOTM and The Storm:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f1.png)

When Johnny returned to the park in September, he took these pictures.
KOTM coming out of the tunnel, in the background Lone Pine Lodge, and the first signs of the next ride:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f2.png)

He was curious, so he went on KOTM and tried to take a picture of the nearly finished ride from the lifthill...
quite shakey:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f3.png)

The view from the KOTM exit towards the main path in "The Great West".

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f4.png)

Inside the Lone Pine Lodge, at the evening:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f5.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f6.png)

From some of the tables, you can watch parts of the coaster:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f7.png)

And finally late in the evening, a heavy rain fell in the park, his friend and his gf on their way home:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp99_f8.png)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: ilikepie on July 14, 2012, 07:10 AM
I was talking about the park and the pictures. Amazing park but I don't think the storm was even around in the 90's I think they came out in the 2000's, which company built storm because that could also be a factor.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 1999: King Of The Mountains
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2012, 07:44 AM
Well, probably you are right about the actual model it resembles, however, Frisbees have been around since at least the mid 90s. At least I saw one around 1995 ;)
Title: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: Elch on July 14, 2012, 06:09 PM
Sorry for yet another update, but I have time and want to make sure I'm done with the main part of this project by October ;)

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Sooo, here's Johan again. In 2000, Three Mountains Park celebrated its 30th birthday!
Not a lot of this was visible in the park, just the new ride, "Buffalo Express", a cosy train ride through the Wild West.
The park needed a new gentle ride after the last being Fort Sansibar (1994), and the last for children even being decades ago, so it decided to build 2 new children/family orientated rides and a new show in the seasons 2000/2001. The first being Buffalo Express.

For the anniversary edition of the park guide, I was scanning a few more pages than usually.
If you compare it to my old scans, you'll see how big the park became.
I can't wait to visit the park next year myself!

Here's the guide 2000 :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2000_1.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2000_2.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2000_3.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2000_4.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2000_5.png)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: TycoonDude on July 14, 2012, 10:58 PM
I really loved this update seeing the parks history! ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: RCT3Toiy on July 14, 2012, 11:23 PM
Wow I LOVE this park! Do you have any on ride videos of the rides?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: Elch on July 15, 2012, 01:41 AM
Thanks :)
And yep, there are a few on ride clips included in these videos in earlier posts:

1977, "private" video:http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,6775.msg163933.html#msg163933 (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,6775.msg163933.html#msg163933)

1992, official park video:
http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,6775.msg222038.html#msg222038 (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,6775.msg222038.html#msg222038)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: RCT D! on July 15, 2012, 01:47 AM
Awesome presentation of your park. This park has atmosphere! The maps and the storys are interesting to read.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: NGT on July 15, 2012, 11:17 AM
This park is huge! awesome presentation and editing..! It feels like looking at a real park guide :D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: funisfun8 on July 16, 2012, 12:53 PM
Wow, this park is so interesting, so unique, so real. I wanna visit! :w00t: How much USD is in a KR? Great job! But definitely do more family dark rides! I also love your brochure styled presentation! Not sure if this has been asked but may I use some of your postcards a desktop backgrounds? Keep up the good work! :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: Elch on July 16, 2012, 01:47 PM
Awesome presentation of your park. This park has atmosphere! The maps and the storys are interesting to read.

Thank you!

This park is huge! awesome presentation and editing..! It feels like looking at a real park guide :D


Thanks! I am surprised myself I can still build and build without it crashing. Again, need to thank the community here to make it all possible, without you I would have stopped during the construction of Stranded Strangers! haha

Wow, this park is so interesting, so unique, so real. I wanna visit! :w00t: How much USD is in a KR? Great job! But definitely do more family dark rides! I also love your brochure styled presentation! Not sure if this has been asked but may I use some of your postcards a desktop backgrounds? Keep up the good work! :up:

Thank you very much :)
I actually have no idea how much USD a KR would be, since it's located in an imaginary country in central Europe, I wanted to avoid using Deutsche Mark, Euros or any existing currency.. so conversion is a problem now ;) I guess, judged by the entrance fee, 40 KR should be around 20 US$, so yeah, 2:1 I guess.
Family dark rides: I wish!! So far we have the ghost ride ("The Fate of the Stranded Strangers") and the madhouse - agreed not really family dark rides, and the new Buffalo Express and the old Enchanted Road are open air rides.
A problem I have with RCT3 is that it doesn't offer a large variety of animated scenes, which are essential for darkrides... the options for being creative there are very limited, apart of the scary and some adventure scenes. Also, those rides don't attract a lot of peeps, sadly. My "Romantic River" (not heavily themed though) has hardly any riders.

However, a new gentle dark ride is planned for the next themed area (2005), and you just inspired me to make it a family-friendly one!

Finally, of course you are allowed to download my pictures to use it for your own private purpose, i.e. use it as your desktop backgrounds. I feel honoured and blushing a bit because I think there are some other projects here on the site that are a lot more wallpaper-worthy :D Thank you for asking this!

@ everyone:
I tried to download Maylene's Millennium Flyers for KOTM, but it seems the link is broken?

Stay tuned, new updates soon :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: djF on July 16, 2012, 02:47 PM
So glad this is returned, I remember it, I commented and  I can repeat this is really great !
I like every area of this, the themes are well executed, great buildings and rides.. It is also quite huge!
The accommodation buildings near the entrance have a very nice architecture, I kinda see some minor inspiration from Europa Park ? I'm wrong?
To end , the main strength which enhances all the park, is its presentation with these brochures..a real touch! Like other have already said is like I am reading real brochures from existing parks! I like this kind of approach when presenting parks, it's something I sometime do with some projects of mine *.
I read on previous posts that you are a designer for job, * I can say we work on the same marketplace!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2001: The Great West - completed
Post by: Elch on July 17, 2012, 08:47 AM
Thank you, djF!
It's actually only one hotel, Marina Star... the "lodge" is only a restaurant. I could turn it into a hotel, since it's already themed as a hotel with a "Hotel" sign even, but that would mean I had to give up the high ceiling in the restaurant that I quite like. The latter is actually a bit inspired by the Old Faithful Lodge in Yellostone N.P. that I visited as a child (old memories!!!), but in general, an inspiration from Europa Park can't be denied at all, since it's the park that I visited the most in my life, it's my home park so to say :D

Initially, when I put down the first ideas of the park, there was just the hotel Marina Star as entrance "area" plus the Port Of Fun area behind the entrance. When I decided I'll import the lodge from my former park to TMP, and found the place for it next to KOTM, I finally thought "now this looks a bit like Europa Park" :D

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Hey it's Johan again :)

2001 saw the completion of the Great West area, with the "Rocky Mountains Theater", a kiddie flat ride "Rodeo", a saloon with food stalls, a new information and the new ATM building.
The end of this corner within the KOTM track is actually very close to the parking place, you can see the roof of Marina Star from there!

Guide 2001:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp01_p1.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp01_p2.png)


Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: funisfun8 on July 17, 2012, 09:00 AM
I've always thought that rodeo ride looked stupid but you made it fit AMAZINGLY!
Love the wild west zone! Question What is in the theater? Will you be doing your update in more depth for 2012?
or will 2012 just be a normal update and then you drop the park? Just curious if your continuing past 2012?
Sorry for all the Q & A. Keep up the good work!  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: funisfun8 on July 17, 2012, 09:01 AM
P.S. I set the wallpapers!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: Elch on July 17, 2012, 09:11 AM
Hahaha great, thanks, cool to hear you like it!
The only thing that can be revealed for 2012 is what Johan said before... that he will visit the park later this year (= 2012) ;) But in general, I can say, the updates will be more in-depth in the whole 2000's decade, there are some things to look forward to. Unless my computer strikes because of the size of it all, but I have backup plans for such a situation ;)

The theater is just the Wild West Show, that I built a building around.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2000: 30 Years Anniversary
Post by: funisfun8 on July 17, 2012, 09:28 AM
Cool! Can't wait!
Title: Three Mountains Park - 2002: "Day & Night", Part 1: The Great West
Post by: Elch on July 20, 2012, 12:13 PM
Hello again people, it's Johan again!

No new addition came to Three Mountains in 2002, but a lot was done, and a LOT happened.
2002 saw minor changes on many points in the park. Supports were changed, new signs and maps were placed, some vegetation and theming was changed or added on some places.
In 2002, also a new series of merchandise got launched in the park's shops:

"Three Mountains Park - Day & Night",

which are small books of each area with high quality photos from daytime and nighttime.
The aim is to show pictures also from places, where the common visitor is not able to be, like a mountain top or beyond the fences, but also some classic "public" vista points.

Not all areas came out at once, in 2002 there were only one book of "The Great West", and one book of "Alpendorf", other books would come out in later years.

So for 2002, I don't have a brochure for you, but scans from the photo book.. I will do that in one go for each book, meaning "Alpendorf" will be shown another time. Also, I will give some interesting info in between the pics. Here we go!!!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw1-1.jpg)

This is how the visitor first encounters "The Great West", coming down the path from the Spinning Barrels on the edge of Alpendorf. To the right, you can see "Sweet Street", where you can get the best and most varied sweets in the whole park... and behind you can see the first drop of King Of The Mountains.
To the left, you would have a breathtaking sight over the lake in MayaLand, but that's kept for a later update!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw2.jpg)

The centre hill of KOTM, with the swinging "Storm" above the main path. As you can see, there are new trains for the coaster, but not only that: Trimontis exchanged the WHOLE track to make it slightly smoother. The new KOTM feels fantastic to ride I heard. Trimontis also ran a unique advertising campaign in this summer to get even more people into this corner of the park: Teenagers had 6 weeks of free entrance. Both things led to an unexpected growth of visitor numbers... within a short time, the park's visitors reached the factor of 3!
This made it the most visited park in the whole of Europe. Since that day, the park, especially near the main entrance, was absolutely packed, and it would stay like this long beyond the special weeks ended. The advertisement brought a huge, permanent visitor growth.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw3.jpg)

Taking the way to the right behind the point where KOTM runs over the main path, you are reaching the newest area in the park, where the Rodeo ride, the saloon and the new information and bank are located.
Also, from there (the photographer took the picture from the KOTM track), you get this amazing view of the lifthill.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw4.jpg)

King of the Mountains - the queue. Main path outside the 2nd row of arches. In the background, there's a piece of track of KOTM, the entrance to the Lone Pine Lodge and the Buffalo Express:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw5.jpg)

The stairs lead to the restaurant, in the background you can spot the station of Buffalo Express.

View from the restaurant's terrace in autumn:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw6.jpg)

This much for the daytime photos, now some nighttime shots!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw7.jpg)

Again, view from the KOTM track near Rodeo, towards KOTM's first drop and The Storm.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw8.jpg)

View of the Lodge terrace by night...

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw9.jpg)

Lone Pine Lodge by night, the Rocky Mountains Theatre on the right side in the background.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw10-1.jpg)

This photo was taken at the entrance to the Rodeo area (Sheriff = Information)...

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw11.jpg)

Rodeo, Saloon, KOTM by night...

and one last picture, taken from the other side of the lake, probably from Tikal in MayaLand:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_gw12.jpg)

That's it for now, watch out for the Alpendorf update soon ;)












Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2002: "Day & Night", Part 1: The Great West
Post by: Universal Park on July 20, 2012, 12:45 PM
You need to be the Headliner for the WA. I love this project from pg1-7. I also like how you just put the wooden support on the outside of the coaster. Clever idea!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2002: "Day & Night", Part 1: The Great West
Post by: djF on July 20, 2012, 01:18 PM
Great update as always Elch !
The first two pictures and the the last one are my favourites, the rustic themed environment surrounded by dense greenery give me a nice feeling!
Keep up can't wait for more!
This is really a big project, congratz for keeping at it :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2002: "Day & Night", Part 2: Alpendorf
Post by: Elch on July 22, 2012, 08:03 AM
Thanks Universal Park and djF :)
It's true, the park really got a visitors boom in 2002, where I crossed the 5000 visitors mark for the first time since I play this game. I had to close the park temporarily to give my computer a break, and the crashes become more regularily... but I'm confident I'll be able to go all the way as planned with it!

------

Hey guys, it's Johan again!
As promised, I now have the photos of the book "Day & Night - Alpendorf" for you.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad01.jpg)

Coming from the Great West, this is the first bit of Alpendorf. The Alpenblitz coaster has its "middle" lifthill there, before it leads down to its final segment behind the Spinning Barrels (at the left edge).
Following the path under the lifthill, you will reach the actual Alpendorf behind the tower with the red roof.
Of course, the tall tower here is "Three Mountains Tower", which belongs to Port of Fun.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad02.jpg)

The station building of Alpenblitz, with a bit of the Wellenflieger carousel on the left edge.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad03.jpg)

Here you can clearly see it: Alpenblitz not only got new supports, the track was also recoloured for the 2002 season! Another perspective:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad04.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad05.jpg)

This is the curve close to MayaLand (you can see the palms already). The park added some rocks, and there's also some trunks above and under the track, a new gimmick for Alpenblitz.

Of course, we can't forget about the Minigolf. In the background, you can see Quetzal (MayaLand) in the corkscrew!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad06.jpg)

In nighttime, coming from the central square around Three Mountains Tower, you have this first view of Alpendorf: (the top of El Condor in MayaLand can be seen too)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad07.jpg)

Turning to the right, you're in the buzz of Alpendorf (its beer garden is still the most popular gastronomy in the park):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad08.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad09.jpg)

This one is taken from the slopes of the northern mountain. And this one from the summit of the southeastern one:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad10.jpg)

Spinning Barrels, Alpenblitz and other parts of Alpendorf, as seen from somewhere in the supports of KOTM:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad011.jpg)

And..... it's becoming a tradition!
The last shot, again, as seen from MayaLand:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp_dn_ad012.jpg)

Watch out, a big new ride is around the corner for the 2003 season! Hints will follow. Here's the first:

~
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2002: "Day & Night", Part 2: Alpendorf
Post by: funisfun8 on July 22, 2012, 11:21 AM
Maybe I'm being to logical but is the new ride something about a tidlewave?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: First (short) radio teaser
Post by: Elch on July 24, 2012, 03:04 AM
Nope :)

Here's a veeery short clip from early March 2003, they had this as a first teaser in the radio commercials.

http://soundcloud.com/polarelch/2003radio (http://soundcloud.com/polarelch/2003radio)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: First (short) radio teaser
Post by: smirfy on July 26, 2012, 02:56 AM
Ive been reading park threads on here for a few years now and have never posted on anything but thought your effort on this project deserved a post so i registered just to say incredible work!  :) i love your presentation style and the development of your themeing in the park as been inspiring to watch! Cant wait to see you finish this park completely!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: First (short) radio teaser
Post by: Markus Lomberg on July 26, 2012, 03:30 AM
A fantastic park and a great presentation! :up: I am looking forward to see what the new big ride will be.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: TV teaser
Post by: Elch on July 26, 2012, 01:22 PM
smirfy: Wow, that's really cool to hear!! Thank you! :-)

Markus: Thank you! I wouldn't be able to do all this without the park cleanup tool, so I take the chance to thank you for your contribution there :)

....

So guys, no big words, just this, the tv ad from march 2003:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20hGbZ5Xr4A
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: TV teaser
Post by: funisfun8 on July 28, 2012, 11:26 AM
OMG! A snake! Snakes creep me out.  :P But I'm sure it's going to be an EPIC ride!
Wikipedia page for Boomslang: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomslang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomslang) Just in case you wanted to know more.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: Elch on July 29, 2012, 10:54 AM
Hello here's Johan with the new update!
Africa Adventure got another big ride, making it more or less complete.
Finally, enough with teasers, here's the updated pages of the guide 2003.
More photos of Africa Adventure and obviously Boomslang will follow!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp03_p1.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp03_p2.png)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: CGI144 on July 29, 2012, 11:32 AM
Wow that looks great! I love a good coaster (shame I have never been that good at making them)
An awesome ride for an awesome park.
Good job!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: gcii2011 on July 29, 2012, 01:12 PM
Wow, this has come so far! It looks great, of course, and I love the new "Africa Adventure"! Boomslang looks great and I love the name, you continue to impress me. I'll be watching for more!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: NGT on July 29, 2012, 09:53 PM
Those night shots are marvelous!
Africa Adventure is huge! from the overview, I'm really looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: funisfun8 on August 01, 2012, 11:55 AM
Are you planning to do a POV of boomslang because that would be AWESOME!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Boomslang
Post by: SupremeBordeaux on August 01, 2012, 12:11 PM
Elch your amazing. Your park building skills and your photoshop skills are topnotch!! Love it.  :love:
Title: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Day & Night - Africa Adventure
Post by: Elch on August 08, 2012, 07:50 AM
CGI144: Thank you! I tried my best! Hehe

gcii2011: Thank you! Been on the park for over a year now, seriously also can't wait for a new project ;)

NGT: Thanks :-) Hope you enjoy the pics down there!

IEI89: hmmmm you will find out in a later update ;)

OFGAMEKING: Thank you very much! Not using Photoshop, but Corel PhotoPaint does a very good job too :)

------------

Hey it's Johan again!

In 2003, after Boomslang came to the park, Trimontis released a new book of the "Day & Night" series: Africa Adventure!

Coming from Mystery Cove, you will first encounter this stone fish fountain:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa01.jpg)

View over the same square (Savanna Terrace) towards TopSpin:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa02.jpg)

Across the bridge towards Batoka River Rapids. On right hand, the main pathway towards the Boomslang queue and the North entrance:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa03.jpg)

In the queue of Batoka River Rapids, with Boomslang "flying" by:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa04.jpg)

No visitor ever gets to where this picture was taken: The top of the cave of Batoka River Rapids!
View towards Boomslang and the waterfalls section of the rapids:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa05.jpg)

The park's north entrance, with the bridge where Boomslang "dives" through:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa06.jpg)

Close to this place, we have the Wirbelwind, next to the lifthill of Boomslang:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa07.jpg)

The plateau in the "Boomslang Valley" works as exit area of the coaster. People get to and from there via a suspension bridge. To the right: The Boomslang station (the coaster is having a flyby there too).

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa08.jpg)

The entrance of Boomslang!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa09.jpg)

In the queue:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa10.jpg)

Fort Sansibar, the mad house:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa11.jpg)

And finally, one more night shot of Boomslang and the plateau. Under it, there's a cave, the last bit of Boomslang, before it returns to the station.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_aa12.jpg)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Day & Night - Africa Adventure
Post by: Eagleneck on August 08, 2012, 08:21 AM
Wow, what a wonderful park is this!
Every update is top-notch. You pay so much attention to your editing and to your lay-out.
Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2003: Day & Night - Africa Adventure
Post by: smirfy on August 10, 2012, 05:01 PM
Once again great update :) I love the story this has had and its a shame you said before that ur only going to 2012 :( what rock set are you using by the way?
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: Elch on September 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
Hello everyone!

I have been away for some weeks cos I was too busy to do a proper update, but I try to get back to the park now... for today, there's no new ride or brochure, but again some new pictures of one of the themed areas!

Eagleneck: Thank you!

smirfy: Thanks... the rock set is Weber's Stone Creations.. very sorry for the late reply!

Now let Johan talk... and I really hope I can come back with a new update soon, as I currently struggle a bit with the next addition to the park... this takes much more time and thoughts than expected, as not a lot of space is left.

..........

Hey it's Johan again!

In 2004, there was no new addition to the park, but there was a new book of the "Day & Night" series. This time, it was all about the Oriental Valley with one of the park's major favourite rides, Maharaja Mine!

Here we go!

Entering the Oriental Valley:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov01_zps209e555a.jpg)

Crazy Tea Ride:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov02_zpsee2f0995.jpg)

Now some shots of Maharaja Mine:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov03_zps08250a82.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov04_zpsc5e45fd7.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov05_zps82856f14.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov06_zps559e9e61.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov07_zps532f31e1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov08_zps385d3ed5.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov09_zps3953c348.jpg)

A passage with very tasty food stands:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov10_zps767b9d23.jpg)

Some of the houses, with the high roof of the Maharaja Mine station in the background:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov11_zps79b6548d.jpg)

... and finally one of the most popular views on the park, Oriental Valley by night!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ov12_zps1a0925e3.jpg)

That's all for now!



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: RCT D! on September 22, 2012, 05:22 PM
Great area! The last shot is impressive. There are so many details and a great atmosphere. Very good!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: cyberwaveIT on September 23, 2012, 02:32 AM
Thanks for the great update!  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: meeko120103 on September 23, 2012, 03:45 AM
Your Nightshot Picture is fantastic!  :love:

Very nice themeing in Oriental Valley (and the other lands of course).

Can't wait to see more  :drool:

BTW I love your park map idea!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: Universal Park on September 23, 2012, 09:47 AM
Your work is mind blowing! This has really inspired me to play again. I would love to do trip report for this park. I wish this was real. 
 :love:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: Berlin87 on September 23, 2012, 10:14 AM
Very inspiring park! You are truly good with theming
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2004: Day & Night - Oriental Valley
Post by: leonidas on September 23, 2012, 01:57 PM
Wow, still amazing!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: Elch on September 24, 2012, 06:16 AM
Wow thanks everyone for your comments... it means a lot to me!
And yeah I wish the park was real too (as so many other great parks here on SGW!)

Things are a bit tricky with the park at the moment, but I am trying my best!

-------

Hey it's Johan!
"Ísland" was the last new area that opened in Three Mountains Park, back in 2005! So far there's only one ride, the family darkride "Northern Light Cruise".
Of course, the new area is all about Icelandic houses, geysers and vikings, but the biggest sight in the new land is the big smoking volcano. There is a deep secret world laying under its surface, still sleeping, but ready to be explored in 2006...

Ah well, here's the 2005 brochure!
 
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2005a_zps3cc06f25.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2005b_zps6091571f.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: JAKool on September 24, 2012, 04:19 PM
Looks good! I think it'd be better, though, if you either submerge the flume or use Image's (I think) Flume Covers.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: Elch on September 27, 2012, 06:40 PM
Thanks! I can submerge it? I never knew that, is there a cheat?  :drool:
I might add a flume cover, but it's just a (very dark) darkride, and one won't see much of the track while on the ride.
Maybe later, for the "Day & Night" photo update about Iceland, when it comes out. :)

So, nothing to show as a new update for now, but the park is working heavily on the new ride.

Johan: "It was the first time in the park's history, that the construction of one new ride took a whole year! In this summer of 2005, visitors to the new Icelandic area saw more cranes than geysers... this is gonna change soon!"

 
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: iAP on September 27, 2012, 06:43 PM
Clever idea with the Northern Lights Cruise. It's a very creative ride idea, would have never thought of it in a place. I feel like you could do a little bit more variation in the structure for Solubuo, but otherwise it's a lovely addition. :) Nicely done, and the editing is really cool.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: RCT-Spanky on September 28, 2012, 10:35 AM
In some parts I think I have seen something similar a few years ago in a park called "Spanky's World"  :whistling:, but your park is a lot better than my old one. And it's great to see some objects from my "Spanky's World" Set in your Alpine Village. Keep it up!!! :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: teaser picture
Post by: Elch on September 30, 2012, 05:31 PM
IAProductions: Thank you! Will have a look at Sölubuð again :)

RCT-Spanky: Hey, great to read you here! And thank you for your contribution to the CSO world!

---------

Hey guys it's Johan, just for a teaser that the park promoted their next ride with across the country, from january 2006 on. You can also see the flume, Boomslang and Maharaja Mine in the background.

Will upload the brochure scans tomorrow!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/teaser2006.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2005: Ísland / Northern Light Cruise
Post by: Tomes on September 30, 2012, 05:32 PM
Well I am eagerly awaiting whatever eagerly awaits me.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: teaser picture
Post by: BlueSpirit on October 01, 2012, 07:53 AM
looks cool! can't wait to see more :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: teaser picture
Post by: Metrea on October 01, 2012, 09:00 AM
that looks soo crazy i anticipate more
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: teaser picture
Post by: AussieMine on October 01, 2012, 12:13 PM
This is really inspiring me to begin my own park when I can get a copy of RCT3 again.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Post by: Elch on October 01, 2012, 01:32 PM
Thanks everyone :)

----

Hey guys it's Johan again!
How to begin... 2006 brought the most spectacular ride to Three Mountains in the park's history. The construction took a whole year, a LOT of money was spent, and all this despite the fact that this new water coaster is the track ride with the shortest ride time in the park!

The new Iceland area now became the home of the most amazing adventure that ever started in Iceland: The Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Here's the brochure!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp06_p1.png)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp06_p2.png)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2006: Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth
Post by: markysharky17 on October 01, 2012, 02:56 PM
Very neat!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2007: Day & Night - MayaLand
Post by: Elch on October 03, 2012, 11:22 AM
Thanks!

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Hey it's Johan!
Big news: I have booked my first ever trip to Three Mountains Park!!!
I will go there in November, and I look forward to take some pictures and videos for you! I have a lot to do before that, but I'll try to show you all the brochures and official pictures of the years 2007 to 2012 in the meantime.

2007 didn't bring any new ride to Three Mountains Park - understandable, after the year of Snæfell.
Among visitors and experts, the expensive ride has raised both, praise and criticism. Everyone agrees that it has a lot to offer for the eye, but critics say the ride goes by way too quick, and that it's too fast to enjoy the theming.
Also, many don't like the big halls that were built on this end of the park, breaking with the park's otherwise gentle landscaping and theming. However, they were necessary to host the darkrides that were built in the most recent years...

Before we're back on Ísland for 2008, here's what they came up with in 2007: A new photo book of the "Day & Night" series.... the MayaLand edition!

Coming from Alpendorf, the visitor first spots the lake with the boats, and the corkscrews of Quetzal:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml01.jpg)

Where to go?

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml02.jpg)

We're going left... towards the big drop of Tikal:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml03.jpg)

Smaller drop... with Tikal's station at the bottom right:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml04.jpg)

There are lots of food stands located behind the exit of Tikal.
A document about HOW busy this spot in the park is (Elch's note: the park has way over 5000 visitors at this point):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml05.jpg)

Far away from that chaos, as seen from the North American themed area:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml06.jpg)

And some more night shots:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml07.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml08.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml09.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml10.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml11.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_ml12.jpg)

That's it for now.... only a few weeks left until I am actually there!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: High pressure
Post by: Elch on October 06, 2012, 05:20 AM
(only Johan talking today)

Things go quick these days! Here are the relevant scans of the 2008 park guide:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2008a-1.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2008b-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: High Pressure
Post by: xcsx1015 on October 06, 2012, 06:43 AM
Wow.. great landscape with amazing High Pressure. I'm looking forward to see how you will develop this park :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: High Pressure
Post by: BlueSpirit on October 06, 2012, 09:21 AM
I fully agree with xcsx! the landscaping and all the decor around it are great!
keep it up :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: High Pressure
Post by: smirfy on October 06, 2012, 11:55 AM
So glad u decided to continue with this park, would have been a shame to see it unfinished :) loving the idea for the new ride, great addition to the park :) and thanks for getting back to me on those rocks, i managed to find them in the end whilst u were away but thanks anyways!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: "Day & Night": Ísland
Post by: Elch on October 08, 2012, 05:09 AM
Thank you guys!

------

Hey it's Johan! I am so excited, as my first ever visit to Three Mountains Park is getting closer and closer!
I am happy that I managed to get my trip booked before the park closes for the winter break. And no, I don't know either why I chose November for the visit, but the weather is still very mild in Engmany then.

The Icelandic area was completed with the addition of "High Pressure", so Three Mountains Park released a new photo book about Ísland:

Snæfell lifthill / volcano, and High Pressure, as seen from the direction of Mystery Cove:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is01.jpg)

Of course, in an Icelandic area, you need houses with grass roofs, a viking ship, a geyser and a waterfall:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is02.jpg)

The drop in Northern Light Cruise:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is03.jpg)

"Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth" - The station...

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is04.jpg)

mushrooms, dimetrodons and the lindenbrook sea, before the visitors enter Atlantis:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is05.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is06.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is07.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is08.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is09.jpg)

The facades that cover the halls of "Northern Light Cruise" and "Snæfell":

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is10.jpg)

The waterfall with the blue lagoon (Bláa Lonið):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is11.jpg)

And one more shot that shows the space shot "High Pressure", the gift shop "Sölubuð" and the passage that connects Ísland with Mystery Cove:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp_dn_is12.jpg)


That's it for now, I'll be back very soon with sad news from April 2008! :(



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: Elch on October 10, 2012, 02:15 AM
Just this...

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/newspaper2008.jpg)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: Elch on October 11, 2012, 03:37 PM
Sorry, I sadly can't do the next update that quickly, so that was the last update for some weeks now as I won't have the time for RCT3 until early November.  :'(
I hope I can get back to the park then, as I really want to begin a new park soon  :P
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: CGI144 on October 11, 2012, 04:07 PM
I love it when people convert all their old buildings.
It is a shame to see the hotel leave as it was actually quite classy in its early years but am very glad to see parts of it staying and the new entrance scheme certainly sounds intriguing.

Also glad you have not just focused all your attention on just adding rides and coasters.

As many often say, Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: Greg! on November 20, 2012, 05:42 AM
I really love the layout/feel/design of this park!  It is one of my favorites....Great name too!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: austinweister on November 20, 2012, 08:32 PM
This park is incredible! I love it!  :w00t: :yes:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: Elch on November 23, 2012, 06:22 PM
Thank you CGI144, Greg and austinweister :)

I am happy that I have found some time for the park again and I am nearly done with the next big update. Might be online some time this weekend.
However, the story about Johan's plans to visit the park in this November 2012 might have to be rewritten... I might make use of some artistic freedom there ;) Before that, you'll get to see what happened in the past 3 years, 2009-2011!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2008: Goodbye to a classic
Post by: PandaCoasters on November 23, 2012, 06:31 PM
Yes  ;D It's back!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: New Glory! Reopening day with new main entrance
Post by: Elch on November 27, 2012, 05:26 AM
Thanks :)

It took a long time to work on this... but now Three Mountains Park is back!
I will do four separate updates about the season 2009, which will be spread over the next days, beginning... now!

----

Hey people, it's Johan here! ... bad news first: I had to cancel my trip to Three Mountains Park, because I got ill :(
Now the park is closed for the winter break... so I try to book a trip in March! I can't wait, too bad...
Now on to the good news: that gives me the time to show you all the remaining material that I have from the park!

In 2009, the Hotel Marina Star is history, but the building remains and got revamped and transformed into the main gates. The spectacular new entrance area was a reason enough for the national newspaper, Engmany Today, to report on the reopening day... not only on paper, but also online (will copy and paste that one later)!

So here's what I have scanned for you from the 2nd March 2009:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/newspaper2009a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/newspaper2009b.jpg)

As I said, stay tuned... the longer report on the reopening day will follow :)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: New Glory! Reopening day with new main entrance
Post by: cyberwaveIT on November 27, 2012, 12:15 PM
Nice update & superb editing! It does give one the feeling of reading from a newspaper.  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: New Glory! Reopening day with new main entrance
Post by: Greg! on November 27, 2012, 03:16 PM
That logo on top of the ticket booths is fantastic!!  Great entrance plaza!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: New Glory! Reopening day with new main entrance
Post by: Twisted on November 27, 2012, 06:29 PM
Wow did read true all the pages and iam stunned :D
The presentation is just great and I love the park maps you did make.
Also the park got a great atmosphere going on.
The theming is nice done and I would love to ride that woodie!

Big tumbs up :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: New Glory! Reopening day with new main entrance
Post by: Berlin87 on November 28, 2012, 12:40 AM
Fine looking park, Elch! Really like the entrance plaza: it's big, spacious and just how an entrance should look like. Great!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - Part 1
Post by: Elch on November 28, 2012, 07:15 AM
Thanks :)

Greg!, I am really happy you like it, it's the first CSO I ever made and used in a park!

SO.. further up I said I'd do the 2009 season in four updates, which is a bit wrong I guess, since I just have SO many pictures that I want to show. I already had a hard time narrowing it down to the best ones or necessary ones for explanations. So I will now let Johan post what he found online in the fantasy world he lives in, but he'll do that in more steps than planned ;)

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Hey hey it's Johan again!
The newspaper's online report on the reopening day was just SO long that I need to do it in 5 parts all over today. I really hope you don't mind!!

The entrance fee reached a new all-time-high being 59 kr for an adult. Since Engmany didn't join the Euro, I'll have to give you an idea... it's about 45 Euros / 58 US Dollars.

So here we go... I just copy and pasted what "Engmany Today Online" wrote and embedded their pictures :)

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PART 1

Dear readers!
My name is Fred Finkel, I'm ETO's reporter at the big Reopening Day of Three Mountains Park.
Let me write about my experiences and show you some photos of that day, including some photos from places where the normal visitors won't ever get to. Thanks for the park to give me access to these points, be it some ride's roof, or one of the.. well, three mountains!

My morning began with the normal visitors, who were excited to be the first to step on the new entrance plaza:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_01.jpg)

Three Mountains Tower was already doing a test, as it is often quite a problematic ride.
I had the unique chance to install a camera on the roof of the new entrance building (former Hotel Marina Star), to document the arrival of the first visitors on the new plaza.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_02.jpg)

The gates are now at what used to be the Hotel Restaurant, just a year ago, people would still sleep above this gate. There was already a small queue at the turnstiles, when I came there.
I could have also posted some photos of the new Bistro and the Service facilities at the plaza, but my space here is rather limited!
So let's go through that gate for the first time ever.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_03.jpg)

Finally behind the gates, I saw impressed and happy faces everywhere. People didn't trust their eyes, upon asking them, I was often told they can not believe how much this area changed during the winter break.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_04.jpg)

Impressed was the word of the day there! Some die-hard TMP fans were angry in their nostalgia towards the former entrance area, but the most fans said they love their park now even more. Max (in the photo, to the left) from the near Westburg said: "It's absolutely amazing to come here today, to experience what is like a new birth of the park." We must check our calendars, the park is exactly 39 years old!

So I turned to the right, spotted the Enchanted Road which got an expansion, since the old restaurant behind the fountain was demolished in the winter.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_05.jpg)

And now I saw one of the reasons why all these changes happened: The new connecting path to North America with its wooden coaster "King of the Mountains".

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09a_06.jpg)

There you can also see the brand new monorail "Park Explorer" and the building of the sweets stands and the new souvenir store, which I will introduce at a later point.

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So much for now, stay tuned for more reports of the Reopening Day 2009!




Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - part 2
Post by: Elch on November 28, 2012, 09:21 AM
PART 2

After an hour or so in the park, I decided to walk back to the ticket booths, to see how things are going there. Despite it began raining cats and dogs, lots of people still came to visit the reopened park.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_01.jpg)

Back in the park, back to see happy faces everywhere. Montibear is happy as well, not only is his park back in full glory, now he finally has a name. After 39 years, he still manages to entertain the guests, and make them smile even in the most shitty weather.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_02.jpg)

I didn't want to walk to my next destination, so I took the new Park Explorer monorail from the Main Entrance towards the North Entrance. Along with the revamping of the entrance area, also the North Entrance got some minor changes. The biggest being the second station of the new PE:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_03.jpg)

It's an incredibly smooth - and dry - ride. Perfect to warm up on a rainy day, as this one seemed to be by that time of the day. One great addition to the park, and you get to see the most of it while you ride it!

So the North Entrance got 2 small versions of that new fancy park sign:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_04.jpg)

Still bad weather. The advert you see here is for the "Festival of Fire", announced for the 1st of July and celebrated in the Icelandic Area.

Behind the gates of the North Entrance, you see the toilet building got a revamp, and the other building now serves as the entrance for the Park Explorer's north station.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_05.jpg)

The sun came out for a bit, so park director Theodor Weiss gave me access to the roof of one of the halls of "Tikal", so I can have my photo of the PE station "North Entrance / Africa Adventure".
It's a bit confusing, I'm in MayaLand, but the station seems to belong to Africa.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09b_06.jpg)

Now I feel like it's gonna be a long day, but I do enjoy it!
In the next part, read about how life returns to Three Mountains Park.

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: CGI144 on November 28, 2012, 10:21 AM
Fantastic Elch! I am really liking this and I love how you converted the hotel to a main entrance. I always like a bit of change as the same old stuff can get a little tired after a while. I think the entrance area now looks tons better.
Well done!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Elch on November 28, 2012, 11:51 AM
Thanks CGI144 :))

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PART 3

I left the North Entrance station of the Park Explorer, and decided to walk through the park a bit, before I get to have my lunch together with park director Theodor Weiss in the new restaurant "The Station". But before, time for a small walk around the park.

It began to rain again around the North Entrance area (new lamps!):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_02.jpg)

Most people were hiding in places that have a roof, and with all their umbrellas and wet hair and clothes etc, I didn't want to take much photos of them.
I was properly dressed with my Engmany Today reporter jacket, and when I walked towards The Great West, the weather finally began to become friendly again.

I got access to a roof of the wild west village, to get this perfect shot of the new Park Explorer. Below the track, you can see the new connection path towards the main entrance in the background.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_01.jpg)

On that path, you first pass the "Sweet Street", a couple of stands with delicious but not very healthy "stuff", to avoid the word "food".

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_03.jpg)

Lots of great souvenirs in the "Central Store", where I was not allowed to take any pictures from inside.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_04.jpg)

As far as I could see, the new volume of the photo book series "Day & Night" was about to be delivered, they also had a fancy t-shirt "I mastered the Boomslang". If you collect stamps from all kind of stamp machines in the park, you now get a trophy saying "I conquered Three Mountains Park". You can also let your ride snapshot souvenirs be sent digitally to the store, from any ride that has this service, and then pick up your printed photo here before you leave the park.

Before I met Theodor Weiss for lunch, I took a detour towards the extended "Enchanted Road". On my way,
I took this photo for you.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_05.jpg)

Until half a year ago, at the slope of this now so-called "Station Mountain", there was the station of the former Park Explorer, which has nothing to do with the new and much bigger and more modern version of it. In the beginning of Three Mountains Park, it was not even a monorail, but a small train which brought the people through enclosures with grizzly bears. Do you remember? It's LONG ago.
Now, "Station Hill" is ready to await what the future might bring to it.

I was quite late, and didn't want to lose any time, so I didn't go all the way to the tower, but got this shot, which shows the new station of the Enchanted road. Until last year, this was one of the busiest places in the park, with hundreds of people always trying to grab something to eat. Lately, it wasn't nice to spend some time here. Now, it is again.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09c_06.jpg)

And now I had to hurry up to meet Theodor Weiss for lunch in one of the new food places!
More about that in the next part of my report.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Elch on November 28, 2012, 02:09 PM
PART 4

Now that was tasty. Pizza Chicken, and a damn good local beer.

"The Station" is the new first class restaurant in Three Mountains Park:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_01.jpg)

It combines self-service and served dining, as well as modern design and classic elements.
You can also book it for birthday parties, weddings and club events, etc... same goes to the Lone Pine Lodge in the American area by the way.

The stands where you can get steak, pizza, burgers and other tasty food are located under the track of the new monorail, you can actually watch the trains arriving when you look through the glass roof.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_02.jpg)

I myself, as mentioned before, got me a pizza.
So Mister Weiss and me first walked by this corner of the restaurant, which features 3 posters of the new Park Explorer:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_03.jpg)

...and then took a seat in the director's "own" table. At least this place in the restaurant is always reserved for Theodor Weiss.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_04.jpg)

There, we also met a reporter of Radio Blue Valley, a representative of the local tourism business, a member of the Trimontis management and the head of the park's own fanclub. We all had a good talk and got to learn, that the park will open a new roller coaster for the 40th years anniversary in 2010.

The restaurant is really very stylish, I wish I could show you more photos, but I am limited here. It's decorated with 12 posters of various train stations from all over the world. And did I say yet that the food is very tasty?

Around 15:30 we finally left The Station and now moved towards the new café which is called "Old Marina Star", as a homage to the former hotel. We had a good coffee there. I can say, that the food got a lot better in the park in recent years.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_05.jpg)

Inside of Old Marina Star Café, there is a self-service area and three different seating areas (one isn't in the picture). You get to choose between comfortable armchairs or more basic chairs on the gallery. Take a close look at the posters on the walls, they should hit your nostalgia nerves!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento09d_06.jpg)

It became late, past 17:30, so I left the group, went back to my car, and got my other camera for the dark.

Watch out for my night shots, in the 5th and last part!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Elch on November 28, 2012, 03:49 PM
PART 5

I walked back to the park, and another time I took the PE monorail to the North Entrance.
A friendly guy from the park staff awaited me already, to give me access to that roof of Tikal that I stood on earlier today already.

I understood why I should take a picture from there: To show the lifthill of Boomslang and the PE north station by night!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_01.jpg)

I walked further down the north path through Africa Adventure, took a ride on Batoka River Rapids where I had the chance to take a snapshot of the new Park Explorer:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_02.jpg)

My further way led me to Mystery Cove. The park was already feeling a bit empty, which seemed just normal for a day in early March. It wasn't very warm.
"Forgotten Ship" finally got a new sign over the winter break...

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_03.jpg)

...and The Fate of the Stranded Strangers is still one scary ride from inside, and gorgeous to look at from the outside.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_04.jpg)

Now I had my first chance to walk through the rather new gates under "Stranded Strangers" into the young Icelandic Area, which was still quite vivid at this hour:

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_05.jpg)

Now my report from the Reopening Day should come to an end, as it was already 6 and the park was supposed to close its gates for the day already, but decided to take it easy on this special day.
I was meeting another staff member, which gave me access to the best view on the new entrance area, which he promised should look amazing by night.

I didn't hesitate to believe him, and even though I'm not the best hiker anymore, we climbed "Station Mountain". I had to stand still and take a deep breath, as a first reaction to the beautifully illuminated main entrance building.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/ento09e_06.jpg)

And finally, to close the last part of my report, I can recommend everyone to take a trip to this charming park, which in the past 39 years emerged from a little rustic wildlife & amusement park to a major, internationally attractive theme park.

Fred Finkel
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Berlin87 on November 29, 2012, 12:58 AM
This is becoming such a nice park :)
Really like the shot with the torches and monorail.
It has a nice, intimate yet somehow spacious atmosphere.
Well done
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: rcwizard13 on November 29, 2012, 12:49 PM
This is quite an amazing and realistic park! :up: I can't wait to see what the new coaster is for next year. :2thumbup:
Also, it's been a long time since you've shown an overhead of the whole park. It doesn't have to be in the form of a map since I'm sure that takes a lot of time, but it would be really interesting to see again. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Elch on November 29, 2012, 12:54 PM
Thanks guys, a new overview of the whole park is already planned... not very soon, but probably in January :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Picture Report of reopening day - 5 parts
Post by: Elch on December 18, 2012, 09:27 AM
Gah... I was expecting to add some new posts by now, but now I have to stay away from my RCT computer for more weeks than expected. So consider all my recent announcements unsecure :)

Just in case, Johan and I are wishing everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: Elch on February 12, 2013, 03:40 PM
Hello guys, I'm back from my hibernation!
Finally I'll have a bit more time now so I hope I can resume my work at Three Mountains Park and bring the park into the present time soon.
Missed SGW and the game, really hope I find back into the routine of everything after that long break ;)

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Hey hey, it's Johan again...
sorry for the terrible delay, but first my trip to the park had to be cancelled, and then I have been in hospital with two broken legs. However I'm fine again and here's the still missing pages from the brochure 2009 ;)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2009a_zpsd9ccdb76.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2009b_zps6f31c0d8.jpg)

Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: evandanger547 on February 12, 2013, 04:32 PM
Looks amazing, as always :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: SCI Rides on February 12, 2013, 08:21 PM
I spent quite some time tonight reading the updates from start to finish!  I am lost for words on this park.  Please read your PMs as I have a one time offer for you!!!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: ValleyParkCo on February 12, 2013, 10:37 PM
I enjoyed reading all the updates and getting caught up on this park. I love your maps! Can't wait for more.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: rcwizard13 on February 13, 2013, 11:18 AM
Glad to see this park isn't dead! Looking forward to the upcoming updates! Great work as always! ;D
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2009: Monorail "Park Explorer" and new Main Entrance
Post by: disneyfan5 on February 13, 2013, 03:50 PM
I always enjoyed this park, glad to see it has returned! :up:
Title: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: Elch on February 21, 2013, 12:12 PM
It's been a while! I'm back in the game and continued developing Three Mountains Park.
The project is near preliminary completion now, I really can't wait to begin something completely new!
One thing that I hope to do better in my next project is improving with custom supports, I must add - also for this update - that I am far away from being a roller coaster expert. I am not a tech-savvy guy and I have hardly been on any major coaster... so bear with me plz :) Hope to do better in the next project though.

Now let hear what Johan has to say!

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Hey ho! I have now booked my trip to Three Mountains Park for March 2013, hope this time I'll actually make it! I was supposed to also show you shots from the photo books of "Day & Night - Port of Fun" and "Day & Night - Mystery Cove", but these two are missing in my collection. Maybe I will get them when I visit the park for the first time, but I'll do lots of own photos anyway! Can't wait, and I begin to have sleepless nights.

But for now, here are the updated pages from the park guide 2010 - it's the 40th anniversary season, and the park gave itself a great birthday present: A new roller coaster, located in Mystery Cove!
Its full name is "The unbelievable Journey of Lord Cannonfort", but people began to just call it "Cannonfort".

See for yourself!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2010a_zps598e012a.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/tmp2010b_zps2fd52b73.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: Tomes on February 21, 2013, 12:16 PM
That Eurofighter looks really good!  Great work.
Title: Re: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: n7 on February 21, 2013, 01:12 PM
I love how precarious and imposing that drop is! It's been a blast to watch this incredible park evolve over the years.
Title: Three Mountains Park - 2010: 40 years anniversary / Cannonfort
Post by: Elch on February 22, 2013, 03:03 AM
Tomes: Thanks :-) I'm glad you like it!

n7: Thank you, indeed it took me a while to get that perspective ;)

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People, I still have some newspaper stuff for you! Engmany Today has a short article about the 40th anniversary celebration, including some more photos of Cannonfort.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento10a-1_zps32ef1673.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento10b-1_zps9b8b7c0e.jpg)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ento10c-1_zps80104d40.jpg)
Title: Re: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: rcwizard13 on February 23, 2013, 12:57 PM
The new coaster looks fantastic! It took me a while to figure out where the lift hill was at. ;)
Title: Re: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: CGI144 on February 23, 2013, 02:21 PM
That drop is down right awesome. :love: Very inspiring!
Title: Re: 40 years Three Mountains Park - 2010: "Cannonfort" (new coaster)
Post by: Hethetheth on February 24, 2013, 08:20 AM
I have additional love for the last few images. The promotional style material gives an extra touch which makes this whole project come together. The new ride is looking very good too!
Title: Three Mountains Park - 2011: Blütenflug
Post by: Elch on February 24, 2013, 07:00 PM
Thanks guys :)

rcwizard13, hehe.. there's not only a lifthill though ;) It also has a launch!

CGI144: :) Glad you like it, just don't remove Astro Invaders for one :D

Hethetheth: Glad it works so well, when I began this 2 years ago I wasn't sure if the style was working in here, but now that it apparently did - I am looking forward to new projects in a different presentation styles ;)

Everyone...
As you can tell from the year, this project is very close to preliminary completion.
I had wanted to finish this for some time now, but as life is, I got some longer breaks in between and so Johan's visit got delayed as well, so now the "park-time / real-time clash" happens in 2013.
We now reach 2011, the (real) year when I began this park!

So this is just a small update after the recent big ones with the new park entrance and the 40th year anniversary.

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Hey hey it's Johan!
Not long until I enter Three Mountains Park for the very first time since the early 80s! I am really excited...
I know I might have told you before that it's gonna be my first time ever, but it still feels like it is, as the park is now at least three times as large! And I was still a child back then...

TMP only got a small update for 2011, a flat ride called "Blütenflug" (blossom flight), located in Alpendorf.
It replaced the old minigolf course... which makes me a bit sad, I will never see the famous windmill again, I loved it as a child, and now it's gone so close to my trip. But I'm looking forward to see Monty Bear again!
Also, I only scanned the cover for you, as it also has an aerial shot of Alpendorf, so I don't need to scan the map again. (lazy I know :P )

And as 2012 had no new addition to the park, this will be my last brochure scan before I leave to Engmany, to Blue Valley, and finally to Three Mountains Park!
I still have *something* to show to you before my holidays... but more about that in the next days :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/tmp2011a_zpsdbeb6c28.jpg)











Title: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: Elch on February 27, 2013, 11:53 AM
Just this one more thing before Johan leaves to Three Mountains Park next week! ;)
(Now Johan, I myself have something to add afterwards)

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People, I am here with my last update before I am off to Engmany next week! I am absolutely excited, and it seems this time I can actually go and revisit the park after more than 30 years!
In 2012, there was no new addition to the park, but they released a *huge* new map of the whole park.
Of course I have it in my collection and I managed to scan it despite of the size!

This is the preview (for download, see further down):

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/65e80985-b8f0-4860-8a43-4c3a4a98f7b8_zps0c57bb72.jpg)

Download the park map in full size here (ca. 20 MB):

https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW13T0Nldzg3N0J2TzhUQw (https://www.yousendit.com/download/UW13T0Nldzg3N0J2TzhUQw)

Speak to you *after* my visit to Three Mountains Park! I'm off to holidays nowwwww  :w00t:

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Now something more from myself, Elch:

Here, I hope you like the map. It took me hours of work to take several shots from parts of the park, each land in the best possible perspective. It probably looks a bit weird at first sight, but if you turn your head or the image itself (really, feel free to download the big one in the link above!), you will get the best possible overview of the whole park, now that it is more or less finished.

Also, if you don't want to turn your head all the time and just want a simple overview of the park and its main attractions, I have this for you, made of only 1 single screenshot and some editing.

That much for now, one further big post after Johan returned from the park, and then it's soon time to further focus on my new park projects, watch out for the first to hit the surface of SGW in just a few weeks :-)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/ThreeMountainshighlights_zpsfa4f952b.jpg)



Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: Berlin87 on March 04, 2013, 12:09 PM
Pardon me for bumping..



But this park map is just too spectacular to be left unrated..
What a huge amount of work did you put in this park, Elch..! And it really shows!


Hope to download this park once, to walk through it myself
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: NJK17 on March 04, 2013, 06:50 PM
Just spent a good 30 minutes reading through all the updates, simply amazing!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: rcwizard13 on March 06, 2013, 03:53 PM
Just looked at the park map (well not really, just didn't have the time to comment before).

The download and the simpler version are absolutely stunning! Your time put into those are very much appreciated as they are beautifully done! The downloaded one one, though at first confusing, is a great perspective of the park! :up: :w00t: :up:

Well done and I would love to be able to download this park! B)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: Markus Lomberg on March 11, 2013, 02:48 AM
:w00t: Your park is amazing. Great work on all those different attractions. :up:

On the one hand I am sad to hear that your park is finished and there will be no more updates. On the other hand I am excited to take a first look on your new park project soon.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2012: No new ride - huge new park map!
Post by: CoasterdesignerNo1 on March 11, 2013, 11:28 AM
Wow that is so much amazing !! I really love how you do those park maps !!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013: A visit at Three Mountains Park
Post by: Elch on March 16, 2013, 08:38 AM
Thank you very much, guys :)
Now Johan...

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People!! I am just walking into Three mountainsPark as I type this, sorry for typos but I'm on my phone! Just quickly tell me if you want me to do any POV from any ride you are intersted in? I hopd my camera worksks as it is old!

Cheers from the main entrance Johan
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - A visit at Three Mountains Park
Post by: JAKool on March 16, 2013, 11:27 AM
I'd like to see the Eurofighter. Hope you have fun!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - A visit at Three Mountains Park
Post by: GJST1976 on March 16, 2013, 11:32 AM
Storyline
I think that you should have a ride on the Park Explorer because you get more views of the park and we can see all the rides better Johan :)

Off Topic: Elch mate, i have to say that your park looks amazing amazing and i have been following this park since 2011, but i have never comment in this thread until now and i have to say that i have falling in love with this park because it is so wonderful and it as got a nice feeling towards it also.

I also agree that you should put this park up for download because i would love to walk around this amazing park and do a trip report for you also. :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - A visit at Three Mountains Park
Post by: Rumirumi on March 16, 2013, 11:33 AM
My choice: Maharadja Mine  :n00b:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - THE VISIT - Day 1 - Video!
Post by: Elch on March 19, 2013, 07:49 PM
Thank you very much :-)
About the park file: I will most likely share the park at a later point, but I am just a bit insecure because I have so many CSO sets, billboards, custom music and stuff.. but well let's get back to the topic some other time.

For now, here's Johan reporting about his Day 1 at Three Mountains Park :-)

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PEOPLE! First of all, good morning! I got up extra early so I can upload the videos that I have done yesterday... before I leave back to the park.
OMG where to begin, I am so so happy to finally be here, just writing from my hotel room in Blue Valley, hope uploading the videos on YouTube won't take too long, the connection in this part of the country is not the best! I wonder how Trimontis manages to have their headquarters here, but they do.

I had my first day at Three Mountains Park yesterday. My train arrived in Blue Valley around half past 11, I checked in to the hotel, left my stuff there and packed my backpack for the park, took the train to the main entrance and just began filming. Sorry, it might be a bit shaky at times, people bumping into me, and me losing balance, you know.... but I tried my best to capture as much as possible for you.
It was a beautiful sunny day, for some reason all the current snow across Europe didn't find its way to Engmany, where it's basically spring already! Yesterday I only had about 3 hours in the park, so I just focussed on 4 major rides before I went back to Blue Valley. I had great fun.

Enough talking, here's the first part of Day 1 - my walk through the main entrance, until Three Mountains Tower.

Make sure to watch the video in 720p HD!

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 1, Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl11Hg6z0jI#ws)

The next clip is ready for upload soon: My walk to Maharaja Mine, the queue and the onride video of it!
Hope I can upload it in a better quality tomorrow.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - THE VISIT - Day 1 - Video!
Post by: CoasterdesignerNo1 on March 20, 2013, 10:17 AM
The video was very well made !  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - THE VISIT - Day 1 - Video!
Post by: jhnshm on March 20, 2013, 12:53 PM
I've followed this project from the very first post and it's always great to see some news from Engmany! I'm still stunned by your editing skills and those wonderful park maps. The new video is also really cool! It's a nice idea to see the park from Johan's point of view even though it became a little bit dull in a few scenes. Nevertheless, I love this park and it makes me want to play the game every time that I see it :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - 2013 - THE VISIT - Day 1 - Video!
Post by: Elch on March 20, 2013, 01:24 PM
Thanks guys :-)
Unfortunately I can't - as planned - let Johan post his updates in the frequency he'd actually do them, so we're still on the morning after his 1st day... but thank god these things are possible in fiction ;)

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Hey again!
Now in the 2nd part of Day 1, I'm showing you the way to Maharaja Mine, the queue and finally the onride video.
Maharaja Mine is the most popular ride of the park. I have been waiting to get on this ever since it was opened in 1992, now I got the chance to see if it's also the best ride of Three Mountains Park. If nothing else, it's definitely a landmark attraction.

Make sure to watch it in 720p HD!

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 1, Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en8mGKXdHVc#ws)



More later :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Onride Video "Maharaja Mine"
Post by: CoasterdesignerNo1 on March 20, 2013, 02:16 PM
Looks very nice... I like the details in the temple a lot !  :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Onride Video "Maharaja Mine"
Post by: Elch on March 20, 2013, 05:39 PM
Thanks.. I have to add, Maharaja Mine is my personal favourite thing in the whole park.
I had the rough idea for the ride for 5 years now, it was actually meant to be in my former but never finished project, but now it's in TMP. It's the heart of the park for me, and now even 21 years after it opened, in the game file, it's the 4th biggest visitor favourite (after Park Explorer, King of the Mountains and Boomslang). It has an excitement rate (if that's the proper translation) of 7,71 (very high), so I'm very happy my visitors like it too ;)

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Hey people, I have some more videos from yesterday... I think I won't do any videos in the park today.
But tomorrow, on the last day, I'll do a few more videos again... so if you have any request, please don't hesitate to suggest me whatever I should catch on film for you ;)

Now in Part 3, here's me walking from Oriental Valley to Mystery Cove, queuing for Cannonfort (the Eurofighter) and riding it! The soundtrack of Cannonfort is still not finished, even after 3 years... the park also *again* doesn't have any new ride btw, they do seem to feel the crisis.
Trimontis is doing fine, but they seem to invest more in their parks in other countries it seems, a bird told me they will open a new park in America this summer, and another new park in the UK next year... probably that's why there's no new addition to TMP recently.
We'll see if that will turn out well to have 2 new openings in such a relatively short period.
But the parks in their portfolio are all quite successful, so far.

Anyway, here's my Mystery Cove / Cannonfort video!

Make sure you watch it in 720p HD.

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 1, Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOtxlhpST7c#ws)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Onride Video "Cannonfort"
Post by: CoasterdesignerNo1 on March 21, 2013, 04:45 AM
Very nice again ! I love the walk to one area to the other area. Great video editing !
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Onride "Stranded Strangers" (ghost ride)
Post by: Elch on March 21, 2013, 05:58 PM
Thanks :)
Now the properly most dedicated video I have done for Three Mountains Park so far.
"The Fate of the Stranded Strangers" is a huge ghost ride, if you want to experience it in full, I recommend you to watch the video in 720p and full screen - and have your headphones on.
Like usually, I created the soundtrack for the the ride myself, and now after nearly 2 years it's finally time to share it!

*SPOILER - white font colour*
If you're easily scared, be aware, there is one point in the ride that still scares me myself after 2 years! Won't tell when, though :-D
*SPOILER OFF*

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Johan here!
After Cannonfort, I walked over to Stranded Strangers. I didn't really get the storyline, but roughly, it's about people being shipwrecked and getting to a doomed island...
take your seat - and watch in 720p :)

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 1, Part 4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwStiO_2VMk#ws)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Onride "Stranded Strangers" (Ghost Ride)
Post by: SupremeBordeaux on March 21, 2013, 06:08 PM
I love all of the POV's :love:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - POV "Stranded Strangers" (Ghost Ride)
Post by: Elizabeth on March 21, 2013, 11:35 PM
Brilliant videos Elch! All of them were good, but my favorites were Maharaja Mine and Stranded Strangers. Great theming on Maharaja Mine, and Stranded Strangers was just...so...creepy! The spooky narration at the beginning was spot on. :up:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - POV "Stranded Strangers" (Ghost Ride)
Post by: Elch on March 22, 2013, 03:11 AM
Thanks BLKDMNDS and Elizabeth :)

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This took longer than expected, folks.. before I'm off to the park for the 2nd day (without camera), here's the last bit of my visit yesterday.
"Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth" is located at the edge of the park, in the still rather new Icelandic area. Most people don't know what they are actually queueing for, when they get on this one: It's mostly darkride water coaster! I found it too hectical, I'd have loved to spend a bit longer in the various halls, but it's a coaster after all.
Take your seat - and watch in 720p!

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 1, Part 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8YfHNUmGA#ws)

As said, now I'm off to my 2nd day. Good that the train connection has become so excellent in recent years!
Tomorrow is my last day in Blue Valley, and I promise I'll take my camera along once more.
If you want me to film anything for you, please tell me :) Now off to the park!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: CoasterdesignerNo1 on March 22, 2013, 03:53 AM
Just wow  :scared:
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: Elizabeth on March 22, 2013, 08:05 PM
Too cool Elch! In real life that ride would have a long wait time. :)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: abletudu on March 22, 2013, 08:12 PM
Very nicely done.
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: switchkeys on March 23, 2013, 03:09 AM
amazing park, i spended hours looking through this topic, such detail and atmosphere
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: Tomes on March 23, 2013, 07:24 AM
Spent my morning watching these videos and wow!  They are all really good.  I love the level of theming you put into the park!  You've certainly come a long way since you began the park.  Can't wait to see what other videos you have in store for us!
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - POV "Snæfell - Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
Post by: Elch on March 25, 2013, 05:08 PM
Thanks everyone... :) It's great to hear you like it.

Tomes: Not so much more now left for Three Mountains Park, unfortunately... but I think I covered the most important rides and sceneries now.. I need to move on after 2 years spent for this one park, I have some new project ideas in the drawer that I can't wait to get out ;)

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Hey it's Johan... I didn't forget to post my videos of Day 3, but the internet in the hotel broke down!
I'm on my phone now at the airport, waiting for my flight home. It has been an amazing time, and the video will be up - hopefully - by tomorrow evening. Sorry for the delay!
Title: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Day 3, Part 1: Boomslang POV
Post by: Elch on March 26, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Hey people! I am back at home!
I had so much fun at Three Mountains Park, the weather was mostly great unlike in the rest of Europe, I hardly had to queue anywhere and... wow.... such a great park, I think I will return next year. I hope I will be able to, at least!

So I have some videos left to share with you, which I didn't get to yet as the internet in the hotel broke down...
so here's Day 3!

Part 1: Walking through Africa Adventure, going to Boomslang and the Boomslang POV!
I was also going on Batoka River Rapids, but I didn't dare to take my camera out during the ride - at least you can see the queue of it.

Make sure to watch it in 720p :)

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 3, Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWrrEvUZgcI#ws)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT - Day 3, Part 1: Boomslang POV
Post by: Elch on March 26, 2013, 08:27 PM
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...and 2 more videos for now!

On my last day, after riding Boomslang, I took a long walk from Africa Adventure, over MayaLand and Alpendorf to the Great West, where I had lunch.
No onride video, but you can see a lot of the eastern part of the park! I did queue for Tikal, but - again - didn't get my camera out during the ride to protect it from the water.

Watch in 720p! :)
Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 3 part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyOW7q0o-KA#ws)

After I had a great burger at the Lone Pine Lodge, I left the camera in the bag and walked around the park a little more. I got it out again for a POV of Park Explorer, which I got onto at the North Entrance. After half of the course, I made a stop at Port of Fun and went for a coffee in Café Marina Star. If you remember Hotel Marina Star, and if you look closely enough, you might discover how the memory to it is kept here!

After my coffee I jumped back onto the Park Explorer, and went northwards again.

No sound during Park Explorer, because the music is copyright protected etc....
Watch in 720p :)

Visit at Three Mountains Park - Day 3, Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzE38Nifom4#ws)

That's it for now... one more video, that I will upload tomorrow!
I begin to miss the park already...


Johan
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - THE VISIT: A walk through the park / POV "Park Explorer"
Post by: Elizabeth on March 26, 2013, 09:32 PM
Until I saw the Park Explorer video I had no idea how large this park is! I can't imagine the amount of time you must have spent on it.
Title: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: Elch on March 27, 2013, 05:26 AM
Thanks Elizabeth... you can also see a good overview in my maps in post #265 - but I guess the Park Explorer made it all more "experienceable" :)

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Everyone: Now it's time for me to say some personal words as the author of this, as now it's time to say

Goodbye to Three Mountains Park

I started this project 2 years ago, as my first proper project that I presented in an RCT forum.
I must say I am veeeeery very happy to have found SGW, without the good feeling that I had all around this board, I might not have dared to present my work.

I am grateful that we have this vivid community here, with lots of talents in all areas that RCT is touching. I want to express a big Thank You to all the CSO creators  (I might join that boat eventually) - where would we all be without these artists!

Now Three Mountains Park has took a lot longer than I expected, mainly because I had to take some longer breaks during the creation, otherwise I might have posted this post at least half a year ago.
I can say it's the best park I have ever done, but by no means a perfect one. There are lots of mistakes that I see now, it happened again what I wanted to avoid - the park is square shaped, which is only realistic in urban settings - and some parts became too big, like the whole of Africa Adventure.

The things I was the most happy with are Maharaja Mine, the redesign of the main entrance (including the park sign, my first CSO ever) and the landscaping, views and landmarks around the MayaLand lake.
I am also happy with the general concept of presenting the park in brochures - at least their covers, year after year - however I noticed soon after I started: This, I won't do that soon again, as I wanted more time to focus on the actual park design. It was partially responsible for this project to take so long... so I got new ideas how to present future projects.

And of course, I had new ideas for new parks in the meantime, and I took the time to collect them and picking the few projects that interest me the most still after some time. Now that I am finally done with Three Mountains Park, I am happy to get to launch these new projects, and it won't be a long time until I introduce you to the first one!

One more remark about an upload of TMP: The park file is quite huge, and contains lots of CSO, custom music, billboards etc... so please understand that I won't upload it that quickly. I will most likely upload it eventually in the future, however I want to prepare it as good as possible so you can get the most out of it. Before, I want to focus on my new projects, that I can't wait to get to.

The bottom line is that I want to thank all of you for following this park, commenting, giving suggestions, etc... each like and each comment meant a lot to me! Hope to see you soon in my new threads :)

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Johan here... well guys, I think that's my last post for now!
I still got one more video for you, me leaving the park, walking through Alpendorf and Port of Fun by night!
I had an amazing time, and I will most likely be back at Three Mountains Park in the future, I just don't know yet when. The park portfolio of Trimontis grew a lot in the past decades, and I'm sure you will hear about the one or the other of their parks very soon, I might go visit one also.. who knows.

Thanks for following!

Johan

Watch in 720p :)

Goodbye To Three Mountains Park (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFrqVUzZtSo#ws)

That's it!


Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: Derp on March 27, 2013, 08:36 AM
*super depressed sad face* it's sad to see this amazing park end. But I'm sure you'll wow all of us with your newest project. Thanks to Three Mountains Park , you have become one of my favourite park creators.
Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: Montu. on March 27, 2013, 08:37 AM
Congrats man! It's not often that someone finishes a park, let alone one of this caliber. It's sad to see you move on but I'm excited to see what you do next. 
Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: leonidas on March 27, 2013, 10:46 AM
It's amazing how complete and 'alive' this park feels.

I'm sad it has to end, but the fact that it will lead to a new park makes me really excited!
I can't wait to see our next project, because you just seem to keep getting better and better.

Amazing park, that I will remember for a long time.
I will definitely miss seeing this thread almost constantly on the first page of this board.
Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: Elizabeth on March 27, 2013, 07:34 PM
It's sad to see this park come to an end, and i respect the amount of time and creativity that went into it. That being said, I'm sure your next project will be something to look forward to! Thank you for sharing Three Mountains park with us, Elch.
Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: Berlin87 on March 28, 2013, 03:26 AM
Had so much fun following this park!
Thanks Elch, I look forward to your new creations :)
Title: Re: Goodbye to Three Mountains Park
Post by: switchkeys on March 28, 2013, 06:49 AM
an amazing park :) you should be proud of it :) looking through everything, this park is a source of inspiration :)
Title: Three Mountains Park - some news and impressions
Post by: Elch on August 19, 2013, 09:14 AM
Thanks people... it's been a while..... first let me do some replies ;)

*super depressed sad face* it's sad to see this amazing park end. But I'm sure you'll wow all of us with your newest project. Thanks to Three Mountains Park , you have become one of my favourite park creators.
Thank you very much! I was very happy to read this.

Congrats man! It's not often that someone finishes a park, let alone one of this caliber. It's sad to see you move on but I'm excited to see what you do next. 
Thanks :)

It's amazing how complete and 'alive' this park feels.

I'm sad it has to end, but the fact that it will lead to a new park makes me really excited!
I can't wait to see our next project, because you just seem to keep getting better and better.

Amazing park, that I will remember for a long time.
I will definitely miss seeing this thread almost constantly on the first page of this board.
Aw, thanks Leonidas :blush: I know Tauber-Park isn't the same as it's only a "small" side-park while I'm secretly building the actual follow-up/s to Three Mountains Park. And anyway... see the spoiler below ;)

It's sad to see this park come to an end, and i respect the amount of time and creativity that went into it. That being said, I'm sure your next project will be something to look forward to! Thank you for sharing Three Mountains park with us, Elch.
Thanks Elizabeth :-)

Had so much fun following this park!
Thanks Elch, I look forward to your new creations :)

Thanks! It's great to hear all these nice comments from my very talented Dutch neighbours :-)

an amazing park :) you should be proud of it :) looking through everything, this park is a source of inspiration :)
Thanks Switchkeys!

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Everyone:
Just to let you all know right ahead:

Spoiler (hover to show)

[off topic]

I was just visiting Three Mountains Park, for the first time with ambient occlusion, and thought I share a few unedited pictures with you.

Also: Watch out for a thread called "The Chronos Project" that I will launch in a couple of days. It won't be about Three Mountains... but it - being the headquarter park of my park-company "Trimontis" - will play a minor role there ;)

Now on to the promised pictures:

Main Entrance

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/amb_01_zps4e59c9e5.jpg)

The Journey of Lord Cannonfort and the building of Stranded Strangers

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/amb_02_zpsc4821179.jpg)

Maharaja Mine
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/amb_03_zps06e9d1fd.jpg)

Alpendorf
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/rctelch/Three%20Mountains%20Park/amb_04_zps856ea7bc.jpg)

So much for now ;)
Title: Re: Three Mountains Park - some news and impressions
Post by: Elizabeth on August 19, 2013, 11:21 PM
It was nice to see a few more lovely pictures of Three Mountains. :)