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Atlantic City Boardwalk:1968 Opening Day 7/31/21: Pirate Reef Pier P8 Log Flume!

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I think this was Ben Schiff wild mouse coaster.

^ You might be right! Good guess!  :)



1968 Winter Construction Update: A Wild Ride

Hey everyone, another week and more updates to show you guys! The new steel rollercoaster is really coming along. Lets take a peak, shall we?



^ More pieces of track coming along. Its coming into form now, the construction crew is hard at work.



^ A view from the front of the pier.



^ The station is starting to come along.



^ The ride looks pretty wild from the beach.

More soon!


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I've always liked how the wild mouse (at least the ones I've been on) do those hairpin turns at the top, after climbing the lift hill. Building up speed with each switch-back until you finally enter the chaos of the rest of the track.

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^ You might be right! Good guess!  :)

Why is that? This did not looked like Schiff Wild Mouse coaster. The Schiff wild mouse coaster looked like this
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I've always liked how the wild mouse (at least the ones I've been on) do those hairpin turns at the top, after climbing the lift hill. Building up speed with each switch-back until you finally enter the chaos of the rest of the track.

^ Thanks JB, yeah I always loved the thrill of the quick turns at the top. It gives extra anxiety to the rider! It is most certainly a classic as far as I am concerned.

Why is that? This did not looked like Schiff Wild Mouse coaster. The Schiff wild mouse coaster looked like this


^ Well I would say loosely inspired. I wanted to give my own spin to it obviously.



1968 Winter Construction Update: Finishing up

With the summer season coming very soon, I thought I would contribute a few more photographs of the progress on Seaside Pier. The new steel roller coaster is almost complete, lets get a little bit closer!



^ Closer indeed, you can see the backside of this new crazy contraction...



^ Defiantly very modern.

 

^ Looking north, the station building is almost complete.



^ Of course to our south, some love to Pirate Reef Pier which had their own new attraction they have built this past winter.



^ A mix of old and new. The Pirate Ship and in the distance the new coaster on Seaside Pier can be seen...

Soon enough, summer will be here. Stay tuned for opening day! Thank you everyone...

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This storyline is lovely! I spent the better part of the last hour catching up on the whole story and the progression is very well done. It's pretty difficult to put together detailed construction footage but you've done so all along the way. Realistic yet not afraid to make creative choices, nicely put together Plokoon, looking forward to following along!

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This storyline is lovely! I spent the better part of the last hour catching up on the whole story and the progression is very well done. It's pretty difficult to put together detailed construction footage but you've done so all along the way. Realistic yet not afraid to make creative choices, nicely put together Plokoon, looking forward to following along!

^ Thank you gomantria for checking out the timeline and past updates! I have spent a lot of time with the story and such details. Yes construction is very tedious, but so very rewarding. It was easier and quicker in RCT3 but with Planet Coaster, you can get very exact and detailed with structures and such. Glad to see you following along, hope you enjoy the ride!  :up:



1968 Opening Day

That beautiful time when the sun is bright, and the temperature is just right. The sound of seagulls and the smell of fries and salt air on the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, that summer time when the rides come alive along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. That time when school kids and their families escape for the week and venture for a adventure! It is time to check out some of the new offered attractions this year!



^ Every year it seems like it is harder to get a parking spot. But I always do get one, eventually...



^ The sounds of screams and excitement can be heard from nearby Seaside Pier...



^ The same can be said over on Pirate Reef Pier. Both competing piers have added some major attractions...



^ This year, I have decided to head over to Seaside Pier first. I always endured the larger then life signage...



^ The Carousel was not open yet, it looked like they were still testing it...



^ The Paratrooper and Bumper Cars were very much open and crowded...



^ The Fun Street Funhouse and Zipper were filled with patrons as well...



^ Seaside Pier has fun for all ages, the back houses Whirlpool and Flight. Two intense rides filled with thrill...

More soon!


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I'm not a car guy, but those cars do look appropriate for the 1968 timeframe; or close enough anyway. I can sense the excitement and anticipation of the guests (and myself) as they walk from the parking lot to the two parks.

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I'm not a car guy, but those cars do look appropriate for the 1968 timeframe; or close enough anyway. I can sense the excitement and anticipation of the guests (and myself) as they walk from the parking lot to the two parks.

Thanks JB! Yes, close enough haha. I tried to bring out that time period as best as I can. I want to create a sense of excitement through the senses of what you see, smell and hear at a boardwalk.



1968 Opening Day: Part 2

We continue with our adventures on Seaside Pier! The best has yet to come as they say...



^ Ah yes, the newest attraction to really check out on Seaside Pier...



^ Looking back to the west towards the boardwalk, the sun is quite bright...



^ Looking over to the south towards Pirate Reef Pier, the Pirate Ship and other attractions stand iconic...



^ And of course the Wild Mouse, a brand new steel roller coaster!



^ A little midway game off to the side adds more entertainment for guests that do not feel brave enough for the thrills of Wild Mouse...

Lets ride, shall we? Stay tuned for next update.  ;)

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The shot looking down the boardwalk toward the sun evokes a real seaside pier amusement park. Looks fun and exciting!

Great work as always! Looking forward to more!

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The shot looking down the boardwalk toward the sun evokes a real seaside pier amusement park. Looks fun and exciting!

^ Thanks JB! I am glad you are enjoying everything so far!

Great work as always! Looking forward to more!

^ Thank you citytrader! I appreciate your enthusiasm as always. Your park is lovely as well!



1968 Opening Day: Part 3

We continue onto Seaside Pier's newest attraction: The Wild Mouse!



^ Tons of blue colored metal and track full of fun and excitement!



^ After traveling up the lift hill, the track slightly zig zags around each corner making it feel as if you are going to tip over!



^ Eventually leading to a decent drop downwards...



^ And some more drops await for you in the maze of steel you encounter...



^ As you finally catch your breath, the ride slows and you begin to head back towards the station...



^ We survived The Wild Mouse. Now onwards to Pirate Reef Pier...

« Last Edit: July 04, 2021, 08:03 AM by Plokoon111 »

Looking forward to the Pirate Pier! Love the Mouse!

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I love all the Wild Mouse photos with the forest of steel supports. Very wild-mousey!

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Looking forward to the Pirate Pier! Love the Mouse!

^ Thanks citytrader!

I love all the Wild Mouse photos with the forest of steel supports. Very wild-mousey!

^ Thanks JB, it took awhile but it is so worth the time to make the supports.



1968 Opening Day: Part 4

And onwards to Pirate Reef Pier we go, where we will find more fun and excitement!



^ Walking along the boardwalk heading south we pass One Wave Place, a small motel with a parking lot pool in the front.



^ Passing by the Ocean Inn we finally see Pirate Reef's grand entrance!



^ Not too far away is the Pier's classic Meteor rollercoaster!



^ The lines tell the story of it's continued popularity.



^ Looking to the north we see a sea of other exciting rides ahead, including the Pirate Ship walkthrough fun house which is a can't miss.

More soon!


Looking great! Very Boardwalky! (is that a word?)

Just a suggestion - most boardwalks have lots of little sheds and disused old attraction buildings used as storage, etc. A few here and there might make the place look even more Boardwalky!!!

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Looking great! Very Boardwalky! (is that a word?)

Just a suggestion - most boardwalks have lots of little sheds and disused old attraction buildings used as storage, etc. A few here and there might make the place look even more Boardwalky!!!

^ Thanks Citytrader! Yeah believe it or not there are a few structures under the pier for that purpose. On Seaside Pier in the rear, there is a garage door for construction equipment for example. I was actually planning on making a couple of more in time. I notice those things like you've said, it adds a bit of realism as well.



1968 Opening Day Part 6

As we continue into Pirate Reef Pier we soon discover a fun balance of rides for all ages!



^ For example, The Silver Bullet train ride. Fun for all families as your train guides around under Meteor and Underpass. Boardwalk Cafe also offers a nice selection of lunch options as well...



^ In the distance, Roll O Plane and the Monster offer some fun for the thrill seekers...



^ The Devil's Hotel is a typical portable darkride. This year the facade has been grayed out for some reason. I am not too sure what is going on with the ride, there are a few rumors that they may replace it...



^ And of course the ultimate family ride on Pirate Reef Pier is Jungle Land. A ride full of fascination and excitement around every turn...

Lets ride it, next time! ;)

« Last Edit: July 18, 2021, 07:25 AM by Plokoon111 »

Love the skull on the Tilt-A-Whirl!

Looking forward to your take on Jungle land. Classic attraction, usually having a very small footprint.

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Well, if you heard "rumors" that The Devil's Hotel might be replaced, then I think we can safely 'bet the farm' that it will indeed be replaced. ;)  Maybe with another dark ride?

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Love the skull on the Tilt-A-Whirl!

Looking forward to your take on Jungle land. Classic attraction, usually having a very small footprint.

^ Thanks Citytrader, I love how my interpretation turned out. And yes a very small footprint indeed!

Well, if you heard "rumors" that The Devil's Hotel might be replaced, then I think we can safely 'bet the farm' that it will indeed be replaced. ;)  Maybe with another dark ride?

^ Hmm, something to think about for next year JB! Stay tuned!  ;) :up:



1968 Opening Day Part 7

When we last ended off Jungle Land was the next destination! And here we go!



^ This year Jungle Land has taken a bit of a different look thanks to the new Log Flume above.



^ It gives off a woodsy vibe to the ride, and some shade as well...



^ And if your lucky, you will get wet from the Log Flume splash!



^ But of course the main thrill is the dangerous jungle animals and other creatures!

Stay tuned for more....

Looks great!

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The tree trunks/supports really add a lot to this ride. Along with the shadiness, it looks a lot more jungle-y now. Just what the doctor ordered.

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Looks great!

^ Thank you Citytrader!

The tree trunks/supports really add a lot to this ride. Along with the shadiness, it looks a lot more jungle-y now. Just what the doctor ordered.

^ Thanks JB! I agree as well, it adds a new depth to the ride now and feels even more appropriate.

Its been quite a busy summer for me, I have been out and doing a lot with my girl friend. [Relationships do take up a lot of your time haha.] We actually went to Knoebels last weekend which was a blast. The last time I was there was 18 years ago! Not much changed, but some newer rides as well! Now onwards to the update gang...



1968 Opening Day Part 8

After the thrilling journey on Jungle Land we give new attention to the rest of the attractions that Pirate Reef Pier has to offer!



^ Such as The Shooting Gallery, where you can try to shoot some bank robbers and other mid west props. Along with, I don't know? The brand new Log Flume!



^ This year's newest ride sits on the back nearby Mine Ride. Log Flume is considered one of the longer of its type in the country!



^ Speaking of Mine Ride, another thrilling family ride for those looking for some western fun on the south side of the Pier...



^ Going up to 75 feet, Log Flume offers some excellent views of the surroundings...



^ It is amazing how they even managed to fit this ride on the pier, but they did! The drop looks even more fun! Guaranteed to make you soaked...

Tune in for more!

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Plokoon Plokoon Plokoon!!

This is insanely detailed and amazing!

I love this!
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