Enchanted Lake

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Re: Enchanted Lake
« Reply #300 on: October 31, 2021, 06:32 PM »
THX again.

Here is a progress map of this park so far.
Blue is the Enchanted Forest/entryway and the shops along the Enchanted Lake Way walkway.
Yellow is the massive Dino River Adventure.
Green is the next area I'm working one called Merlin's Castle.
All the other areas around the lake will be developed later.

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« Reply #302 on: November 11, 2021, 09:37 AM »
Moving onto the next area of the park. Merlin's Mystery Castle.

Here is my friend's description of this attraction.
"Merlin’s Mystery Castle
This 3,600 square-foot walk-through features a mirror labyrinth, typical funhouse gags, walk-thru giant kaleidoscope, as well as one-way glass effects combined with animatronics, video and audio."

This first picture is the beginning of the build for this attraction. I have a castle exterior, many scenery items placed inside that still need to be finalized, and a rough pathway. I had to figure out a way for the guests to actually enter this building, and then exit a different way. I tried a hotel and restaurant first, but that didn't work because they returned the same way...so I used a flat ride...hidden in the back of the building. they walk the path through the attraction (pause slightly in the ride queue within the building) and the exit once they are done with the 'hidden' ride.

I also decided to add a hedge maze as they exit the building to add to the full attraction experience. This was copied from the workshop and altered to fit my needs.



I will also have a backstage area around this building



The castle entrance court before any decor is added.



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« Reply #303 on: November 16, 2021, 05:42 AM »
So the hedge maze was copied from the workshop, but I had to move things around a bit to get pathways to fit and work through the maze. Then I had to place like hundreds of ribbon barriers to keep guests from clipping the scenery and also to create forced paths for them to take through the maze. By doing this it actually created a bit of variation. before I forced them, they always took the path of less resistance. but after giving 3 distinct ways to choose, and by placing some vista points around...it actually gives the appearance that they are wandering around the maze randomly. Most still do take one of the three choices, but they are all used at least at lower percentages. BTW, all the ribbons were hidden once the final pathing was established.



Here is looking into the castle once most of the scenery has been placed and the rooms/walkways were enclosed. Note the 'hidden' flat ride towards the back of the building to lure guests through the walkthrough part of the attraction. I also placed a few vista points along the path in the building to lure guests in.



The yellow area is Merlin's Castle/maze.
White will be the backstage area around this section of the park.
Orange is the Mystic Carrousel.
Green will be the courtyard for Merlin's Castle.
Purple will be another walk through attraction called Magic Gardens.
The black area will be a diner and band stage.
Blue will be a faux ride called Fire Fighter Rescue Mission.

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Re: Enchanted Lake
« Reply #304 on: November 18, 2021, 10:01 AM »
Can't wait to see those area be filled with all that you have planned ! The maze is so nice !

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« Reply #305 on: November 21, 2021, 05:02 AM »
Back at ground level...this is where the Enchanted Way walkway branches to the left to continue around the lake (to Merlin's area). If you went to the right you would be heading towards Dino River.



Restroom building on the right



Headed towards the Mystic Carrousel.




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« Reply #306 on: November 21, 2021, 01:18 PM »
I like the tall banners surrounding the carousel. They lend a medieval look to it. (Also a Harry Potter look, if one wishes.)

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« Reply #307 on: November 21, 2021, 03:05 PM »
well, it is part of Merlin's out court, so that fits in perfectly!

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« Reply #308 on: November 28, 2021, 03:39 PM »
More of the Mystic Carousel.





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« Reply #309 on: November 28, 2021, 05:43 PM »
I just noticed the water jets surrounding the carousel. They add that little extra something, along with the colorful flowerbeds. And of course, the banners.

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« Reply #310 on: December 03, 2021, 08:34 AM »
Here is an overhead view of the entire completed Merlin's area.

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« Reply #311 on: December 08, 2021, 10:00 AM »
Couple more shots along Enchanted Way (the path around the lake)




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« Reply #312 on: December 08, 2021, 12:58 PM »
That's a really nice building on the left. Is it one that you adapted from the workshop?

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« Reply #313 on: December 08, 2021, 05:25 PM »
yep - a restaurant that we will look at in more detail a bit later

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« Reply #314 on: December 12, 2021, 08:53 AM »
Main entry to Merlin's plaza



Looking down on the whole plaza area. Shop on the far right and restaurant on the left.






A little fountain/planting area directly in front of the castle entrance.

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« Reply #315 on: December 12, 2021, 02:33 PM »
I like the Momentos Shop with its crooked chimney. I guess you'll be showing us more of that later. I also like the gargoyles around the planting area. They add that magical/mysterious quality to Merlin's plaza.

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« Reply #316 on: December 19, 2021, 11:19 AM »
Ask and ye shall receive.
In the plaza there is a shop called Merlin's Mementos. This was a workshop building that I modified to fit this space.








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« Reply #317 on: December 19, 2021, 01:44 PM »
I like this a lot. I think I want to live there! But I'd probably get tired of going up and down all those stairs. ;)

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« Reply #318 on: December 19, 2021, 05:33 PM »
welcome to the ranks!!!

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« Reply #319 on: December 23, 2021, 06:39 AM »
More of the area around this shop








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« Reply #320 on: December 23, 2021, 03:15 PM »
The 2nd image is my favorite. It looks so 'lived in'; very inviting, serene, and beautiful.

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« Reply #321 on: December 28, 2021, 01:43 PM »
A little backstage peek. The orange arrow road serves both the store we just saw (green circle) and the back side of the shops outside the Dino river path (blue circle).

There is also access through the gates from inside the park.







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« Reply #322 on: January 01, 2022, 10:13 AM »
More backstage roads farther behind Merlin's. These are the roads that connect to the backstage areas that went around the dino river that we viewed earlier.



There is also a boneyard back here with old ride parts and stored junk.









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« Reply #323 on: January 01, 2022, 01:35 PM »
Ha! I really like the junkyard filled with old signs and ride parts. Excellent!

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« Reply #324 on: January 07, 2022, 09:18 PM »
Across the plaza is the Dragon and Dwarf Restaurant.








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« Reply #325 on: January 08, 2022, 12:43 PM »
I like the wizard's hat and such, in the cart; nice bit of theming. As is the rustic stick fence. I also like the rounded shingle roof to the left of the restaurant entry. I'm trying to decide whether to have Dwarf or Dragon for lunch. :P  Nice name for the restaurant by the way.

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« Reply #326 on: January 08, 2022, 02:28 PM »
THX - as usual, this was a workshop item that I modified slightly to fit this area...but this one was really close to the original format...but the name was all me!!! :)

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« Reply #327 on: January 12, 2022, 07:58 AM »
Inside






There is also an entrance on the opposite side from the plaza.

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« Reply #328 on: January 18, 2022, 09:27 AM »
Here is the main castle building.











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« Reply #329 on: January 18, 2022, 01:18 PM »
I like how the castle is somewhat intimidating; with its rough-hewn walls, lions, and gargoyles. Definitely NOT a Disney Princess castle. ;)  But not too foreboding, either.