Lakewood Park - Work In Progress - River Rapids and Park Overview so far!

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Hey everyone! A few of you may remember me as Sr3d from way back on the old forum and the days of RCT3 and CSO (Feels so long ago!) Thought I'd get involved again!  ;)

Today I've started on a brand new park called Lakewood Park, taking inspiration from all over I wanted to make this into it's own unique park with a vibrant atmosphere. At current the entrance is the main focus, as you can probably tell! Spent many hours on the main building but I think it paid off!  :D

Anyway enough of the chat, here's a pic  ;)

« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 05:51 AM by ChrisFranklin »

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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 09:12 AM »
Welcome back!  Looks great so far.  Reminds me of Lake Compounce's entrance with the coaster in the background!
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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 12:21 PM »
Hey welcome back Chris!  Been a long time!  And thats a nice looking start!

Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2018, 12:32 PM »
Promising so far! Great lighting work on the entrance arch. Might I suggest you crop your images as to not see the game controls. Looking forward to more pictures!

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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 06:59 PM »
I'm new since your previous life so pleased to meet you.  Looks like you're off to a good start.  I look forward to more.
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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 07:50 AM »
Looks terrific! That looks like one wicked coaster!

Maybe a flag or weathervane on the tall tower?

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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Promising so far! Great lighting work on the entrance arch. Might I suggest you crop your images as to not see the game controls. Looking forward to more pictures!

Excuse it for this time, it's something I'll get onto after this update!


Thanks for the welcome back everyone!

Just a quick teaser of the work in progress midway.

I'll admit I used the workshop for the dodgems, it's identical to what I planned myself. The rest is of course my own thing though!

I shall be editing the lift hill of the coaster as from this angle it looks all wrong! The midway does feature game stalls as well as a work in progress classic ghost train!  :w00t:

« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 01:49 PM by ChrisFranklin »

Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 01:52 PM »
Looking good! If you hit right ctrl, shift, and the letter G, it removes the controls so you can take pics. Just hit them again, and it reappears.

Looking forward to the haunted house!

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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 01:55 PM »
Looks REALLY, really good!

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Re: Lakewood Park - The beginning!
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 01:10 AM »
Really nice to see a colour like blue that you don't normally see on a woodie. Keen to see how it looks after you fix up the lift hill.

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Re: Lakewood Park - Ghost Train and midway updates.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2018, 10:34 AM »
Hi everyone! back again for another update - had a day spare today so I've actually managed to make the rest of the entire ghost train today, as well as a few mid way updates! Next up I'm looking to expand over towards the wooden coaster (With it's now fixed lift hill) and also add the lake, for Lakewood park!











Of course now to the interior of the ghost train! (sign to come soon)























Phew! I hope you all enjoy!

Re: Lakewood Park - Ghost Train and midway updates.
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2018, 01:29 PM »
Very creative! Love your haunted house scenes!

Maybe purple/blue light in the haunted house instead of yellow?

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Re: Lakewood Park - Ghost Train and midway updates.
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 02:04 PM »
I love this park!  The ghost train ride looks fantastic!

Re: Lakewood Park - Ghost Train and midway updates.
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 02:35 PM »
This all looks delicious! I would love to see an overview of the park. Really well done!
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Re: Lakewood Park - Ghost Train and midway updates.
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Very creative! Love your haunted house scenes!

Maybe purple/blue light in the haunted house instead of yellow?

Thank you! I'll be sure to give it a try :)

This all looks delicious! I would love to see an overview of the park. Really well done!

Wish granted!  ;) (Apologies totally forgot to turn the UI off)



To give you an idea of what's going on here, the area in front of the wooden coaster is currently being transformed into a beautiful gardens area with a fountain centre area, the paddle steamer is actually a coffee shop. Over where you can see a Tilt n Whirl and the Roll o plane, they're in "storage" for a later date.

As you can tell I've also added a Hop The Gaps coaster, so here's a closer look at that.









Apologies on the slower updates, currently got a busy 2 weeks on but trying to find the time to build where I can!
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Re: Lakewood Park - Hop The Gaps!
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 03:18 PM »
Oh I LOVE these old-fashioned parks.  Hop-the-Gaps looks wonderful!

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Re: Lakewood Park - Hop The Gaps!
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 06:48 PM »
Nice retro vibes ;)
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Re: Lakewood Park - Hop The Gaps!
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2018, 07:26 AM »
The interior of the haunted house looks intriguing. Did you have any problems with the speed the ride picks up when going downhill and not having any brakes? All in all this park will benefit a lot from the vintage pack too i guess :)

Re: Lakewood Park - Hop The Gaps!
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2018, 11:03 AM »
And I thought my woodie was blue. :P The interior of that ghost train is (pardon the pun) to die for.

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Re: Lakewood Park - Hop The Gaps!
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2018, 03:05 PM »
The interior of the haunted house looks intriguing. Did you have any problems with the speed the ride picks up when going downhill and not having any brakes? All in all this park will benefit a lot from the vintage pack too i guess :)

It does slightly over speed more than I'd like, but not to the effect of ruining the ride, we could really do with a brake for it! haha.

Thank you everyone! :)

to show the park isn't dead, here's a small update, the gardens area is well under way (Just needing the edging of the path ways finishing) - and as you can see, the backdrop seems to have gained another signature attraction. More on that when I get to that part of the park of course!


Re: Lakewood Park - Qucik Gardens update - Arrow teaser.
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2018, 04:06 PM »
Nice integration of the new band stand. That coaster looks great!

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Re: Lakewood Park - Qucik Gardens update - Arrow teaser.
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2018, 03:14 PM »
Nice integration of the new band stand. That coaster looks great!

Thank you! I'll show more of it soon! It's a huge layout, runs right along the back of the lake! Not worked out what I'll be doing there exactly yet!

BUT I have worked out a few bits past the gardens which I'm in love with, feel incredibly proud of how the park is turning out!









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Re: Lakewood Park - Garden Diner, Stage area and vintage flats.
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 09:09 PM »
This looks fun and I am loving the look and feel of this park! Glad to have you back!

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Re: Lakewood Park - Garden Diner, Stage area and vintage flats.
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2018, 03:59 AM »
Would love me a good burger sitting there just taking in the atmosphere. Also, awesome job on the haunted house (had to scroll up again and look at it)!

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Re: Lakewood Park - Garden Diner, Stage area and vintage flats.
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 02:09 PM »
This park just gets better and better. I absolutely love the look of the diner. I always loved your RCT3 stuff so I'm so pleased you've made the jump to Planco.

Re: Lakewood Park - Garden Diner, Stage area and vintage flats.
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2018, 03:11 PM »
Love the stage you created for the Barbershop Quartet. Looks terrific!

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Re: Lakewood Park - Garden Diner, Stage area and vintage flats.
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2018, 04:36 PM »
Thank you everyone!

Usually I wouldn't do MAJOR work in progress shots but I realise updates on the project have been a bit slow so I figured best to share what I do have, starting of course with the new hyper coaster!









The plan is to build the park around the coaster layout, which I am incredibly happy/proud of.

Of course not only that but I've been working on the new water front area. Here's a sneak peek of that too!







And to show you the scale, a park overview so far!


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Wow that hyper is huge! Are you sure that doesn't go into Giga territory?

I think the thing i love the most about the hyper is its placement. Normally hypers are placed on the outside of parks with nothing around them,e but you've placed it really well so it can have more of the park on both sides! I think that'll give this park some unique sightlines.

Also love the arcade building. Great use of new pieces.

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I second what Tornado said.  That hypercoaster is schweet and you've definitely got your work cut out for you making the rest of the park around it ;)

I also like the architecture of the arcade and shops.  But I think I see a typo in the "Souveniurs" sign.  I think that last "u" needs to go.
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Really nice park so far. I love the Haunted House and the old-time vibe of the park.
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