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Continuing down the Pike!
Hereafter was a ride through Heaven and Hell;



Next to the Hereafter was the Wireless Telegraph tower that broadcast all the way to Pittsburgh!



The Battle Abbey had large tableaus of great military battles throughout history. It was one of the only attractions that lost money during the fair;



The large two level Popcorn Hall;

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
« Last post by citytrader on Yesterday at 02:08 PM »
You should definately try to catch the PBS show Secrets of the Dead about Babylon and it's gardens. It's on Amazon. Dalley is so unassuming and sincere. She made a believer out of me!

Here's a daytime shot of the Hanging Gardens;



The Temple of Zeus;



The Temple of Artemis;



The Collosus of Rhodes;



OK, the feet of the Collosus of Rhodes!

The Great Pyramids;



And the Mausuleum;

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I love the grand arches of the Siberian Railway. Also the multi-faceted arched doorway (exit?) to the right.
The Educated Horse sounds like something P.T. Barnum would have on display, right alongside the Fiji Mermaid. Except Barnum was already gone by 1904. Still, I'm sure that horses clomping their hoofs to indicate numbers, etc. had been around for quite a while, and at numerous fairs and exhibitions. Funny how the horses seemed to know only the things that their owners knew. ;)
Thanks! Actually, that doorway is only the in-game Morrocan doorway, but it works beautifully there.

Jim Key really was a wonder. There are some excellent articles out there about him and his trainer William Key, and a movie is planned with Morgan Freeman starring. it is said that President William McKinley saw Beautiful Jim Key perform at an exposition in Tennessee and declared, “This is the most astonishing and entertaining exhibition I have ever witnessed.” The horse did a lot more than stomp his foot. He picked out letters on a board to spell out words, and answered math questions the same way. So even if he was trained to do it, he was pretty smart to remember it all.

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Actually most of The Pike was Rich's work in this section, I just filled in a few spots!

While this is not a 'totally faithful recreation' of the buildings of the 1904 Fair, hopefully we've been able to create something in the same style. 

This was a fun, yet challenging, part of the park to create...
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I love the grand arches of the Siberian Railway. Also the multi-faceted arched doorway (exit?) to the right.
The Educated Horse sounds like something P.T. Barnum would have on display, right alongside the Fiji Mermaid. Except Barnum was already gone by 1904. Still, I'm sure that horses clomping their hoofs to indicate numbers, etc. had been around for quite a while, and at numerous fairs and exhibitions. Funny how the horses seemed to know only the things that their owners knew. ;)
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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
« Last post by JB on May 26, 2022, 08:13 PM »
The Hanging Gardens has been one of my favorite Ancient Wonders because so little is known about it. Scholars aren't even in agreement as to what they actually were. It's generally thought that they were, as you depicted them here, basically rooftop gardens. Evidently that had never been done before, at the time.
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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
« Last post by citytrader on May 26, 2022, 06:11 PM »
Thanks guys!

The Hanging Gardens;



Professor Stephanie Dalley has postulated that the Hanging Gardens were never in Babylon at all, but in another city, Nineveh. She has unearthed loads of evidence to support her claim and has been featured on numerous television programs. Dalley found texts by the king of Assyria named Sennacherib about a palace he built and a garden alongside that he called a wonder for all people. He inscribed his name on numerous aquaducts and canals that were able to cary huge volumes of water to his city. There is even a bas-relief showing the king in his "hanging garden", so my park supports her claims!



An Assyrian Temple;

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Bench Two of Disney's America is not very large, in fact it only covers two lands, but they are very impressive lands indeed!

The bulk of the work on this bench was done by Wagi. I think I created the one popcorn cart in the corner! Seriously, this bench will hopefully transport you back in time to the amazing World's Fair of Saint Louis in 1904! Still considered one of the greatest World's Fairs of all time, and it actually turned a profit!

The Disney Imagineers worked tirelessly to recreate the essence of the Fair. Guests start their journey by crossing the river into the fairgrounds;





They then arrive at a reproduction of the Pike, a mile long cavalcade of wonder and whimsy, where you could witness Creation, go to the Afterlife, travel by balloon to the North Pole, follow a river through the Tyrolean Alps, or travel by rail through the wilds of Siberia.

Here are a few attractions painstakingly recreated for Disney's America;

Ride through Siberia by train;



Dive into the depths of the ocean on the Submarine Ride;



Meet Jim Key, the educated horse. His promoters claimed that the horse could read and write, make change with money, do arithmetic for "numbers below thirty," and cite Bible passages "where the horse is mentioned."



More of the Pike next time!
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Planet Coaster Rides / Re: Rapture 1959 - A BioShock Story: Video released!
« Last post by zeroG on May 24, 2022, 12:10 PM »
I just watched the video again and realized that I didn´t comment to this masterpiece so far.
We have talked a lot about this project during the makening and even met up togehter for the watchparty event. I just told you how much I am impressed of this mind-blowing piece of art. In my eyes it´s the best creation from you guys so far including your individual projects and your collaborations. Even more, it´s one of the best made-for-video-presentation-only project in Planet Coaster or rather theme park simulations.
To name everything that blew me away is way to much to write down and like I said I gave you a detailed feedback as we watched it together.
For me the most out-standing scene that overwhelmed me again and again when I watch it is the part in the theatre. But the big hall with the protesting people is wonderful as well. Don´t forget the broken Big Daddy scene, or the part when Big Daddy hunts you down through the corridors. This part is beside all other brilliant work of editing and story telling an intense special effects illusion in perfection.
At the end when everything is shutting down the atmosphere is so dragging and extraordinary. It´s fantastic!
The final scene where you entered the room with the diving bell is a dignified final for the whole journey. But all I mentioned now are only a few parts alongside countless other amazing scenes.
This is not less than a MASTERPIECE! You can be proud!

greetz
zeroG
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I try different descriptions/word to find items. For example: signs/billboards/poster/display
And I put the settings always to "newest" to see which items are just uploaded.
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