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Title: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Muserato on November 20, 2017, 04:36 PM
Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.1

OK, so I don't have a presentable park yet, but I wanted to give this a go and post some time lapses on YouTube to see how it goes.  Hopefully I keep it up.   And BTW I have not abandoned my Dark Kingdom Project, I just need a break from it.


The SGW competition park that I made ended up in a decent place and the next incarnation will be called Playtime Gardens.   I want a park that I could start based on an defunct park and I can then mold to my will, and one I can build over an extended timeline.  This project is why I made the spreadsheet of times and manufacturers, which I posted in the community forum.  Seemed that based on that data, the perfect time to start a park would be the early 1970's.  At first i was going to go for an alternate version of Circus World in central Florida, but it was not quite right.  I ended up choosing Riverside Amusement Park in Indianapolis, which closed in 1970.


So I started building the park, we'll see how it goes.  For now, the time-lapse of the layout, will post pics when there is something decent to show.


https://youtu.be/oOEzvFqNi2s (https://youtu.be/oOEzvFqNi2s)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens
Post by: AemJaY on November 22, 2017, 02:11 AM
ok thats a start i didnt see much, so first you place all the rides, coasters and shop and after that you will build the whole design and details. well iam interested :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens
Post by: Muserato on November 22, 2017, 08:04 AM
ok thats a start i didnt see much, so first you place all the rides, coasters and shop and after that you will build the whole design and details. well iam interested :)


Yeah, I don't usually build this way, I usually build paths and rides as I expand, although I usually have a general plan.  In this case I have a (crappy old) map which has somewhat exact locations of the rides. I think doing it this way will also force me to build small.  I am also thinking after I build it, I got to mess it up a little, it's supposed to be a failing park after all.  This could probably be a scenario for the workshop.


The future updates will expand to the back fo the park, still gotta figure out what those will be, but will try to keep them "time-accurate"; planning to do a park for 1972, then do one park for every 5 year increment, until present day.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens
Post by: matt9537 on November 23, 2017, 11:19 AM
Looks like a great start. I'm sure it's going to be a great park when it's done.

I'm also excited to see the scenery going down
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens 0.2 - Riverside Park pt.2: The start of something old
Post by: Muserato on November 26, 2017, 02:39 PM
Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.2

Made the barn that was located at the entrance of the park, although I changed the sign location, I think I preserved the feeling of its original.  I don't really know what was inside the barn as I am going by what I can find online.  I could not have possibly ever gone to that park because it closed before I was born and I don't know anyone from Indianapolis, certainly nobody that is old enough to remember this place.

(https://i.imgur.com/pChtHau.jpg)

Also made a small info building to act as a ticket booth.  The park was on a individual-ride ticket system where you would buy a ticket for each ride, hence the lack of entry gates.  I did find what it looked like a ticket coupon that gave you a choice between a couple of rides.  Say it would give you either a ride on the Thriller or a ride on the Flash, and a ride on the carousel or a ride on the caterpillar (monte leone).

(https://i.imgur.com/kl5NBKX.jpg)

Finally, I worked on the queue for the Thriller, a simple wooden canopy and surrounding scenery.

(https://i.imgur.com/pC01z0V.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/orxN3Q2.jpg)

I gotta say, keeping it old looking and not going too crazy for heavy scenery is a little hard.  I suffer every time I put a tree or bush down, questioning if I am going overboard, LOL.  Still working on this for a little while, so if you have suggestions or spot a mistake please let me know.

https://youtu.be/32lt8NbHSCk (https://youtu.be/32lt8NbHSCk)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.2 Posted
Post by: AemJaY on November 27, 2017, 01:14 AM
Bring on some Screenshots! You know shyguysworld loves Screenshots and not only video Links! :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.2 Posted
Post by: Muserato on November 27, 2017, 03:47 PM
Bring on some Screenshots! You know shyguysworld loves Screenshots and not only video Links! :)


Twist my arm why don't you, LOL.  I know, I was just hoping to wait until it is a bit more polished, like I forgot to put a sign over Thriller  ::) .  Still, I edited the previous post to show appropriate screen shots as requested  :D
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.3
Post by: Muserato on December 02, 2017, 08:43 AM
Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.3

More work done on the park.  The Himalaya type ride at the front of the park gets a queue canopy and some surrounding scenery.  I found a picture of it where it showed the name of the ride, Caterpillar.  I think it's supposed to have a wood base, but I left it metal.

(https://i.imgur.com/1GzEB2I.jpg)

The Next project was the ride skin for the teacups.  This was originally a round building over the large carousel, which PC doesn't have, so teacups it is.  I started making this building twice and I rage quit twice because i could not get the darn thing to line up.  Third time was the charm, not without it's challenges.  It's a custom roof, but trying to keep the number of parts down.

(https://i.imgur.com/Y2odKt4.jpg)

A little overview of the left side of the park to end this post:

(https://i.imgur.com/myD6Kap.jpg)

And the next video for anyone that cares to see how they were made:

https://youtu.be/YAIMhSl1HXY (https://youtu.be/YAIMhSl1HXY)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.3
Post by: Nemmie on December 06, 2017, 06:38 AM
The whole concept here is really intriguing. I like how you're going for a historic slant on this. And after seeing your brilliantly original and innovative Summer Competition park, I can't wait to see where this goes.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.3
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 06, 2017, 01:51 PM
Crap, how did I miss a new project from someone whose work I always look for?  I suck.  Love the woodie and very anxious to see the shape this all takes. 
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Episode 0.4
Post by: Muserato on December 09, 2017, 10:23 AM
The whole concept here is really intriguing. I like how you're going for a historic slant on this. And after seeing your brilliantly original and innovative Summer Competition park, I can't wait to see where this goes.


Finishing the 1970 park might take a few more weeks, I'll start with the toys for the 1972 version, hope you guys like it.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea with the "plastic" look, but this is my story and I'm sticking to it.  LOL.

Crap, how did I miss a new project from someone whose work I always look for?  I suck.  Love the woodie and very anxious to see the shape this all takes.


Thanks for the kind words JP.  But don't be too anxious, this is going to take a while, hahaha.

Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) Episode 0.4

Sorry I only have one pic to share this time.  This thing took forever, At least four hours based on the amount of footage I ended up with (at 8x speed).  I'm pretty satisfied with the results though.   I made some partial custom supports to make the ride look a little more gnarly, messed a little with he layout to improve it, made the custom letters at the back of the ride, a silly entrance similar to the ones found at traveling Manic Mouse coasters, and attempted a chain return (which is probably all wrong).

(https://i.imgur.com/KMOvnVe.jpg)

Here is the time-lapse for anyone that is interested:

https://youtu.be/W9jYrLQ1Swg (https://youtu.be/W9jYrLQ1Swg)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.4
Post by: AcesCalifornia on December 09, 2017, 01:47 PM
It's AMAZING how you were able to get the atmosphere of a cheesy wild-mouse down to a T from the cartoon-y mouse, to the "gateways" using mouths and that sort of stuff, and the lettering found on rides like this stuffed away at the back of the ride.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.4
Post by: AemJaY on December 10, 2017, 12:02 AM
ahahhaha i love the sign :D
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: Muserato on December 16, 2017, 12:34 PM
Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed that pic, it was really fun making the mouse figure.

Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Moving on to fill in the gaps.  I fill-in the space with a generic restroom, a modified version of Ruble's Midway Games found in the Workshop (thank you Rubble for saving me so much time).  Add some lights, and pretty much finish off the left side of the park.  It finally feels like some things were accomplished.

A view from the back toward the barn

(https://i.imgur.com/lsIuBOL.jpg)

Thriller got a simple sign at the entrance

(https://i.imgur.com/2LN5iBB.jpg)

The midway games look plain and boring (as intended)

(https://i.imgur.com/Oh7UYcC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rUagULu.jpg)

A bird's eye view of the left side of the park

(https://i.imgur.com/UsQVQ1Y.jpg)

Finally, here is the time-lapse if anyone is interested.

https://youtu.be/e_XlqznAo28 (https://youtu.be/e_XlqznAo28)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 16, 2017, 09:40 PM
I like what you did with the midway games... the structure is good, and going with a bland palette really makes the games themselves pop.

I think I'm most anxious to see what you do with that big pond and bridge area.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: Muserato on December 17, 2017, 06:53 AM
So for the 1970s version of this I am going for semi-accuracy on whatever few reference materials I have for this place.   The pool was originally used for swimming (I think), then it was later closed and just fenced-in so people wouldn't go in there, they added benches so people would look into it and built the bridge over the pool. 


I am considering adding a cover to the bridge though, not accurate but slightly more interesting.  It does feel a little too sparse, even as I am trying to make this a not very attractive park.  As to what happens with it for the the 1972 version of the park, I still have to decide; part of the challenge I am giving to myself is to keep the pool and theme it to something.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: JPAlmighT on December 17, 2017, 08:05 AM
^^Oops, that's my fault.  I forgot this was a re-creation.   [I should read things more often  :P]

I can add that from my limited experience you have to do what keeps you interested, I've seen it work well both ways when people are either extremely loyal to history or take enough liberties to satisfy their own building interests.  I'll be happy with whichever route you choose, as this is definitely some good stuff.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: TMH on December 17, 2017, 10:17 AM
Love the Mad Mouse entrance, so cute. Everything feels very stylish, but appropriately aged.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.5
Post by: CoastersPaul on December 17, 2017, 10:36 AM
I forgot about this project after seeing the first post, but I definitely need to follow it now. Very impressive work, and that game set fits your park perfectly.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.6
Post by: Muserato on January 03, 2018, 07:09 AM
OK, I had made this a little while back, but didn't get to edit the video, then the Adventure pack side tracked me and I got back into my Disney Dark park, but here we go.   

This is not exactly the most exciting of buildings, but it was a lot of work.  The back of the park had an large dance hall that was later converted to a Roller Skating Rink.  The outside of the building looked pretty much like this:

(https://i.imgur.com/KvxLuVI.jpg)


The insides I had to just use my imagination and some reference pics from other roller rinks.

(https://i.imgur.com/qPwVsM5.jpg)

And for anyone that cares, here is the time-lapse:

https://youtu.be/m16rtFieNCk (https://youtu.be/m16rtFieNCk)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.6
Post by: Fisherman on January 03, 2018, 07:41 AM
Awesome work!!!!  I am in awe of your mad skillz.   :turned:
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.6
Post by: TMH on January 11, 2018, 10:20 PM
That looks awesome! Going further back in post history... I am so impressed with that tea cups cover!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file posted
Post by: Muserato on January 13, 2018, 02:44 PM
So I went on a mad dash to finish this park.  I was procrastinating for a while.  This is a massive update that takes the park to a pretty much completed stage.  I will still make this a Scenario in the future.   Although I did record time lapses (with a  couple of hiccups), I will post those later, and I will also make a park video for the people that want to just see it.  For now, those that want to visit the park can get it from the steam workshop here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1268299749

First an overview of the finished park:

(https://i.imgur.com/oKlqEtV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tEjUtiq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Fisbvbb.jpg)

Between the Skating Rink and the Mad Mouse there is now a horse riding area, which is sadly closed (because Frontier didn't make horses).

(https://i.imgur.com/bHjn3WT.jpg)

The Mills Chute (Log Flume) got it's building, supports, a station and surroundings

(https://i.imgur.com/952sfwU.jpg)

The windmill can be seen from the distance.  The chair swings got a simple queue cover

(https://i.imgur.com/DiOrpmr.jpg)

The Flash also got its station

(https://i.imgur.com/tM4jM3d.jpg)

Some old style shops

(https://i.imgur.com/dCFostT.jpg)

And how will the park work without electricity?

(https://i.imgur.com/JTqYr8h.jpg)

I left a hidden archer, if you download the park, I challenge you to find him :-)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 13, 2018, 05:12 PM
Um, wow.  This story felt like it was just starting and then you went and FINISHED the entire park, and quickly at that.   I've kind of been in a non-posting mood lately so I get how this could happen.

I was already excited to download this before you challenged us with a hidden easter egg, but now I'm gonna be all over it.  Nice job!

Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: wowmanrct on January 14, 2018, 02:53 PM
love the domes...I hate trying to make domes in this game
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: citytrader on January 14, 2018, 03:31 PM
Fantastic park! Love the whole concept. I would really love to see a few side by side pics with some of the rides you were trying to copy from the original park.


The archer was pretty easy to find. At first, I was looking inside trees and structures!

And I definitely agree, keeping it minimal is pretty difficult!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: Muserato on January 14, 2018, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.  JP, sorry for the rush job, but I wanted to get this park finished so I could submit it in time to the #wearewatching thingie, we'll see if I pass muster.  I am still making the time lapses and I will make I think not only a cinematic, but probably also an explanation video (if I don't chicken out about talking in a YouTube video, eek!)

Haha citytrader, yeah, the archer was super easy to find, but I expected you to go hunting in weird places, it was a reverse psychology challenge.

So in this pic you can see the Thriller, the Caterpillar and the midway games in the back

(https://www.indianapolismonthly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/RiversideAmusementPark-800x500.jpg)

Here in you can see the Carousel building (which became the teacups because the carousel is too small widthwise) and the skating rink.  I did not want to make a fake unusable swing in the middle so I replaced it with the in-game chair swings.  You can also see the mill and a glimpse of the chute to the left of it.  the lights style i also sorta copied, not exactly because it looked like overkill.  And I did add the carousel in the empty field, because I will be using that carousel and my OCD won't let me have a huge empty field, must... put... tree.... gah! LOL.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/78/60/e6/7860e67efa87bf13b2d3a7fda544e503.jpg)

Here is a picture of the Flash, for which I copied the style, but not really the structure as I could not find a decent picture.  I ended up making something "janky" enough to seem to belong.

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/dd/c2/e9/ddc2e9a0ca95defb5a31b6fc364ec8cc--historical-society-roller-coasters.jpg)

The general inspiration for the mills chute came from here, crappy picture, but enough to get the feel for it.

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/84/15/ef/8415ef88ec51f4836056195a5b4714f7--historical-society-amusement-parks.jpg)

Here is an aerial view, I took the general layout from it, but I didn't fully stay truthful to it especially on the Flash side (Right side of the park).  There is also something that looks like a side-friction across the street, but I could not find a reference to it in the ticket stubs, so I am assuming it got taken out of commission before 1970.

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/76/f4/07/76f407281c343ccb087e6a3894af0293--amusement-parks-park-in.jpg)

A naval map also helped a little with the layout.  Some of the rides, I skipped, specifically there is a "castle" walkthrough that I thought would take too long to make.  I am ready to move on to the imaginary 1972 version of the park.

(http://historicindianapolis.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/1938.SanbornMap.577.jpg)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: citytrader on January 15, 2018, 07:00 AM
Thanks for those pics! Love the way you put it all together.

I really love the roller rink, it's a darn shame no one goes into it. You did beautiful work there!

The castle walk through could have been fun. Ah well...

Here's your side friction, I believe;


(https://i.imgur.com/8SdIh7F.jpg)

It was there from 1905 and closed in 1950.
(http://images.indianahistory.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=P0391&CISOPTR=844&action-2&DMSCALE=200&DMWIDTH=512&DMHEIGHT=512&DMX=512&DMY=0&DMTEXT=&DMROTATE=0)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park file available
Post by: Muserato on January 15, 2018, 05:24 PM
Thanks citytrader!  Sometimes people go that direction since I put some shops at the back of the rink, it would be amazing to have them actually roller skate though.


I actually got inspiration for the station of the Thriller from that pic.  The other station was way too hidden and I preferred this one.


For anyone interested, I made the park into a scenario and it's up on the workshop.  If you play it please let me know your thoughts: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1270980738 (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1270980738)

I also have episode 0.7 up on youTube for anyone interested in such things (i.e. nobody).  It covers the Mills Chute and the Flash station.  Sadly I lost a bunch of footage, so it's not quite complete; but such is life.


https://youtu.be/3ONji3hWeyE

Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: KiDFoX on January 15, 2018, 07:15 PM
Have to say, I downloaded this and took a walk around in your park and you did a really fantastic job of creating something that feels like an old historic park.   My first amusement park I recall going to was a small historic park that had been in our area since the early 1900s and we still have such a park in the north part of our state I have been two a couple of times.   

There was nothing flashy about those parks but people to this day have a lot of nostalgia for the one we lost here in this city.   I have aunts and uncles who don't think ever rode roller coasters anywhere but that park, if I bring up rides I have been on they tell the same story of the same coaster over and over... but that is the fun of it.  The memory of it is probably better than the park really was.

Great job!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: Muserato on January 25, 2018, 06:52 PM
For anyone that doesn't know about Planco Spotlights, first.. shame on you.  You should check out that youTube channel as it benefits Special Effect, the UK charity that promotes inclusion of disabled people by giving them access to gaming.  Second, you can check out the tour of Riverside the Bros took this week.   


I am still planning to create an overview with my reasoning behind some buildings and some minor details that were not mentioned during their visit.  Anywho, here it is:


https://youtu.be/a39xypVAMuY (https://youtu.be/a39xypVAMuY)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: Berlin87 on January 28, 2018, 03:43 AM
Truly a unique project, and you pull it off so well. Can't wait to see more pics, and thank you for sharing the wonderful (and funny) video
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: JPAlmighT on January 28, 2018, 04:55 AM
Fun video, they have a knack for putting you inside the park and making it all feel real.  (And Mike only said "jank" once and I don't think it was even about anything you built!   ;D  )  And what a beautiful charity to be supporting.

But back to you:  You did a great job with this one.  Still in awe of how it felt like it was just starting up and then it was done so quickly.  Some great details, and neat inclusions that you don't see in most parks, like the stables and roller rink.  I think I'm starting to get hooked on projects that are based on real-world places, especially ones that aren't around anymore.  The education of it all is as fun as seeing the parks themselves.

Looking forward to your overview, I'm just not ready to walk away from this place just yet.  :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: citytrader on January 28, 2018, 09:18 AM
Fantastic park, beautifully designed and executed!

The video was great, and Jon and Mike did your park justice! Congrats!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Park & Scenario available
Post by: Muserato on January 28, 2018, 04:16 PM
Thank you for the kind words guys.  It's been a blast to work in this park.  So I just realized that I never posted here the last speed build.

Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Episode 0.8
Here is the last speed build for this park.  In this one I make the cover for the Dodgems, build the shops in between the Flash and the Mills Chute, the cover for the carousel and some finishing details here and there like power lines and some additional details.

https://youtu.be/qE85iKtCZro (https://youtu.be/qE85iKtCZro)


Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Final Overview
With the park done, I did a final walk around with some details about the builds, where they come from, inspiration and such.  It is the first time I make a video were I talk, so i was a bit nervous, but I'll get better... I hope, LOL.

https://youtu.be/mLySioZOyUA (https://youtu.be/mLySioZOyUA)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Final Overview Video
Post by: citytrader on January 29, 2018, 06:36 PM
Love your overview video.

All the details, like the leaves under the trees. Very subtle, yet makes for a beautiful whole!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Riverside Amusement Park (1970) - Final Overview Video
Post by: Muserato on February 04, 2018, 09:28 PM
Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.1
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An Alternate reality story:

Riverside Amusement Park had closed at the end of 1970.  A mix of bad management, and competition from more exciting parks in the area.  Not only were the finances a problem, but the "Whites Only" policies the park had in the 50's was always an issue, even if the policy had been reversed over a decade ago.  John Coleman could not longer sustain the $30,000 dollars a year that the park was losing, so he had to close it and sell it as soon as possible.

Wayne Taylor, an entrepreneurial 25 year old, had fond memories of the park and all the time he spent there with his friends and family. He even worked as a ride operator a couple of summers. He knew Mr. Coleman, but only as an acquittance.   His father however, as part of the city council was well acquainted with the owner of Riverside.

Seeing as, what Wayne considered his second childhood home, was about to disappear forever, he took action. He wrote a business plan, and was able to secure a loan from the bank to revive the park.  The fact that his father was part of the city council probably helped secure the loan, but who cares! "We take the wins when we can" Wayne said.

His father, John, wasn't to thrilled with the idea, but seeing that this made his mother happy, he agreed to help.  The real state investors were eyeing this property for some new housing development and were pressuring the city to change the zoning from commercial to residential.  John was going to use his influence to stall as much as possible, give his son's dream a chance.

Construction was ongoing for most of 1971, so the park was closed, but it was ready to open for the 1972 season and what a seasons this would be.  First things first, the name of the park had to change; there needed to be a way to avoid all the stigma that came from the previous ownership.  Since Wayne felt like this was an opportunity to save his childhood and to bring this same fun experience to a new generation, he decided that the park must be playful and follow a theme.  What better way to remember childhood that remembering your favorite toys.  And Playtime Park was born.  Of course Wayne could not obtain the rights to use the names of these toys, too expensive.  Instead he opted for theming that gave the suggestion of certain toys.  What could go wrong, right?

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Construction update:

The city started regular bus service to the area, even added a bus station.

(https://i.imgur.com/e54fxFg.jpg)

Some crosswalks and better roads, additional parking as well.

(https://i.imgur.com/IkNS1N7.jpg)

Sidewalks and road signs were added.  And the Barn at the entrance got a coat of paint and a revamped park sign.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZEhZTpw.jpg)

Inside the barn, the bathrooms got moved back a bit into a recess.

(https://i.imgur.com/0BK2SHb.jpg)

The Caterpillar got renamed to Springy

(https://i.imgur.com/xR1kAWZ.jpg)

Even the queue got a springy colorful look

(https://i.imgur.com/jldIJTq.jpg)

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Playtime Park:  Episode 1.1

I am changing the way I do these videos.  I will have a small explanation on what the video is about at the beginning and a time-lapse after.  So the first 3 to 4 minutes will be me talking about a couple of items, and then the rest will be a speed-build of most of the things I just showed.  I think that will make them more palatable and people can watch just the beginning just to get an idea of the progress.

https://youtu.be/03bh86rEyZY

The Bus:  Anyone interested in downloading the Bus, here is a link to the workshop: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277353582
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.1
Post by: AcesCalifornia on February 05, 2018, 05:48 AM
Woop! Now the story begins! Surprisingly, I can see the "Springy" queue in a black and white image xD It feels just right =p
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.1
Post by: JPAlmighT on February 05, 2018, 04:13 PM
Well, this just made me very happy.  You're combining two great projects, so I for one am convinced that NOTHING can go wrong.  :P

The bus is incredible, but I happen to think you deserve an awful lot of credit for that pure 70's font on Springy!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.1
Post by: Muserato on February 08, 2018, 11:32 AM
Thanks for the comments and the likes guys.  I Hope everyone is enjoying this ride as much as I am.

Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
--------------------------------
Construction Update:

Refurbishing of the park continues.  The Thriller it turns out, was not that thrilling, especially because the wood was falling apart and it needed to be fix as soon as possible.  So Wayne hired the Philadelphia Toboggan Company to try to salvage as much as possible and renew the flash into the Magic 8 Ball, oops, did we say 8?  We meant 7.

(https://i.imgur.com/mjLbVgO.jpg)

The results: a more compact layout with more airtime.

(https://i.imgur.com/1o2JIC4.jpg)

They even installed a maintenance shed and a transfer track to ensure better operations.

(https://i.imgur.com/jeruZTX.jpg)

It turned out that the midway game buildings were also in bad condition and had to be removed.  The Rocking Horse Hideaway took it's place, a great place to relax.

(https://i.imgur.com/xJFBgQp.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VwKjs1C.jpg)

The Tea cups got new fencing, some paint, and got themed to Hi-Ho Berry-Oh! and a cherry on top.

(https://i.imgur.com/WFPAQ1l.jpg)

If the park was going to turn around, new attractions were needed to keep the crowds coming.  So Wayne was able to secure a second hand Ghost Train ride for a phenomenal price; the savings allowed him to theme it nicely to the OUIJA board game.

(https://i.imgur.com/eUVrTLr.jpg)

https://youtu.be/cNWUmoiUVTw (https://youtu.be/cNWUmoiUVTw)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: citytrader on February 09, 2018, 04:23 AM
The Ouija Dark ride is terrific! Just the sort of cheap (monetarily) attraction that you would find in a park of this type.

I like the design of the new rocking horse building, but I think maybe a coat of paint might be in order. It looks a little meh.

Looking forward to a POV of the new magic 7 ball coaster!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: Berlin87 on February 09, 2018, 04:25 AM
Absolutely LOVE the facade for the woodie, and what a great job you did on the custom signage.
Also +1 for the exchange track. Super realistic
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: shyguy on February 10, 2018, 03:41 PM
Oooh. So you're going to give this the theme you used for the Summer Comp. Cool! So far, it all looks terrific. Especially impressive is the woodwork in the early screens in the Roller Skate Rink and the Mills Chute. It will be fun to see this classic old park come to life with your wacky, colorful, and genius theming.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: citytrader on February 10, 2018, 07:34 PM
Meant to ask in my previous post, are you going to make each era of the park you create available for download?

Would love to see that, after you have presented it of course! :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: Muserato on February 10, 2018, 10:05 PM
Meant to ask in my previous post, are you going to make each era of the park you create available for download?

Would love to see that, after you have presented it of course! :)
Yes! Absolutely.  Once each version is finished I’ll upload to the workshop.  Planning on updating in 5 year increments after this.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.2
Post by: KiDFoX on February 11, 2018, 07:49 PM
As always you have lots of little details around that make it fit your story, very well done!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.2
Post by: Muserato on February 19, 2018, 07:10 AM
I already posted this stuff in images, but I had some difficulty getting to make the video.   


As with episode 1.1 I have a little overview at the start of the video (a little over 4 minutes).  Then a POV of the Magic 7 Ball (for citytrader  ;) ) at time 4:39.  And the time-lapse at the end for those of you that want to see how things were made.  Sadly I lost footage of the final version of the coaster and a little more.  You will notice I temporarily deleted the OUIJA and the Rocking Horse, i decided to split the videos because it would have been too long for a single one.

https://youtu.be/cSzs6r-ssAs
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Episode 1.2
Post by: Muserato on March 24, 2018, 09:28 AM
It's been a little while since I posted.  But I am working on this still, just a little slower.   I might also skip the time lapses and maybe just do overviews.  Some of you may have seen some of these already on Twitter or on the BroNation discord.

Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - update 1.3
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Construction update:


The Mad Mouse needed a little love, and it got a new name, a new queue roof, and some light theming to the game of Mouse.... err... we mean Rat Trap.

(https://i.imgur.com/OVC0jc0.jpg)

Next to it, the horse rides had become less popular and the deal with the local ranch soured.  Something had to be done with the space.  A small-9 hole mini-golf seemed to fit just fine.   Groovy bonus, no manure smell in the park.

(https://i.imgur.com/g0ipUKI.jpg)

... each hole themed to a ancient board game of course, Ancient Go, Mohjahn, Chess, Checkers, Cribbage, etc

(https://i.imgur.com/sHPiiWe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/tZVyLmt.jpg)

The skating rink needed a new sign, something more modern.

(https://i.imgur.com/NRSWgSq.jpg)

Inside:  a new coat of paint, some color to get the drab out, all new rental skates, and more fun with an instruction board

(https://i.imgur.com/TtH5H40.jpg)

The Tilt-a-Whirl needed a canopy to protect from the weather, and got a new sign.  It is now called Tin Top, get ready to spin spin spin

(https://i.imgur.com/Rfsenu8.jpg)

And last but not least, who doesn't love Spirograph!  time to make your own patterns in the sky with the renovated SpiroSwing.

(https://i.imgur.com/8EmEspI.jpg)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.3
Post by: JPAlmighT on March 24, 2018, 09:46 AM
You are brilliant.

Ok, that was a vague comment and I'm so much wordier than that.  Mouse Trap, one of my faves.  Your signage is probably the best that has been done in this game.  The little tiny game pieces, (and such a great concept for mini golf.)  I've said it before in other people's threads, but you seem to have access to a whole slew of custom content that none of the rest of us get to use.  This really made me smile this morning.   :D

Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.3
Post by: Muserato on March 24, 2018, 11:20 AM
You sir, are making me blush, LOL.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.3
Post by: shyguy on March 24, 2018, 03:53 PM
Those Mahjong tiles. :o
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.3
Post by: cody on March 25, 2018, 02:36 PM
Everything looks beautiful! I love the signage for each of the attractions/experiences. I also love the classic looks you are going for which is always a pleasant surprise. Amazing job!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.3
Post by: ALT2870 on March 25, 2018, 08:34 PM
While they seem small, all the updates in the park made it look even that more better.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Muserato on June 09, 2018, 12:51 PM
Sorry everyone, I did not mean to disappear.  I blame/thank two things: PlanCo burnout and CommandoSanta for pointing me toward Factorio, which got a lot of my attention for a while.   Great game by the way.  But I am ready to continue with this project again.  Some of this stuff I might have posted on Twitter already.  I am also getting close to sharing the park's 1972 version.


Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - update 1.4
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Construction and minor story update


So then there was cousin Milton... A recent architecture graduate from Indiana State, was looking for opportunities to get some designs in his portfolio.  Mrs. Taylor, Wayne's mother, though what better place to get him started than to help with the rebuilding of the park.   Not only was she so thoughtful as to have him design the queue for the new ride his son was buying, she decided to have it all done in secret and have it built while her son was traveling.  It would be such a nice surprise.   John, Wayne's father, wasn't so sure it was a good idea, but went along with it anyway, happy wife, happy life right?  besides, how bad could Milton mess it up, right? it's just a queue cover?

And Wayne came back to this:

(https://i.imgur.com/jUZL0Um.jpg)

Needless to say, Wayne wasn't pleased.  How much money did they spend on all that concrete, glass, and steel?!?!?  It didn't even fit with the rest of the structures.  It felt completely out of place.  But it was too late, it was done, money would have to come out of the budget somewhere else.

The carousel got a few minor updates to its cover and queue, themed to the popular Raggedy Ann doll

(https://i.imgur.com/l5OlrIC.jpg)

The shops in front of the old Mills Chute got a paint job and new food items for a more fair-like feel

(https://i.imgur.com/9SQhhqt.jpg)

The Mills Chute was originally going to be replaced, but the new budgetary constraints forced a light theming to Slip 'n.... err, we mean Ride 'N Slide

(https://i.imgur.com/GKQNmCI.jpg)

New paint job and added flavor choices for the ice cream shop at the windmill.

(https://i.imgur.com/nz3CBW1.jpg)

The bumper cars also got a very modest retheming to the popular Matchstick cars.

(https://i.imgur.com/rd7mEQ8.jpg)

And last but not least, the Flash was now the Linking Log Roll

(https://i.imgur.com/OP8rEaa.jpg)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Fisherman on June 09, 2018, 02:35 PM
Looks FANTASTIC!  The realism is inspiring.  I'm trying so hard to make stuff look realistic like this but you make it look so easy.  Ha ha!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Muserato on June 10, 2018, 09:43 AM
Ok, I am done with this park for the 1972 version (unless you find something wrong with it, please let me know).  Park file download here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1408178012 (https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1408178012)

Looking forward to some comments and some constructive criticism

(https://i.imgur.com/B5Rokm5.jpg)


And Fisherman, your food stalls are great, I had to put some in the park, they work like a charm.  And the cotton candy freaks me out every time I move it,  :P
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Fisherman on June 10, 2018, 10:17 AM
OMG I love it!  OUIJA is awesome!  You are amazing...

sorry the cotton candy rats skeered you...   :P
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: shyguy on June 10, 2018, 10:24 AM
Glad to see you back. I look forward to visiting the park.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: citytrader on June 10, 2018, 12:17 PM
Very creative! Love the decor.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Bullethead on June 10, 2018, 08:50 PM
Wow, that was a lot for me to catch up on ;).  This is some truly awe-inspiring stuff.  Like how you did the lettering in the Frisbee sign.  Or the façade for the Rat Trap. Or the whole boargame area with chess, checkers, and mah jong, Or basically everything on this page.  Great stuff!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 11, 2018, 07:31 AM
Welcome back!  Great signage and architecture in this update.   :up:
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Muserato on June 11, 2018, 08:16 AM
Thank you for the comments guys!  Glad to be back in creative mode ;-)

Oh, I forgot to say.  I had a problem in vandals tagging their names around the park, so you might see some graffiti around when you visit.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Nemmie on June 11, 2018, 02:34 PM
I'm so pleased to see you back with this park. The signage amongst everything else is outstanding. I've rated and subscribed on the workshop and I cannot wait to spend a bit of time in there. Hurrah!!!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: JPAlmighT on June 11, 2018, 06:28 PM
I need to read posts better, totally missed the workshop link the first time.  I just spent a very enjoyable hour+ in this park and was truly blown away by the attention to detail.  The "Little People" and the Ouija ride were pleasant surprises because I didn't remember seeing them in the thread.  Ouija was a fantastic attraction; nothing over the top, everything just right.  It's all the more fun given that this was a park I was able to walk through before in another incarnation so there was just that slight familiarity.

Your local vandals gave a great Easter Egg hunt as well :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 1.4
Post by: Fisherman on June 12, 2018, 06:08 PM
OMG!  I finally found my name!  It was on the last building I searched!  Ha ha!  My favorite was "Mike + Jon" in the men's bathroom.   :P
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2
Post by: Muserato on August 28, 2018, 12:54 PM
OK, here we go again!  Playtime Park 1977 is now open, subscribe to the park here: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1495634025

(https://i.imgur.com/0ky2hdy.jpg)

Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - update 2
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The park grows up:


The new theme of the park was a complete success, people were coming to the park and having a really great time.  The popularity was such that Wayne was not only able to make improvements to the existing structures, but also add new rides and bring the park into the forefront.

Things in life also got interesting.  Wayne met this great girl, Amy Johnson was her name.  She was lively and smart... and kept criticizing the parks management of the green areas, who did she think she was!?  Just because she has an associates degree in Horticulture from Ivy Tech she thinks she knows better?... so the way to address this was obvious, he must go out with her.  And so they did and have and have been dating for over a year already.

However, not everything was coming up roses.  He started getting all these cease and desist letters from Lawyers about their supposed infringement on trademarks.  That can't really go anywhere, can it?  Besides, there was already one ray of light in this facet of the park, the Lesney company, makers of Matchbox toy cars had responded to a request for an agreement to theme a ride to their name.  They were so desperate for any edge they could get over Hot Wheels that they didn't even charge anything for use of the name. Not a perpetual license of course, but hey, a sponsor is a sponsor.

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Construction update:


First,  there was a need for room for expansion, so something had to go.  Since we were getting access to a new roller coaster, it seemed like a good idea to ditch the wild mouse. So the Rat Trap was dismantled and sold to a travelling fair, the theme elements however, were put in storage.  This opened the way to various things.

(https://i.imgur.com/BiYQaRO.jpg)

The mini golf was able to be expanded to a full 18 holes finally.  It was a little bit of a struggle to come up with themes for the rest of the holes with classic games.  So some more modern themes were used.

(https://i.imgur.com/M2hGBrq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/sNxVjuD.jpg)

The Hoppity Hop cafe opened to the side.  Based on the new space hop toys that were imported from the UK.  even hired an entertainer to hop around in one of those to cheer people up as they pass by.

(https://i.imgur.com/w2PuubZ.jpg)

Keeping up with the new technologies, a new corkscrew roller coaster was installed in the empty lot that was at the back of the park.  Wayne, however, wanted to up the ante, so he asked the arrow company to include a couple of hops at the end of the ride, after the corkscrew.  this is not a Hula Hoop, but a Hula Loop!

(https://i.imgur.com/0UUunmQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zAR88Ic.jpg)

To the other side of the Dance hall, the bathrooms were moved as well, to allow for more expansion to the right side of the park.  This expansion included a new kiddie coaster themed to Dr. Zoos, to make up for the loss of the wild mouse; a video arcade with some pinball games, a passion of Wayne; and a candy and caramel apple stand.

(https://i.imgur.com/d6OS89m.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RjJKkop.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/D8koV9I.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/PeeYX3n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/uV7edYf.jpg)

The Dance Hall/ roller rink itself saw some improvements as well, inside and out.  Disco music has taken the world by storm, and it took over the roller skating rink as well.

(https://i.imgur.com/Zd3oBR5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vwfgLtI.jpg)

Other improvement include the licensing of Matchbox cars to the bumper cars

(https://i.imgur.com/YpX2yQy.jpg)

The pool, which was actually pretty nasty, got cleaned up and resurfaced.  With a filtration system was hidden in the ducks.

(https://i.imgur.com/bW3Pbn6.jpg)

The Zierer company was brought in to replace the chair swings with their new tilting model.

(https://i.imgur.com/KQr7P8C.jpg)

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The Neighbors:


Since there were so many people coming to the park, it was just a matter of time before new businesses started moving in next door.  The parcel of land next to the west parking lot got sold and an Oasis Diner opened up.  Wayne had mixed feelings about it, He loved the diner chain, it was an Indiana institution by now, but he had his eye out for that land for a future expansion of the park.   Maybe they will have to grow another way, there is plenty of land around anyway.

(https://i.imgur.com/6m16GIl.jpg)

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Special thanks to:


All of BroNation for keeping me sane while continuing this adventure and all the advise.

FishermanRCT for the great food carts

RubbleTrillions for his amazing Midway games

Uthris for the super handy Industrial Kitchen Set



Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1972) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: JPAlmighT on August 28, 2018, 01:25 PM
Welcome back!  This is such an amazing project and I'm glad it keeps getting new life.  Sad to see Rat Trap go, that was the most perfect theme ever for a Wild Mouse.  But I do love everything new that was added, seeing Battleship on the golf course made me smile  :)  Also, has anybody ever mentioned to you that you make some halfway decent custom signs?   ;) 
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Muserato on August 28, 2018, 01:30 PM
Haha, thanks.  Don't worry about the Rat Trap, a return is in the plan ;-)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: cap396 on August 28, 2018, 03:42 PM
This park is amazing.  Very good work here!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: wowmanrct on August 28, 2018, 03:48 PM
awesome custom looking buildings and interiors. great work here
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: shyguy on August 28, 2018, 10:57 PM
I just love everything about this park. And those arcade and pinball machines are among the best I've seen. Are they yours? Love the carpet you used too.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Berlin87 on August 29, 2018, 05:43 AM
Jesus is this good…  Beautiful details, love the arcade machines and that neon, oh.. that neon!!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Muserato on August 29, 2018, 06:52 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.  I blame SPRidley for leading me in to the neon inferno (pun intended).  after seeing his lexcorp building I was hooked.

Shy, the pinball and arcade machines are indeed mine. I put them on the workshop on their own if you want them.  You can get them here:

Pinball: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1462608316
Arcade: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1459774977
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Bullethead on August 30, 2018, 10:45 AM
Muserato, this is utterly fantastic!  All the buildings, the stations, the games, inside and out, just excellent!

What did you use for the row of colored circles along the roof of Hula Loop?
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Muserato on August 30, 2018, 03:21 PM
Thanks Bullethead,

Small candy canes.  It was hard to come up with something that looked like a hula hoop without making it giant, but candy canes angled just right kinda sell the idea.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: LuxDreaming on August 31, 2018, 07:44 AM
Woah! This park has so much amazing atmosphere. I am blown away!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Bullethead on August 31, 2018, 07:58 AM
Thanks Bullethead,

Small candy canes.  It was hard to come up with something that looked like a hula hoop without making it giant, but candy canes angled just right kinda sell the idea.

Brilliant!  I'll have to remember that trick ;)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: corkscrewloop on September 05, 2018, 11:18 PM
Fantastic park! Everywhere genious work and use of the scenery and building pieces. Man this park looks absolutely awesome! The atmosphere is so lively and all the details are overwhelming. I'm fascinated, it's so inspirational. The arcade is soo amazing!
A lot of greets, Corkscrewloop!  :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1977) - Update 2 (8/28/2018)
Post by: Nemmie on September 11, 2018, 11:28 AM
Again buddy, totally awesome. In fact, too awesome to comment on everything. The signage is better than ever and the disco makeover on the roller disco nearly made me split my flares.
Brilliant!!!!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Muserato on April 07, 2019, 10:17 AM
Playtime Park and the Great Blizzard of 1978.
--------------------------------------------------

The park was definitely not quite ready for this.   On January 25, the combination of circumstances created the perfect conditions for a huge blizzard.   Huge wind gusts and over two feet of snow took a toll on the park.

(https://i.imgur.com/bgDspAs.png)

There was damage all over the park, but Ouija took the largest hit and lost it's roof. This caused the sign to topple and the ride system got snowed in and ended up ruined.

(https://i.imgur.com/rAzy0jg.png)

The Ride n' Slide did not fare well either.  The temperatures dipped so low for so long that the water froze the pipes and the pool cracked, creating leaks everywhere.

(https://i.imgur.com/JDgZucE.png)

Although the damage was extensive around the park, most of it can be repaired.  What will the future bring, hopefully good things... wait, what's with this cease and desist letter?...
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: FCP-Rug on April 07, 2019, 01:51 PM
Can I have a go on the ride and slide in the snow please and thank you?!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Nemmie on April 09, 2019, 01:09 PM
I would also like to have a go on the Ride n Slide.
And I can't wait to see what's next for this park, I chuffin love it :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: citytrader on April 09, 2019, 06:59 PM
Love the new update. Glad to see you back!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Elch on April 11, 2019, 02:31 AM
I am so glad to see this back! You created such a wonderful and authentic 70s atmosphere.
Looking forward to more :)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Berlin87 on April 12, 2019, 01:41 AM
I can hardly cope with the level of CUTENESS of this park, Muserato. Really love the architecture and the overall atmosphere
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: FCP-Rug on April 12, 2019, 12:03 PM
Really Fascinating project, I love how well you have recreated the main elements and the attention to realistic details.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1979) - The Wedding Gift
Post by: Muserato on June 23, 2019, 04:39 PM
1979 - Wayne gets married
--------------------------------------------------

Wayne and Amy had been dating for quite a few years already, and almost called it quits with he stress caused by the storm the previous year.   But all and all, after all the ups and downs, they knew they were made for each other and he finally proposed.  His mother Helen was ecstatic!  Finally some grandchildren?  Maybe?

On a related note, on the park front, the destruction of the Ouija left an empty lot in the park.   What best way to fill it than to dedicate this to Amy.   She was obsessed with this new fangled game everyone is playing called Simon, so he decided to make a giant one!  He even tried to make a nice garden in front of it, maybe she'll give it her seal of approval this time?  He was really trying to keep the gardens better...

(https://i.imgur.com/C1euHcK.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/RkgdBCi.png)
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Bullethead on June 23, 2019, 05:02 PM
Hehehe, Ouija replaced by Simon Says.  I sense a common theme, but also perhaps a loss of faith in the Old Gods?  Why didn't Ouija predict its own demise? :D
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: JB on June 23, 2019, 06:12 PM
Neat idea, giving the Super Loop a Simon ride skin. :)  Is it possible to shine triggered/sequenced lights onto the differently colored quadrants so that they light up randomly, or in some prescribed order, at night? Just a thought.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Fisherman on June 23, 2019, 06:26 PM
That's a real stinkin' shame about Ouija.  But Super Simon looks great!!
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Muserato on June 23, 2019, 08:17 PM
Haha Bullethead.  I guess the spirits were not very good at expressing themselves.  But not to Worry, the return of an improved Ouija is in the cards for a future update.  :-)

Neat idea, giving the Super Loop a Simon ride skin. :)  Is it possible to shine triggered/sequenced lights onto the differently colored quadrants so that they light up randomly, or in some prescribed order, at night? Just a thought.

I do have that with a simple sequence JB.   Note the spot lights on a the trellis to each side of the ride.  It's just hard to show on just images.  It's staying simple sequence for now, after all this is still at the beginning of the park, they would not have a budget for anything too fancy just yet.
Title: Re: Playtime Gardens: Playtime Park (1978) - The Blizzard of 1978
Post by: Nemmie on July 25, 2019, 01:55 PM
Love this. I remember your Simon themed Larson Loop from you Summer Competition 17 park. That was fantastic but this knocks it out of the park.