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Title: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on June 18, 2018, 02:35 PM
Hey guys,

anyone happens to know about the old Sycamore Grove Amusement Park? The Park had an odd history of closings and reopenings throughout the years and to this date is closed up once more.
I must have visited the park in younger years because I have found
an old brochure with a bunch of other stuff indicating that we visited the park sometime in the 1990's.

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

That sparked my interest and so I started looking up stuff on the park on the internet and came across a couple of pictures which must have been taken in the very late 60's. The signature ride since early times was the "Shootin' Star", also there was a "Bobsleds" sidefriction kind of rollercoaster, although the owners often received criticism for the wilder interpretation of what those rides could do.

(https://i.imgur.com/eiIyC2h.jpg)
From left to right: Bobsleds, Shootin' Star (in the back), Zipper, Fireball and Weisshorn in the front

(https://i.imgur.com/8OMZYrW.png)
Hyperspin ride to the left, Haunted Castle, Bobsleds and Shootin' Star and the Zipper. This is the old park area.

(https://i.imgur.com/QKkK040.png)
The lines were always long at the Shootin' Star and the Bobsleds.

(https://i.imgur.com/OdFkjds.png)
There was always an uplifting atmosphere, people were having a good time and enjoying an evening out at the park.

greetings,
dinoco
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: wowmanrct on June 18, 2018, 02:41 PM
great story (and i like what the park is looking like as well)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: shyguy on June 18, 2018, 05:41 PM
Love the unique presentation. I hope you're going to continue to "research" this park and post more pics of what you find.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: citytrader on June 18, 2018, 07:14 PM
Like your presentation! Looking forward to more!
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on June 18, 2018, 07:51 PM
Couldn't find a real Sycamore Grove so kudos for the convincing presentation of it being real :).  And what you show in the pics so far looks quite impressive.  I look forward to seeing this story develop.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on June 20, 2018, 03:51 PM
Thank you all very much for the kind replies. There are amazing projects here on SGW that inspired me. Haven't presented a park since RCT3 times, so bear with me on this one  :blush:

Nontheless, I found a couple more pictures in a box and scanned them for you. Seems they must have been taken sometime in the 80s maybe? Kinda hard to tell, the rides could all have been build since at least the 1950s if not way earlier. If the Chairswing is a model manufactured by Zierer / Schwarzkopf, the pictures must have been taken after 1972.

(https://i.imgur.com/sWIMqZW.jpg)
This is an earlier pic from a trip my parents took. There was a large construction site, this was to be the future Bus Station. They redesigned the whole area it seems.

(https://i.imgur.com/syEW4Z7.jpg)
There was a small fountain in front of the gates. Guess Dad climbed onto a ledge or a bench or something. Crazy guy :)

(https://i.imgur.com/5c2ehrI.jpg)
A photo taken from the inside of the entry gates. I could've sworn there was another mascot at the entrance besides the dinosaur, the squirrel pictured in the brochure. Gonna look into that again if time allows.

(https://i.imgur.com/Pi9QI6i.jpg)
Turning right you'd enter a small village kind of area with a vintage car ride. It had some nice theming going on and was a popular ride throughout the park's time. Also featuring Dad's high rise angle again, that mad lad.

(https://i.imgur.com/szeOCJI.jpg)
In front of the vintage car ride was a small plaza kinda area with a small well. The Memory Lane Midway (or at least that's what it was called when we visited) begins in the back of the picture.

(https://i.imgur.com/Uq5P44j.jpg)
This one shows the front of the park, with the chairswing, vintage car ride and a balloon ride. The Ferris Wheel was nicely located on a small ridge.

(https://i.imgur.com/cd3et2w.jpg)
Lastly a photo taken from the exit of Shootin' Star, showing that the Bobsleds ride was still popular. People still sometimes complained about the roughness, other folks enjoyed the ride for that matter.

If you find out anything about the park or notice something in the pictures that I have overlooked, drop me a line. I wanna find out as much as there is about Sycamore Grove!  :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: wowmanrct on June 20, 2018, 05:09 PM
very nice looking park. I like the entrance arch
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on June 20, 2018, 06:38 PM
I particularly admire your path work here. 
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Tornado96 on June 26, 2018, 01:38 AM
I love that shot from the ferris wheel! The red brick pathway area looks really nice. Keen to see some close up shots of that area as you progress.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Fisherman on June 27, 2018, 03:20 PM
Just wonderful!  I love the classic old park styling .  Really nice!
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on July 04, 2018, 08:19 AM
Thank you again for the feedback. I'm very excited to post between all those fantastic, intimidating other parks. You guys keep me going whenever I find the time and trying to get better! Now let's go back in time to Sycamore Grove!


Anyway, on to a couple of unsorted pics which must be from around the same time frame but also show a different part of the park I don't remember much. It was basically a small coaster, a kiddie ride and a couple of snack bars assembled around a lighthouse. Seems like the park kinda got into the idea of theming, but without the immersive storytelling we see nowadays.

(By the way, all the pics can be viewed in full size in a new tab!)

(https://i.imgur.com/pM3TLGZ.jpg)
Entering the park you were greeted by the squirrel mascot 'Nutty Sam'. The kiddie coaster is just beneath the lighthouse.

(https://i.imgur.com/6beQkb7.jpg)
Taking a left, you come around a corner to this view towards the Memory Lane Midway, Haunted Castle and Shootin' Star. The cool and misty morning quiet will soon be gone.

(https://i.imgur.com/b5mpXAB.jpg)
If we were to turn right at the bottom of the entrance, we'd see the village market plaza kinda area with the vintage cars. The park map also teasered a new ride near the parks entrance.

(https://i.imgur.com/tryGNCq.jpg)
The day really picked up and crowds were gathering everywhere. Mostly families were coming to the park at this point and the managment decided they had to extend the property.

(https://i.imgur.com/WmUhkyK.jpg)
The theming was mostly 'nature' and 'rustic buildings' at this point like a lot of smaller parks at that time. It was affordable and still provided a sense of immersion then and nostalgia now.

(https://i.imgur.com/RIwzUfm.jpg)
Exiting the vintage cars and blinded by the sun, we move on towards the Weisshorn ride.

(https://i.imgur.com/izOluRa.jpg)
As said, nature. Trees, bushes, green. But I like it, moreso than the IP overload of today.

(https://i.imgur.com/PCa1QH6.jpg)
In front of Weisshorn were some shady seatings. Employees could cross over to the Hyperspin behind the chairswing, while guests had to take the long way around. Wonder if that ever changed...

(https://i.imgur.com/Emj4hp2.jpg)
This is taken from the queue of said chairswing.

(https://i.imgur.com/doJ2uNR.jpg)
Turning left at the entrance to the Big Wheel, we will soon arrive at the lighthouse.

(https://i.imgur.com/A0T8GvY.jpg)
Coming up the path or exiting the Big Wheel, you would then be greeted with this view. I definitely remember more of a maritime theme around here, but then again, the park may have added that later on. They probably opened this area as soon as they could to get some cash back in.

(https://i.imgur.com/oRG7jt0.jpg)
Taken from the Big Wheel, a bird's eye view of the area.

(https://i.imgur.com/57MAyDm.jpg)
Seems like it was a good investment, as mostly families were visiting and thus the Wendigo was a perfect addition to the parks lineup at that point.

(https://i.imgur.com/IUojmnS.jpg)
Whenever they had the construction fences going up, people got excited. Not only did the park map tease the new attraction for a while now, but actually being able to see stuff being build was even better. Whatever it's going to have been (that make any sense? I'm not a native speaker :)), it put the park on the map for sure.

Thank you for reading this rather extensive update, but after your feedback I had to give you more in return :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Fisherman on July 04, 2018, 09:36 AM
So lovely!  Picture number 9 is my favorite...I love all the trees and the view of the waterfalls.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: citytrader on July 04, 2018, 09:58 AM
Very lush and green! Looks really lovely.

I agree with Fisherman, I love that shot of the bridge and waterfalls in the distance.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: ALT2870 on July 04, 2018, 10:54 AM
I love this unique presentation style. I did a variant of this when I started a park in RCT3 but ended up ditching it because it was so time consuming with the photos. I look forward to your continuing updates. :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on July 08, 2018, 10:24 AM
@ Fisherman, citytrader: Thank you guys. Any ideas on what could be done with the queue / ground between the ride and queue? I'm not sure I really know what I'm looking for there. The stuff in the back of the picture will be part of one of the next updates :)

@ ALT2870: Nice, which park was it? Is there any old thread left on a board somewhere?  :D

Let's end the weekend with a couple more pictures that brought some closure to parts of the park that weren't shown much.

(https://i.imgur.com/Gdu3Cz7.jpg)
The park added some public transportation offers to their portfolio.

(https://i.imgur.com/QUsFxFg.jpg)
You'd have to use an underpass in which some facilities were located.

(https://i.imgur.com/EY2no71.jpg)
Still, the view of the soon-to-be-opened new rollercoaster was a feast for the eyes.

(https://i.imgur.com/ksBHjKW.jpg)
Exiting the underpass you'd reach a boardwalk that would take you up to the park's entrance.

(https://i.imgur.com/IHZQqMo.jpg)
Seems like they were already testing the new ride.

So, in a couple of months this might be were the guests would be running for:

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


Once again, let me know what you liked or disliked, and maybe what you'd expect in a park like this since it kinda feels we are discovering the history of Sycamore Grove together... :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: LuxDreaming on July 08, 2018, 04:52 PM
This is such a charming park! I love the quaint feeling and the atmosphere. Very well done! Might there be an full overview of the progress so far?
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on July 10, 2018, 12:52 PM
Well, there's this post (http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,18461.msg465123.html#msg465123) in the "What have oyu just done" thread. Didn't want to post it here because it kinda preempts some stuff ;)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on July 12, 2018, 03:19 AM
Dinoco, this park just keeps getting prettier and prettier.  It's got such a feeling of fresh air and sunshine all tastefully arranged and emphasized by the path layout and buildings.  It's a place where cares can easily slip away.

I haven't found anything I dislike, but I do like all the details I see.  The whole bus entrance and the walk from there into the park looks so real.  And the billboards everywhere are great!  Also, I loved the giant squirrel in the previous update :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Tornado96 on July 12, 2018, 04:32 AM
Arrows are such a god addition to your skyline. Just the shape of the loops and the lift hill structure.. Looks amazing! The only thing that seemed a bit off is how steep that path is in the last picture to the left. I think that needs to be way less steep or converted to stairs if thats possible? Otherwise, I also really loved that waterfall shot from last update. :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on July 16, 2018, 04:10 AM
Bullethead, such kind words  :blush: You're right, it's all about the atmosphere of a park. I'm glad if I could convey what I had in mind.
Tornado, I will take care of that steep path. Indeed it seems off. Glad that you like the arrow :)

As I haven't had much time playing, let's start the week with two pictures showing two new perspectives.

(https://i.imgur.com/19d8ESJ.jpg)
From the top of the lfithill of Shootin' Star looking towards the park's entrance.

(https://i.imgur.com/7SkGoyz.jpg)
Riding the ferris wheel you could see what they were building for the next season. Guess we'd be getting more than just the arrow :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: citytrader on July 16, 2018, 03:14 PM
Love that sunset picture. Looks almost real!
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on November 04, 2018, 10:54 AM
A late thank you to you, citytrader. I took a break over the late summer, my workload doubled plus we were preparing for a two week trip to Walt Disney World. Now that everything has kinda calmed down I can continue digging into Sycamore Grove's history and found something about that red house in the background of one of the pictures.

Shortely before the new big expansion would open, the park added a small hotel since it was becoming more and more popular. To prepare for the   expected step up in the numbers game, Gotaburgen with about 48 rooms was built, including a small restaurant (more like a quick serve, though) and a terrace still under construction.

(https://i.imgur.com/h1w45V1.jpg)
It was nothing special but should serve the park well.

(https://i.imgur.com/YbCyCuB.jpg)
First couple of guests won their stay  in a sweepstake, the other rooms were quickly filled up.

(https://i.imgur.com/xq3F2kN.jpg)
There was a tiny playground and the guests had an exclusive park entrance to the side of the main entrance.

(https://i.imgur.com/LKpmcPO.jpg)
The extended Boardwalk allowed for spectacular views at night.

Then there was an old picture I found, which I am not quite sure that it's been taken at Sycamore Grove. Could be wrong though, and will keep investigating...
(https://i.imgur.com/4mRb0lj.jpg)

Hope you're all enjoying the World's Fair and Free Update, also I'm pretty excited for what will come around when Gamemakers Toolkit will be released.
Thank's for reading :)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Fisherman on November 04, 2018, 11:34 AM
Wonderful, dinoco!!  I love the traditional park feel!
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on November 04, 2018, 01:02 PM
Yay, it's back!  Glad to hear you're workload has settled into a stable configuration and you can get back to this project.  How was the trip to Disney?

Anyway, I like the new hotel and its surroundings.  It looks quite realistic.  Most motels/hotels I stay in have that same look.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on November 07, 2018, 07:43 AM
Thank you Fisherman and Bullethead, glad you like what kind of atmosphere I'm trying to conjure up here. Just a quick thought, what parks are you actually kinda reminded of, if any, or certain areas? Would be really interesting to know.
The trip to Disney was more than awesome. Got to ride all the rides (work that fastpass system baby), see all the shows, amazing restaurants (Teppan-Edo at Epcot!), did a backstage tour, lovely folks all around - absolute-unit vacation. Since for me, visiting WDW was a 20+ year dream in the making, I can now tell you with certainty that there is such a thing as Post-Disney-Depression and we are already planning for California to cure :D

As for Sycamore Grove, this picture gives you an idea of the extent of the property at this moment, with the Log Flume / Arrow One-Two-Punch the park was getting more popular and had to extend their parking spaces. Seems like there was another building construction going on at the new lot. I also like how you were introduced to the park when arriving with public transport, with the tunnel acting as a transition between the park and the real world. With the music coming up, the moment you got to see the HYDRA rising up in the sky across the lake when coming out from underground must have been awesome.

(https://i.imgur.com/G09urrz.jpg)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Redhair on November 07, 2018, 10:10 AM
That Disney experience sounds like a dream to me  :drool:

Nice air shot ^^
(In the red faded area an object stays pitch black, first I thought there was something on my screen)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: JPAlmighT on November 08, 2018, 06:38 AM
Where have I been?  I just started at the top of the thread and bought your premise entirely, even pausing on picture 2 to figure out it wasn't real.  This is some visual storytelling at it's finest.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on November 12, 2018, 04:49 AM
Thank you Redhair, if there's interest and a good spot for me to post, I could share some of our experiences at Walt Disney World and the whole planning process, since being severly underpaid social workers, we couldn't spend that much money and still got our dream vacation. So it's possible for (almost) everybody willing to prepare for a good year or so.

JP, now that's something to start the week with :) Thank you too!

So after much talk about it, the park opened it's largest expansion to that date with the Arrow Custom Looping Coaster "Hydra" and a not specifically named Arrow Log Flume to go with it. Also the park added two more Flatrides, the Venetian Caroussel and a Swinging Ship, but those went largely unnoticed by the crowd because of the two major attractions.

(https://i.imgur.com/u34rD6v.png)
The sound of the organ greeting guests who'd make a right turn just after the ticket booths and went on to the new area. The steep path to the left received many complaints and I believe was smoothed out during the season.

(https://i.imgur.com/ptFA7oM.jpg)
You'd pass the smaller drop of the Flume near the Caroussel, some water features soaked the guests even more.

(https://i.imgur.com/dS1EzpQ.jpg)
The big moment, queueing for the first time for the Log Flume. The layout was pretty much hidden in the landscaping and theming, only a couple of prominent spots were visible before riding.

(https://i.imgur.com/9iXD3KS.jpg)
HYDRA was of the course the big draw for thrillseekers. With a stunning six inversions including a tunneled batwing, this ride knocked it out of the park (no pun intended...). Also a couple more snack bars and facilities were added in this area.

(https://i.imgur.com/CAspM3X.jpg)
Exiting Hydra, you'd get this nice look over the new expansion.

(https://i.imgur.com/j0LHVwa.jpg)
When the park was opened till night, the looming music of Hydra added much to the atmosphere around here. The highest point of the log flume before the big drop also made for a good view.

(https://i.imgur.com/PfWfE4c.jpg)
And another shot from top of the lighthouse. I don't know if it was ever open to the public, but somebody went up there and took a couple of shots.

So there we are, Sycamore Grove now firmly back in business, sometime in the eighties, with the first hotel, transportation added, state-of-the-art rides, a good reputation and ground broken on the new parking lot and further expansion. I guess managment was pretty content at this state.

One thing bugged me though, going through older pictures I actually found this one:
(https://i.imgur.com/lpe8Eth.png)
I do not remember the wall. But there is the flying turns again, so... maybe they had it?

dinoco
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on November 12, 2018, 06:55 PM
I find the look of the new expansion quite attractive.  Just the right amount of stuff to my taste, nothing overdone, nothing too minimalist, but everything neat, tidy, and tastefully arranged.  It gives the look without being the look, emphasizing but not overshadowing the attractions.  That's just how I like things.,  I wish I could pull off that look so well ;).

The new rides look quite fun.  POVs please ;)
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Platinum on December 22, 2018, 09:00 PM
I love the presentation of Sycamore Grove.
The near perfect blend of steel thrills and lush greenery adds it's own layer of charm. Everything fits neat and tidy and flows together well. Hydra is a step in the right direction now that the infrastructure is there. The way everything's set up, it could give Cedar Point a run for it's money in the future. I will be keeping an eye on this one.
Great work! 
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Salad Fries on December 24, 2018, 04:53 AM
What a wonderful park! I really love the density and history associated with it!
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: dinoco on April 28, 2019, 10:27 AM
Just like the park itself, this thread needs to rest from time to time, only to bring back nostalgic amusement park memories whenever time is ripe (and my potato of computer can handle the game). And since it's opening time for most parks by now, let's take a look at how Sycamore Grove is doing this season.
Time to raise this one from the dead, I guess.
In our very own non-linear fashion, let's take a couple of minutes for a stroll through the park in the form it would've been after re-opening probably sometime in the eighties. Refresh on what's been and see what's new to come.

(https://i.imgur.com/gkXxPTk.jpg)
Arriving via public transportation, the skyline has not changed at first glance. Rumors had it that the park had been building stuff though marketing wasn't huge.

(https://i.imgur.com/pe0O2wN.jpg)
Due to the expected visitors and to fit the grown size of the park, a new hotel was added. Also the park added a monorail to their on-
property transportation since some guests complained about long walks.

(https://i.imgur.com/bWcHf9Z.jpg)
The gateway between reality and a wonderful day out in the Grove. It was always great when the music came up...

(https://i.imgur.com/wtdV3vx.jpg)
... and you were getting closer to your destination.

(https://i.imgur.com/1HTRYZj.jpg)
Looking over the new still being developed area.

(https://i.imgur.com/0i2TxAN.jpg)
Reaching the end of the walkway the rushing of the Log Flume would add to the sounds of the excited guests.

(https://i.imgur.com/XsepqOn.jpg)
Merging with the guests who arrived by car.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZKu3axF.jpg)
Get your tickets and step right in.

(https://i.imgur.com/GCsSwHq.jpg)
Instead of going straight ahead to the Chairswing and Memory Lane Midway, we turn to our right...

(https://i.imgur.com/4Hggauo.jpg)
...to head straight to Hydra.

(https://i.imgur.com/aywKX5h.jpg)
Could not pass by this view.

(https://i.imgur.com/tt63VX8.jpg)
Now let's continue to Hydra passing under the Log Flume.

(https://i.imgur.com/QOATFsL.jpg)
There it was, test running in the glorious morning sun.

(https://i.imgur.com/ou6GWds.jpg)
The tunneled batwing was the ride's most famous element and known to pack a punch.

(https://i.imgur.com/10YXnFp.jpg)
The layout was a twisted mess of steel, an Arrow design on the pinnacle of their achievement. Two vertical loops, the batwing going
underground, and a pair of twisty corkscrews tied together with a bunch of helixes thrilled everybody.

(https://i.imgur.com/SDPD8ao.jpg)
The layout was low to the ground so there were no good angles from this side. This was to surprise riders again and again. Also, the
queue for the Log Flume was filling up by now.

(https://i.imgur.com/wcjw6gC.jpg)
One of the most popular attractions.

(https://i.imgur.com/uqUW7rM.jpg)
You'd venture out of the cove for a couple of soothing minutes, until the drops eventually had to come.

(https://i.imgur.com/xdQgO2P.jpg)
An indoor drop and some cheap theming.

(https://i.imgur.com/aRFoOV9.jpg)
Let's go somewhere else now, but not without another look at the batwing.

(https://i.imgur.com/VoV6PvJ.jpg)
Instead we'll pass the swinging ship and head towards Memory Lane Midway.

(https://i.imgur.com/eHnRsry.jpg)
It was still early and people were´slowly spreading around.

(https://i.imgur.com/WcG4eei.jpg)
There was a new path to another area with a couple of new rides and access to Memory Lane Midway. Instead of going down the left as  before, let's head out there.

(https://i.imgur.com/D8sUf77.jpg)
One of the new rides was this classic flying thingy one.

(https://i.imgur.com/lEFe1VZ.jpg)
And then there it was - an actual Flying Turns ride. Despite rumors of not being able to pull it off, the park actually opened their very own Flying Turns.

(https://i.imgur.com/fzn1ZkY.jpg)
You'd walk into the guts of the structure to enter the ride.

(https://i.imgur.com/LCXsIiI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LH811cf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4QspFsa.jpg)
It also had a straight drop section in the middle of the layout.

This was unheard of in bobsled rollercoasters!

(https://i.imgur.com/rRrYZIA.jpg)
Exiting on the other side was the extension of Memory Lane Midway.

(https://i.imgur.com/n6LPTTn.jpg)
The designers gave it their best to not have the ride destroy the skyline of the park with it's massive wooden structure.

(https://i.imgur.com/zsNXqWc.jpg)
A view from the Big Wheel at the Flying Turns.

(https://i.imgur.com/jlZjSfi.jpg)
And from the lighthouse.

(https://i.imgur.com/Gaa2jXa.jpg)
Ending this update with a view from the Gothaburgen Hotel in the evening teasing another new ride to come.

Thank you for sticking with me through this one, hope you enjoyed the little walk through the park.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: shyguy on April 28, 2019, 01:23 PM
Lots of great screenshots. It's such a great little park. Love the natural landscaping surrounding it too.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: JB on April 28, 2019, 01:50 PM
Great presentation, dinoco. I like how the path goes under the Log Flume, but at that point the Flume is themed to look like an Alpine building, so you don't really realize you're walking under the track. And I like how the guests "walk into the guts" of the Flying Turns entrance, seeing all that clutter of wood and track everywhere. :up:
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: PatrikV on April 28, 2019, 07:19 PM
A cool little story, made fun to read it. The Park looks lovely. Sometimes i really like those little parks witch not that overdose of big rides and theming. Ok it will be growing up, but in a organic way.
Title: Re: Sycamore Grove Amusement Park
Post by: Bullethead on April 28, 2019, 07:30 PM
"Guts" is quite appropriate for a Flying Turns.  I can never decide if they look more like eviscerated intestines or a dressed and skinned snake carcass ready to be filleted for fritters, whose eviscerated intestines lie in a pile at your feet.  Either way, I like it ;).