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Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 20, 2020, 07:13 PM »
Thanks for the visual demonstration. :)  That's kinda neat. I like how the snow builds up on the grass, covering it gradually. One more question (:P): What happens when you leave the snow button on, does the snow continue building up more and more? Surely it must reach some sort of limit; otherwise, the whole map would become blanketed in a thick, uniform level of snow with no distinguishing details.
the level you saw before I turned it off is the max

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:11 PM »
here is how the weather works/looks in the game

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 20, 2020, 02:32 PM »
Interesting to see the tigers in the snow. I'm curious: Do you have to manually turn the snow on yourself?
Yes - there is a weather slider/selector. but there may be a way to do it with the timer running...if so, I don't know how.

Can you set it to snow during the winter months?
Same as would have to be on the game timer, which runs very if that was used the seasons would come and go really fast.

Does the scenery become snow covered when it snows, or do you have to add 'snowy' scenery?
It all becomes snowy...and when you set it to rain...everything becomes wet and the rain runs off many of the surfaces. It only takes a few minutes for everything to get snow covered.

Does the snow melt eventually?
Yes - when you change the weather to rain, cloudy or sunny, the snow melts, or more like evaporates away in just a couple minutes.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:37 AM »
a few tiger shots from inside this enclosure

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:33 AM »
Lets now look at what I call the Cliff Hanger section of this land. It has a flat ride and a hotel...both called the Cliff Hanger. Cliff hanger meaning like a mountain climber,  but appropriately, both also are perched on the cliff's edge.

Your Theme Park Photography / Re: Random WDW pics
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:50 PM »
1. yes - I added the suns peering through the fog. In the story, Batuu has 3 suns. The cast members continually say "rising suns" to you all saying good morning.

2. Many of those chrome pieces are actually heads for the IG droids.

3. yes - dressing up as star wars people (not characters) is very popular for this park. There are some guidelines and rules, but guests are really pushing the envelope lately. I almost dressed up myself, but the plans fell apart at the last minute. Basically can't try to exactly replicate an existing character, no shooting type weapons (light sabers are ok), no holsters. no robes (Security has to be able to see and robes would mask this, and no helmets or face paint, again for recognition reasons. Younger kids can dress like anything, just no weapons.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 19, 2020, 01:40 PM »
I like the name of the restaurant: "Yak & Yeti". Those 1930's vehicles really make this look like a scene out of an Indiana Jones movie.
thats copied from Disney's Animal KIngdom

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:20 AM »
THX - glad you guys are liking this.

I had to move the angle of the exhibit building behind the exhibit as it was to much on an angle and didn't fit right with the plan layout. It also was cutting into the other enclosures that need to go next to the tigers. Here is how I moved it and I still need to fill in the roof and walls a bit better.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:15 AM »
THX BH!!!!

More from the plaza area

Your Theme Park Photography / Re: Random WDW pics
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:08 AM »
And a few more from later in the day

under the Falcon

This was a guest walking around, in costume. He said he 3D printed the 'child' and the pod. He was walking around with it more craddled against him, and his hand is inside and he moves it (like a puppet) around as he walks. It was really cool watching him turn and move and look at people as they walked by.

Your Theme Park Photography / Re: Random WDW pics
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:04 AM »
Here are a few from inside Oga's Cantina. Our server was really good and made the experience really fun.

Your Theme Park Photography / Re: Random WDW pics
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:01 AM »
A few more Galaxy's Edge photos from this past week. it was foggy in the morning and got some cool fog shots. It was very eerie and even made the forced perspective look even better.

Theme Park News & Discussion / Re: Rise of the Resistance....
« on: January 18, 2020, 05:55 AM »
Went back to Disney this past week and did RotR two more times. they have a different way to get boarding passes now.

Basically all boarding passes open up on the Disney App right when the park officially opens (it was 7am the two days I went).
So, you have to get to the park early enough to get through security and get scanned in BEFORE that officially opening time. I got to the park at about 6:10 and this is what it looked like after security and waiting for them to open the turn styles.

Once they started letting us in early (about 6:20) they were able to get 1000s of people in within minutes. They forgo the finger scans to make it go faster. So for about 30 mins or so people kept streaming into the park and filling every corner of the entry street and plaza. They had the attractions part of the park closed until that opening time.

So 1000s of people were standing there refreshing the app waiting for 7am to hit so we could all click, click and get the boarding passes needed for the ride. every member of your party that wants to ride needs to be scanned into the park in order to be selected in the app for a boarding group.
Here was everyone waiting.

7am hits and within seconds people start screaming and cheering as they secure a spot for the ride for the day. Within minutes all are filled up for the day. Anyone coming even by minutes after opening will most likely not get to get on the ride for that day.

How it worked for me.

Day 1 - it was me and my son, so we had two.
-We heard that doing this off wi-fi was better/faster, so we did that.
-Also, you need to be on the app page before the boarding group selection (where it has the button that says "Get More Info"). if you are in the selection page, it will no be active once opening time hits.
-Tap the get more info button, tap the create a boarding group button, select the members in your app for the boarding pass (another tip...remove anyone from your app that is not there that day and its easier to select everyone you want).
-Tap ok and cross your fingers...we got group 18 that day, which is really good.
-they started boarding about 7:20 and we were called pretty quickly and got on and off the ride by 8:00. Didn't even stop in the queue, walked right through to the pre-show.

Day 2
 - did the same timing, but was by myself this day. Met a family while we were waiting and made friends with them.
- we both started the app procedure exactly the same time, but that day, the app hesitated for me and said I had to wait because I was not in the park, but I was. I quickly backed up a page and went back in, but when it was selecting a group for me the app was working for a few seconds this time.
- ended up with group 80. the family next to me got group 22. So those few precious seconds do make a difference.
- ride was down and didn't open up until about 10:30.
- I was finally called about 2:20 and wait through the full outside and inside queue this time, but it took only about 30 mins or so to go through it.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:11 PM »
My initial impression of the Siberian Escape was correct. It's light and airy and inviting. :)  Still don't see no tagers swimmin', though. Guess I'll settle for a partial refund. :P  When I got my first glimpse of that big India-style(?) tiger head (previous update) I thought it was just that; a head. But now I see that it has a 'body' with stripes as well. Pretty neat! And what's this? It has a head at both ends; it's a pushme-pullyou tiger! Those are the rarest kind!

Oh, I just realized! All the sunlight filtering down from the skylights, casting shadows everywhere, simulates the tigers' natural environment. That's why tigers have stripes; to blend in with their sun-streaked background. I'm not sure if you had that in mind when you planned this viewing area, but it works!
the shadows were not planned with that in mind, but thats a great point and I'll go with it.

I originally started to make a tiger tail out of art pieces, but I wasn't liking that if you came in the building in the 'back' entrance that what you would see,,,so I went with the same tiger head experience from whichever entrance you came into the building.

The tigers do swim a lot, but not much right in front of the window and I'm trying to figure out why. I will have to fix the camera on that spot and record so I can catch them in the act for you.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:07 PM »
I love that first screenshot. The view one must get while riding that tour boat: The rock cliffs covered with colorful foliage, and the arch of the (Rainbow?) bridge overhead- beautiful. I wanna ride that ride. :)
I will have full boat ride videos a bit later

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:07 AM »
Inside the Siberian Escape building

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:02 AM »
Water level shot

This bridge is a bit more hefty

The plaza area at the end of the main street. In the distance you see the pathway to the coaster station which is a bit more on the rustic side compared to the hustle and bustle of the main street.

Oz look wonderful..and agree...I would not be able to do half of what I do without the workshop. I hope the few things I contribute can also help others. Love the whole park map view as well. Nice work here.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 12, 2020, 08:56 AM »
be sure to see my workshop credits as some of the main structures for these are from other builders that I modified to fit my park.

very nice - Fisherman appears to have been really busy. Beautiful work here

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 10, 2020, 09:43 AM »
Finished the Siberian Escape building which is an educational display for the tigers and also has an underwater viewing window.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 10, 2020, 05:39 AM »
As we move off the main street and take a look at the outskirt areas of this is a list of all the major workshop items that were used in these areas.
Qin Oracle by grampers62
Qin Prayer hut 01 by grampers62
Qin Rainbow Bridge by grampers62
Qin vending shell by grampers62
Nepali-style Shrine by Bullethead
Japanese Watchtower by ktjamison
Park Area Entrance Signs by Rutger27
Asian building by JimiMac
Bridge by drld
the DYNASTY CASTLE by Flarback

Here is the second bridge to this Nepal 'island' that will come from what will eventually be the SE Asia area of the park. Yes, some of the items you see will be more oriental looking than Nepal looking, but I decided I could take some creative liberty's here.

After crossing the bridge, the path makes it way into this sort of welcome house where you can either take the path to the left or the right from the house.

The right side takes you through a quaint garden walkway

Where you cross yet a second bridge to get to the main Nepal area

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 08, 2020, 05:12 AM »
Looks fantastic.   You did a good job hiding my ugly building ;)

Seriously, this is exactly the sort of thing I made it for, to be part of a VERY busy main street.  And somehow I knew you'd be the one to put it to proper use.
THX -it was a great base to start with

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:58 AM »
Starting to add more details and building to the viewing building that is called Siberian Escape. It will house an underwater viewing area as well as exhibits about the tiger.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 07, 2020, 08:54 AM »
Here is looking down on the street from a few angles

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Pearl Heights
« on: January 06, 2020, 02:26 PM »
very nice looking

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 04, 2020, 07:48 AM »
At the end of the street is a stable and behind the stable and the main street is an alleyway that is less crowded and traveled.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 04, 2020, 07:42 AM »
Here is the building behind the rock wall of the enclosure. The height of the back part (The Fragile Kingdom) of the building may be lowered later once I start adding exhibits to that part of the building. I also started the sky ride (from the master plan) that will pass over these enclosures.

The left doorway will be the entrance to The Fragile Kingdom exhibits and the door on the right is the staff entrance to all the hidden facilities. The larger grass area on the right side may someday house a smaller animal enclosure.

I'm leaving the staff side of the building unfinished for right now as I will need to add more facilities as I build out the other two enclosures that will connect to this building.

The large exhibit area may also have to be extended further to the right (in this photo) and like I may have to be lowered a bit as well.

Planet Zoo / Re: Brookfield Zoo
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:21 PM »
yep - a basic faux front of what will be a building

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Nepal
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:20 PM »
the base of that building was done by Bullethead

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