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Planet Coaster Community Board / Re: Thinking about old park
« on: May 27, 2020, 07:52 PM »
Thanks for the reply.
The problem for me is more or less that I put it in the dump.
Then when I looked at it on steam a lightbulb went on in my head about what I could do.
So it is more for me to see if people find it strange to put a park in the dump and than still continue with it.(although I think that the park would change a lot)


OK, maybe I'm unsure of what you mean by the dump. Did you delete it and have to restore a backup copy? It sounds to me like you pulled it off of Steam, which means its out there in the world for all to see anyway. Hardly "dumped", more like released.
 
Personally, I try to have four or five parks in various stages of development at any time. When I get bored or stuck with one, I turn to another. That may also be why most of the parks take two or three years to complete!  :D

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Can't wait for this!

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Congratulations on reaching the end with this project!  I remember how bummed you ere when you tried this in RCT3, so it's fantastic that FINALLY your vision came to fruition.  It really is amazing to be down at peep-level and to fully appreciate the enormity of everything - it's block after block, all filled with all sorts of amusements and attractions and a ton of detail.   

A real triumph here!  Congratulations of completing the project!  I am honored that some of my things made a tiny contribution to this wonderful homage to the granddaddy of all the American parks.  I look forward to exploring this final version.

Really a sweet project...but one question....WHAT'S NEXT!?!?!?!?!

Thanks a million, guys! Comments like this make it all worthwhile!

wowman, don't worry, I have a lot of barely started or almost complete parks waiting for release!

Want a teaser?


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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1952 -Update 5/15/20
« on: May 22, 2020, 04:19 PM »
OK, let’s get one thing out of the way. Coney Island is neither an amusement park nor is it an island. Coney Island was an island back in colonial times, but gradually, the tides changing and human intervention turned the area into a spit of land on the south end of Brooklyn, which is really on Long Island. Over the course of the years, the bright sunny beaches lured the people of Manhattan out of the crowded city to visit the equally crowded beaches.

During the turn of the last century, a number of small amusements and attractions came to Coney Island, including Sea Lion Park, which was also the first park to ever charge a single admission price for all the attractions. Dreamland, which burned down spectacularly in 1914, (the owner, not to lose money at it, charged a nickel to view the ruins!), Luna Park and its spectacular fire, and, of course, Steeplechase park, the funny place. Most (or all) of these parks have gone on to be legends onto themselves.

Immediately after World War Two ended, the citizens of New York wanted a fun and exciting place to visit for some thrills and spills, and Coney Island answered the call. Some of the most famous coasters in the world ran there in this post war period, including the Thunderbolt, the Tornado Bobs, the Bobsled,  and the legendary Cyclone.


I have enjoyed trying to recreate this area of Coney Island for a number of years now. Almost 20 years ago, I released a version of Coney Island  in RCT2, tried (and failed) to recreate the park for RCT3, and now I am happy to release this version in Planet Coaster  that has been in the works for about three years.

The year is 1952, and Coney Island is at the height of its fame. Basically just a few square blocks on the south end of Brooklyn facing Long Island Sound, there are about 16 square blocks of shops, stores, apartment buildings and cheap hotels in the area, as well as dozens of vacant lots with rented carnival type rides on them. Many storefronts are converted into dark rides, mazes, side shows, and other attractions, (anything to separate a sucker from his money!). There are a couple of small enclosed parks, including Astroland and McCulloughs Kiddie park, as well as the four previously mentioned coasters.

 I also need to thank a large number of people for helping, advising, brow beating, and contributing time, effort, and most importantly assets to this project. In no particular order I would like to thank Mr. Orange for his beautiful Blue Heaven Ferris wheel, Masked Bandit for his Boardwalk Bumps and Uthris restaurant, Fisherman for his various Vendor carts, kiddie rides, and game booths as well as his prizes, Bulletthead for his flophouse hotel and Victorian Auto station, and especially for fixing my disaster of a recreation of the Tornado Bobs, DeLadySigner for her mini golf setup, BeyondDrewTV for his Tiki Hut, JPAlmighT for his cute little Tickler ride, ajc9892 for his Cyclone roller coaster, that I have tweaked and created the scenery for, and Wabigbear for contributing a number of structures to the project, including Ruby’s Oyster House, the huge Side Show attraction, the Hardware store next store, and Childs Restaurant, as well as being my tester and advisor since day one. I have also utilized various TMTK and blueprints off the workshop, too many to name. If I have forgotten anyone, I sincerely apologize!

You will need the base game and all the packs. Hopefully, you'll find a cute surprise or two around the area!

The bench contains about 140 buildings or facades, but no interiors. Even the dark rides do not have them. Sorry, but my computer is just about maxed out now. There are also about 120 billboards used in the park. They are available here;

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tpt77fat1vefoka/AACFIeN_nHv7v3Ihmp8SO7pia?dl=0

Again, thank you to everyone who offered comments during the build, offered advice, and especially to those who contributed their time and talent to the park. Enjoy your trip to Coney Island!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1773172892

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1952 -Update 5/15/20
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:49 AM »
A few pics around Coney Island;



The walk through horror attraction, the Dungeon;







The Boardwalk Whip, with a simple wooden backdrop;







An overview of Astroland, with the Wonder Wheel front and center!







Surf Avenue is almost a half a mile long!







Feltmans Restaurant covered almost an entire city block;







Surf City Arcade;







The Eldorado Auto Scooters are still at Coney Island today!







Chinese food, anyone?




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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Fallingwater
« on: May 17, 2020, 05:01 AM »
Just breathtaking! Having been there a couple of times, all I can say is...... WOW!

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1952 -Update 5/15/20
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:17 PM »
Thank you, but it is not my model. I found a generic coaster on the workshop and reworked and decorated it.

As with the Bobsled, it works well enough for my needs, but I don't think it's going to win any contests as "best recreation"!  :)




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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1952 -Update 5/15/20
« on: May 16, 2020, 02:53 PM »
Oh my...that is one gorgeous screenshot JP!   Wow!

Uh, yeah! That looks great! How did you get that wide angle shot? Beautiful!

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tou·ché!

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Thanks for your comment. You said a mean thing and then called me an expert..

I meant absolutely no disrespect...I'm just not a fan of castles!!!  ;D

LOVE the round table! Very funny! (Better check the glasses though, it's actually an octagon!)  :)

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That Victorian/Steampunk look - You really got that down beautifully. Very creative use of your vertical space!

Not in love with the castle theme (sorry), however, love how expertly you are also taking advantage of the vertical space, especially the "seee-through" drop tower.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 15, 2020, 07:36 PM »



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Rose Lake Park is a fictional park located in Plancovia, somewhere around the Pennsylvania and Ohio areas.

It is supposed to represent any number of old time trolley parks that turned into a real amusement park over the decades. Kennywood outside of Pittsburgh PA would be an example of the sort of park that Rose Lake is/was, fictionally of course!

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Park is looking great. Enjoyed the Haunted Swing attraction. Very clever.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:05 PM »
Thanks! Hopefully there is a bit more to chuckle at when the park is released!

The view from the top of the Cyclone;



The silhouette at night;


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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 10, 2020, 07:57 AM »
Quote: "Typical store-front dark ride".  Oooh, Wards Baths... scary! I can't imagine what we'd see in... oh wait, I bet you mean the building next to it with the crooked windows, right? :P  It may be 'typical' but it sure looks nice. Something about the angled wall just inside the exit really adds mystery and excitement to the whole thing.
Thanks! It actually has a Centrum ride inside! The curved walls were necessary to hide the flat ride! I wanted to put in an actual Hoax ride, but the footprint of the structure was too small. I set the Centrum to spin but not rise. It is still popular with the peeps!

A cocktail lounge;



Another bar;



A Gelato shop;



Prams finally make an appearance at Coney Island;



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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 08, 2020, 07:43 PM »
great looking mini golf
Thanks a million!

Typical store-front dark ride;


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Planet Coaster Community Board / Re: Pathing Issue
« on: May 08, 2020, 02:38 PM »
So now I have another issue. Over the last couple of weeks, anything I save from the workshop does not save into my local game. So I go back to the workshop, and it says I am subscribed, but the bit isn't showing up in my game. I am seriously wondering if perhaps my game is corrupted or something.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 07, 2020, 04:56 PM »
Thank you. I've never been to Blackpool! Hopefully, you've seen enough of the many old photos I've put up that you have some idea of what the place looked like!

Was looking through some of my research material, and ran across this old postcard;



Don't you just love the folks in their suits and nice dresses out on the boardwalk!

Gave me the idea to create a small mini golf in my park. A very special shout out to DeLadySigner for her beautiful mini golf creations. I just had to readjust a couple of the holes to make a left turn. Also. thanks need to go out to BeyonddrewTV for his cute little hut. It makes a perfect entrance/exit building. Again, thank you both!

So this is intentionally bare bones and kind of cheesy looking, as most of the putt-putt courses were in those days.



Jungle themed, built in a concrete parking lot, with paper mache animals and potted plants.



A giraffe as an obstacle. I built my own, but decided the TMTK animals worked better!



A small kiddie pool decorated with rocks and a small fountain;



The owners of the course did pay their next door neighbor so they could paint a cute mural on the brick. It might draw a few more customers!



More to come!


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Have to agree. This will prove to be quite an interesting challenge.

Also agree that both parks are superb!

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: May 05, 2020, 05:02 PM »
Very clever interior! I may steal a couple of ideas!

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:28 PM »
Thank you so much!

Surf Avenue Funhouse;


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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 04, 2020, 07:13 AM »
What about Schiff Wild Mouse coaster? Because in 1960's, Coney Island has Schiff mouse.

Thank you for the comment. However, I am recreating Coney Island in 1950, when the big four coasters were all operating. The Thunderbolt, the Tornado Bobs, the Bobsled, and the Cyclone.

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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:43 PM »
Thank you so much guys! Your kind words mean a lot!

I think I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel! Still one major hurdle, though. The Cyclone!

Astroland and the world famous Wonder Wheel;




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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Coney Island 1950 -Update 5/1/20
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:35 PM »
The Coney Island Bobsled;





Nearing completion;


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Love this latest "land". Versailles looks wonderful!

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Finally built the darned thing!


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Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Enchanted Lake
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:42 PM »
Nice to see this back again. Wonderful work! Really like the new row of shops. Can't wait to see your version!

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Planet Coaster Community Board / Re: Pathing Issue
« on: April 17, 2020, 07:24 AM »
"When I was a kid my parents used to tell me, "Citytrader, don't go near the cellar door!" One day when they were away, I went up to the cellar door. And I pushed it and walked through and saw strange, wonderful things, things I had never seen before, like... trees, grass, flowers, the sun... that was nice..."

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