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Challenge #5

The people have really begun to warm up to having a theme park in their town. Tourism is growing and the money is rolling in. But now, the few spots to stay overnight in town are being overbooked and the town is asking that you create facilities to house the growing amount of tourists.

~If you haven't yet, you need to purchase the final plot of land.
~Build facilities for overnight guests. You can build a large hotel, a smaller motel, or camp grounds. It's completely up to you.
~If you already have a hotel on the property, then you don't need to add any more overnight facilities. Instead, create a classic Midway with rides/games of chance/vendors etc.
~If you're buying the third plot of land in this challenge, than you must build one of the above options on that land. If you've already bought all three plots during the last challenges, you can build anywhere, just as long as your park is utilizing all three plots by the end of this challenge.

The deadline for this Challenge is Sat. August 25th. Maximum number of screenshots is 8.

Post any questions here. Good luck to all the entrants.

Golden Zephyr

The Golden Zephyr is located in Paradise Gardens Park at DCA. This retro attraction gives guests the chance to soar high in the sky in a gleaming silver spaceship inspired by the science fiction stories of the 1920s.

This type of attraction, known as the Circle Swing, was a standard fixture of many popular boardwalk parks of the 1920s through the 1940s. The ride represents a past vision of the future reminiscent of the old serial films like Buck Rogers.

At about 90 seconds, the ride is short but sweet, and gives riders a great view of Paradise Gardens and Pixar Pier.

Originally part of the Paradise Pier land, the refurbishment of the area split the land  in two. So now the land that is home to the Golden Zephyr is Paradise Gardens Park, which resulted in the removal of the Paradise Pier lettering across the top of the ride. It now simply reads "Paradise".

Each vehicle is fit with quadruple stabilizer fins, gold and chrome trim, running lights and underbelly strobes. In the background, you can see the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel.

Nighttime is a great time to ride, especially when it's so colorfully lit.

Disneyland Resort / Downtown Disney Restaurants (La Brea Bakery)
« on: August 14, 2018, 04:23 PM »
La Brea Bakery

At the La Brea Bakery you can watch the chefs prepare freshly baked breads, pastries, focaccia, flatbreads, and pastas. The bakery also includes a sit-down restaurant that serves brunch and dinner, featuring an extensive menu of mouthwatering entrees.

The La Brea Bakery is located at the east side of Downtown Disney, right outside the entrance gates to both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, making it a very convenient place to dine outside the parks.

The window displays only a small sampling of the large assortment of baked goods you'll find inside.

This open kitchen affords guests a great view of the tasty treats being prepared.

Fresh baked bread cools on the counter.

One of the chefs prepares some focaccia in the state-of-the-art oven.

The outdoor dining patio.

Dinner Menu

Brunch Menu

Disneyland Resort / Disneyland Resort Guide
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:22 PM »

Main Street USA
Fire Engine
Horseless Carriage

Points of Interest
Disneyland City Hall
Fire Station

Newsstand Souvenirs
Souvenir Stand West
Souvenirs Stand East

Points of Interest
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Snow White Wishing Well & Grotto

Disney California Adventure

Buena Vista Street
Mortimer's Market

Kingswell Camera Shop

Paradise Gardens Park
Golden Zephyr
Silly Symphony Swings
Jumpin' Jellyfish

Downtown Disney
La Brea Bakery

Southern California Attractions / San Diego Zoo - Reptile House
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:17 PM »
Reptile House

One of the most popular destinations at the San Diego Zoo is its Reptile House, located in the Discovery Outpost area.

A reptile house has existed at the zoo since 1922, which operated out of the International Harvester Building left over from the 1915 Panama Exposition in Balboa Park. Then, in 1936, a new, much larger, reptile house was constructed, which exists to this day.

Guests have always been fascinated with snakes and reptiles, and the zoo's collection is one of the largest in the world.

Banded Rock Rattlesnake, from southwestern United States to northern central Mexico.

Banded Water Cobra, from central and western Africa.

Blue Tree Monitor, from New Guinea.

Blue Tree Monitor

Boelen's Python, from New Guinea.

Boelen's Python

Caiman Lizard, from South America.

Chinese Crocodile Lizard, from China and Viet Nam.

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, from southeastern United States.

Emerald Monitor, from New Guinea.

Eyelash Palm Pit Viper, from central America through northern South America.

Fijian Banded Iguana, from the forests of Fiji.

Fijian Banded Iguana

Gila Monster, from southern Nevada and Utah to northern Mexico.

Gray's Monitor, from the Philippines.

Green Anaconda, from northern South America.

Green Crested Basilisk, from Handuras to Panama.

Green Tree Boa, from New Guinea and northeastern Australia.

Indian Rock Python, from India.

Madagascar Tree Boa, from Madagascar.

Mang Mountain Pit Viper, from China.

A pair of amorous Merten's Water Monitors, from Australia.

Mexican Beaded Lizard, from Mexico.

Mexican Lance-headed Rattlesnake, from central Mexico.

Monocellate Cobra, from southeast Asia.

Northwest Neotropical Rattlesnake, from southwestern Mexico.

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard, from the forests of the Philippines.

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard

Philippine Sail-finned Lizard

Shingleback Skink, from Australia.

South American Green Snake, from Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Timor Python, from Indonesia.

West African Green Mamba, from the rain forests of western Africa.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, from southwest and northern Mexico.

Woma, from Australia.

To the left of the Reptile House is the largest living species of lizard.

Housed in a separate enclosure is the Komodo Dragon.

The Komodo Dragon can grow up to a maximum of 10 feet and weigh over 150 lbs.

The Komodo Dragon can be found on the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar.

Other Games Discussion / Must Read!
« on: August 12, 2018, 03:02 PM »

Planet Coaster Community Board / New #HashTags
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:32 PM »
SGW now has a new #Hashtag system.

Allows you to use hashtags such as #Best_Post_Ever in your forum posts like twitter. They are linked to a listing page that shows all the hashtags in use on your forum. This makes for an easier searching system and is commonly used in social networking websites.

Easy to use # interface with auto complete/suggest for hashtags entered in the system.
Hashtag list that you can search for tags by the letter they start with.
Handy link in the top menu to view the hashtags used on the site.

Fire Engine

Much of the charm of Main Street comes from the assortment of old-time vehicles that putter up and down the street, taking guests on a one-way trip, to or from Town Square.

Most of the vehicles have been around since the park's opening. The Fire Engine, though, actually didn't make an appearance on Main Street until three years later, in 1958, making it the last vehicle to be added.

The Fire Engine, like all of the other Main Street vehicles, was designed by Disney Imagineer, Bob Gurr, who created most of the park's early transportation vehicles including the Monorail and Matterhorn Bobsleds.

The Fire Engine replaced the Horse Drawn Fire Wagon, which was retired, and can now be viewed in its permanent home inside the Fire Station.

You can catch a ride on the Fire Engine from its boarding spot in front of City Hall.

When the park used tier ticket books for the attractions, the Fire Engine, like all the other Main Street vehicles, was an "A" Ticket attraction, the simplest of rides.

The drivers of all the vehicles are always friendly and are excellent sources of  information for guests with questions.

More vehicles to come...

Mombasa Lagoon

Located in the center of Nairobi Village is Mombasa Lagoon, home to pelicans, storks, cormorants, ducks, and local "freeloaders" like herons and egrets. An African fishing village structure dominates the north end of the Lagoon.

About 150 birds, representing 20 to 25 species, live here. Scattered around the lagoon area are paths and walkways to several animal exhibits and fun things for children to explore. This is a favorite spot in the park for bird watchers and photographers.

A pair of Bar-headed Geese, from central Asia.

Black-crowned Night Heron, found throughout the world.

Common Shellduck, found throughout Eurasia.

Swan Goose, from northern and central Asia.

Orinoco Goose, from South America.

A pair of Orinoco Geese.

Pink-backed Pelican, from central Africa.

You'll find a large group of Pink-backed Pelicans making their home here.

Red-breasted Goose, found in eastern Europe and Siberia.

Red-crested Pochard, found in eastern Europe and central Asia.

Scaly-sided Merganser, from eastern Asia.

White-breasted Cormorant, from the western and southern coastlines of Africa.

One of the more striking looking birds here is a freeloader, a California native White Heron.

You'll find the herons pretty much anywhere around any large body of water.

Looking like something out of a prehistoric jungle, the Shoebill Stork is one of the most fascinating inhabitants in the area.

The Shoebill Stork can be found in swamps of South Sudan to Zambia. Threatened by habitat destruction, the Safari Park has an off-exhibit breeding aviary to help raise its numbers.

Occasionally, the most interesting sights you'll come across don't involve the actual residents of the this mother Mud Hen and her chicks. Also known as the American Coot, these birds are California natives and considered "freeloaders" at the park.

These have got to be the ugliest chicks I've ever seen.

The mother and father were taking turns feeding the chicks. It was quite fascinating to watch. You never know what you'll come across here, as long as you slow your pace and take your time to stroll through the area. It's one of my favorites spots in the park.

Southern California Attractions / San Diego Zoo - Insect House
« on: August 06, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Insect House

Located inside the Children's Zoo, the Insect House, otherwise known as Spineless Marvels, is a modest-looking building housing some of the zoo's creepiest looking inhabitants.

How do you feel about insects?

A colorful mural outside depicts the wonderful world of bugs.

The exhibit features a number of tanks, each containing a collection of exotic insects from around the world.

Each insect is classified as having specific roles in the insect world.

A bee hive.

Colorful depictions of the exhibit's inhabitants adorn the walls.

These tanks contain a Bird-eating Spider and a Jungle Crab.

The Bird-eating Spider from South America. Despite its name, it rarely eats birds...mostly just small rodents, reptiles, and amphibians.

There's an actual colony of Leaf Cutter Ants on display here, with monitors set up so you can see them up close.

View of the Leaf Cutter Ants from the monitor.

The Hissing Cockroach tank.

The Hissing Cockroach is found in Africa. These roaches get their name from the warning sound they make by forcing air through breathing tubes on their bodies.

A rare, albino cockroach.

The Whirligig Beetle tank.

Whirligig Beetle, found in southwestern United States.

Giant Katydid, found in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Giant Cave Roach, from Central and South America.

Jumping Stick, from Peru.

The much smaller male Jumping Stick.

Atlas Beetle, from southeast Asia.

Leaf Insect, from Indonesia.

Assassin Bug, from Africa.

Dead Leaf Mantis, from Asia.

Violin Mantis, from India.

Peruvian Fire Stick, from Peru.

Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle, from Africa.

Jungle Nymph (female), from Malaysia.

Jungle Nymph (male).

Giant Spiny Stick, from New Guinea.

Keeper holds a Giant Spiny Stick. Wouldn't you like to hold one too?

A pair of mounted-insect display cases hang on the wall.


Challenge #4

It seems your restoration of the old church has made the town quite happy. Maybe they will start budging even more? None the less it is time to carry on. It seems like adding an entertainment venue to your park may help drive up some numbers. Even more so, with the town now leaning more to your side, some more rides would also help drive up numbers to the park. Maybe even a major one? (Though the town council isn't keen on another roller coaster.)

~Build a venue for your park to present live entertainment. This can be a simple bandstand or a huge amphitheater. It can be an indoor theater, or a "concert in the park" type setting. It's up to you how much time and effort (and money) that you want to put into it. If you've already built a stage show in any previous challenge, then you have the option of either building a different type of show, or adding a flat ride instead.
~Build a major ride that is not a roller coaster. This could be any tracked ride, log flume, rapids ride, dark ride, etc. (You may use coaster track/cars for a dark ride.)
~Optional: Old Man Jenkin's is ready to sell his farm, so you can buy that plot if you need the space. (You don't have to buy the plot yet if you don't need it).
~Optional: Add another flat ride or any type of shop or food vendor if you have time.

The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, August 15th at midnight. You can post a maximum of 8 screenshots and one optional POV.

Post any questions here. Good luck to all the entrants.

Southern California Attractions / SeaWorld - Dolphin Point
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:29 PM »
Dolphin Point

One of the most popular exhibits at SeaWorld is Dolphin Point. Here you can view the bottlenose dolphins as they frolic and play in this multi-pool exhibit.

Trainers demonstrate how reactive the dolphins are to hand signals.

Hands on displays and informative signs can be found throughout the exhibit.

Dolphins are mammals and they belong to a family of more than 35 species including common dolphins, pilot whales, and killer whales. They are found in oceans throughout the world.

An underwater viewing spot.

You can book an exclusive encounter with the dolphins at the reservation building.

There are two programs that you can experience.

The "Dolphin Encounter" allows guests to interact with the dolphins at poolside, guided by a trainer.

In the "Dolphin Interaction Program" you enter the water with the dolphins, and learn basic training techniques.

Aerial view from the Sky Tower of Dolphin Point.

Balboa Park Carousel

Located at the entrance to the San Diego Zoo, the Balboa Park Carousel has delighted visitors, young and old, for nearly 100 years.

The menagerie of colorful animals was hand-carved in 1910 at the Herschell-Spillman factory in New York. The carousel was shipped to Los Angeles and installed in Luna Park. In 1912 it was moved to Coronado, and finally to San Diego's Balboa Park in 1922.

Originally situated at the east end of El Prado, it was moved to its current spot near the zoo, in 1968. All of its original features are intact today, including the 58 seats, the colorful paintings, and military band organ.

Revolving at a brisk, 13 mph, the carousel is one of the few left in the world with an operational brass ring game.

Southern California Attractions / SeaWorld - Caribbean Flamingos
« on: July 29, 2018, 12:01 PM »
Caribbean Flamingos

One of the largest collections of Flamingos in any park has got to be the Caribbean Flamingo exhibit at SeaWorld. Also known as the American Flamingo, these colorful birds are always fascinating to watch.

The Caribbean Flamingo can be found throughout the Caribbean Islands, the Galapagos Islands, and the northern part of coastal South America.

For 50 cents, you can feed the flamingos.

Or, they can feed themselves.

Occasional tiffs break out between the birds.

Located right beneath the Manta tracks, the lucky birds get to hear the trains roaring by every few minutes.

Occasionally, a keeper comes by to feed the Flamingos, resulting in a pink stampede of frenzied birds.

Southern California Attractions / Legoland - New Orleans
« on: July 28, 2018, 12:26 PM »
New Orleans

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. Legoland's tribute to this colorful city captures its unique style and charm in magnificent fashion.

A small procession marches past the cemetery. The Jazz Funeral dates back to Africa, featuring a brass band playing lively music to celebrate the life of the recently deceased.

The French Market, located on the riverfront in the French Quarter, is the country's oldest continuously operating market.

The Houmas House Plantation is a historic plantation complex and house museum in Burnside, Louisiana.

There are various representations of other plantation houses spread throughout the exhibit.

This house is located at Chalmette National Historic Park.

Chalmette National Historic Park is the site of the Battle of New Orleans, the last battle between England and the United States, in 1815.

New Orleans features a thriving waterfront along the Mississippi River.

Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960, for its central role in the city's history, and as the site where in 1803 Louisiana was made United States territory pursuant to the Louisiana Purchase.

The St. Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square.

Mardi Gras features music, parades, costume balls, and masked revelers...a celebration every year held on Fat Tuesday.

Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street is the first land to greet visitors entering Disney California Adventure. Just as Main Street USA across the way at Disneyland represents Walt Disney's childhood memories of his home town, Buena Vista Street represents California in 1923, when Walt first arrived to begin his career as an animator. Although, it wasn't always like this.

Originally, guests crossed beneath a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, past some large, gaudy souvenir stores, and into Sunshine Plaza, where the large, golden "Sun Icon" was situated. Aside from a nice little bakery, it was poorly themed and was a lot of wasted space.

In an effort to revitalize the failing park, the new Buena Vista Street was the first part of a $1.1 billion expansion plan for the park. Named after the street in which the Walt Disney Studios is located on, Buena Vista Street was modeled after the Silver Lake and Altwater Village neighborhoods where Walt set up shop upon his initial arrival in Los Angeles.

Architectural styles range from Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival to Art Deco...all reminiscent of the styles from the mid 1890s to the late 1920s.

The area is decorated with tile and art glass, antique lighting fixtures, and other industrial design elements typical of the era.

One of the most ornate restrooms you're likely to find in a theme park.

Much of the signage has ties to the Disney Company's history. The names on this sign were actual company lawyers.

The Chamber of Commerce building serves as the information center and guest services.

The very art deco Storage Lockers building.

Just like Disneyland next door, Disney California Adventure also has its dedication plaque.

Colorful street entertainers add to the charm of the land.

More to come...

The Children's Zoo

The beloved Children's Zoo originally opened in 1957 on a 2 acre site in the southeast corner of the San Diego Zoo. Here, exhibits were designed especially for children to view and interact with the animals. It has seen many changes over the years. Exhibits have come and gone. But it has always had a special place in the hearts of the zoo guests. The Children's Zoo will be closing its doors shortly, in preparation for a brand new, state-of-the-art Children's Zoo, slated to open in 2021. Below are photos taken over the last few years, but many of the exhibits have since changed or closed. So this article is a fond "farewell" to the old, much loved, and historic, Children's Zoo.

Entrance bridge to the Children's Zoo.

This bronze statue, called "Boy and Gull" stands along the pond at the entrance.

The Discovery Playground.

This Gorilla statue greets visitors entering the zoo.

Various other statues, along with animal-shaped benches, are scattered throughout the zoo.

An anteater takes a walk, accompanied by his keeper.

A Golden Lion Tamarin, from South America.

The Clark Theater presented various educational shows over the years, including the infamous Dr. Zoolittle's Gross Bug Show. The theater was later replaced with a 4D theater.

Collared Lory, from the Fiji Islands.

Black-tailed Prairie Dog.

Fennec Fox, found in central and northern Africa.

Indian Crested Porcupine, found throughout Asia and the Middle East.

Southwest African Meerkat, found in southern Africa.

A pair of Meerkats, cuddled up in their burrow.

A pair of mice, in their mouse house made of bread.

White Racing Pigeons loft.

Rock Hyrax, from Africa.

Columbian Brown Spider Monkey, found in the forests of central and northern Columbia.

Spot-necked Otter, found in freshwater lakes, rivers, and swamps of sub-Saharan Africa.

Otter underwater viewing.

Two-towed Tree Sloth, found in Central and South America.

A White-bellied Tree Pangolan and keeper during an animal presentation.

The Tree Pangolan is found in Africa.

There's still much more to come...

Wings of the World

Wings of the World is located at the entrance to the park, and offers an alternate path into the Safari Base Camp. This free-flight aviary offers a magnificent collection of birds from around the world.

There are no barriers between guests and the birds, creating an up close and personal view of the many colorful species.

Everything in the aviary is designed to approximate the birds’ natural settings, including large rock outcroppings, pools, waterfalls, and exotic tropical foliage.

There are so many different birds here, that you're likely to see something new on every visit. This is one of my favorite exhibits in the park. Below is a list of the many birds I've been able to photograph.

Abdim's Stork, found in sub-Saharan Africa to southwest Arabia.

African Openbill Stork, found in sub-Saharan Africa.

African Sacred Ibis, found in sub-Saharan Africa.

African Spoonbill, found in Gambia, east to Sudan, and south to Cape Province.

Baikal Teal, found in eastern Siberia, and the Sea of Okhotsk coast.

Mindanao Bleeding-heart Dove, from the southern Philippines.

Elegant Crested Tinamou, from central Argentina.

Golden-breasted Starling, found in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Green Imperial Pigeon, from the Sulawesi Islands in Indonesia.

Hadada Ibis, from southern Africa.

Hammerkop, found in Africa, southwest Arabia, and Madagascar.

Hawaiian Goose, from Hawaii.

Madagascar Crested Ibis, from Madagascar.

Nicobar Pigeon, found in Nicobar to Luzon and New Guinea.

Northern Bald Ibis, found in Morocco.

Northern Purple Roller, from Senegal to Ethiopia, and north Tanzania.

Roseate Spoonbill, from southern USA to central Argentina and Chile.

Scaly-sided Merganser, found in the forests of eastern Asia.

Scarlet Ibis, from South America and Trinidad.

Southern Bald Ibis, from South Africa.

Spur-winged Lapwing, from central Africa, Senegal, east to Ethiopia.

Storm's Stork, found in Thailand to Sumatra and Borneo.

Superb Starling, found in southern Sudan and Ethiopia, south to Somalia and Kenya.

Surinam Crested Oropendola, found in Panama to northern Argentina.

Taveta Golden Weaver, found in Kenya and Tanzania.

Victoria Crowned Pigeon, from northern New Guinea.

White-crested Laughingthrush, found in the Himalayan foothills in Nepal to southeast Asia.

White-headed Lapwing, from Liberia to Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Community Chat / Happy Birthday wabigbear
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Happy Birthday Wagi, and happy Friday the 13th! Wow. A double whammy. :happybday:

Meerkat Exhibit

The Safari Base Camp is home to two Slender-tailed Meerkats. Always a crowd pleaser, they're just as cute and photogenic as you'd expect a Meerkat to be.

Community Chat / New Server for SGW
« on: July 11, 2018, 09:15 PM »
SGW will be migrating to a new server. This will most likely mean a down time for the site. If all goes smoothly, the site should not be down for more than a few hours. (Keeps fingers crossed) I will be available on Discord if anyone needs to contact me for any reason.

Berry Market

The Marketplace at Knott's Berry Farm is a small shopping and dining section outside the park's main gates. The famous Chicken Dinner Restaurant is located here, along with an assortment of unique boutiques and tasty eateries.

The Berry Market offers the world's largest selection of Knott's Berry Farm's signature jams and jellies, along with assorted gift packs, flavored coffees, gourmet foods, and souvenirs.

Assorted flavored coffees and accessories

Muffin mixes and pickled baby corn and green olives

My favorites...assorted jellies and jams

A special treat awaits guests behind the shop. To get to the restrooms, you'll have to go through this tropical rock garden, left over from the old days when Walter Knott was adding exhibits to entertain guests waiting to eat at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant. The room is climate controlled, and you feel like you're entering a greenhouse.

Next door to the rock garden is a pair of original exhibits dating back to 1938.

"The Old Mill Stream" exhibit features a working water wheel and an authentic millstone.

This sign on the millstone was written by Walter Knott, circa 1938.

Also on display is this replica of George Washington's Mount Vernon fireplace.

Disneyland Resort / Disneyland - Main Street (City Hall)
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:51 PM »
Town Square

Disneyland, California was the very first Disney park to be built, opening July 17, 1955. While it may be the smallest of the Disneyland parks, it is by far the most charming. Passing through the entrance gates and under the railroad tracks, Main Street USA's Town Square is the very first area to greet the park's guests...over 18 million guests in 2017 alone. More than 700 million guests have visited Disneyland since it opened, making it the most visited theme park in the world!

You'll find the Stroller and Wheelchair rentals right outside the main entrance.

This plaque greets visitors as they pass under the railroad tracks to enter Main Street USA.

Disneyland Railroad's Main Street station.

Welcome to Main Street USA, Town Square. Here is a turn-of-the-century small town modeled after Walt Disney's memories of his childhood hometown of Marceline, Missouri.

Disneyland's dedication plaque can be found in the center of Town Square at the base of the flagpole. Walt Disney voiced these very words on opening day.

This canon is on display in the small, tree-lined, triangular-shaped park in the center of Town Square.

Beautiful floral arrangements line the Town Square park.

You can grab some freshly popped popcorn here.

Opened in 1958, the Tour Gardens offers guests special guided tours of the park. Tours include "Walk in Walt's Footsteps", "Disneyland's Happiest Haunts", and "Holiday Time at Disneyland". Tours can be booked up to one month in advance.

The Disneyland City Hall stands proudly over Town Square. It is home to the park's guest relations and information center.

Next door to City Hall is the Police Station...or it used to be. The police station sign has since been removed, leaving this building without an identity. ;)


Challenge #2 Winners

T-1st Place - champ01 - 25 pts

T-1st Place - JPAlmighT - 25 pts

3rd Place - Bullethead

Total Scores for Challenge #2
champ01 - 25 pts
JPAlmighT - 25 pts
Bullethead - 18 pts
PhDisney - 14 pts
DragsterDan1987 - 5 pts
FCP-Rug - 6 pts
Forgath - 6 pts
Graystripedkitty - 6 pts

Total Scores After Challenge #2
JPAlmighT - 51 pts
champ01 - 45 pts
Bullethead - 39 pts
PhDisney - 24 pts
FCP-Rug - 17 pts
DragsterDan1987 - 14 pts
Forgath - 12 pts
Turtle - 11 pts
Pietrix008 - 9 pts
Graystripedkitty - 6 pts
Paterdave2 - 6 pts

Challenge #2

Challenge Details:
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RCT Community Board / Missing CS Sets
« on: July 04, 2018, 11:32 AM »
A lot of old RCT3 sites that host the sets have closed. So now there are many broken links in the CS List. I am trying to get as many of these lost sets uploaded to the CS Depot. If you are searching for a set and can't find any working links, post the set here. If anyone has that set, upload it to the CS Depot, or simply let me know and send it to me and I'll upload it. Or, if you know of a working link, post that here.

Right now, I am working on getting NYRfan85's set uploaded to the CS Depot. I was able to upload a lot of them from my own collection. There are 4 I don't have and can't find. If anyone has them, please post here.

NYR's Box Supports
NYR's Shingle Roofs
NYR's Sports Set
NYR's Stucco Roof Set 2

Jumpin' Jellyfish

Jumpin' Jellyfish is a parachute jump–style ride, located at Paradise Gardens Park in Disney California Adventure. Designed with small children in mind, the attraction is comprised of two 40 foot tall "kelp" towers, each with six jellyfish-themed ride vehicles. This Little Mermaid themed attraction is a perfect introductory drop-tower ride for young children, "floating" up and down and providing a great view of Paradise Bay.

The Jumpin' Jellyfish queue.

"Sea grass" grows along the borders of the queue.

Just in case your little one panics and changes his mind.

Friendly ride attendants make sure everyone is secured in their ride vehicle.

Floating up to the top of the 40 foot kelp tower.

Community Chat / Happy 10th Anniversary SGW
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:55 PM »
I just realized June 19th was SGW's 10 year anniversary... and I totally forgot.  :facepalm:

Happy anniversary to us and let's hope to see 10 more years! :rockon:


Hello! Lake planco is an absolutely beautiful place that has recently been noticed as a spectacular weekend getaway location. Tourists have been flocking into the area taking advantage of all the lake has to offer.

Do you have what it takes to build an amusement park in this area to accommodate the newfound tourism?

There are 3 potential properties that have been on your radar for quite some time now:

1 - Lake Planco Ice Rink & Scenic Overlook (outlined in black) - This property has some spectacular views! The owner's ice rink has been struggling financially for a while & now seems like the perfect time to sell.

2 - The abandoned church (outlined in purple) - This property has been for sale for many years now. A spectacular plot of land.

3 - Old Man Jenkins Farm (outlined in blue) - While stubborn old man Jenkins has refused to sell his plot of land in the past, tending his farm has become quite difficult lately due to his age. he may be willing to sell for the right price.

Challenge #1

You have just purchased the ice rink plot. Create a proper entrance for your new park. You will need a parking lot, entrance gate, ticket booth(s) and restrooms. Create at least one food vendor and gift shop. Then you have a choice...either keep the ice rink and refurbish it, or remove it completely and replace it with anything you like. It can be one or more flat rides, a small tracked ride, small roller coaster, or anything else that takes up relatively the same space as the ice rink. If you decide to keep the ice rink, you may still build another attraction of your choice, if you have the time. Feel free to remove any or all of the picnic spots, remove or relocate the restrooms, and remove any existing paths and create your own. You may not yet build outside the ice rink plot, or build anything along the cliffs above the lake. The deadline to complete this challenge is midnight on Thursday, July 5th.

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Post any questions here. Good luck to all the entrants.


Southern California Attractions / Legoland - Las Vegas
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Las Vegas

Featured in Miniland USA, are some of the most famous and colorful cities in the U.S., all built from Lego blocks. And the biggest and most colorful exhibit in Miniland has got to be the Las Vegas strip.

The Excalibur


The MGM Grand

New York, New York

The Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

The Mirage

The Mirage Dolphin show

The Stratosphere

Treasure Island

The Venetian

The Tropicana

Wedding Chapel

Conservation Carousel

Located in the Safari Base Camp section is the Conservation Carousel. For $6.00, you can get an all day pass for unlimited rides. Choose from 60 different animals, including many that are rare and endangered. A favorite for young children.

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