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Planet Coaster Community Board / Weird Issues
« on: April 16, 2020, 09:08 AM »
So all of a sudden, when I use the grid to lay a path, the path curves instead of giving me a 90 degree angle when I change direction?

Is anyone else having this issue? Did my settings get screwed up or something?
I tried resetting everything to no avail.



Any ideas on how to fix this?

Planet Coaster Parks / A small Christmas park
« on: December 15, 2019, 08:28 AM »
Last October, a member here released a cute little fall themed park entitled "Pumpkin Holidaypalooza".

I really enjoyed that cute little park, and thought it might be fun to "update" it seasonally for the holidays. With the original creators permission, I did just that.

I decided that everything in the park would stay exactly as it was, (even the cars have not moved  :) ), but it was all given a new holiday facade. The hay maze of course, rotted, and a couple of new rides were rented for the season to fill out the roster. All the booths and buildings were given some new dressings, and the lovable old haunted shack was re-purposed into a Santa meet and greet with fake gingerbread walls and a few decorations. The tractor ride which formally took guests out to the pumpkin patch now serves the cut your own tree area. A few attractions, like the hay slide, are closed for the season.

There were a couple of updates. A few new paths were added for ease of movement, and it was decided that street lights would be installed throughout the grounds not just for safety, but to allow night time operation of the rides.

It's mid-November, and although many of the trees still have their leaves, a light snow fell last night, giving a wonderful look to this quaint little park.

On to the pics;

The main entrance way;

Ticket booths;

Pay for your tree, get poinsettias, or purchase ornaments at the market.

For those too lazy to take the tractor ride, a selection of pre-cut trees is available;

Happy Holidays!

A small food court and a free bounce castle for the kids;

The small portable roller coaster has been relabeled the Santa Express;

A giant Christmas tree has been placed nearly the tot lot;

The haunted shack has been repurposed as a Santa meet and greet area, redocorated as a gingerbread house;

Bratwurst and hot cider!

Buy a hat, and have your free picture taken with Charles Dickens and his wife;

Free musical entertainment while yo eat;

Tractor takes guests out to the cut your own lot;

Two new rented portable rides set up on the grounds of the hay maze;

Here's the link to the park on the workshop;


Planet Coaster Parks / Quassy Amusement Park
« on: October 17, 2019, 08:29 PM »
Quassy Amusement Park is a real park on Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Conneticut. Unfortunately, it is composed almost entirely of kiddie rides, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to try and recreate this cute little park. Most of the rides have been substituted with adult rides.

I was inspired to do this park because I found a copy of Quassy's nice little Wooden Warrior woodie on the workshop, and built the park around that. The coaster is by Generic3141592, but has been significantly altered by me. I also used Fisherman's Frog Hopper and Swinging Ship, as well as my own kiddie teacups so there are at least a couple of kiddie rides. I also used Derek's popcorn cart. The parking lot of cars was created by Wabigbear. There are also a number of workshop items utilized, but none of them are absolutely essential to opening the park.

so anyway, on to the pics;

The ticket booth;

The main concourse;

Train Station and Carousel;

At night;

Game Booths and Snack Stands;

At night;

The Kiddie Tea Cups;

The small full service Quassy Restaurant;

More to come soon!

Planet Coaster Blueprints / Kiddie Rides - Another ride!
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:04 PM »
Working on Astroland on my Coney Island bench, and thought it might be nice to have a kiddie tea cups. Looked on the Workshop, and there wasn't one, so I made one myself!

Not the most gorgeous thing in the world, but it gives you the illusion that it actually is a tea cup ride if you squint and turn your head sideways!

A little finishing up to do, and I'll post it on the Workshop.

Planet Coaster Community Board / Building a detailed cave
« on: January 29, 2019, 01:42 PM »
I looked around both here and on the official site, but did not find any solid info on building a cave for a water ride.

I am looking to create an underground river raft with several scenes. How do I bury it? Can I bury it? Do I have to create the entire surround with boulders, then bury it? Do I use the path system to create a cafe, then try to work inside it? Is Charlie Chaplin's grave really filled with concrete? Sorry, I digress.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Planet Coaster Parks / The Wonderful World of OZ!
« on: January 03, 2019, 09:17 PM »

Planet Coaster Blueprints / Bedford Falls "It's a Wonderful Life"
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:49 PM »
Here's a small department store for your Christmas village;

At night;

The rear of the building is basically undecorated so it can be butted up against another building;

Here is the link on the Workshop if you are interested;

Planet Coaster Blueprints / Barbershop Quartet Stage
« on: August 12, 2018, 04:22 PM »
Here's a small Victorian themed stage with the barbershop quartet performing.

Workshop link;



Challenge #3

Unfortunately, shyguy is temporarily unavailable, so I will be your humble guide for this phase of the competition. Thank you for your patience, and the other judges and I will do our best to fill the big guys shoes!

Here we go!

OK guys, the judges have concurred and come up with something.

You are free to continue the original challenge as posted here, if you have plans or already started. Or you may pick what is behind door #2! Scroll down for Option 2.


After seeing how well you have improved the beach area, the city council is starting to loosen up a little bit. They have agreed not to fight your plan to purchase the parcel the old church is on given that you preserve it as a historic area. It may also help your cause to add some older style rides or to go with a more relaxed picnic grove route.

Your challenges are as follows;

The city agreed to your purchase of the church property, but insisted the structure must be preserved. Your attorney had to agree that with the purchase of the church property, you agree to completely restore the church area by;

•   Adding a fence around the property (at least 20 feet around the entire church),
•   Add an access area/path to the highway, with a small five space parking lot along the highway for visitors just going to the historic structure.
•   You may use any materials to "restore" the church, however the footprint and roof line must remain the same, the church itself cannot be moved, and the historic front door must remain. You may change out the steeple. 
•   A small mockup/nonfunctional entrance/exit from your amusement park property to the historic church property must be included for park guests who wish to view the historic structure and return, but also keeps out gate crashers.
•   The church area does not actually have to be peep accessible.

Meanwhile, your expansion plans for the church property had already included two possible components. You are free to complete either/or both.

•   Installing at least one flat ride and a new wooden roller coaster of your choice, or two flats, as well as a food and drink facility and a restroom.
•   This new area should have a bit of a retro/vintage vibe to it. Vintage can be considered anything from the 1910s to the 1980s, with absolutely no points lost if not using the vintage expansion.
•   The second component is to create a nature/picnic grove that can handle a couple hundred people, also with a food and drink facility and restrooms.

You must also construct two separate bridges connecting your church and hockey lots spanning the highway.
•   A pedestrian bridge
•   A second bridge for your transport ride (unless you use a skyway) but either way you still have to have guests be able to access the new area.
•   A station for your transport ride must be included near the new amusement area or groves, functional or nonfunctional.
•   No access from the beach to the church plot is needed at this time.


The city agreed to your purchase of the church property, but insisted the structure must be preserved. Your attorney had to agree that with the purchase of the church property, you agree to completely restore the church area by;

•   Adding a fence around the property (at least 20 feet around the entire church),
•   Add an access area/path to the highway, with a small five space parking lot along the highway for visitors.
•   You may use any materials to "restore" the church, however the footprint and roof line must remain the same, the church itself cannot be moved, and the historic front door must remain. You may change out the steeple. 
•   The new historic church area does not actually have to be peep accessible and it is not part of the amusement park, just a scenic attraction, but the goodwill of the town offsets your cost and inconvenience.

The second part of the challenge is to;

•   Installing at least one flat ride (more is OK) and a new wooden roller coaster of your choice, as well as a new food and drink facility and a restroom on the hockey lot. There should be a small picnic grove near the food stand, large enough for thirty people.
•   The coaster's station needs to be on the hockey side, but the ride itself should cross the highway into the new church area, taking advantage of the interesting topography on that side, but being careful to avoid the historic area.
•   This new coaster and ride area should have a bit of a unified theme to it, utilizing any theme you choose. You may continue with an existing theme.

Seven screenshots are allowed, one of which must show your restored church. You will still have two weeks to complete this challenge, so midnight on August 3rd is the due date. You may include a pov of the coaster, but it is not mandatory and no points will be lost if you do not. Also, it is okay to remove or change anything created in the first 2 challenges.

We want to thank you all for your understanding, patience, and enthusiasm for the summer showdown!

Good luck!

Planet Coaster Parks / A little side project
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:45 PM »
Just a little experiment for a new park I am thinking of building.

Here's Rutney's General Store;

At night;

The bench is Bullethead's excellent Pharqueson Farms. Beautiful bench.

Here is a small gas station I found on the workshop, heavily reworked;

Even before Motels, they had what were known as Auto Camps;

Here's a typical one from the 1920s.

Following Bullethead's advice, I added a toilet cabin to my auto camp;

There is also a small communal fire pit to lounge around after dark;

So the local trolley company has leased a small parcel of land in this bucolic valley at the end of their line. Wonder what they want with that?

Planet Coaster Blueprints / New England General Store
« on: July 07, 2018, 03:34 AM »
Just a little experiment for a new park I am thinking of building.

Here's Rutney's General Store;

At night;

The bench is Bullethead's excellent Pharqueson Farms. Beautiful bench.

Planet Coaster Blueprints / Edward Hopper's Iconic "Nighthawks"
« on: May 18, 2018, 07:39 PM »

I was actually building a hotel and a thought occurred to me. (Rare that I ever get one of those!)

So, with a just a little tweaking, the hotels already in the game could be converted to "indoor shows". The foyer would function exactly the same, and then everything from small coffee houses to large theatres could be made depending on the number of modules you are including in each building.

Then instead of room service, wi-fi, gym and all, you could choose comedy club, coffee house, stadium. Perhaps sliders that would allow you to adjust the duration and intensity and excitement of the experience, thereby changing the prestige and the ride rating.

I know many people enjoy building these structures, and most look wonderful, but not so great empty. This way, one could build a nice facade, then plop down each cubicle depending on the size desired, set the excitement and intensity levels, and bingo! a working theatre.

For instance; Nice burlesque theatre, totally empty!

I would imagine the programming on Frontier's end would not be that difficult, and it would give players dozens of flexible opportunities to create indoor shows. I would still love to have outdoor bleachers as well!

Planet Coaster Parks / Adventureland - Addison, IL 1970
« on: March 02, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Adventureland was an amusement park located in Addison, Illinois which operated from 1961 to 1977. Prior to that, it was a small nursery rhyme themed park known as Storybook Park, which operated from 1958 to 1961. It was referred to as “Chicago’s Million Dollar Amusement Park”. When Adventureland took over, they kept many of the fairy tale inspired buildings and of course most of the rides.

There are two excellent photo references sites I have used to help in my homage to this forgotten park. One is the Bloomington library site that can be accessed through the Daily Herald;

The other is the Digital Research Library of Illinois;

A true recreation of the park would be pretty close to impossible with all the kiddie rides and specialty bits of scenery utilized in the real park, but I think I have done a passable job of at least creating the essence of this cute old park. Ride substitutions were the order of the day (An Aeronauts for the Paratrooper, a haunted house ride for the Octoberfest walk through Fun House, etc.) but wherever possible, I have utilized photos to recreate the actual buildings and attractions within the limits of PC.

I have also utilized a few bits and bobs off of the workshop, and I will acknowledge those as they are presented.

Hope you all like this cute little park!

This is Windy Willie. I have no idea what it did, but I assume you pushed a button or stepped on a plate, and it blew wind from a concealed fan;

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater’s home. Pumpkins courtesy of Anigmandra.Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater’s home. Pumpkins courtesy of Anigmandra.

The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. The shoe is from torn voyager  but was altered significantly by me.The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. The shoe is from torn voyager  but was altered significantly by me.

Planet Coaster Community Board / The Silence of the Boards....
« on: February 12, 2018, 05:30 AM »
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how silent the Frontier team has been since before the holidays? I know they took off a few weeks for same, but has anyone heard anything from anyone over there since? No workshop videos, barely any responses to queries, really just a lot of crickets.

Is this the shape of things to come? I really thought, compared to the competition, that these guys had the handle on the next generation of theme park sim, and they would want to take advantage of that with sneak peeks, concept drawings, heck, anything to keep the flame alive. I mean, there is very little official activity on their forums at all. Like, none. I love suspense as much as the next fellow, but this is more like ignoring.

So what do you all think?

Planet Coaster Parks / Freedomland U.S.A.
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:31 PM »
 A new year, a new park! Santaville will be back in the fall!

Freedomland U.S.A. was a short lived American history themed amusement park located in of all places, the Bronx in New York. It was actually shaped like the United States, and each “land” represented a different era in U.S. history.

It opened in 1960, but they declared bankruptcy and closed in 1964. The 1964 World’s Fair right down the street probably had something to do with the demise of the park, but there have always been stories about graft, the city park planning commission, a Disney connection, and high rise planning that supposedly tell the real story. If you have nothing better to do with your life, do a search for Freedomland, and see for yourself.

Personally, I think it was just a bit on the boring side, and never really warranted repeat business. The last two years of the park did see the addition of some standard carnival type rides and even a couple of roller coasters in order to drum up some business, but it was too little, too late. The enormous high rise development Co-Op City now stands on the site.

I have tried as much as possible to recreate many of the areas of the park as faithfully as I can with the materials available to me. Some rides will have to be compromised, and I have also taken the liberty to hide some rides inside buildings just to draw the peeps in that direction. At this time, I have not as yet created any interiors. Where possible, I intend to show pictures of the original along with my recreation.

So with all the legal mumbo jumbo out of the way,

Welcome to Freedomland!
Here's the entry area of the park;
And mine;

The "Gateway to Freedomland" was a large octagon shaped structure where guests could buy, you guessed it, guidebooks and maps!

The entrance from inside the park;

Planet Coaster Parks / Santaville - 1961 On the Workshop!
« on: December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM »
In 1954, Lloyd Franks decided to give back to the community he had grown up in. He had several very profitable businesses in town, but wanted to show his appreciation to the community for all the success he had enjoyed. Just outside of town, Lloyd owned a small parcel of land, and he and his sons got to work. They cleared some of the land and built a few small buildings for the upcoming holiday season. They built Santa's Workshop and a small Elf Bunkhouse.

In cooperation with the local zoo, Lloyd also set up a small paddock for some caribou that would have to double for reindeer.

They gave away hot cider and cookies, and kids could come visit with Santa on weekends. The small area was a tremendous success for the town, and Lloyd thought that perhaps he could do more.

The next summer, he contracted with the Fisherman Amusement Company out of Texas, and purchased an old 1926 Waltzer ride. After a few modifications and a coat of paint, the Waltzer was ready to go that 1955 holiday season.

Lloyd insisted that the community not be charged for the rides, and crowds grew and grew each weekend!

Planet Coaster Parks / Sleepy Hollow Coming Soon!
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:59 PM »

Planet Coaster Community Board / New Paid Content
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:23 AM »
A new paid content pack has been announced; Spooky Pack! Price $11.00.

"That’s right: on September 25, 2017 we are releasing a spook-tacular Spooky Pack for you to get creative with. This is our newest paid content pack, specifically themed for those horror lovers and dark ride fanatics. The content pack contains two new powered tracked rides, a spooky themed wall set and static and animated attachments, special effects, shop fronts, path extras, doors and windows, fences, triggerable coaster doors, themed custom signs and facility signs, and themed hats for your Planco avatars. We’re also joined by a new entertainer, King Ghoster, who will happily haunt your parks and thrill your guests! The Hoax is a free-spinning haunted house ride with a tight track that twists and turns through each corner, and the Huntsman is Planet Coaster’s first ever motion platform ride which rotates on an axis and fits the theme perfectly. As always, the rides are fully customisable so it can fit your park just the way you want it to.In addition to this paid content pack, we’re also releasing a third coaster, the In-Descent, for everyone to enjoy for free! This is a rapid steel shuttle coaster not created for the faint-hearted... every Planet Coaster owner will automatically receive the In-Descent with this update on September 25 (it is *NOT* part of the Spooky content, it is a *FREE* coaster)".

A little tease of what's on the drawing board;

Special shout out to Fisherman and JPAlmighT for some of their workshop materials. Hope to keep plugging away at this.

Any guesses?

Can't believe I'm back to school next week, and the kids arrive a week later. This is the first year we are starting before Labor Day.

Planet Coaster Community Board / Planet Coaster Cheat Day
« on: April 26, 2017, 06:31 AM »
Check out the official forums for some new cheats, and tonights live stream will reveal more.

Drive your own go cart, reduced or no friction on coasters revealed so far!

Planet Coaster Blueprints / Western Shooting Gallery
« on: April 14, 2017, 08:11 PM »
Just another Western Shooting Gallery. I was looking to create something a bit on the realistic side without being overly large or overly gaudy. The footprint is only 2x3 and there is the small veranda on the front.

The interior has all kinds of targets to shoot at, and some even shoot back!

Steam page;

Planet Coaster Parks / Dutch Wonderland
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:24 PM »

This iconic Pennsylvania destination?

Waiting a couple weeks to see what comes in the expansion. I have high hopes for this one!

Planet Coaster Parks / Miracle Strip Amusement Park
« on: February 13, 2017, 03:59 PM »
From the 1960's to the early 2000's, Miracle Strip amusement park stood in a narrow strip of land near the beach in Panama City Florida. It's claim to fame was it had the oldest coaster in Florida, the Starliner. It also had a Bill Tracy created dark ride, the Haunted Castle. As with most small parks, the land became too valuable, and the park was sold in 2004. The park also featured several domes that contained rides with huge statues at their entrances. There arre a number of sites around the internet that give you some excellent background information about this nice little park.

Interestingly, the park was reborn in 2010 when a couple started to purchase and reopen many of the original rides from the park. The new park was also named Miracle Strip.

I am still in the planning stages, and have only built a few buildings in that sort of 1960's funky "modern" style.

Here's the Mexican restaurant, the Shooting Gallery, and a restroom;

The shooting gallery is from the workshop, modified and expanded and temporary.

Here's the remains of the actual mexican restarant;

Here is the facade of the Haunted Castle, day and night;

The actual abandoned Bill Tracy dark ride. People actually entered through the tree! Interestingly, I could set up the spooky tree over the queue entrance (no collision) but it looked kind of weird to have the peeps walking into the mouth of the tree, so I built a doorway instead. There is a cat ride with no scenery, and it's still the most popular ride in the park!

Just a nice little side project while we wait for the April update!

Planet Coaster Community Board / Question - Terra forming
« on: January 28, 2017, 04:13 AM »
So I have been playing with the terra forming tools and am becoming increasingly frustrated.

Is there a simple way to create a straight drop off with more or less vertical walls? I want to recreate my canals, and it is very tough. PC seems to have gone totally in te opposite direction from the grid system of RCT3, which 99% of the time is great, but is frustrating when you want a little straight and narrow in your life!  :D

Anyone have any ideas?

As a side note, perhaps we should add a new section to these forums for tips, tricks, how to's, keyboard shortcuts, etc?
It would be handy to have all of these in one area instead of having to dig around the whole forum.

Planet Coaster Community Board / Specific scenery and building pieces
« on: January 18, 2017, 06:42 PM »
So I started a thread over on the official forums.

I suggested we start a thread for the request of very specific scenery pieces. I figured if these requests were all in one place, they might be looked over instead of just breezed by.Post if you feel the need!

Planet Coaster Parks / Disney's America! (One if by land...)
« on: January 08, 2017, 04:52 AM »
Hey, I figure if shyguy and fisherman can do it...

Anyway, here's a look at one of the lands in my new park;

As others have stated, I'm unsure just how far I will be able to proceed with this park, but I think it will be fun trying!

Planet Coaster Parks / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:58 PM »
Here's a few shots of my little Dickens village park area;


Planet Coaster Blueprints / Dickens Christmas Village
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:07 AM »
Some of you guys may remember that my wife collects those porcelain village houses you see around for sale this time of year. She has been doing this for over 20 years.

We were setting up her village a couple of weekends ago, and I thought it might be neat to try and recreate a couple of the structures in PC. I choose a few of the earlier pieces just to make it a little easier on myself!  :D

The structures are all pretty small. Here are a couple of them, but first their porcelain equivalents;

Here's the Crowntree Inn;

Bean's Blacksmith;

I've been working on several of the others, and will post those as I complete them. Interestingly, they re-released all these buildings for the 25th anniversary of the series using better production techniques and making them much more complex. I may try my hand at the updated ones when these are complete! Just for instance, here is the updated Crowntree;

Now you know why I choose the older pieces!

And I also tried my hand at recreating the famous Old Curiousity Shop. The attached warehouse once belonged to a Mr. Fezziwig until he was bought out and closed by that old miser around the corner!

Finally, here's the start of my Dicken's Village;

The blueprints are available on the Steam workshop. Just search Dickens!

Planet Coaster Community Board / Mirror a Blueprint
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:05 PM »
Is it possible to mirror a blueprint? Not rotate, but mirror.

I'm probably just missing a simple step.

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