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I've added a new category to the Planet Coaster Depot for Thememaker Toolkit items. I'll be adding links to the best and most useful items there to make it easier to find quality objects without having to wade through 1000s of items of dubious quality. Feel free to add your own item links. I've also added this category to the CS Depot because that site gets a lot of people who don't visit SGW. You can upload your item links there as well.

(I hope I didn't clutter up your post too much with the Lori & Keith nonsense.)
Not at all. I laugh every time at look at those two photos, and now you've made them even funnier. :D

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: pinewood valley.
« on: November 25, 2018, 03:45 PM »
This looks like a very nice start. Do you have plans on what will be in each of those buildings or are they just for show?

Lorikeet Landing

Situated on the outskirts of Nairobi Village is a large aviary, its interior modeled after the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea, the natural habitats of the Rainbow Lorikeet.

On the way in, you can purchase a cup of nectar to feed these colorful birds.

The lorikeet is among the world's most colorful birds, with feathers of almost every color of the rainbow.

Although they have been trained to overcome their natural fear of humans, you'll still need to heed caution while feeding the birds.

Rainbow Lorikeets pair for these two love birds.

A lover's quarrel, perhaps?

There are plenty of informative signs throughout the exhibit.

Taking a bath.

This lorikeet's beak was injured, so keepers gave it a prosthetic beak.

Feeding the birds is a special treat for kids...and adults alike.

If you're lucky, they will perch on your hand, arm, or shoulders...or head. (Also, you'll want to keep an eye on what's above you, especially after the lorikeets have fed. ;))

Park employees are always on hand to photograph you with the birds and they'll gladly sell you those photos at the booth outside the exhibit.

Thememaker's Toolkit / The Blender Noob Thread
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:38 PM »
I expect most beginner modelers who want to try their hand at creating objects with the Thememaker's Toolkit, are going to use Blender. Maya and 3DS Max cost thousands of dollars. Blender is free. But Blender is not easy to use. Any beginner is going to have a LOT of questions. So this thread is for asking for help using Blender as well as what exactly you need to do to create 3D objects you can import into Planet Coaster. Hopefully members more experienced with Blender will read this thread and offer their help.

So I'll ask the first question.

What are the best tutorials to use if you are just starting out with Blender and haven't got a clue where to begin? Links would be greatly appreciated. ;)

Camels & Pronghorn

As we continue our tour, we come upon the Dromedary Camels.

The Dromedary Camel can be found in Africa, Asia and Australia. It has only one hump, unlike the Bactrian Camel, which has two. The humps contain fatty tissue (not water) which helps them survive in hot climates.

Sharing the enclosure with the camels is the Pronghorn antelope from North America.

A bit a trivia...In the song, "Home on the Range", the antelope referred to are the Pronghorn.

Standing nearby is a sculpture of the extinct American Cheetah. This animal once preyed upon antelope like the Pronghorn during the Pleistocene era.

Another prehistoric predator was the Dire Wolf. Nearly 4,000 Dire Wolves have been unearthed from the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles.

This garden of plants from Madagascar can be found across from the enclosure.

Disneyland Resort / Re: DCA - Goofy's Sky School
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:18 PM »
Nice post Shyguy!
Imo this ride is very "un"Disney. Those kind of coaster belong on a carnival, not a theme resort. :)
I quite agree.

The Turnstile Tribune question of the day...
Does anyone actually like this ride? Or should Disney get rid of it and put something better in its place?

Yes, it did indeed turn out extremely well. I've never heard of the TopGolf but it looks interesting. The complex looks superb and even better at night. Perfection, as usual.:)

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Thememakers Toolkit Discussion
« on: November 24, 2018, 08:19 AM »
I've added a new category to the Planet Coaster Depot for Thememaker Toolkit items. I'll be adding links to the best and most useful items there to make it easier to find quality objects without having to wade through 1000s of items of dubious quality. Feel free to add your own item links. I've also added this category to the CS Depot because that site gets a lot of people who don't visit SGW. You can upload your item links there as well.

Planet Coaster Rides / Re: Haraka B&M Giga
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Wow! That temple is so impressive!

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Santaville - 1961
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Glad to this this project back. That last screenshot looks beautiful. Love the lighting.

Curl Surf

Opened in 2016, Curl Surf features clothing, swimwear and accessories by top surf wear brands like Hurley, Roxy, Billabong, Duvin and Quiksilver.

In addition to its large selection of surf wear, they offer sunglasses by Ray-ban and Oakley, plus footwear by watches by Nixon.

Community Chat / Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:39 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Kaleidoscope Piers: Madame Tussauds!!
« on: November 22, 2018, 08:33 PM »
I saw shirtless wax Zac at the Hollywood Wax Museum last time I was up in L.A.  Madame Tussauds has one too? Just how many wax Zac's are there? Or do they just trade him around to all the wax museums?  :P

Anyway, I love the latest update. You captured the look and feel of Madame Tussauds perfectly.


The newest attraction is under construction...

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Creators to watch
« on: November 22, 2018, 10:41 AM »
Good idea.
I approve of this thread. ;)

Disneyland Resort / Re: Downtown Disney - Earl of Sandwich
« on: November 22, 2018, 10:35 AM »
We went past this place while visiting Disneyland, but had decided to eat inside the park and never made it back 
Well, if you're visiting the Disneyland Resort for the first time, then you certainly want to eat at one of the themed restaurants inside the parks. This restaurant really only appeals to those frequent visitors who've been to the parks many times and are looking for something simple and inexpensive.

Disneyland Resort / DCA - Goofy's Sky School
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:07 PM »
Goofy's Sky School

At Goofy's Sky School, guests take the role of a student pilot, with Goofy giving the instructions on how to fly, in this wacky roller coaster ride in Paradise Gardens Park.

Goofy's Sky School is a wild mouse roller coaster manufactured by Mack Rides. Riders board a plane and navigate a crash course of flying which features sharp turns, steep drops and sudden stops. It was originally called Mulholland Madness, featuring a madcap ride on Mulholland Dr.

It was re-themed in 2011 as part of the park's major refubishment. The ride remains the same, with little more than a new coat of paint, a few Goofy billboards, and a propeller added to the front of the cars.

Also added was the water tower at the entrance.

The weather vane atop the tower is a nice touch.

Chickens also play a large part in the re-themeing, like at the fast-pass stations.

And at the height sign.

The queue is minimally decorated with humorous posters.

The boarding station.

While on the ride, you'll pass various "How to" signs. A lot of the inspiration for the signs and themeing came from the 1940 animated short, "Goofy's Gliders."

Another "How to" sign.

More chickens.

Despite the Goofy theme, it's nothing more than an off-the-shelf wild mouse ride, and I must admit, probably the top of my list of worst attractions at the resort.

On the other hand, it's a nice starter coaster for young children who aren't ready, or are too small, to ride the bigger coasters at the park.

A view from the Pal-A-Round ferris wheel (the old Mickey's Fun Wheel). Disney's Grand Californian Hotel can be seen behind.

POV of the ride by DisneyGuyMikey

Is that going to be a boat ride station at the end?
Yes it is. In the RCT3 version, you can rent boats from there. Since there is no small boat ride attraction yet for PC, it will be just for show until they either add a small boat ride or someone makes some paddle boats or something similar with the Toolkit.


Wonder Beach Boardwalk gets a pier.

Post any questions you have or help you need in the creation of custom objects and importing them using the Thememaker's Toolkit.

Thememaker's Toolkit / Thememaker's Toolkit Requests
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:16 PM »
What items would you like to see made for the Planet Coaster?

The Thememaker's Toolkit Board is now up. Discuss, get help, post tips & tutorials, and show us your Thememaker's Toolkit projects.,171.0.html.

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Thememakers Toolkit Discussion
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:12 PM »
^ Done. :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: American Heritage - Planet Coaster Park
« on: November 18, 2018, 12:25 PM »
The lighting sequence in the lift is awesome. But I wouldn't expect anything less from the king of lighting! ;)

In the last photo (and the other, similar photo)- do you know what they were all looking at, up to the left?
In the above photo where they're all looking towards the left, a keeper was entering the enclosure to sweep up the dirt that they'd tossed all over the cement floor. (A daily chore)

In the other photo where they are all looking towards the right...I haven't a clue. I couldn't see anything that would grab their attention. But then I haven't had my official meerkat sentry training. :P

RCT Custom Content / Re: Official CTR/CFR Request thread
« on: November 17, 2018, 02:04 PM »
Sherman. Nobody makes CTRs for RCT3 anymore.

Slender-Tailed Meerkat

At the outskirts of the Kopje area is one of the zoo's most beloved animals...the meerkats.

The enclosure provides the meerkats ample space and opportunity to do what they love to do best...dig!

This is a Slender-tailed Meerkat, from southwest Africa. Meerkats are small carnivores and are members of the mongoose family.

The meerkats can usually be found doing one of three activities. Digging holes and tunnels is what they spend the majority of the time doing.

There are nearly 100 holes in the enclosure, many leading to underground tunnels and burrows. Every few months, keepers remove the meerkats from the enclosure and collapse all the tunnels. Then the meerkats happily begin the process all over again.

The second activity you're likely to see is "sentry duty".

There is usually at least one meerkat acting as sentry, scouring the area for predators, or perhaps unruly children.

Another great spot for sentry duty.

Their third favorite activity... just chillin'.

Occasionally, the whole clan will catch scent of something or hear a noise and all stop in their tracks to check it out. While watching these antics, it is clear why they are considered so adorable by so many guests. But the only thing more adorable than a meerkat is...

...a baby meerkat!

These adorable young pups (kittens?) were born early October of 2018, making them about six weeks old at the time these photos were taken.

You can just imagine the "oohs and aahs" from guests viewing these little guys.

There are a total of 10 meerkats on exhibit...8 adults and the 2 kids. Watching these animals and all their cute antics is always a highlight of any zoo visit.

Mom and baby

Who can resist those puppy dog eyes?

Where's dinner??

The corral was originally intended for the endangered, Prezalski's Horse, from Asia. I can't remember if, or how long, they were there. I believe they later had camels there for awhile, thus the prehistoric camel sculpture out front. My memory's a bit foggy on this. But somewhere along the line, they developed this relationship with the Bureau of Land Management to adopt the animals that now inhabit the corral. They do have a special "Keeper Talk" presentation at the corral once a day. But no, the crowds aren't flocking to see the burros. Animal exhibits change all the time. Some animals are only on loan to the zoo for a few years. And of course, animals die and can't be replaced. So, I expect the animals housed here could change in the future.

Horse and Burro Corral

A sculpture of a prehistoric camel stands in front of the Horse and Burro Corral.

Horses actually became extinct in North America 10,000 years ago. The wild horses of today are descendants of escaped domestic horses originally brought over from Asia and Africa.

The animals housed here are from an adoption program run by the Bureau of Land Management.
This old horse gets to live out his last years pampered by zoo employees, as opposed to the glue factory. ;)

A pair of burros are also kept here in the corral.

Meal time.

Nearby, guests can view a display of extinct animal x-rays.

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