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RCT Community Board / Re: Files
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:40 PM »
That would be wonderful if you can get those files up to the CS Depot. There are some really great sets. I appreciate your help with this more than you can imagine. :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder World (Rocky River Rowboats)
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:23 PM »
Also, oar-propelled boats of this size, with a transom stern, are called "cutters" and do in fact have rudders.
I didn't know that. I guess Mr. Wonder actually does know what he's doing. :P

Question; How did you get the path so close to your vertical wall? I've tried similar, but always have a gap that is hard to fill. Is that a path cover? It looks like the regular path.
It's a regular path I used, but it's elevated. It connects to the ground near the base of the buildings. It was a huge pain to accomplish. ;)

... So these rowboats are like the old Disneyland motorboat ride from yesteryear, where it didn't matter which way you turned the steering wheel or if you stepped on the gas pedal- they were just for show.
Exactly. But I didn't want to compare them to those. I'd have to use the "D" word, and you know how much Mr. Wonder would hate that.

Beautiful work! Nice job!
Thank you.  :)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder World (Rocky River Rowboats)
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:59 PM »
Rocky River Rowboats

The Rocky River Rowboats are now open in Catfish Cove.

The boarding dock.

The Bayou Motel acts as restrooms for the area, and features animatronic chickens on the roof.

The rowboats are basically a children's ride, with the boats on an underwater track. A silent motor keeps them moving at constant speed. Riders can row with the oars and steer the rudder, but they're really just there to give riders the illusion that they are controlling the boat. (Someone needs to tell Mr. Wonder that rowboats don't have rudders. :P)

Alpine Village looms above on the opposite side of the river.

Aerial view of Rocky River.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: [WIP] Sherwood Forest
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:47 PM »
I guess I missed the thread where first posted that picture. It's beautiful and so atmospheric. Glad to hear that it's inspired you to expand the idea to build a ride. I look forward to seeing where you go with this.

All these pictures here are a treasure of information, inspiration and entertainment. Thank you so much for showing them here! :)
Thanks, corkscrewloop. :)

The White-headed Buffalo-weaver isn't upset about being photographed, he's upset because there aren't any buffalo in his pen. How is he supposed to weave buffaloes if there aren't any in his pen?!
:D Yes, some of these birds certainly have unique names. I feel sorry for the White-winged Duck, stuck with such a drab name. :P

Bird Aviaries

One thing you can't say about the Safari Park is that they don't have a lot of exotic birds on display. Right outside the Lorikeet Landing are a pair of aviaries with nice selection of unique and colorful birds.

White-crested Laughingthrush, from Nepal to South China.

Green Woodhoopoe, from sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition to the funny name, the Green Woodhoopoe looks more blue than green.

White-crowned Robin-chat, from the dense woodlands of Africa.

Red-crested Turaco, from the Southwest Democratic Republic of Congo and south through Angola.

White-winged Duck, from India, Sumatra, Bangladesh, and Burma.

White-headed Buffalo-weaver, from southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. (He doesn't seem too happy about being photographed. :P)

Great Blue Turaco, from the rain forests of West and Central Africa.

Another Great Blue Turaco.

Congo Peafowl, from the forests of the Congo in Africa.

Himalayan Monal, from, you guessed it...the Himalayan Mountains.

Community Chat / Re: Happy Birthday, citytrader!!
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:50 PM »
Best wishes, citytrader.  :happybday:

Thank you all so much. Your comments keep me inspired. :)

What are those warning signs on the white & gold pedestal thingys in front of the ordering windows?
I knew you'd be the one to notice those. ;)

State law requires warning signs to be posted at any place that contains toxic building materials, no matter how minute the chances of anyone being exposed. For some reason, they are extra, super, over-the-top, fanatical about placing these signs throughout Disneyland. They all typically read the same...“The Disneyland Resort contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.” There are also signs warning of certain ingredients in the food or drinks served at the establishments that may also be unhealthy. I expect that's what these warning signs are. Blame it on Proposition 65, the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.

Love that last shot. Its really starting to come together shy. And really enjoy the simplicity of everything. Sometimes you get caught up in layer after layer but simplicity is sometimes best.
I think I've always tended to create simple buildings and concentrate more on the flow and organization of each land. I do sometimes go back and a few extra details where needed. But in trying to create a realistic park, the money is spent on the attractions and not so much on the architecture. I once read a snippet about Walt Disney who rejected a spectacular design for something submitted by one of his artists because is was simply way over the top. Walt thought the design looked like the artist was constructing a monument to himself instead of creating a cohesive look for the land being designed.

My main goal is to create a unique atmosphere for each land, and not try to wow people with over-the-top designs. That, and trying to keep the FPS up.  ;)

Been gazing at that last photo, especially the bridge, wondering how much was in game pathwork and how much was you creating from scratch....

Very photogenic landscape and atmosphere!
The bridge was created by laying planks down, covering the in-game cobblestone path. In fact, I cover most of the in-game paths with other surfaces including flat roof pieces, billboards, etc. All the paths in Catfish Cove are covered with reddish colored blocks from the Adventure Set, giving it a kind of hard, dried mud pathway.

Parkitect / Re: [PARK] Epica Park (WIP)
« on: January 17, 2019, 03:53 PM »
I thought your original submission for the contest looked quite good. But after you added all the extra details, it looked awesome! Great job. I always love viewing your work.

All on those pics looks so fantastic! The tree looks so natural, I even didnt notice first. It was just there where it belongs... Then I read the comments and took a second look. Man was I thrilled to see how you built that! It looks amazing!
It's supposed to be a Weeping Willow. There's several others near the Plantation Restaurant, which I showed quite a while ago, but no one seemed to notice them then. 

Sorry for the real life stuff.  But really dude, this is your website, I think you should be allowed to say "shit" here.
This made me laugh. And cheered me up a bit. :)

Wow, what a great looking area! So atmospheric! Can't wait for more updates when you can
Thanks. :) Here's a few more pics...

The entrance bridge to Catfish Cove from Alpine Village is complete.

A view of Rocky River from beneath the bridge. The row boats will soon be traversing these waters.

A panoramic view of Rocky River and Catfish Cove. The Row Boat ride, along with the rest of Catfish Cove, should be opening soon. (I'm not sure how much longer you'll be able to see Expo 3000 in the background, as the lands will most likely soon be split into separate maps.)

I'm a bit confused by this one. Must have been changed/updated since I was last there. I can't figure out where exactly this is? Help please.

It's right below Goofy's Sky School, roughly where the original Pizza Oom Mow Mow restaurant used to be before the first refurb of the land.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Palisade Park
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:15 PM »
Great to see you continue to plug away at this, despite the lag problem. Kudos on being able to build the whole park on one map. I know I'll soon be forced to chop Wonder World up into bite-sized pieces if Frontier is unable to remedy the lag problem. Oh well.

Your shots look great, as always.

The Grey,

The TMT Ski Resort Pole might work for you. It's thin and colorable.

Community Chat / Re: The Weekly Ambassador 1/13/19
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:49 AM »
This is looking really nice. I have just a few suggestions.
Make the photos a little larger so we can see the details more clearly.
Maybe adding links to the topics that are being showcased.
Make the font larger so old-timers like myself can read them more easily. ;)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: LunaWood! Collab Park
« on: January 17, 2019, 11:43 AM »
Looks good so far. I hope to see more of the coaster soon. Good luck with the custom support job.;)

Paradise Garden Grill

The Paradise Garden Grill is a counter service restaurant, featuring a menu that changes frequently, showcasing cuisine from different countries.

At the time of this shot, Disney's hit movie "Coco" was the theme, and the menu featured authentic Mexican cuisine.

A palm tree lined courtyard provides guests with large covered dining pavilions.

Several covered pavilions provide ample seating which are shared with the Boardwalk Pizza Restaurant next door. (to be featured later in its own article)

A tree-shaded courtyard offers a more secluded place to dine... away from the hustle and bustle of the Paradise Gardens Park and Pixar Pier areas. This is one of my favorite places to dine, especially when I need a break from the crowds.

A small bandstand provides entertainment several times a day. Keeping with the Mexican theme, the entertainers playing today are the Mariachi Espactacular.

The menu at the time of this shot. The upcoming menu will feature Asian cuisine to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The Aqua De Jamaica is a favorite thirst quencher of mine.

Here's a few night time shots.

What's that glowing red area inside the sloth's burrow? A heater? Or maybe it's just some program playing on his big-screen TV.
I'm still waiting to see the Tow -toed Sloth that you promised us in your subject title. :mad:up:
Yes, the red glow is a heater, not a big screen TV, which if it was, might explain his reasons for rarely leaving his burrow. ;)

And thanks for the heads up on the title goof.

Linne's Two-toed Sloth

Towards the back of Mammoth Passage Plaza is a small enclosure that can easily be overlooked, as the residents are usually difficult to find.

Foraging around the bottom of the enclosure is the Kirk's Dik-dik. This shy animal is a small antelope from Africa which usually hides in the back of the exhibit. It took several visits to finally get some photos.

The Dik-dik in his shy pose. The name Dik-dik is an imitation of the alarm call these tiny antelope make.

A sculpture of a prehistoric Dwarf Pronghorn stands outside the enclosure, a distant relative to the Dik-dik.

A large sculpture of the extinct Jefferson's Ground Sloth also stands outside the enclosure, a distant relative to the Two-toed Sloth.

The Linne's Two-toed Sloth is even harder to find, as he spends most of the day curled up inside his burrow. After visiting the zoo for several years, this was the first time I actually say him emerge.

As he emerged, it appears he must have had a rough night. ;)

I realized he was up because it was meal time, and if he didn't get to this food in time, the crafty squirrels would be happy to eat it for him.

After about 5 minutes, our sloth has fully emerged from his burrow and is on his way to his meal. Sloths are among the slowest moving animals in the world. Turtles move faster than they do.

Luckily, he made it to his meal before the squirrels were able to eat all of it. Sloths eat, and do most everything else, upside down. Their huge claws keep them clamped to the branch, even when sleeping. The Linne's Two-toed Sloth is found in Central and South America.

Our sloth is now content and ready for another nap after the intense activity of climbing three feet to his food and back. ;)

Is that green tree one you made?  Looks like the green bush rotated and added to a standard tree?  Looks fantastic and is a nice contrast to the others.
Yes, I created the tree exactly the way you described.

Yes, I've given up waiting, even though I'm sure they could do it fairly easily. Maybe they will in the future and I can swap the faux version for a working version. That is, if they don't have some oversize loading station making it impossible to fit the space.

Thanks for the nice comments and sorry for the delay in replying. Real life sh*t has gotten in the way of progress, but work on this hasn't stopped...just slowed down a bit.

The Rocky River Row Boats will soon be opening in Catfish Cove.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Riviera Downs
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:19 PM »
Great to see you beginning a new park. With what you've learned from your first park, this should be even better. The one thing I can say about Planet Coaster are there are so many tricks you can learn to create better and better parks. It just takes lots of practice and tons of patience. ;)

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: The Wonderful World of OZ!
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:15 PM »
This is looking wonderful. I love how Munchkin Village is really starting to shape up. Captures the look of the film perfectly.

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: corkscrewloop's Wallpapers
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:12 PM »
These are the kinds of things we need. Simple things like more wall types... and doors, windows, and more objects to help flesh out the existing themes, all of which need expanding.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: [WIP] Frontier Farms
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Glad to see you taking the plunge into Planet Coaster. Looks like a great start so far.

Welcome Center / Re: just joined
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:55 PM »
Welcome to SGW. :)
I hope you'll show us some of your work.

Mammoth Passage Plaza

Near the west end of Elephant Odyssey is Mammoth Passage Plaza.

Here you'll find life-size sculptures of a family of extinct North American Columbian Mammoths. This is the male.

A mother and baby mammoth can be found nearby and is a popular photo spot for tourists.

Towards the far end is this sculpture of an extinct North American Lion. They were 25% larger than today's African Lion. This sculpture is usually usually full of kids, crawling on its back. But I got lucky and got this shot during a slow period.

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