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The next ride planned is the Shyguy Express, a small kiddie coaster. It will be set in the rustic town of Wonderwood, where shyguy owns a small vacation cottage in the woods.

Here is shyguy's cottage from the RCT3 version. I'm not at all in love with the design, as I literally threw it together during a period of un-inspiration. ;) So maybe I can get some help from the community...

shyguy's Cottage Contest

Design a cottage for shyguy. It should be fairly small and very cutesy to fit the theme of a kiddie coaster. The setting is rustic, with pine trees and rock formations, but the cottage can be any style. Think Toontown or Mario Brothers, or something along that line. Add a small yard or garden if you like.  I will choose my favorite design, and the cottage will become the centerpiece of the attraction.

If it was fake and just scenery, they wouldn't have taken down the photo. And it's very un-Frontier to give us a fake ride made out of scenery, especially considering how much work they pour into these rides when they make them.
I thought maybe Frontier had given the update to someone like Silvaratt to put into an existing park to show it off.

During the livestream, Sam mentioned that there was something that a LOT of people requested but they were unable to do, and I thought for sure it was the chairlift.
So after looking at the photo (thanks for link, Bullethead) I thought it was just a fake ride someone created with the game objects. But looking down at the station section, it looks "real". :)

And if they can do the ski lift version, maybe we'll get a gondola type in the future. But I'll take whatever I can get. ;)

What theme parks use ski lifts? I want gondolas!! :P

Mack mega coasters confirmed officially... And CHAIRLIFTS confirmed accidentally  :D
Is it a ski lift type version, or gondola type?

Planet Coaster Rides / Re: Haraka B&M Giga
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:35 AM »
Great video! I loved the sweeping, panoramic shots of the park. Haraka has a great queue and pre-show. And Aziza's Passage was very atmospheric and mysterious. Beautiful job.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder Beach Boardwalk (Phase One Released)
« on: December 14, 2018, 12:25 AM »
I found some old pics on my hard drive I thought I'd share...

One of the Park Inspector's deaths during an accident while testing the Space Port ride at Wonder World.

Another near death occurred while testing the Leap of Faith slide at Water World.

Mr. White turned up the pressure of the water jets, sending the inspector shooting into the sky.

Suffice it to say, he did not land in the exit pool, but miraculously survived.

The Inspector taking the law into his own hands and gunning down Mr. White in cold blood.

Mr. White plummets to the bottom of the falls.

And there he drowns...or does he?

Instead of being hailed a hero, Jobsworth ends up in prison. Another reason for his ill feelings towards Mr. Wonder?

Scooter being rescued from the water after falling off the bridge at Water World.

And here's the RCT3 version of Fate's House of Madness.

Mr. Jobsworth jumps for joy upon his release from prison.

A sign outside the Park Inspector's Wild Ride attraction in the original Beach Boardwalk park.

Some pics from the Park Inspector's Wild Ride.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder Beach Boardwalk (Phase One Released)
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:13 PM »
I really like the 'Cafe Al Fresco' shot. I have a weakness for restaurants-at-night screenshots. I especially like the bent wood scrollwork and the pearly seat cushions on the chairs.
Thanks, JB.

The story of the Park Inspector was mostly before my time but I'd love to hear it.  After all, Mr. Jobsworth has made some recent appearances and I'd like to know the backstory of why Mr. Wonder doesn't like him, and why he'd conspire with Wanda, Scooter, and Disney to kill Mr. Wonder ;)
Mr. Jobsworth played a huge role in my early RCT3 parks. In fact, he is the last of 4 or 5 brothers (I can't quite remember how many) who all worked in Wonder parks and who all met tragic deaths which Mr. Wonder swept under the rug. You never knew when another park inspector was going to bite the dust.

Anyway, in the Water World park, Mr. Jobsworth actually saved the park from the evil Mr. White, who was sent by Disney's Head to sabotage the park. Mr. White tried to kill Mr. Jobsworth by poisoning him. Mr. White then took over his job while the inspector was laid up at the hospital. Rides began to malfunction, and it seemed the park was doomed to close, especially with Scooter as park manager, who was literally blind to all that was going on around him. But in the end, Mr. Jobsworth was released from the hospital, and took out Mr. White with a shot gun. That, in a nutshell, is the Water World/Park Inspector saga. It was a lot more convoluted than that, but sadly was all lost when Atari closed down their RCT3 forums.

So instead of getting Mr. Wonder's undying gratitude, Mr. Jobsworth has continued to be treated like trash, as is Scooter and Wanda. This could be why they might have been involved in a murder plot against Mr. Wonder.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Renee Feu Adventure Park - Port of Call
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:48 PM »
I've noticed the same thing on my last visit to the Disneyland Resort. Main Street is nice and bright, but some of the other lands are hardly lit up at all. I kept thinking, "they need to add more lamp posts here so the paths are bright like mine are in Planet Coaster." :P

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder Beach Boardwalk (Phase One Released)
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:02 PM »
Yes, this is the first park I've released in Planet Coaster. It's very far from complete, but who knows how far I'll get on it. I never released any early versions of Wonder World because there are too many unfinished areas throughout, and it's probably much too laggy for most people. I'm gonna have to break it up into sections. (I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that, but it's become apparent that I'll have no choice. That is, if I ever get inspired to work on it again. Although the Magnificent Rides pack already has 2 rides I've been needing to continue, so maybe...)

But back on topic, I'm pretty sure that the Water World Ride you're thinking of is the Park Inspector's Wild Ride, which included a demented version of Water World. I may or may not build that ride, since the Water World/Park Inspector saga is probably long forgotten by most, and new members don't know anything about it. I may do a version of it, but there won't be a Water World section.

What are my plans for the next Phase?
I will continue to recreate the original park, but I expect some major changes, depending on what becomes available in Planet Coaster. One of the last rides I built for the RCT3 version was the Shyguy Express, which used the Shyguy CTR made by Das Matze. I may do that ride (or something like it), plus the Park Inspector's ride, and then some new attractions based on the Wonder gang. But this is all still up in the air, so we'll see...

Sydney's Shoppe

Sydney's Shoppe features a very nice selection of Australian-themed apparel, books, toys, and a large assortment of gift items.

A small cart sits out front, loaded with merchandise.

The shop offers a large assortment of t-shirts and plush toys.

There's also a large selection of apparel and gifts for kids.

Children's books and plush toys.

You can also pick up some Aborigine artwork.

Undersea-themed merchandise.

A nice, varied selection of hats.

And there's mugs, cups, picture frames, snow globes, and other knick knacks.

And don't forget to grab a paper pad made from recycled elephant poop.

All proceeds go to Koala Conservation.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Future World 1899 - Iron Bullet POV
« on: December 13, 2018, 03:02 PM »
This park has become such a masterpiece of design. The aerial shots of the park, and the forced perspective used is pure genius. Iron Bullet is yet another masterful design, as is zooms in and out and through the city. Your work is always a joy to view.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Wonder Beach Boardwalk (Phase One Released)
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:08 PM »
Game stands are lovely! And you had me fooled with the Madhouse attraction that it was a real ride! Very detailed and theatrical!
Great to see you back again. Hope you'll stick around for awhile. :)

Next, a bunch of night shots...

Cafe Al Fresco


Looking out at the pier.

Professor Fate's

Big Lunch Company

Nighttime aerial view

Phase One is up at the Workshop, if you'd like to take a stroll.

Here's the billboard images you'll need.;sa=view;down=154

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Holliday Harbour 2018
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:56 AM »
Every screenshot is just beautiful. Thanks to the homage to my eyes. ;) Although isn't the ghost of Christmas yet to come the real scary one? I'm not sure how I should take that. :P


Wonder Beach Boardwalk: Phase One opens.,19757.0.html

Mr. Wonder had to run, so I'm taking over the tour.

The entrance to Veritgo, the tallest spinning coaster on the west coast.

The queue.

The top of the lift hill gives guests a great aerial view of the boardwalk.

For more pictures of Vertigo (if you missed them) check back a few pages here...,19757.msg450597.html#msg450597

Here's the POV, if you missed it previously.

The gift shop outside the Vertigo station.

The Boardwalk Pier.

A small Ice Cream Stand near the pier's end.

The Sea Wheel.

High in the sky.

A Popcorn Cart outside Fate's House of Madness.

The Big Lunch Company serves burgers and sandwiches.

There's a spacious outdoor dining patio.

The tour will continue...

Disneyland Resort / Re: DCA - Elias & Company
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:23 PM »

The final department is a very posh boutique that specializes in women's apparel and accessories.

You can enter directly into the boutique by way of the entrance at the far end of the block.

There's a small plaza outside the entrance.

A popcorn stand sits outside in the plaza.

An ad for the local newspaper is emblazoned on the next door building.

This display greets guests entering the shop.

The sales counter is surrounded by elegant decor.

As if there wasn't enough apparel in the women's department, there's more dresses and t-shirts here for the ladies.

There's also a huge selection of hand bags, some elegant, and others very cutesy, decorated and even shaped like Disney characters.

A great selection of elegant jewelry.

The chic decor at this shop is truly impressive.

The upper displays are also quite lavish and exhibit the upscale theme of the shop.

And that, finally, is the end of this tour of Elias and Company.

They also mentioned that the lag bug has been fixed and we'll get that fix when the update is released.


I was hoping it would be this.

I'm not a coaster head, so I have no idea what that is.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Town of Bessemer
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:24 PM »
So sad to see all those abandoned buildings. :(
Nice that you get such joy in creating such sadness. :P

I don't want to hear you complain about lag any more. As long as you continue to create such awesomely detailed and beautiful creations like this, what do you expect?  :P

I thought I had commented on this, but I guess I hadn't. :-[

I've never ridden this coaster, but it looks excellent. I've seen some other recreations of this, and yours is by far the best.

Blockbuster Cafe is coming along nicely. And I like that custom bench in front.

Disneyland Resort / Re: DCA - Elias & Company
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:54 PM »

Next is the Men's Department.

Just like the Women's Department, the Men's is stocked full of stylish apparel, and the room, elegantly decorated.

I love this t-shirt. Although I've never worn Mickey ears, so what does that say about me?

I just think the clothing here is one step above the typical stuff you'll find in many of the other gift shops at the park.

Just like the Women's, the displays above the merchandise are very aesthetic and quite well done.

Planet Coaster Parks / Re: Centro Park! [1986]
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:34 AM »
Congratulations on your new computer. That's a pretty awesome machine you've got there.

Welcome Center / Re: Just Joined SGW!
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:29 AM »
Welcome to the SGW. :)
I look forward to seeing your recreation. Is it with RCT3 or Planet Coaster?

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Vis' Toolkit Items
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:57 PM »
Thanks for doing that. That will make this set much more useable.

Excellent tutorial.

I find myself sinking area lights below the paths all the time, because it's easy and usually looks "good enough." But I'm definitely going to use some of these methods in future builds.

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Vis' Toolkit Items
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:27 PM »
When I made cs for RCT3, I used the smallest textures I could get away with. Usually 128x128, or 256x256. For textures that were only a single color, I went as low as 8x8. I don't know if you can use textures this small for Planet Coaster, but try to get them as small as possible and if you can compress them when saving, even better.

Thememaker's Toolkit / Re: Vis' Toolkit Items
« on: December 08, 2018, 01:24 PM »
These are really nice and I could see myself using them, except for one thing. Each piece is over 5 MB. This seems to be a very common problem with most of the items that are being uploaded to the Workshop. I really think a lot more people will want to use these if you can get that number down to about 1MB, which I can think of no reason why it can't be, as it's such a simple piece.

Just what is making the file size so large? I expect it's the texture size. Are you able to lower the size of the texture?

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