[PLC] M&Ms Land

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[PLC] M&Ms Land

Postby fraroc » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:13 am

Hey guys, so after having Planet Coaster for a few months and playing it to near obsessive levels, I've decided that it's time to start a long-term project with this game! Cascadia Park was mostly a method for me to get used to the mechanics of PLC, so now it's time to do a little something more...

And now, without further ado...I present to you, the story of M&M's Land!

Year: 1980

We all know the two major chocolate/confection companies in the United States...Hershey Foods Corperation and Mars Incorperated.....Mars may not ring a bell immediatley, but without them, we woudn't have one of the most famous and beloved chocolate candies....M&Ms...For decades, Mars and Hershey have been duking it out in a bitter rivalry to see which candy company reigns supreme...In Hershey's homeland of Hershey, Pennsylvania, there lies a sprawling amusement park themed after Hershey's candies. Hersheypark appeared to be a massive one-up against Mars....

But then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mars decided that two can play at that game....

In 1979, Mars Incorporated bought a large plot of desert land in the Reno, Nevada area to be home to their own amusement park, which they named after their most famous confection, M&Ms....

After purchasing several flat rides and two roller coasters....the newly christened M&Ms Land opened May 1st, 1980....

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At first, M&Ms Land wasn't a massive thrill seeker's paradise....Rather it was a small, family oriented park...However, that was to change.... and very soon.

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Among the first flat rides to open at M&Ms Land was the Wave Swinger and the Whirling Dervish.

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From the beginning, the Dodgems were a very popular attraction!

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As a money saving measure, instead of building two ground-up roller coasters. Mars Incorperated decided to buy two used roller coasters from the recently closed Americana Park in Wisconsin and relocated them to Reno to be a part of M&Ms Land!

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The first of the two roller coasters was Americana Park's claim to fame, John Allen's "Roller Coaster"! Although when Roller Coaster was moved to M&M's Land, it's very generic moniker was dropped and was renamed Screamin' Eagle Screamin' Eagle/Roller Coaster was known for is high amount of airtime, a strange and forceful "S shaped drop", and a helix incorperated in it's layout.


SCREAMIN' EAGLE STATS
Type: Wooden Out and Back Coaster
Height: 74 feet tall
Length: 1,886 feet long
Top Speed: 45 miles per hour
Tallest Drop: 70 feet
Ride Time: 1:30
Inversions: 0
Height Reqirement: 42 inches tall


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The second roller coaster from Americana Park was an Arrow-Huss Loop+Corkscrew model formerly known as "Revolution". When it was moved to M&M's Park, it became known as "Comet". From the beginning, this name has been the subject of a minor controversy, as people viewed it as a direct rip-off of Hersheypark, as their classic wooden coaster also had the same name. As a result, Mars had begun to reference their coaster as "The Comet" to avoid confusion with Hersheypark's Comet.

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As for the coaster itself, Comet is your standard basic Arrow Loop and Corkscrew model. Pretty much the same as the standard corkscrew model, but with a vertical loop after the first drop. Comet is the first steel coaster at M&Ms Land and the first with inversions.

COMET STATS
Type: Steel Looping Coaster
Height: 65 feet tall
Length: 1,635 feet long
Top Speed: 42 miles per hour
Tallest Drop: 58 feet tall
Ride Time: 1:20
Inversions: 3 (Loop and Double Corkscrew)
Height Requirement: 48 inches tall


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Located adjacent to the theme park is M&M's Market, a precursor to the modern M&Ms World stores. Basically, this place is a museum which shows patrons exactly how M&Ms are made and a superstore selling various items of M&Ms merchandise and of course, lots and lots of M&Ms Candies!

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Overall, M&Ms Land might not look like much now....but that definitley is subject to change!
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Re: [PLC] M&Ms Land

Postby SFNE Fan » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:17 am

I like where this park is going, it's pretty cool!
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Re: [PLC] M&Ms Land

Postby fraroc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:45 pm

1984

Four years had passed since M&Ms Land opened in Reno, Nevada....So far, the small park had become a rather popular tourist attraction among thrill seekers and candy lovers alike! By 1984, the park had received it's first major expansion to the right of it's entrance which included a themed area with a steel roller coaster and two new flat rides.

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The first of the flat rides was a HUSS pirate ship named The Voyager....

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The second was an Eli Bridge Scrambler ride named Scizzer. Both rides proved to be a favorite among thrill seekers and families!

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On the right edge of the park laid the newest major addition to M&M's Land, a cowboy/western themed area named "Dodge City"....

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Dodge City was home to several gift shops and food stalls themed after old west style saloons and several historical reenactors, however the main attraction was a brand new Arrow Dynamics steel non-looping roller coaster named Dynamite Run!

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Dynamite Run, while it has a train that looks like a steam locomotive, is not considered to be a part of Arrow's "mine train" models. Instead, Arrow labeled it a "Special Coaster Systems" ride. Dynamite Run features a large first drop and several swooping and twisting helixes and turns, making it a very fun ride for adrenaline junkies and yet, gentle enough for families.....

DYNAMITE RUN STATS
Type: Steel Non-Looping Twister Coaster
Height: 95 feet tall
Length: 1,919 feet long
Top Speed: 49 miles per hour
Tallest Drop: 87 feet
Ride Time: 1:20
Inversions: 0
Height Requirement: 44 inches tall


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Even after the addition of these new attractions appeared to be, Mars Incorperated has not rested on their laurels at all....I don't want to give away too much information on future updates....but let's just say that the left side of the park is due to get something new soon....


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