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  1. Nothing to preview quite yet, but I have a question. For my seaside park, I wanted to do a Deja Vu clone. I'm trying to decide whether to make a functional model that looks bad, or build a non-functioning one that looks realistic but doesn't run (I am awful at 8 Car). What do you guys think? And if there's anyone out there who could give me some pointers on how to make it work, it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. OMFG. That looks fantastic! I will be sure to follow this one closely...
  3. My list of significant letdowns includes: Raven, Legend, Voyage, Maverick, and Raptor. Raven was fun at first, with some solid airtime and fun hills, but then BAM! It was over. It absolutely does not warrant a top ten rating. It hits the brakes with so much speed, it leaves you with a feeling of "No way it's over already..." I wasn't expecting as much from Legend, but I was still disappointed. It was longer than Raven, which was good. And that airtime hill next to the water park, OMG. However, it didn't track well at all. The whole ride was pretty uncomfortable. Voyage was GOOD, but not OMFGLOL good. It was very long and did a lot of stuff, but none of it was very memorable. The ride tired me out without blowing me away, unlike Hades. Maverick - what the hell?! I came in expecting a fun ride with a long line. What I got was a exciting ride with a long line and NECKBASHING. A LOT of neck bashing. My sister and my mom, who are shorter than me, got tremendous amounts of earbashing. Why didn't anyone say something? I tried everything to stop it, but it just happened the entire ride. Don't get me wrong, the airtime was AWE-SOME and I liked the corkscrews, but I couldn't understand how train after train would stop with everyone on board laughing so hard because they liked the ride. Raptor was severely lacking awesome. It looked SO GOOD and it was highly ranked, so I thought it would be cool. But man, intensity stunk, speed stunk, and the whole ride I kept telling myself "OK, THIS will be great. No... THIS will be... Intense? Nope..." Is there a row to sit on Raptor? I rode in the very back. Is it better in the front? The middle? Crap, I always get carried away when doing this stuff...
  4. Jeez. Dinn did pretty lousy work on just about every one of their rides.
  5. Hey, this was pretty good! My first couple dozen rides weren't this good. It seemed that at least knew how to work the simulator (my first rides were built backwards) and were able to make a solid ride. Short and somewhat unimaginative, but that's how A LOT of people start out. The more you work at it, the easier it will become. Great start!
  6. For some reason, my initial thought on that pizza was "Wow, a Smiley Pizza just like the one at Mirabilandia. Oh, wait. Those are peppers... my bad."
  7. Here's the history behind the Pavilion. (Sorry, POV and pictures still don't work) Founded in 1894, Lakeside Pavilion was a popular and rather expansive picnic grove located in Green Bay, WI, right on the shores of Lake Michigan. Originally, the park had just a few parks located around the grounds, but in 1935, the midway appeared. Then, in 1940, the park opened its first coaster, the Comet. When the Comet opened, the Pavilion poured money into advertising it as a "world-class thrill ride" and claimed it was one of the best in the world. However, at 62 feet tall and 38 mph, the Comet turned out to be more of a fast family ride with an interesting layout and pops of airtime. It was popular immediately and prompted the Pavilion to look into more rides. They found one two years later in the form of an experimental coaster. Built by a auto manufacturer, the aptly named Whirler was a small and compact first generation spinning coaster. The ride was quite exciting, but it was short and poorly designed. The "high tech carriages" on the ride were nothing more than wooden benches on a pivot point. The ride was rough, but it was well received and popular for several years. It was closed due to mounting mechanical problems in 1953. While the two coasters did actually manage to bring in customers during the Great Depression, they were still looking for a "signature" ride. Then, in 1949, they constructed a heck of a "signature" ride. While the Flyer didn't have an intimidating name, it sure was a scary and awesome ride. At 108 feet tall, it dominated the skyline. It was over half a mile long and had a top speed of 53 mph. The layout was compact and a bit unusual. It could best be described as bunny hops and twisted drops with a small high-speed trim, which didn't even slow the train at all. The Flyer was recognized as one of the best coasters of its time. However, as the ride aged it began to fall into disrepair. Through its last years, the ride was known for being dangerous with broken beams, bad track, and shoddy trains. Finally, the Pavilion closed down the rides and left the parks to the public in 1976. All that remains are the parks on the shore, some patches of concrete where the rides once stood, and the memories of the Flyer and Comet. Whirler.nltrack Scary Whirler Flyer.nltrack Flyer Comet.nltrack Comet
  8. Most likely, if a family that enjoys F1 racing visits the ring and they get a chance to ride a coaster based off of F1 racing, they won't mind or care that the ride is quite short. It just adds to experience. I think the ride looks cool. Not an amazing ride, but definitely something I would like to try.
  9. Hey everyone. If you didn't know, this is EuroTre. My old computer keeled over and I lost everything. I had to get a new account here, upload old files, etc... Sorry there's no POV or pictures. My new computer sucks 'cause I can't find either of them. Anyway, here's the backstory: Applewood Park was a small picnic groove in the small town of Cassville, right on the Mississippi River. Because of s string of successful seasons, the management decided to see if they could build a thrilling wooden coaster for the 1953 season. However, there were unable to get a company to agree to build the ride, so Tornado became an in-house project. The ride, while only 75 feet tall and having a top speed of only 47 mph, was a very popular and profitable ride. It was never considered a top ride, but it was one of the better ones built. The ride had airtime, tights turns, and is probably my smoothest ride. Ride and comment. Tornado.nltrack Enjoy
  10. I can't wait to get this DVD. It sounds GREAT! Wow, I'm glad that I rode the Hurricane back in 2005 because it seemed to be in much better shape back then.
  11. I was actually thinking that the track could possibly go to either the Dubai or the Singapore project. And what is this Battlestar coaster mentioned above. Can someone please enlighten me? Edit: Wait, is this going to be the Dueling Dragons of Singapore, just built by Vekoma?
  12. It's an old coaster. Old coasters had rougher transitions. I think Also, I'm pretty sure the trims were fake. I think.
  13. Dang, this is really good. (This is eurotre by the way. New computer) I should really get on RCT2 when I have time, but, ya know, FINALS next week.
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