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  1. This is the type of thing that most impressed me doing a TPR tour. They go above and beyond to work with parks to ensure participants get these types of experience, when challenges are encountered. Loving the trip report thus far, I miss Japan!
  2. Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin is definitely one of Disney's underrated gems. Hunny Hunt still holds up as one of Disney's best. Reading this makes we want to go back to Japan.
  3. I still play this game, and it's about time they finally did something about the long abandoned Krustyland.
  4. Totally going to try the deep fried Jell-O, overpriced or not. I think the worst deep fried item was the deep fried Kool-Aid one year. It wasn't bad, but it was just slightly flavoured dough.
  5. I was on the Scandi trip in 2014 and really hope to do another trip with TPR. It's stunning to me some of the things the Alvey's had put up with, and even more stunning that anyone on that trip would have anything bad to say about it. They organized a trip for 80 people or so, over two weeks, and it was pretty much flawless. We never went off schedule. The hotels, food, and parks that were included were all great. Robb went above and beyond when ERT on Helix didn't work out. The story of people complaining or abusing the solution that was offered is truly mind boggling. The only thing I felt after that trip was appreciation and gratitude.
  6. I quit Family Guy when they started putting the majority of content behind a pay wall. With Tapped Out at least event content is always obtainable provided you complete tasks every four hours. Is it repetitive? Sure, but if nothing else I play for the genuinely funny dialogue and decent content. It's not a complex game, nor is it ever going to be.
  7. I did HKDL on a very quiet day earlier this year. We skipped a few things, such as Autopia and one of the shows, because I wanted to do things like Mystic Manor and the Big Grizzly Mine Cars multiple times. It was not a problem doing everything in one day, but it definitely felt like a full day park. As Garet said, if you're a Disney fan you may really enjoy how quiet the park is. Much nicer than the wall to wall crowds one often sees at Disney. With only four days in HK however, I'd probably stick to the one at Disney. I only spent a few hours at the Peak. I combined it with a walking tour of the city. I didn't do the touristy things like the Wax Museum at the top. Are your kids into toys? I spent a lot of time exploring Hong Kong's toy malls. We're talking multiple stories filled with dozens of stores, selling things like Transformers.
  8. Approval to think about possibly improving the park! It's a start?
  9. www.cknw.com/2016/06/14/playland-vote-set-for-tomorrow-in-vancouver/
  10. I never thought this concept was anything close to Disney level, but it seems feasible for a regional amusement park.
  11. Sounds like it will be a much nicer place to visit. The current themeing of carnival rides + cement doesn't do much for me
  12. dailyhive.com/vancouver/pne-playland-redevelopment-vancouver-theme-park $120-million, Disney-like theme park transformation planned for PlayLand
  13. I spent something like $28 million and got to level 243. Pretty sweet deal.
  14. This footage elicits a much different reaction from me than when DCA or HKDL opened. In both of those cases, they seemed like parks I'd want to visit way off in the future once their attraction roster improved. It wasn't until HKDL added Mystic Manor and the Big Grizzly Mountain coaster that I felt a visit would be worth the expense. With this park however, I'd book a trip today if it were feasible. The attraction count is low, but everything looks cutting edge and original. Loving the Pirates footage. It looks like a good mix of physical elements and screens. I can see this being put to use in the Star Wars ride, which I was under the impression will use trackless vehicle. If they don't do something similar for the Avatar boat ride, I may just lose all faith in Disney's willingness to wow us Stateside.
  15. I like it because it acts as a conversation started with people I don't chat with much otherwise (if at all). It's not much of a "game" though. Liking the new StarFox game so far. Controls take some getting used to, but it's generally 'more of the same' for fans of the series.
  16. All of the food looks good. I wouldn't order pigs feet in all likelihood, but that's just personal preference. Is there now confidence that the park will open as scheduled with all attractions running?
  17. My tree and firehouse are finished. Still have Springfield heights to finish but not worried about that. It's nice to have a break from events, but now that it's Tuesday morning it is once again time for three days of grinding out monorail pieces to earn those all important five free donuts.
  18. I spent time with Planet Coaster last weekend, and have played RCTW a bit now as well. Early reviews aside, $20 is cheap enough for me to take the plunge. First off, the graphics. Planet Coaster looks great. RCTW looks like a game that should have been released a decade ago. In many ways, PC already feels like the more complete game. The ability to use decorations and building elements to build your own world is light years ahead of RCTW, which is strictly "place X ride here" in terms of design (coaster building aside). In PC I built a sort-of dark ride pirate coaster. I used rocks and walls to build a themed queue. I placed a pirate ship, and then placed cannons on it that fire. I placed rocks around it and used them to cover up spotlights to give the scene character. I built a simple wooden house and used lights, torches, and cannon smoke to make it appear to be on fire. It was time consuming as heck, and is nothing compared to some of the creations we've seen posted, but it was gratifying to do. Even placing paths in RCTW is tedious and frustrating. Good luck making your queue from an attraction to the walkway a straight line. Connecting things always seems to result in odd and unnatural angles. It seems that scenery such as trees don't auto delete if you place a ride. If it doesn't fit, you have to move the scenery manually and then try again. Coaster building in both games seems okay. Planet Coaster however, feels more user friendly. It's clear as you build where to click to adjust height, curvature, angle, etc. With RCTW, you have to press a number key corresponding to what you want to change (i.e. angling your track sideways) and then adjust that piece. This may become intuitive over time when building many coasters, but it feels annoying right now.
  19. They're really gone too far where as a free player you're lucky to see/get 20% of the content of any given event. I know the goal is to make money, and I have spent money in the game, but I feel better about the Tapped Out approach where you can fully enjoy an event for free and purchase an extra character if you choose. I still play because the content is still good, and I have some free clams accumulated to spend at some point, but it's gotten less and less appealing. It's also unclear what you *should* spend money on if there's an event that interests you. You could spend clams on a building that drops a resource, only to find out that resource is easy to acquire.
  20. I don't see why it wouldn't be. They sell legitimate codes to unlock the game on Steam. It's not like they're selling a bootleg file or making up codes. A quick google search indicates they've been around for a while and people say they're legit.
  21. For anyone interested, you can buy the game for about $20 via www.cdkeys.com/pc/games/rollercoaster-tycoon-world-pc No refunds I imagine, but at that price it's much less of a risk.
  22. I want to try it, but it feels like an awfully big risk. I was burned by SimCity, which was arguably released sooner than it should have been, and they never fixed the major problems with that game. There's no guarantee they will actually complete development of this game.
  23. I didn't quite finish Act 1 (spent donuts to finish) because I was out of town. It sounds like if you check in every four hours it's doable. Also note that the amount of chips earned from neighbours is worth the effort. Here's where you need to be each day. I earned over 9000 on day 1 so does not appear will be an issue. March 7th - 7,164 (Newark Newark Sign - 6,800) March 8th - 14,328 March 9th - 21,492 (Lucky Casino - 18,150) March 10th - 28,656 March 11th - 35,820 (Casino Nessie - 32,950) March 12th - 42,984 March 13th - 50,148 (Woodstock Casino - 48,850) March 14th - 57,312 March 15th - 64,476 March 16th - 71,640 (Cregg Demon - 71,640)
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