Rocketman1219 Posted July 29, 2012 Share Posted July 29, 2012 (edited) I've been following all of the projects on here for a while and I am really impressed by them. Most of them look very lifelike and are well detailed. I don't know if this park will measure up to the standards on here or not, but I am very satisfied with it. It's something that there isn't a lot of on here, an old-fashioned amusement park. Veteran RCT2 players will probably recognize a lot of the items as well as the landscape as I am a big user of Steve Franks' excellent creations. So, without further ado, welcome to Glenwood Park circa 1928. Overview.BMP An overview of the entire park. Entrance, Carousel, and Picnic Area.BMP Guests enter through an elaborate Oriental-Style Casino Building. To their right is a picnic grove for those who brought their own lunches and the park's magnificent PTC carousel. The large building to the left is one of the stations for the park's train ride. Continuing along the right-side midway, we encounter Deep-Dip Thriller. This coaster was built in 1904 as a typical figure-eight layout of the era, and was reprofiled in 1915 by John Miller with steeper drops and under-friction track. Its steepest drop is 22 feet. The building to the left of Deep Dip Thriller is a place for rotating exhibits and craft shows. To the right of Deep Dip Thriller is the park office, the Old Mill water ride, and the train station for this side. Big Dipper Station.BMP Finally, we come to our first large roller coaster. This is Big Dipper, built in 1925 by John Miller and Harry Baker, it is a fun-filled, airtime loaded thrilling machine. Big Dipper First Drop.BMP Big Dipper features an 82-foot first drop, a double dip, and nine other large hills along its 2,878ft long course. As we continue around to the left, our next major roller coaster is the Cyclone. Built in 1926 by Vernon Keenan, it features fourteen hills, six turnarounds, and a first drop of 72 feet in 3,330ft of track. Kiddy Land.BMP Heading down the midway now, we reach Kiddy Land, a scaled-down amusement park featuring rides just for kids! The wee ones even have their own carousel and roller coaster. The coaster was built in 1928 by Fred Church after his success with the concept at Playland. Its first drop of 13ft is perfect for young coaster-lovers in training. Midway Near DDT.BMP Continuing past Kiddy Land, we encounter some of the park's larger rides, including a whip, Caterpillar, Ferris Wheel, haunted house walk-through, and the Circle Swing. Lightning Station.BMP After crossing over the park's railroad track, we come to the station of the largest and most terrifying roller coaster in the park, Lightning. Built in 1927 by the legendary Harry Traver (along with Prior and Church), Lightning is tied with Blue Streak from Woodcliffe Pleasure Park in Poughkeepsie, NY (real coaster, anyone ever seen it?) as the world's tallest roller coaster at 125ft tall. Lightning Overview.BMP After that 125ft drop, Lightning enters an extremely twisted track layout that will drop you fourteen more times and features one of Traver's signature tilted helixes. All of this at a top speed of 64 miles per hour. Hold on Tight! Also shown in this photo is our 1913 Tickler from William Mangels, our 1920 Round-A-Bout from PTC, and our Penny Arcade and Nickelodeons(the 5-cent movies, not the TV channel) building. Lightning Track Profile.BMP As this close-up view shows, Lightning is one twisted mess of track. Pretzel Dark Ride.BMP Heading past Lightning, we come upon a more sedate attraction, our dark ride manufactured in 1925 by the Pretzel Amusement Company. Inside this building, riders will encounter a total of twenty dark ride stunts. Thank you for visiting Glenwood Park. The file will be on the game exchange if anyone is interested in a closer look. (note: please let me know if the park does not open correctly as the whip ride is something I found online a long time ago that I have yet to see in ANY other person's work.) Edited September 4, 2012 by Rocketman1219 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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