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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.



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.)

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Thank you very much Coupon for your kind words. Did you have any favorite coaster in particular? Also, should I modernize the park with steel coasters and other rides to bring it into the 21st Century or leave it in its original 1920's era setting? Also, is the dark ride building good?

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Lightning was a lot of fun to design. The tilted helix is the reason for the 125ft drop as it was the minimum needed in order for the coaster to not stall in the helix. As far as newer coasters go, I was thinking about replacing Deep Dip Thriller with a 1st-Gen Arrow Corkscrew, (a ride like that would probably have been torn down by the 1970's) as well as adding a Galaxi, a Schwarzkopf, and maybe a Wild Mouse. I would also swap a few of the Flat Rides, with a Round Up being high on my list to add. I'm glad you liked the dark ride. The building was a blast to design (although the ride itself was a PITA as it crashed more than a drunk at a demolition derby).



one of the coasters I might add

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Glenwood Park's modernization program is now officially underway. Ribbons of tubular steel now entertain folks side-by side with Glenwood's older attractions. Deep Dip Thriller is gone, a victim of changing tastes and the effects of mold and rot. In its place is a shiny new Arrow Dynamics Corkscrew roller coaster with the added thrill of a Vertical Loop. In addition, the four other original coasters have all been declared ACE Roller Coaster Landmarks including Lightning, which is now the last Harry Traver coaster left in the United States. In addition to the four coasters, the Tickler and the Pretzel have also been declared landmarks. Also, we have contracted legendary German coaster designer Anton Schwarzkopf to build one of his Looping Racer type coasters near the Tickler, as well as purchasing two other used coasters from nearby parks going out of business. Now, on to the photos.



We were sad to see Deep Dip Thriller go, but we were able to preserve its station which is now used by Corkscrew. This coaster is the loopiest coaster in the park with three inversions.


Space Shot.BMP

The other ride we had to let go was the Aerostat. This 1903 Traver Circle Swing had seen the end of its service career. To replace it, we were able to purchase one of S&S Power's Space Shot rides. It is a huge hit with the public, and is one of our most thrilling rides.


Monster Mouse.BMP

One of the used coasters we were able to purchase is this 1968 Allen Herschell Monster Mouse. The building to the right of it is a combination picnic pavilion and roller rink from 1919. The Monster Mouse's location near the road helps to attract people passing through the area.



This is our other used coaster, an SDC Galaxi, purchased from Adventureland on Long Island, New York. It is a big hit with the families that come to the park as it is gentle enough for the wee ones ready to step up from the Kiddy Coaster.


Round Up and ACE Plaques.BMP

Our Tickler was also deteriorating, but the community banded together and raised enough money to allow us to completely restore the ride. It is now the last Tickler left on the planet. To the left is our popular Round Up ride.


Speedway Karts.BMP

In the space behind our renowned Arcade, which has managed to retain many of its original attractions alongside the most modern games around, is our new Go-Kart track. It is regularly voted one of the best Go-Kart tracks in the area. Strap yourself in for an exciting three-lap race.


Venom Rails Station.BMP

Next door to the Tickler is our big present from Germany, Venom Rails. Designed by world-renowned coaster designer Anton Schwarzkopf. Its station was meant to reflect on the classic styles of the park's classic buildings, but still have a more modern touch. In addition, its patriotic paint scheme has been well received by area residents.


Venom Rails Layout.BMP

As this overhead view shows, Venom Rails is a smooth and fast ride, featuring swooping drops, smooth curves, two loops and a helix.


Venom Rails Loops.BMP

As this view shows, people riding the Tickler are treated to an up-close and personal view of Venom Rails' two vertical loops. Remember to smile for the camera!


Log Drop.BMP

As time went on, customers kept requesting another water ride to compliment our historic Old Mill. As a result, we added the Log Drop. The station is themed as an old-fashioned saw mill. The Log Drop provides guests with an excellent way to cool off on a hot summer day.


New Overview.BMP

As this aerial view shows, our new rides have blended well with the original ones, but there is still room for more. We are considering taking the theme parks head on. Funds have been earmarked for two possible future projects. One folder is labeled B&M, and the other is labeled Morgan Technologies. In addition, there have been meetings at the town hall about new permissions and the number 200 keeps being mentioned. Only time will tell what happens next.

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Thank you all for your compliments. As to your question historyfreak92, yes I will post the modernized park up on the exchange as soon as I figure out what to do with the remaining land. It will be posted as a separate file so that those who want to experience the original 1920's version of the park can do so. I am planning on adding a Morgan-style hypercoaster, as well as possibly a floorless B&M to the park.

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Kennywood and Playland Park were two of the major influences in the design of Glenwood Park. Kennywood's excellent blend of vintage classics and modern attractions was a big influence. Playland's influence can be seen particularly in the design of Kiddy Land, as the layout and colors of the Kiddy Coaster are a perfect match to Playland's historic ride. As for Glenwood, the last rides are done, and the file will be posted to the exchange as Glenwood Park modernized. Now, on to the photos.


Final Overview.BMP

As this overview shot shows, Glenwood has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The park now features a total of forty-three rides including eleven roller coasters.


Mega Blaster First Drop.BMP

In 2001, Mega Blaster was unleashed on the Public. This 220-foot tall monster was built by Morgan Technologies and is part of the park's master plan to become a regional destination.


Mega Blaster Station.BMP

As an homage to the park's history, Mega Blaster's station was designed in an Art-Deco fashion. It is also completely enclosed and air-conditioned in order to keep the expected large crowds of guests as comfortable as possible during their wait to board the ride.


Mega Blaster Turnaround.BMP

In another nod to the park's past, Mega Blaster features a high-speed turnaround inspired by Lightning's world-renowned helix.


Mega Blaster Lifhill and Return Hills.BMP

With a 216-foot first drop propelling the train to 85 miles per hour and 14 other drops along its 6,742 feet of track, Mega Blaster is the very definition of thrilling.



In the shadow of Mega Blaster, we have contracted with industry giant Vekoma to add one of their popular SLC coasters. Typhoon is a zippy ride, and was recently fitted with Vekoma's new Freedom Flight trains.


Raging River.BMP

Across from Mega Blaster is Raging River. This thrilling rapids ride was built in 1998, and while it is shorter than Log Drop and the Old Mill, it compliments these two rides perfectly. The large rafts are well appreciated by the many families that visit the park.


Terror-Saur Station.BMP

Across the midway from Mega Blaster is Glenwood Park's newest scream machine: Terror-Saur. This B&M coaster is themed as a flight through a prehistoric forest aboard a runaway time-machine. Also, Terror-Saur is the second floorless coaster in the United States to sport a Jo-Jo Roll.


Terror-Saur Layout.BMP

Standing 125 feet tall, with a 121-foot first drop, Terror-Saur blasts riders at 65 miles per hour into a lush prehistoric world. Our planners consulted with several leading paleontologists to ensure our portrayals of the dinosaurs and our selection of foliage was accurate to the era.


Terror-Saur Rear View.BMP

In addition to being a thrilling experience, Terror-Saur also puts Glenwood Park back into the record books. The ride features a total of eight inversions, making it not only the loopiest coaster in Glenwood, but it is also the loopiest coaster in the entire United States. No previous American coasters have had more than seven inversions. In all, Terror-Saur sports a Jo-Jo Roll,a 115-ft tall Dive Loop,an 85-ft Vertical Loop, a 70-ft tall Zero-G Roll, a double inversion Cobra Roll, and a pair of Interlocking Corkscrews.



We hope you visit Glenwood Park on your next vacation. Come and enjoy our 11 coasters, including the loopiest coaster in America, and the last Harry Traver coaster in the country. Catch the brass ring on our ninety-year old jewel of a carousel, then soar 216 feet on Mega Blaster. Experience the last Tickler ride left in the world, then loop around it on Venom Rails. The old and the new come together in harmony here in beautiful Glenwood Park. See You Soon!


Glenwood Park modernized in Game Exchange

The modernized version of Glenwood Park. Many new rides have been added to make the park a new and viable experience for the 21st Century.


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Thank you very much for the compliment. Glenwood Park was a lot of fun to build and I am pleased with how it came out. My next project is going to be a seashore park/pier/boardwalk in RCT3. Then who knows, maybe I'll remake Glenwood in full 3D on RCT3, provided I can find the proper scenery styles for the Art-Deco and Traditional-Style arches and roofs. It would certainly bring the park to life.

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Hello there Rocketman1219! If your available anywhere or anytime if you don't mind!

The TPR Game Exchange has been down most of the time and had lost your Glenwood Park Modernized a while back and can't find your parks anywhere alse!

If you don't mind and you please upload ypur glenwood park files on this forum here?

Thanks so much god bless!

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