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[RCT2] PROJECT I: Playland Park (NCSO)


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1986 - 1989 Update

 

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Phantom Castle's replacement became Phantom Express. It is manufactured by Zierer and opened in the summer of 1986.

 

 

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Another view of Phantom Express that shows its "water dive turn".

 

 

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1987 brought the Flying Carpet that replaced The Cube, the 3D theater.

 

 

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The high diving show and Cycle Cruiser were demolished in 1987 for The Plunge, a shoot-the-chutes ride.

 

 

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Another view of The Plunge.

 

 

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1989 brought the Off Road Adventure ride. This family-friendly ride is where you drive monster trucks through a small forest.

 

 

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In 1989, the last remaining spot of available of Playland Park is being prepared for some new ride in the future.

 

 

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Some footers were already poured and the crane is starting to be constructed.

 

 

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One final image is of coaster track spotted in these containers.

 

This is the end of the 1986 - 1989 update. Thanks for reading and comments are appreciated.

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Wow! This looks great! I hope that your next update includes a screenshot of the entire park!

 

Sorry, you have to wait for the park download to see what the whole park looks like. I want it to be surprising.

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1990 - 1991 Update

EDIT: At September 4th at exactly 9:14:30 P.M., Playland Park has received 10,000 views! (I was the 10,000th view.)

 

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The new coaster for Playland Park in 1990 is Samurai! Manufactured by Togo, it is California's only stand-up roller coaster.

 

 

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A view of the rest of Samurai's layout and its queue line.

 

 

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The attraction-less pathway to Samurai from Thrill Shot Plaza.

 

 

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In 1991, a fun house was built in Playland Park.

 

 

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In the summer of 1991, Samurai, Pacific Flyer, and Sierra Mountain River Run all closed down for the remainder of the season for a future ride at Playland Park. It seems that this ride will be large. With the footers being poured, it looks like a new coaster is being built. There's even a footer in between Pacific Flyer's tracks. Also, that attraction-less pathway was removed, it looked temporary when it was built.

 

 

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The trees inside of the infield of Pacific Flyer's helix have been cleared out.

 

 

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Samurai is getting a new paint job with white track. Strange that they are repainting a ride that is only a year old...

 

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There's major excavation work being done behind Sierra Mountain River Run.

 

 

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There's even land clearings around Playland's ride shop.

 

Something big is coming...

 

This is the end of the 1990 - 1991 update. Thanks for reading and comments are appreciated.

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Prepare yourselves for one heck of an update!

 

 

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Playland's new roller coaster has been announced with the name "Red Thunder"!

 

Stats for new coaster:

Manufacturer: Arrow

Height: 150 feet

Drop: 137 feet

Speed: 68 mph

Length: 4173 feet

11 drops

 

 

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01/03/1992: Construction on the station and supports started!

 

 

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02/23/1992: Over a month later, most of the lift hill track and the brake run were constructed.

 

 

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03/15/1992: Lift hill and first drop track and the airtime hills behind the lift were built.

 

 

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03/15/1992: A wall of supports have been built behind the Sierra Mountain River Run.

 

 

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03/15/1992: Some of Red Thunder's track sitting in the parking lot.

 

 

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04/09/1992: Supports have been built rapidly in the weeks before this photograph. Here you can see that the supports are even being built on top of some of the backstage buildings.

 

 

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05/29/1992: All of Red Thunder's track has been completed. Here's the second hill.

 

 

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05/29/1992: The bottom of the first drop.

 

 

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05/29/1992: The completed turn over the backstage buildings.

 

 

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06/18/1992: Red Thunder's 3 trains have been put onto the track. Also, Red Thunder's station still needs to be painted, as shown in this photo.

 

 

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06/29/1992: Red Thunder opened to the public! Here's a photo of a train of happy riders.

 

 

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06/29/1992: The completed station and queue.

 

 

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06/29/1992: One big lift hill! The height is the same as Sky Tower's height. Seaside Beach puts a 150 foot coastal height limit that stops any ride from being built taller.

 

 

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06/29/1992: The MCBR with Thrill Shot's back spike nearby.

 

 

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06/29/1992: Red Thunder's turn over Pacific Flyer's helix.

 

 

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06/29/1992: The train at the bottom of the first drop.

 

 

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06/29/1992: What is amazing is that no rides were removed for Red Thunder. I call that an accomplishment for Playland Park!

 

 

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Got some remarks:

 

  • Your Costers - While they fit in, the layouts have too many "one directional" turns and that can be pretty boring in a coaster. Some examples of coasters like this are Mean Streak, Old Texas Giant, etc. and I see this with your TOGO stand up and Red Thunder.
     
    Landscape/ Buildings - I've said it before, I'll say it again. Its very "chunky" and "blocky". Try to fix this a little.

 

Other than that, awesome stuff, keep up the great work.

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^Well a lot of the times the coasters of those types tend to be a bit more out'n backy. I do agree though that some future rides should have some more turns and what not.

 

I will say that I'm getting a good vibe from this park. It feels like its Blackpool mixed in with a older Cedar Fair park, mostly cedar point and pre-Paramount kings dominion/island.

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Got some remarks:

 

  • Your Costers - While they fit in, the layouts have too many "one directional" turns and that can be pretty boring in a coaster. Some examples of coasters like this are Mean Streak, Old Texas Giant, etc. and I see this with your TOGO stand up and Red Thunder.
     
    Landscape/ Buildings - I've said it before, I'll say it again. Its very "chunky" and "blocky". Try to fix this a little.

 

Other than that, awesome stuff, keep up the great work.

 

I'm thinking that your definition of "one directional turns" means that there are many consecutive turns going in the same direction (left, right).

 

So, these are the sequence of turns on Red Thunder & Samurai:

Red Thunder: Right, Right, Right, Left, Left, Right, Left

Samurai: Right, Right, Right, Right, Left

 

I do agree that they are repetitive, though the compact space of Samurai & Red Thunder did not allow that much of a fluctuation of the turns.

 

Also, Arrow Hypers and TOGO Stand Up coasters typically have this problem. Here's some examples:

 

Desperado: Left, Left, Right, Right, Right, Right, Left, Left, Right, Right

Big One: Right, Right, Right, Left, Left, Left, Right, Left, Left, Left, Left, Left

 

Skyrider & King Cobra (KI): Right, Right, Right, Right

 

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About the blocky style of Playland, it has a lot to do with, again, the compact design of the park. Also, it has to do with how it is based off parks like SCBB, CP, & Blackpool that have many pathways that are straight.

 

Plus, there really isn't much I can do about it since I finished the park over six months ago.

 

^Well a lot of the times the coasters of those types tend to be a bit more out'n backy. I do agree though that some future rides should have some more turns and what not.

 

I will say that I'm getting a good vibe from this park. It feels like its Blackpool mixed in with a older Cedar Fair park, mostly cedar point and pre-Paramount kings dominion/island.

 

Most of the future coasters of Playland will have many turns.

 

Looks AMAZING!!!!!!! Great Job!

 

Thanks.

 

I love that Arrow Hyper, just as I love Blackpool! I have a feel for this!

 

Thanks.

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In 1993, Treetop Explorer was built, a helicopter ride traveling fifteen feet above the pathways of Playland.

 

 

 

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Treetop Explorer's station was placed on the former location of Helter Skelter.

 

 

 

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Don't worry about Helter Skelter, it was moved next to Revolution and Pacific Flyer.

 

 

 

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Off-Road Adventure was taken out in 1993 for Fire & Ice: The Battle, A HUSS Top Spin built in 1994.

 

 

 

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E-Motion, a simulator ride, built in 1995, was squeezed into this area that was formerly occupied by trees. It is rumored to only be temporary, likely because of its appearance.

 

 

 

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Phantom Express was removed in 1995 for a new attraction in 1996. They started pouring the footers in this rectangular formation.

 

 

 

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THE BATTLE: FIRE AND ICE

 

I really like that ride in particular! It reminds me of Phantasialand's Talocan and KD's Crypt. Especially the water/fire part.

 

Great job!

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