Gazza

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  1. What about the theming on Buzzsaw 😎
  2. It seems every other forum has a thread to post what's on your mind and random goings on so I thought it was time to start one. First funny thing that happened today, one of the families in our street are having an engagement party, so they did the neighbourly thing and printed off a bunch of notes and letterbox dropped them, they were all very informative, telling us they were going to try to keep the noise down, there would be a lot of cars parked in the street, and they expected to be quiet by 12.30 am.....what they neglected to was say what date all this would be happening. I quickly grabbed a texta and wrote "WHAT DATE?" and dropped their note back in their letterbox, ill be interested to see if another round of notes turn up. Second thing, I forgot today was Halloween, so we didn't have any confectionery to give out for starters. The doorbell rang about 10 minutes ago, we have a glass front door, so we cant just look through a peephole, people can see in. The moment I saw it was kids it clicked and I bolted out of view, obviously it was too late, they knew people were home. So basically for the next 5 minutes they proceeded to continuously ring the doorbell, they obviously couldn't take a hint we had nothing. I was running out of ideas, then I realized "trick' was one of the options. I grabbed a piece of printer paper and wrote 'dissapearing TRICK" on it. The kids watched for a second and read as I held it up , but then I just bolted for a second time and let the paper flutter. Still, that didnt please them so they kept ringing the doorbell, but eventually left. The thing that was annoying was that it was just a bunch of about 5 kids still in their school uniforms, I think one of them had a rubber mask, but that was about the extent of their dressing up efforts. What do they expect for their efforts? They eventually went off, but I dont think they had eggs to throw for our stinginess so we were safe
  3. Too bad it wasn't a product when Buzzsaw was installed...
  4. It could go either way...You could not update, and it would be no different to the way theme parks have Batman rides that aren't the latest film Batman. Or you could just forecast the cost of updating the doctor a couple of times during the life of the attraction in the initial budget (Negotiate with BBC when buying the rights that they have to provide relevant updates for the life of the licence) Or design the ride to minimise the number of times you actually see him outside the preshow (Fill it up with Daleks? Have him facing away from the camera when fighting etc)...The place in Cardiff seemingly affords this.
  5. Why is there a random empty enclosed room after the toll booth, and why does the track pass through a narrow gap at its corner? Thats a big open space with a spaceship, crushed cars, light posts etc.
  6. Yes, film sets are not used in theme parks because: -They are often too flammable, and often use foams etc that are not safe or insurable for permanent installation. -Not durable enough for guest abuse. -Many props and sets look good on screen because they are far away and a camera can only capture a certain resolution, but in real life, up close, are quite rough and don't look good. This goes for sets both big and small.
  7. People are free to talk about the theme, pull your head in. Re mack doing a Floorless coaster...nope. I'd consider a floorless one where there is nothing between your feet and the track, so you see the track structure and crossties whizzing below your feet at high speed.
  8. If its a Dr Who ride, why do you need to change the Doctor every 3 years? Because if the doctor is a time traveller, it would always be that generation of doctor conducting this particular guest adventure at that point in time right? Am I missing something or am I some kind of genius?
  9. Any others though. With respect to the international content, it is worth expanding on that point. We have heaps of pics of Movie World Sea World and Dreamworld because they tend to be the most popular parks for Parkz members, so they tend to visit often, and get lots of pics of incremental changes. The other Australian parks are not far behind. Beyond that, i'd say the first overseas parks a lot of visitors go to are the ones in SoCal, so we have pretty extensive pic collections from those parks too. https://www.parkz.com.au/parks/US/Anaheim/Disney_California_Adventure/ https://www.parkz.com.au/parks/US/Valencia/Six_Flags_Magic_Mountain/ https://www.parkz.com.au/parks/US/San_Diego/SeaWorld_San_Diego/ etc etc But there are a shitload of theme parks around the world, and we rely on people uploading pics from their visits. Have an Explore here: https://www.parkz.com.au/search/parks/location/country-US https://www.parkz.com.au/search/parks/location/country-GB https://www.parkz.com.au/search/parks/location/country-SG https://www.parkz.com.au/search/parks/location/country-JP https://www.parkz.com.au/search/parks/location/country-FR Those countries have the bulk of our photos, there are a good 50 or more parks and several thousand photos to keep you busy for a while , and probably some places you never even heard of It's a good resource. If you look up Disneyland on Insta or Flickr you'll get heaps of photos of the castle etc, but not a lot else. We aim to capture a lot of the finer stuff to really give a feel for places.
  10. Random question, but do you have any pics from overseas parks to share?
  11. With respect to being able to have folders like "Trip to Germany 2016", ultimately its more useful to sort content by park and attraction, not by when someone visited. As for non US content, we have galleries of the vast majority of major US parks, and those are our most comprehensive. There's a scatterimg from Europe and Asia, but I guess it costs money to go overseas and visit, so no pics = nobody has been, or hasnt been inclined to upload any.
  12. Excellent Now all you have to do is adjust the curves in the spaceship part to reflect the floor plan posted by jjuttp.
  13. Spoiler: It's not a helix at the end of Walibis Goliath....The helix on Goliath is halfway through.
  14. If you make the unload end of the platform 2 squares shorter so the exit was further up, you'd have enough space for the final straight where the spaceship explodes and the team is waiting for you at the end.
  15. Its gotta have a free wheeling uphill section, hence the "coaster" part of the name. Disk'O coasters don't have that because there is a drive wheel under the disk pushing it along the whole time, it doesn't coast. A good way to consider it is that you have boxes for each ride type....lets say water slide, coaster, flat ride, water ride, dark ride. You're only allowed to count a ride in one category, Eg WWF its a flume because the little hump is an insignificant part of the ride. But storm is a coastee because quite clearly the coaster part is the significant part of the ride. A disko is primarily a flat, not a coaster. Etc
  16. Is there enough space in JL to add the theming around the ride track? Why is the loading station so long?
  17. You mean? https://qimagery.information.qld.gov.au/ Whoops? Was that supposed to be a secret or something? It's lucky, normally images should credit the original source anyways. He'res a few I've found on there: Logan Wild Waters, which is where Hyperdome is now: The Weigand toboggan run that was at Samford grass ski park Olympia Water park at Alex headland. The old terror canyon and river rapids slides, before they were replaced with terror canyon 1 & 2 Some small park in Oxley behind Harvey Norman, where the slide tower was standing as recently as 2008. Has a minature railway, slides, go karts, and some sort of animal exhibit?
  18. It's funny because the coaster featured in this thread is still sitting unbuilt.
  19. You gotta admit though, pools of water are good at stopping stuff.
  20. Correct↑ Are there tropical plants you can be using?
  21. Do people know about the toilets inside Dirty Harry's too 😎 Also, there's now a companion toilet at the back of the ones at the front of the park.
  22. I think the easiest way might be to build the key coasters, without theming, then get them where they need to be, then do your block size based on that, because the coasters are one thing you cant really change the size of, so everything flows from them.
  23. You can get Google Earth Pro free these days, and use the time slider to get different images. Basically, start off by drawing a checkerboard over your park using terrain or paths, then within that grid colour up the the important parts. Eg we know Main Streets central canopy is 2x5, HSD is 4x2 at the end of it. The Intencity building is 1x2 but is half a square into the corner of HSD etc etc. Map out the zones of your part like this in advance to get the basics right. This avoids that dreaded problem of working yourself in a corner and not having space to fit in rides you need. Then within each area, work to detail.
  24. What if you got an newer aerial image and overlaid a grid in illustrator or something. Maybe 1 illustrator square equals 10 game squares. Use that as a guide Then rough in a whole park using coloured terrain to mark how big things should sort of be. I'd keep the following things in mind. -Looking, the shop should be about the same size as the GL station. -The queue path entry isn't diagonal in front of the shop, it starts beside the shop, in front of the lockers/observation. -The ticket booth canopy looks right, we can see its the same length thereabouts as GL. -I dont think the grand arch is as "deep" -The main "ride" section of JLs building should be about the same as the foot print as GL etc