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Re: Willowside Park

Sun May 20, 2012 6:57 pm

i spy a macdonalds you should replace the bugerking with another one
 
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Re: Willowside Park

Mon May 21, 2012 9:08 pm

Where is the Screamin' Swing from ?
 
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Mon May 21, 2012 9:15 pm

Here is the original link, although there doesn't appear to be a working download ATM.
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Tue May 22, 2012 5:31 pm

ill try sgw for you
 
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Mon May 28, 2012 6:22 pm

***Update***

I have some wonderful news to share with you - Willowside will see two *major* installations next season...hopefully. First off, we will be seeing a new roller coaster and themed area, featuring a "concept never attempted in the UK". I have no idea what this could be, but it sounds amazing. This new area will also see a balloon ride.

The coaster will be built by Gertslauer, and from what I hear will be on the lower end of the price scale. The plans indicate a eurofighter:

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The area next to Parrot Pizza has also been fenced off, so I assume that this is where the new area will be. Very exciting stuff!

Updates as soon as they come in, but for now I'll leave you with some shots around the park.

My work area
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The park has been extremely busy these last few months. These are the queue times on a "quiet" day
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My friend Zoe on the games stalls today
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Mon May 28, 2012 6:25 pm

This is an excellent park and I love how you haven't over done it like some people do on Forums like shyguys where they put loads of CS in and it just looks wrong. But really this is a great park and looks really realistic. :D

And that eurofighter looks to have an interesting layout. :D
 
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Mon May 28, 2012 6:29 pm

Thanks, Ryan! I really appreciate the feedback.

The eurofighter is actually built already, but I don't want to give too much away just yet. Watch this space  :P
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Mon May 28, 2012 9:33 pm

Im guessing this is inspired by thorpe park.
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Mon May 28, 2012 10:21 pm

It is indeed, with a touch of Chessington thrown in for good measure  ;)
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Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:32 am

***Update***

Greetings on this bitterly cold December morning. I have lots of news regarding the new eurofighter currently under construction.

First and most important of all - this will be the UK's first ever steampunk themed ride. From talking to other people here, this ride looks to be heavily themed and will feature quite a few effects. The coaster will be called Steamworx, as confirmed by the television advertisement last night.

Hopefully Steamworx will see its grand opening at the start of the main season. Work looks to be ahead of schedule for the time being :)

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Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:21 pm

I must say that Eurofighter is looking excellent. I think that support work is spot on.


Again, well done. :D
 
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Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:50 pm

You had me at the word 'Steampunk' ;)

Seriously, a very nice start to the park. It has a realistic feel and lots of quaint charm which is hard to build so early on. The Eurofighter looks very promising, I look forwards to updates :D
Keep on whistlin', folks.

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Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:10 pm

***Steamworx opening day***

Hi, it's me, Joe Williams. Well, what a day, and lots to report. Steamworx has been a huge hit with the public, and at one point saw three hour queues. I believe there were actors performing on penny farthing cycles, although I unfortunately I couldn't get down to this end of the park to get a shot.

In other news, Willow Wood has seen some dramatic changes over the last four months. The area has been landscaped and extra themeing added. The two restaurants have now been completed and are open for business. But most important of all, we now have another ride: Trapdoor. Trapdoor is a second hand mini drop ride, and whilst not particularly forceful, does offer some impressive views of the area and park. Unfortunately it did suffer some downtime earlier.

Steamworx entrance. The queueline fences run around the ride itself and offer some amazing views of the first drop and layout
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The station and tunnel are heavily themed, with working gears and Victorian wrought iron fences
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Area view (note the area work in the background. Another new ride soon, maybe?)
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Fantasy Balloon Ride. Lots of people enjoyed this little ride. It does soar pretty high, so if you're not one for heights, avoid this!
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Willow Wood themeing. The trees and foliage are starting to look lush now
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Trapdoor
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The restaurants and seating area.
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Night View
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Well it's been a very long day, so I will be off now. I'll post more pictures soon.
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Re: Willowside Park

Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:54 pm

This park looks great mate, and the idea for having a steampunk themed coaster is boss.

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Re: Willowside Park

Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:56 pm

Once again Don't_Look_Down you have down a fantastic job. :D

You've kept it really realistic and I'm looking forward to seeing more. :)
 
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Re: Willowside Park

Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:33 pm

Thanks guys! Your feedback is much appreciated  :)
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Re: Willowside Park

Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:46 pm

If only we had a steampunk themed coaster!  :(

Keep it up! Love to see more!  :D
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Re: Willowside Park

Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:41 pm

:O

WOOOOW! this is bloody brilliant! the park is lush, the rides are realistic and well......... its all very well put together! inspired me to start one now! so i am going to hehe
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Re: Willowside Park

Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:53 am

The Eurofighter looks brilliant. I wouldn't of thought that a steampunk theme would have fit a Eurofighter very well but you have made it work very well.  :clap:

Also loving the rather simplistic, yet creative layout of the rest of the park and rides.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to future updates. :)

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