Parks Lake Euphoria



Here's where I've been all Summer. This was my entry for the Shyguy's World Summer Competition. I'm going to take you all on a quick tour over the next few days to show why I've been missing in action. ;)

The Summer comp ran from 19th June till the 18th September. We all started with the same park which had a wooden coaster, A boomerang coaster, an in-complete Floorless coaster (just the station and lift-hill), some un-themed flat rides, not including the balloon ride which I added later in the comp, a train and some uninspiring shops and toilet block.

The park was meant to be an old park that was dying. We had to completely turn things around.
Each week, we had a specific challenge, usually referring to something that was in the park. The talent over there is incredible, so competion was fierce. They can be found here. http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/board,140.0.html

Here's what we all started with





So the first thing I did was send my construction crew in. A new entrance plaza needed to be built. so the old one had to go


And the newly re-launched Lake Euphoria released some promotional pictures










More coming very soon
 
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Thanks buddy;) Here's some more.

The new main entrance is bigger, ready to handle the crowds


The fountain features a centre-piece made from stone re-claimed from the original park's entry arches, to honour it's past




The train circles the main entrance and goes over the path from the car parks


One of the 2 main ticket buildings, Each one has 2 counters. Behind are the toilets behind for all those that have been guzzling gallons of Gulpee on the journey and know they can't hang on until they get through the turnstyles into the park.




Just inside the gates, the old carousel has a new house and a fresh lick of paint










The Chairswing has also been re-vamped to fit in with the new look of the park.


Euphoria Gifts is a large gift shop near the entrance. It has loads of stuff to buy












And next door is the Atrium Restuarant. Selling all your favourite snacks including Cosmic Cow's famous 1 litre Udder Buster Shake available in Chocco-Chocco Mint, exclusive to Lake Euphoria.


There's loads of places to sit, either inside, or outside on one of the 2 terraces










It all looks so magic at night












 
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I wish there was a boardroom on this forum... A panel of master builders, a group of wise man, who would maintain an absolute list of parks that are absolutely awesome! Well yours should definitely be in it! Such a unique atmosphere hanks for sharing...
 
Yes, imagineering at its absolute best... it almost feels like reality... Every piece perfectly used in the smartest way possible. This is pure art! The gift shop and the atrium are so iconic buildings, simply totally amazing!! Can't be made better! Congrats and respect! Looking forward to see more of this jewel of a park![happy]
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Corkscrewloop
 
I wish there was a boardroom on this forum... A panel of master builders, a group of wise man, who would maintain an absolute list of parks that are absolutely awesome! Well yours should definitely be in it! Such a unique atmosphere hanks for sharing...
Thank you very much. Such an amazingly nice thing to say. That would be a great idea, but what is a master builder? The term is very subjective and can be potentially inflammatory. Even so, it's a huge compliment, so thank you.

very nice. Love the look and feel of the plaza. color choices are also very vibrant and appealing.
Thank you. Colour and the language of colour is something so taken for granted, but I always try to be mindful of it when I design something.

Really awesome work Nemmie! You have must be very proud of that Park because it is absolutely stunning! I want to see MOAR!!!
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Thanks very much. You have encouraged me through this whole project since the start in June, so thanks. Below, is MOARRRR!!

Yes, imagineering at its absolute best... it almost feels like reality... Every piece perfectly used in the smartest way possible. This is pure art! The gift shop and the atrium are so iconic buildings, simply totally amazing!! Can't be made better! Congrats and respect! Looking forward to see more of this jewel of a park![happy]
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Corkscrewloop
Thank you so much. Whenever I build, I always have in mind that it should be somewhere I'd like to visit. I like the challenge of making it believable and try to keep it realistic, as I think it makes it so much more immersive. I also try to imagine the workings of it and would it be practical. I like the challenge of this aspect of building.

Anyway, enough chatting from me, here's the next chunk.

Every park needs more rides, right? Here's how I re-themed the parks other old rides to give them a new lease of life.

Tucked away in the corner of the park, next to the 1st train station is The Old Tea House. The only place you actually get stirred in a cup












Across the midway is The Gateway Project. Powered and stabilized by mysterious Zoon crystals, a portal has been built harnessing a wormhole to distant stars












There's something lurking in that lake


Lake Monster


The station building is at an odd angle to the platform giving some pretty hairy head-choppers at either end
















Tidal Wave. A massive wave is about to hit the city. Grab your poncho. You will get wet!
















Captain Numpty's Luxury Cruises. Captain Numpty was absolutely useless at this pirating malarkey so he had a plan to make money. He decided to offer holiday makers luxury trips around his local waters......very rough, shark-infested waters! What could possibly go wrong?


Lucky passengers are about to embark on an adventure


The sharks are already circling.


Great idea to fill up before you get sea sick


















 
Nemmie, this is, with out a doubt, an absolute amazing build. So detailed in every way! Colour choices, designs, placements are outstanding. Great Job :)
 
Thanks so much for the great comments. I had a lot of fun building this, so it's always great when people like it too.

This update is just in time before the spooky pack drops tomorrow.

One week, the challenge was to finish the coaster. All there was a very basic, generic station and a lift hill, nothing else. There was a huge Oak tree in front and the brief said that if we remove it, it would be really good to keep it and put it somewhere close. So I had the idea to leave it where it was and make it a feature of the ride. So that gave me the idea to base the ride on HEX at Alton Towers, so the chained oak would be the anchor for the ride. So this coaster is so inspired by the legend of the chained oak, Hex itself and the actual tower ruins where it's located.


The chained Oak stands on the plaza in front of the ride, directly below the zero-g roll
















The on-ride photo shop as you leave the station






The Earl Of Shrewsbury's ill-fated coach sits on the walkway alongside the ride


The train dives under the queue


After coming out of the ground and going through the Immelman, the train heads into the MCBR above the food shops


These two are heading somewhere far less sinister




Transfer tracks and maintenance sheds












Inside the station, the fallen branch from the old oak tree is chained to the ceiling


As the trains leave, an eerie green glow fills the station






 
Hi again Nemmie, just curious...and I sure hope the answer is yes....did your park win the contest you entered? I'd be very surprised if you didn't.
 
Thank you very much [big grin]


Hey Tillietwos.
Thanks. :) The final results aren't in yet, but out of the 7 remaining contestants, out of the original 27 contestants, I'm currently 6th. And I'm really happy with that. The standard has been mind-blowing, as it always is at SGW.
Plus, I didn't really enter to win, I just enjoyed the process. I never really took it too seriously. There were 2 week's challenges that I didn't even enter and I didn't bother with 2 of the 3 bonus challenges. So even though I had the 2 missing challenges ready for the final submission, it meant I technically got zero points for the Atrium Restaurant and zero points for Professor Putt-Putt's Factory, (that I'm showing below). On top of no points for not doing the bonus challenges, that's heck of a lot of points to miss out on.
And some of the entrants were teams of two people, so I'm quite proud that I could hold my own and get the work done on my own.
So basically, just to be part of it amongst some of the most creative people in the community, I'm very, very pleased.

Here's the last update showing what stage the park was in when I sent in my final entry. This is 2 weeks worth of challenges. The kids track ride one where I didn't enter it at the time (no points) and the flatride week, where I did. YAY!

Here's Professor Putt-Putt's Factory


Come inside to see what his crazy mind creates


And next to it is some food shops and a small seating area


And along the other side is another one of the professor's crazy inventions. Flying cars!!! Really? Why can't he stick to just making candy in that factory, like everyone else?
Presenting........ Super Superb Flying Cars






Who thought that sticking a balloon and some rotors on a car and powering it with candy could be so much fun?


















Needs more colour






If you walk across the level crossing from The Chained Oak, this outdoor section is one of the first things you see








Inside the station


About to go


If it wasn't colourful enough outside, it gets really colourful inside




And of course, you leave through the gift shop, which includes a on-ride photo counter




 
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You sound a lot like me Nemmie. I play this game as well for the fun of it. For the past year and a half it has given me many many hours of entertainment. I really like to be creative however I have never created anything like a full park like you have. Great Job :)
 
The luna car ride and the balloon ride are just so brilliant and genuine, as they could be, that must have taken a huge amount of hours to build... You really pull out all that game can do... Hope you don't mind if I take these cool details as inspiration... Finally saw how to build a t-shirt stand...[happy]
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Corkscrewloop
 
Thank you so much everyone [big grin]

Well the results are in and overall, I came 6th. I'm really pleased about that, for the reasons I gave above. The top 3 were all amazing!!!!

So, with a week since the competition ending, I've finally gone back into Lake Euphoria and I'm working on getting the park to the stage I wanted it to be for the final entry for the comp, but didn't have enough time. I've already done some tweaks and improvements that have really made a difference and I'll show them soon (unless I bite the bullet and dive into the Haunted House competition). You all know what I'm like for being distracted by side-projects.

So if you want to visit Lake Euphoria, (minus the latest additions ;) ) here's the link. You'll need the billboards, so the link for them is below too.



http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1138540249

Disclaimer. Professor Putt-Putt's Factory is a double edged sword. If you ride it in the day, the colours are really bright and saturated and look absolutely VILE and the epic hideousness will rot your retina. If you ride it in the dark, the spin-dry tunnel at the end of the ride will liquefy your brains lol.

Enjoy.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u1yj5aojx2t8s0i/AADt_1GRdN8e7l6SFlxtffqpa?dl=0
 
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