Real World Theme Parks Origins of rides

Actually, the Weisshorn and Monte Leone are a caterpillar ride (a ride similar to the Music Express, but with a retractable canopy). In addition, the steamboats are based on Jungle Cruise at several Disney Parks.
Ah yeah, I see, the Music Express indeed has no canopy so it's not the same ride yes.
 
What about the swings? The graphics art appear to be the Zierer model but the rotational direction is the zamperla flying carousel. Vekoma was making coasters long before Arrow started with their loopers Once vekoma decided to build inverting coasters they turned to Arrow for guidance.
 
What about the swings? The graphics art appear to be the Zierer model but the rotational direction is the zamperla flying carousel. Vekoma was making coasters long before Arrow started with their loopers Once vekoma decided to build inverting coasters they turned to Arrow for guidance.
Sorry, that´s not true. Vekoma used to start out as a builder for farm- and mining supplies. In the mid-sixties they built their first ferris wheels. Their first coasters were built by licencing the Arrows track-profile in the mid-1970s.

In the early 1980s they started to build coasters with the Arrow track, but using their own designs, this culminated in the invention of the Boomerang. Up until then they bought their rolling stock from Arrow.
By the mid-eighties Vekoma began to build non-inverting coasters using their own track design (Mine-Trains and indoor-coasters (MK-700 & MK-900)).

The SLC´s were also their own invention, in which they just turned the Arrow track upside-down. The rolling-stock was Vekoma´s own (devillish) invention....
...which reminds me: we´re missing the classic SLC in PlanCo.
 
Could you do the origins of the Vintage Pack rides and the World's Fair Pack rides?
Could you do the origins of the Vintage Pack rides and the World's Fair Pack rides?
Vintage Pack:
Not a clue actually. Need to do more research for that.

World's fair:
Motorbike coasters (both) are modeled after the Motorbike Coaster from Vekoma. (Zamperla made a portable version as well with a small blueprint, but I don't think they used that one for reference).
I don't know who build the Disney Peoplemover initially but it's modelled slightly after that (Wikipedia says Walt Disney Imagineering themselves, but we know they come up with ideas, and patent them, but not really construct them (like the coasters that are 9 out of 10 times vekoma's.) But it's not really the same ride, the one in the game works with LSM's, as the original one in Disney had drive tires.)
 
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Zenith - "LSM Launch Coaster" Intamint- “Top Thrill Dragster” Cedar Point
In-Descent - "Freefall Coaster" Intamin - “Superman: Escape from Krypton” de Six Flags Magic Mountain
F25 - "Tire Propelled Launch coaster" B&M - “Incredible Hulk” de Islands of Adventure
Cascade - "Water Coaster" Mack - “Poseidon” Europa Park
Mouse Hunt - "Wooden Wild Mouse" H&P - “Wild Mouse” de Luna Park Sydney
Hop The Gaps - Side Friction coaster - “Rutschebanen” de Tivoli Gardens

DLC Vintage:
Loop Da Loop
- "Loop-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Round The World - "Rock-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Hurricane - "Scrambler" Eli Bridge Company
Centrum - "Round Up" Hrubetz
Test Flight - "Sky Racer" Gerstlauer?
Aces Sky - Wooden Bobsled coaster - “Flying Turns” Knoebels Amusement Park
Zephyrus - PTC Vintage Wooden Coaster - “Big Dipper” Blackpool Pleasure Beach

DLC World's Fair:
Interceptor & Jixxer
- Vekoma Motorbike roller coaster - “Booster Bike” Toverland
Polarity - People Mover - “Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover” Magic Kingdom

DLC Magnificent:
Ascendance & Hyperjump - “Drop tower” S&S
Power Moves - “Breakdance” HUSS
Swift Eagles - “Flying Scooters” Larson
Grand Carousel – Carousel
Mind Melt - “Suspended Looping Coaster” Vekoma - “Mind Eraser” de Six Flags America
SLV - Schwarzkopf coaster - “Greased Lightnin'” de California's Great America
Vector - Mack Launch Coaster - “Blue Fire Megacoaster” en Europa Park
Skies - Chairlift
Tracker - Thierry Coup Trackless dark ride - “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man” de Islands of Adventure

DLC Classic:
Golden Eagle - “Condor G2” HUSS
Rising Raptor - “Condor G1” HUSS
Swift Drifters - “The Whip” William F. Mangels
Free Flyer - “Paratrooper” Hrubetz
Sky Temple - “Flying Island” Intamin – “Pagode” Efteling
Interdimensional - “Spinning coaster” Mack - “Euromir” Europa Park
Infinite - “Infinity Coaster” Gerstlauer – “The Smiler” Alton Tower
Gondola - gondola lift
Macchina Classica – Autopia?
Armada - Shoot the Chute
 
Zenith - "LSM Launch Coaster" Intamint- “Top Thrill Dragster” Cedar Point
In-Descent - "Freefall Coaster" Intamin - “Superman: Escape from Krypton” de Six Flags Magic Mountain
F25 - "Tire Propelled Launch coaster" B&M - “Incredible Hulk” de Islands of Adventure
Cascade - "Water Coaster" Mack - “Poseidon” Europa Park
Mouse Hunt - "Wooden Wild Mouse" H&P - “Wild Mouse” de Luna Park Sydney
Hop The Gaps - Side Friction coaster - “Rutschebanen” de Tivoli Gardens

DLC Vintage:
Loop Da Loop
- "Loop-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Round The World - "Rock-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Hurricane - "Scrambler" Eli Bridge Company
Centrum - "Round Up" Hrubetz
Test Flight - "Sky Racer" Gerstlauer?
Aces Sky - Wooden Bobsled coaster - “Flying Turns” Knoebels Amusement Park
Zephyrus - PTC Vintage Wooden Coaster - “Big Dipper” Blackpool Pleasure Beach

DLC World's Fair:
Interceptor & Jixxer
- Vekoma Motorbike roller coaster - “Booster Bike” Toverland
Polarity - People Mover - “Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover” Magic Kingdom

DLC Magnificent:
Ascendance & Hyperjump - “Drop tower” S&S
Power Moves - “Breakdance” HUSS
Swift Eagles - “Flying Scooters” Larson
Grand Carousel – Carousel
Mind Melt - “Suspended Looping Coaster” Vekoma - “Mind Eraser” de Six Flags America
SLV - Schwarzkopf coaster - “Greased Lightnin'” de California's Great America
Vector - Mack Launch Coaster - “Blue Fire Megacoaster” en Europa Park
Skies - Chairlift
Tracker - Thierry Coup Trackless dark ride - “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man” de Islands of Adventure

DLC Classic:
Golden Eagle - “Condor G2” HUSS
Rising Raptor - “Condor G1” HUSS
Swift Drifters - “The Whip” William F. Mangels
Free Flyer - “Paratrooper” Hrubetz
Sky Temple - “Flying Island” Intamin – “Pagode” Efteling
Interdimensional - “Spinning coaster” Mack - “Euromir” Europa Park
Infinite - “Infinity Coaster” Gerstlauer – “The Smiler” Alton Tower
Gondola - gondola lift
Macchina Classica – Autopia?
Armada - Shoot the Chute
That´s a great list and one I was too lazy to do.
A few annotations from me:
  • The Ascendance & Hyperjump are actually modelled after the HUSS versions, which are a transportable take on the S&S towers whith a slightly different propulsion system and higher capacity for fairgrounds.
  • The Interdimensional: Euro Mir is actually not a free spinning coaster. There are only a few occasions during the course where the cars rotate 180°. They are fixed for the wild coaster parts. It also has a spiral lift and a different track design. The PlanCo version is modelled after the later generation Mack spinners (although the forgot to implement 90° track angles).
  • The Armada is -as far as I know- not a classic Shoot the Chute. That was real boat ride with a steerer who would steer the boat onto a chain lift, then it would turn around slide down the chute, splash into the water of a lake where it would float until it was steered back to the station. The version in the game is most likely designed after Disney´s Pirates/It´s A Small World.
 
Zenith - "LSM Launch Coaster" Intamint- “Top Thrill Dragster” Cedar Point
In-Descent - "Freefall Coaster" Intamin - “Superman: Escape from Krypton” de Six Flags Magic Mountain
F25 - "Tire Propelled Launch coaster" B&M - “Incredible Hulk” de Islands of Adventure
Cascade - "Water Coaster" Mack - “Poseidon” Europa Park
Mouse Hunt - "Wooden Wild Mouse" H&P - “Wild Mouse” de Luna Park Sydney
Hop The Gaps - Side Friction coaster - “Rutschebanen” de Tivoli Gardens

DLC Vintage:
Loop Da Loop
- "Loop-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Round The World - "Rock-O-Plane" Eyerly Aircraft Company
Hurricane - "Scrambler" Eli Bridge Company
Centrum - "Round Up" Hrubetz
Test Flight - "Sky Racer" Gerstlauer?
Aces Sky - Wooden Bobsled coaster - “Flying Turns” Knoebels Amusement Park
Zephyrus - PTC Vintage Wooden Coaster - “Big Dipper” Blackpool Pleasure Beach

DLC World's Fair:
Interceptor & Jixxer
- Vekoma Motorbike roller coaster - “Booster Bike” Toverland
Polarity - People Mover - “Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover” Magic Kingdom

DLC Magnificent:
Ascendance & Hyperjump - “Drop tower” S&S
Power Moves - “Breakdance” HUSS
Swift Eagles - “Flying Scooters” Larson
Grand Carousel – Carousel
Mind Melt - “Suspended Looping Coaster” Vekoma - “Mind Eraser” de Six Flags America
SLV - Schwarzkopf coaster - “Greased Lightnin'” de California's Great America
Vector - Mack Launch Coaster - “Blue Fire Megacoaster” en Europa Park
Skies - Chairlift
Tracker - Thierry Coup Trackless dark ride - “The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man” de Islands of Adventure

DLC Classic:
Golden Eagle - “Condor G2” HUSS
Rising Raptor - “Condor G1” HUSS
Swift Drifters - “The Whip” William F. Mangels
Free Flyer - “Paratrooper” Hrubetz
Sky Temple - “Flying Island” Intamin – “Pagode” Efteling
Interdimensional - “Spinning coaster” Mack - “Euromir” Europa Park
Infinite - “Infinity Coaster” Gerstlauer – “The Smiler” Alton Tower
Gondola - gondola lift
Macchina Classica – Autopia?
Armada - Shoot the Chute
Test Flight is actually based on Eyerly's Fly-O-Plane. I believe Tracker is based on Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld Orlando. I'm not sure what Macchina Classica is based on, as from what I know, Autopia has a guide rail while Macchina Classica does not. Power Moves is based on a Crazy Dance from Fabbri, as the in-game version can lift its cars using hydraulics.
 
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