Thursday, February 26, 2009

Secret Worlds - Germany

Park Size: 476,630sq.ft.
Rollercoasters: 4 (Inversions: 12)
Staff: 50
Shops/Stalls/Rides: 72

Secret Worlds - Fun in the Past, Present, Future!

This park all started with a coaster design (As do all.) I was trying to make coasters that packed tons of inversions in a small footprint. The result was a featured coaster named, Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan (Dance On A Volcano.) I wanted to use the word Tanz (Dance) because this so layout is so compact and twisted the trains look like they are dancing down the track. Of coarse dance isn't a popular theme with thrilling Rollercoasters, that is where the Volcano part comes in play. I've never in 10 or so years of playing made an park that uses orange water, so I thought this was a good time to try it. I needed to make it in a small park so I can get away with the lack of water rides, and this was the result. Secret Worlds - Germany is much different than from my past parks because it features consistent themes. Not like my other parks where I try to keep the look very generic with occasional theme involved with a ride or coaster. I plan on making more parks like this in the future creating a Secret Worlds series. Each park will have two split themes and original coasters with names in the language that is common with it's location.

Secret Worlds Plaza

The Plaza has generic look and is very compact. The Yellow Building is a Coffee shop that also has Donuts and a bathroom. The White Building is the Coaster Gear store where you can buy Shirts and Hats that represent your favorite coasters. The Big Multi-Color Building is a massive store with Balloons, Souvenirs, and more Apparel. The Plaza Carousel is caught between the two themes with a mix of flowers, bushes, and palm trees around it.

The Sands Of Time

The Sands Of Time is mainly Egyptian themed but there some prehistoric creatures around as well. On of the first ride you will run into is Tidal Wave, a swinging ship ride the rocks back an forth on a mirage of water. Inside the massive pyramid is the Egypt Adventure In 3D show. The Yellow Building is a great place for Hamburgers and Hotdogs. Other rides are Sand Storm (Scrambled Eggs) Dune Slide (Spiral Slide) and Frieflug.

Frieflug (Free Flight) is a great family coaster, with exciting views of the park below it. Also featured in this picture the Chicken Kitchen and Snake Charmer (Gravitron) ride.

Frieflug - Speed: 19, Time 1:37, Length: 2,175, Color: White/Brown, Type: Suspended Family

Nile Water Slide is the parks only water ride. This two lane möbius water slide offers two different experiences.

In this picture you see Heat Wave (Enterprise) spinning tall, Spin Gears (Space Rings) flipping guest around, and part of Spinx Cruisers (Car Ride.) Also in the Building up top, enjoy your fresh slice of Pizza while visiting some prehistoric friends.

Here you see the full layout of Sphinx Cruisers and the Cartoon Circus behind it. Cartoon Circus is the last ride you see when leaving The Sands Of Time. Before that though, here is the coaster on the hill.

Here is Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan, the reason the whole park was created. Vulkan features a record breaking (In my RCT World) 12 inversions.

Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan - Speed: 43, Time: 1:55, Length: 4,062, Inversions: 12 (In-Line Twist, Loop, Cobra Roll, Dive Loop, In-Line Twist, Double Corkscrew, Diving Turn, Diving Turn, & Double In-Line Twist) Color: Yellow/Blood Red (Inspired by old designs I used to make called the Ninja series. Some of these coasters featured 14 inversions.)

The Lost Empire

From the Front of the park, the first rides you will run across are the Big Wheel (Ferris Wheel) the Lost Garden (Maze) and the Himmelfahrt rollercoaster.

Himmelfahrt (Journey To Heaven) is a massive coaster that can be seen from miles away. The giant hills and large helix makes this coaster a #1 for park visitors. Also in this picture is Gladiator: The Escape (Motion Simulator) hidden under the Colosseum, and Dark Village. This Ghost train features many mysterious things going on in this small Roman Village. This side of the park definitely has some evil present.

Himmelfarht - Speed: 70, Time: 2:25, Length: 5,863, Color: Baby Blue/White, Type: Steel Mega Coaster.

Here is a better view of Dark Village. The Building past it is a great place for Fish & Chips!

In this picture you see Hercules' Power Tower (Drop Tower) Evil (Inverted Ship) Colosseum Crashers (Bumpercars) and a big Dive Machine Named Fallen.

Fallen (Falling) is one of the most frightening coasters around. The drop falls down into a colosseum filled with a boiling green liquid, to complete darkness.

Fallen - Speed: 62, Time: 1:28, Length: 2,552, Color: Fusia/Yellow, Type: Dive Machine.

In the back of the park you can see the Himmelfahrt's massive helix, get some great food at the Empire Grill, or go on adventure in the Lost Empire In 3D experience. Thank you for visiting the first of the Secret Worlds parks. Hopefully I will keep it up and deliver a new one soon.

Thanks for Reading.

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