Theme Park Apprentice 6 – Round 1 - Challenge 1
Theme Park Apprentice 6 – Round 1 -Challenge 1 - Busch Gardens/Sea World
Deadline: 8/2 @ midnight (Saturday night)
The last couple of attractions that they have open at SeaWorld & Busch Gardens have been delayed, plagued with problems, and severely underperformed. They need something that will put them back on the map in a big way. But before you let your creativity get the better of you, keep in mind that SeaWorld at least tries to keep a conversation of conservation going in whatever they do. But is that the right direction? Is that what makes SeaWorld what it is? Or would Busch Gardens be easier to work with? But Busch Gardens is also hemmed in by its overall theme. Both SeaWorld and Busch Gardens need the help right now…
For all of the challenges make sure that you include the name of the attraction, type of system you are using (from the below list), the specs, full description, and anything else that will help elevate your proposal to the front of the pack.
The following is the list of attractions (you may only use an attraction once):
1. Dark Ride
2. Roller Coaster
3. Show (stationary seats)
6. Motion Simulator
Keep in mind that all times are website time (which I believe is Pacific currently). If you edit your proposal after the midnight deadline the time will show that it was submitted late.
It probably wouldn’t hurt to look over the rules one more time just to make sure that you are on the right track.
Please keep this thread pure with only the participant’s proposals, if you have any questions feel free to post them in the chat thread. If you would like to make comments on a proposal, please feel free to in the chat thread. And please do not post to stake a claim on an idea, if you want to stake your claim, submit your entire proposal.
Also, keep in mind with the shortened schedule, more people are going to be fired in the first week, so you need to build something spectacular each and every week in order to continue to the next round. About 1/4 - 1/3 of the people playing will not go to the next round.
Also, if you still want to play, we will have a second round that starts up in about 3 weeks if you are interested in playing. Registration is still open for round 2.
First time doing this, so here goes nothing. Please be kind. :)
SeaWorld proudly presents:
Theme Park Apprentice 6- the Obituary
What!!??!?!?!?!? That is so sad! I know the competition is off but can I still have a critique on my proposal please?
Thats such a shame, I'm sorry it came to this.
I'm not sure if the other judges got critiques written, but here's mine.
Thanks, James, for the critique. I agree with the criticisms, I think I missed the four loaded cars, three paths error. Also, the treasures at the end I meant to be a tongue in cheek joke about exiting through the gift shop but can certainly see how it can be taken as blatant commercialism. I'm glad you took the time out to critique. Again, thank you for that. Certainly, I'd be interested if this does get rebooted. I had a blast putting the proposal together, and glad that it was viewed positively.
Arthur, I meant to comment favorably about your use of humor throughout the ride but overlooked it- I wrote the critique late at night. Sorry! Perhaps a mixture of artifacts and souvenirs- he first pulls out some "legitimate" artifacts, then reaches in and, with a rather confused look, pulls out a t-shirt with the logo on it, looking like "what is this doing in here?"
Thank you James. So is this is it? Well, thanks everyone for the fun. Hopefully it will return soon.
Well, this sucks. I was really looking forward to participating this year. Are there other similar competitions that will continue here or elsewhere?
OK. It seems to me that there is still some interest in keeping the Theme Park Apprentice franchise going somehow. Personally I couldn't be happier to hear the comments on this and the other threads expressing disappointment at what has happened. I can't make any promises other than this- we will do our best to resurrect TPA, hopefully soon (and don't pin me down as to when- we want to do this right). We did get this edition up and running quickly, perhaps too quickly, and we will go back to the drawing board, look at everything we did and didn't do, look at past editions and try to see what worked and didn't work, ask for input from competitors past, present and potentially future, and from non-participants who are enthused about the concept from an observers point of view.
Glad to hear you are hoping to revive this honorable tradition! I think that the timing of this years event was for me, just bad luck. Should this be revived when my schedule is less hectic I shall be more than happy to throw another hat in the ring
Has there been any decision on what to do yet? Maybe we could just do a finale challenge, just for laughs, and whoever wants to submit can submit?
No decisions yet. Jeff and I will be getting together in a few weeks and I'm sure we'll be doing some talking about this, and we'll definitely be keeping Andy Milito in the loop as well. Any suggestions you or anyone wants to send us will be appreciated, as are the ones already sent to us. Thanks for the continued interest in TPA!
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