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Theme Park Apprentice Challenge 4: Design a themed roller coaster

By Robert Niles
Published: May 9, 2010 at 9:27 PM
It's time for our weekly elimination ritual for the Theme Park Apprentice game that we're playing on the Theme Park Insider Discussion Board.

This week's challenge was to design an immersively themed roller coaster. You can read the various proposals from our remaining contestants on the discussion thread.

Anthony Murphy: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice log flume
Wok Creative: Soarin’ Over Muppet Mountain
Amanda Jenkins: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The Ride
Kevin Smith: Body Wars: Fighting the Invasion
Dan Babbitt: Ice Age: The Meltdown - log flume
Nick Markham: Iron Man - The Ride

Vote for the one you like best. The contestant whose proposal receives the least support will be eliminated from the game:

Readers' Opinions

From Anthony Murphy on May 10, 2010 at 9:52 AM
I like Kevin's, Nick's and Amanda's (besides my own of course :) )
From 188.28.65.175 on May 10, 2010 at 3:50 AM
without a doubt i will be voting for Nick this time round, i love Iron Man and the coaster sounds AMAZING!!!
From Amanda Jenkins on May 10, 2010 at 4:36 AM
I really liked everyone's also. I'm ready for all of these to be built :)
From Nick Markham on May 10, 2010 at 3:56 PM
Wow Amanda! You sure got a sudden burst of votes! :)
From Adam Nodjomian on May 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM
Really like the Muppets coaster, it gets my vote!
From Tim W on May 10, 2010 at 4:33 PM
The past 2 rounds, the audience has followed with my personal opinions. I would have fired the people anyways that TPI gave the lowest votes to. However, this week is going to be very tough to eliminate someone. I might not follow along with the poll, but we will see!
From Amanda Jenkins on May 10, 2010 at 6:40 PM
LOL Nick! I gotta admit, I too had thought of an Iron Man coaster, yet again great minds thinking alike. I love your idea for one. I just really would love to see DHS have an Indiana Jones ride.
From Michael Grebo on May 12, 2010 at 1:07 AM
Ok, Im not going to go into detail about the whole ride, use your imagination but take Amanda's idea of the chase coaster and apply it to the movie "The Goonies". Why is there not a Goonies ride (yes I know the movie is outdated)but just imagine the options they could do with this ride. The line could start in the run down resturant, encounters with falling rocks, sloth, one eyed willie, and a unreal ending in open area with the giant pirate ship which could also be a kids water play area equiped with water cannons and effects. Also in the large ship area can be a enclosed water slide that has a fall at the end into the wave pool area where the ship sits. I Think it could be made into a whole theme park like Harry Potter. Oh and who would not love to hear that epic fratteli chase song playing while zipping around on the coaster. And if I had to choose a place to put the coaster it would be in adventureland LI NY cause its walking distance from my house and they could have a extra train that links to my backyard (its my ride and I will do whatever I like thank you).

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