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Theme Park Apprentice 2: Challenge 2

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Published: October 18, 2010 at 9:23 AM

This week, we had two dropouts from the competition, so there will be no one fired this week. But you can still vote on your favorite! The remaining contestants had to design a store for their hometown theme park. Check their ideas out on the Theme Park Apprentice 2: Challenge 2 thread!

Readers' Opinions

From 75.89.232.35 on October 18, 2010 at 9:50 AM
I admit I have not read the proposals, so I did not vote. However, When I saw the Wonka Factory in one of the ride ideas.... I wanted to leave a comment.
Almost any ride idea that involves the Wonka Factory would have to be awesome and I can't believe that no park has done anything with it yet. I could see a park having a whole area with themed with Wonka.
From 132.170.46.99 on October 18, 2010 at 11:42 AM
Do to the massive amounts of dropouts, you could do a special wildcard week and let a few extras compete to make up for the amount of people that quit?
From Ty Mullins on October 18, 2010 at 3:44 PM
I feel like too many people vote simply based on an entry's name and don't take the time to actually read all the submissions. I personally thought Nick Markham's Lagoon-a-Shop was one of the most unique and creative, and definitely deserves more than 0% of the votes. At the same time, some leading entries don't really have much creativity or thought put into them. Just my opinion, anyhow.
Edit- Of course, right after I posted, it jumped to 3%... but still =P
From Tim W on October 18, 2010 at 3:43 PM
That could be possible, but I do think alot of people like reading through your guys' descriptions. 30 votes is still a very small amount, especially when there is 11 people in the competition. Margins are still going to be small.
From Andy Milio on October 18, 2010 at 4:09 PM
I'm surprised with lots of these results. I thought Nick and James would be leading the pack, along with Nathan :P. I'm also surprised with Dan's scores, btw I voted for Dan. I'm REALLY surprised with how high I am too!
From Nick Markham on October 18, 2010 at 4:14 PM
Thanks for the support guys. Part of the difficulty is that not only is Lagoon not Disney or Universal, but barely anyone outside of Utah even know the park exists! I would recommend it for a road trip if any of you go, as it will be recieving two new coasters in the next 2 years, one in 2012 suspected to be bigger than our top 50 coaster Wicked! which stands at 110 feet and launches 55 mph straight up (just think of Sky Rocket which copied Wicked almost completly, expect Wicked is bigger and better).
From Tim W on October 18, 2010 at 5:48 PM
Next week's challenge should hopefully be posted soon! Seems the ranks are pretty even this week, but I am surprised a little bit at some of the results. Nick and Adam were two of my favorites, but are in the bottom half of the results. But again, this poll does not really matter.
From Nathan Alexander on October 19, 2010 at 12:58 AM
Hey Nick! Try doing a park that's not even in the USA. Hehe. My hometown park is 40minutes drive from me, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia! Haha! I'm sure that many people wouldn't have a clue about my park!

Thanks for all those that voted for my shop. Looking forward to next weeks comp, it looks like there is a lot of good creative competition here!

From James Koehl on October 19, 2010 at 3:25 AM
Nathan, you don't seem to be having too much trouble in taking the lead in this! Not too bad for someone who's upside-down from the rest of us! ;+) This is going to be fun.
From 66.234.211.241 on October 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM
Nathan and Anthony fantastic jobs! I'm surprised you haven't gotten more votes Anthony yours was my favorite, but everyone did good so I guess that's why.

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