Water Park Apprentice Challenge 3Water Thrill Ride
From Tim WHello, and welcome to Water Park Apprentice Challenge 3: Water Thrill Rides. 8 of you have made it this far in the competition, due to 2 dropouts and 4 eliminated contestants. Congradulations so far! And now for the challenge description. Water Thrill rides are a staple of many theme parks of today. The common types of rides include river rapids, shoot the chutes, and log flumes. Some of the most famous include Splash Mountain, Journey to Atlantis, and Jurassic Park: The Ride. In this challenge, you will be creating a water thrill ride for a current theme park that can live up to Splash Mountain’s standards. Keep in mind that you will probably want to utilize audio animatronics and a descriptive theme in your water thrill ride. Also, include the name of the attraction, the park it will be at, the number of drops your ride will take, and any special effects. Be sure to not make it a flop like Kali River Rapids! If you wish, you may remove a current water thrill ride or refurbish one in this challenge. However, I do not want everyone giving Kali River Rapids a makeover. Be Creative and Have Fun!
Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:22 PM
Deadline is Saturday Night at 11:59 am according to the website postings.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From David L.coming soon:
Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:56 AM
Colorado River Rafting Company's: COMPLETE COURSE
i'll post it even if i'm out. also, does anyone no how to post/put links in for pictures without imageshack?
From Tim WLooking forward to it David! And now for our elimination. Our two fired contestants this week are Tyler Bell and Nick Markham. Thank you for participating in Water Park Apprentice! You guys did a great job. I'm sorry to see you go so soon, however, Nick. I was actually quite surprised. See you in the finale voting!
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:51 AM
Here is an updated look as to how the competition will go with the challenge, number of contestants, and the starting date of the challenge:
Thankfully, our finale has moved up due to losing the 8th challenge. It will make it a lot easier on me! And then TP Apprentice will resume in November!
From Nick MarkhamDon't worry Tim. Never been cut out for the Water Park Industry. I'll be back for TPA season 2...
Posted June 29, 2010 at 7:51 AM
From Tim WI'll be looking forward to it Nick!
Posted June 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM
From Tyler BellI've something big for TPA 2
Posted June 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM
From Andy MilioJurassic Park River Rapids
Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:00 PM
Coming soon to USF...
From David L.so does anyone know how to post pictures without imageshack OR post pictures as links?
Posted June 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM
From David L.Andy, remember that at Universal Singapore has the Jurassic Park river adventure in Rafting form. Unless it is very different, you may want to switch ideas.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 1:58 PM
From Andy MilioI think I'm going to change it.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:59 PM
From Daniel J. AllingtonI know I am not apart of this competition, I just thought I would add my theme park design and maybe when I get a chance, I'll be able to be apart of the next competition.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM
From James RaoSounds good to me, Daniel, I'd ride for sure! Any way you can add one extra scene for Meg (she's hot!) and her "I Won't Say I'm In Love" song?
Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:15 PM
From Tim WSorry, no clue David.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM
From Dan BabbittWilly Wonka and The Glass Elevator
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM
Premise: Willy Wonka has now opened a hybrid of his glass elevator that not only flies but seconds as a boat! He did this because he wants to show other parts of his factory that are only accessible by the Glass Elevator. So he wants you hope on the Glass Elevator and lets see what the Chocolate River brings you!
Building Outside: The building from the outside is an extension to the factory and the line for the ride is actually very near to the line for Willy Wonka’s Factory Tour. The building are attached and looks like one huge building. This will give guests an awe-inspiring view and could become the parks icon.
Building Inside: If you go backstage it will be very different. The ride will be both inside and outside so really what the guests will see is a façade.
Queue and Preshow: You enter the factory just like Wonka’s Factory Tour through the entrance of the factory. Then you will enter the preshow in which Willy Wonka’s introduces you to his factory and that he has newly modified his Glass Elevator. This newly modified version of the Glass Elevator fnot only flies but can also move through the water.
Vehicles: The vehicles will be feature four rows that can fit 2 guests. The vehicle will be mainly propelled by water except for a couple of parts during the ride. Under the water on either side of the vehicles will be wheels that when it gets to certain parts of the ride will propel the vehicles and at this point will look like it flying.
Ride: The Chocolate Room will be the start of the ride and actually share the same room as the Wonka’s Factory tour but on a separate system. The “water” river is actually the Chocolate River which is so famous of the Factory. This room will be the start and finish of the ride.
Next the Chocolate River brings the vehicles to the “Fizzy Lemonade Swimming Pools” where the ride will starts to fast and furious! Here the boats will get will go through whirl pools of “Fizzy Lemonades” and will throw the boat up and down on short hills. The Oompa Loompa (audio animatronics) are to blame because the pool are suppose to be tame but have been mixed up by the Oompa Loompas with big oars and spoons!
Then the river gets settled after the leaving the room and now it goes outside. Here you go through a big cistern where Wonka is collecting rain water where he changes it into what he’s making Rainbow Drops: "Suck them and you can spit in six different colors!". Lets just say that you were suppose to go through a quit place but becomes another spot where the Oompa Loompas and actually popping up all over the place and spitting different colors at you here 2 more drops actually help you get out of a very bad situation! Lets just say they got a huge bucket in which the boat was suppose to get hit by hundreds of gallons of water but a drop suddenly appears and you plunge down before getting hit!
The boat before getting hit decides instead of following the river decides to fly off and down to Rock-Candy Mine and drop on the second biggest drop of 10 stories! After dropping the Oompa Loompas are really surprised because they weren’t expecting you here!
From Dan BabbittPart 2:
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM
Here you get back on to the river and to the new area where Wonka is making Wriggle-Sweets that Wriggle Delightfully in your Tummy after Swallowing. Here while going through small 10-20 feat drops, you go into caves and dungeons that some of the walls and ceiling look like are going to fall right on you! Here before the walls or ceiling tumble on you, you take off again but fly up!
From Dan BabbittPart 3:
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM
Up you go to Fudge Mountain where the workers mine chocolate fudge in the Mountain. But again the Oompa Loompas have cut the other side of the mountain into a steap drop and diverted the river so you go over the side with a 12 story drop biggest of the ride!
From Dan BabbittPart 4:
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM
It then becomes a relaxing ride where the Oompa Loompas has stopped there “playfulness” except for some of them holding onto to Strawberry-Juice Water Pistols.
Which strangely smell like strawberry!
You then go into the Chocolate Room where you can hear Willy Wonka actually apologizing what the Oompa Loompas have done but hope we enjoy the ride!
From Tim WGreat as usual, unfortunately this will probably have to be the last of your Wonka series because of the specific theme park challenges starting next week.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM
From Dan BabbittI've got one more idea for an aquatic coaster. So I've basically did a themed land which I was hoping to use for the themed land challenge.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM
From Tim WI'm sorry to let you know, but the aquatic coaster will be placed at a specific park. And the land as well. Sorry Dan. You may still post your ideas however for wonka, they just won't be included in those challenges.
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM
From David L.i could have predicted that Dan would have done a wonka boat ride. Nick and Joshua, do you guys know how to post pictures without imageshack or put them in as links?
Posted June 29, 2010 at 6:40 PM
From hannah callerserengeti safari log flume opening soon at Disneys Animal Kingdom........................................
Posted June 30, 2010 at 1:31 AM
From Anthony MurphyCan I use a ride from TPA 1 or shall I come up with a new one (I have an idea for another one so its ok)
Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:43 AM
From Tim W^Anthony, You cannot reuse a ride from TPA.
Posted June 30, 2010 at 7:11 AM
I'd like to let you all know that I'm working hard on next season and that it may be moved up possibly to September. Not sure yet though, we will see how my schedule goes. That pairs challenge I discussed from last season will probably be involved in TP Apprentice 2 somwhere. Also some new potential challenges include: Character Dining, Simulator, Store, Nighttime Show, Live Show, and Special Event.
From Andy Milio------------->Tarzan's River Rapids<----------------
Posted June 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Coming soon to Animal Kingdom.......
From Tim WLooks like the majority is using AK for their ride placement...And coming soon my own idea for the replacement of Kali River Rapids!
Posted June 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM
From David L.is there anyway i can post a slide show or put it in a link or something?
Posted June 30, 2010 at 4:42 PM
From Andy Milio------------->Tarzan's River Rapids<----------------
Posted June 30, 2010 at 6:43 PM
Queue: The queue for Tarzan's River Rapids is outside. It is themed like the jungle in the Disney film "Tarzan". Many trees surround you as you wait in line to board your vehicle. In the background, you can hear animal sounds, such as lions, monkeys, and birds of all kinds. Then you walk by some objects that seem to be owned by Clayton, but they are scattered about (Gorillas!). Then you arrive at the loading area, where an AA Tarzan and an AA Jane are waiting for you, telling you to hurry into the vehicles.
Up next: Storyline and Ride
By the way, I will be gone for a week (going to Williamsburg, VA), so I may not be able to post my ideas for challenge 4. I will try to finish this challenge before I leave.
From James Koehl^Williamsburg! I love it! One of our favorite places in the world. You're lucky!
Posted June 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM
From Justin MirandaRatatouille Sewer Adventure
Posted June 30, 2010 at 9:01 PM
The ride would be located in Walt Disney World Epcot. It would be in the Paris section next to the International Gateway.
Riders would walk into Remy's world of being a rat. The riders would walk through a doorway which would take them to the old lady's house where Remy and his family of rats live. The riders would make their way through the house and into the rat colony home. After seeing all of that they would end up in the sewer Where their ride is.
Just like in the movie Remy's rat colony has been discovered by the old lady and is chased to the sewers. All of the riders get lost with Remy and end up in the water with him going towards Gusteau's restaurant in Paris.
The raft would look like a doughnut box and would seat 12 passengers. As soon as the riders are in Remy whos in front of you takes off with you on his tail. The ride would have many turns and some little drops. Remy goes left but you keep going straight. Remy tells you to paddle back and your raft turns around but falls down a waterfall (the fall would be like a log flume) which is actually 45 feet drop at a angle. After you land Remy calls out to see if your okay. You then make your way through a series of turns and end up where Remy is. Hes paddling towards a tunnel and tells you to come on. Inside the tunnel is dark but you can smell food and see a light after a couple seconds. After you come out of the tunnel you can see Paris and the Gusteau's restaurant. As you see the restaurant you see Gusteau as a shining image talking to you and Remy telling you that you did a good job making it to Paris and out of the sewer. After the image goes away Remy says thanks for your help and turns the other way while you go straight. You then get to the exit which brings you out on the other side of the entrance.
From James KoehlJustin, great idea! I never thought of Ratti...,Ratiit...Remy and the sewers of Paris. That part of World Showcase needs some sort of action attraction.
Posted July 1, 2010 at 2:53 AM
From Tim WVery good idea Justin!!! Could even work in Pixar Place as well! We have 2 out of 8 currently, I'll be looking forward to hearing the other 6 soon!
Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:44 AM
From Andy Milio------------->Tarzan's River Rapids<----------------
Posted July 1, 2010 at 8:12 AM
Storyline: Basically, Tarzan and Jane, now living on the island from the movie, have started a tour of the island. It takes you around the island, where you see all kinds of animals. But near the end, you encounter something unexpected.....
From David L.::::::::::COLORADO RIVER RAFTING COMPANY::::::::::::
Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:27 AM
Welcome to the CRRCA(Colorado river rafting company adventures) base. Our 30,500 square foot base holds all of our supplies and welcome center. Asuming you'll be coming here's what's going to happen:
Queue: The first park of the line winds through our base. We have a traveling North American Artist exhibit due to an overwhelming number of people wanting to ride the Colorado River. We typically have 3 different local artists showcase their art. We also let you tour our supplies area. Here you can see boats getting repainted or be updated and you can also view other supplies.
Briefing Room(preshow): You enter one of 5 rooms that hold about 25 people. There, A guide briefs you on your adventure,"Welcome to the CRRCA base. My name is Jack(or Amy if it's a girl) and i'm going to tell you guys about the amazing trip your going to take.(pulls down a hanging map). You're going to start right here in Colorado, well almost where we're standing. You will then go down the river passing some small rapids and beautiful stretches of river. Next you're going into Utah for more wildlife and some more intense rapids. We will then end upon entering the grand canyon in Arizona. Due to some recent rockfalls, you not be able to continue to the rapids on the Grand Canyon. Our latest boats will allow you to go down the part of the river you will be traveling without a guide, paddle, PFD, or helmets. Now you can take off down a trail just outside to the river where you will board a boat and take off. Enjoy your trip!"
Queue/loading: you then walk outside and follow a trail to the loading docks. There you will board a boat with 11 others and take off down the Colorado River.
pt. 2 coming soon...
From David L.Pt. 2:
Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM
...-COLORADO: this part of your ride starts out nice and calm as you travel through the Rocky Mountains. They are not full sized but the use forced perception to make them look enormous. Along the way you are likely to see elk, deer, moose, and even grizzly bears. You will also encounter class II rapids. YOu end by going into a small lake that goes into Utah.
End: you will then end at unloading dock before the intense rapids.
Post Show Stuff: you can walk around some animal trails. before returning to the rest of North American.
Q&A: most read question:
pt. 3 coming soon
From David L.Other Stuff:
Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:52 AM
So, on the real ride guess what happens?
Animals: all the animals would be real except the grizzlys and beavers and small rodents which would be AA. The birds would be trained to fly across the canyon.
Boats: in order for the boats to not skim on the ground in the Colorado section the have a chain on a track that acts like a bungee cord but just prevents you from hitting the sides.
Destroyed Dock scene: this scene has a bridge nearby over the canyon(yes there are some) with an ambulance next the the destroyed dock.
Signs: Signs throughout the river tell the names of rapids just before they come
CRRCA base: there is a snack bar and shop in this place before you can get in line.
Location: this would be in the new North American Section Animal Kingdom replacing Camp Micky and Minnie. The actual ride would take up the empty area shown on google maps up until the lake between Colorado and Utah which would be the lake shown. THe bridge over the ride would be W Savannah Cir. There would be a second one in the CO section too. THe upper part of the lake would be terminated. The ride would be about 2,400 feet long making it a massive ride.
Mountains/Canyon: the mountains and canyon would be ranging in 60 to 90 feet high using forced perspective to make them look 100s of feet high.
If i remember anything else i will edit it on.
Feed back from people would be great. Problems and suggestions would also be greatly appreciated.
From Andy Milio------------->Tarzan's River Rapids<----------------
Posted July 1, 2010 at 11:50 AM
Ride: Once you board the vehicles, which are the circular kind, you begin floating down the river. A Cast Member, who plays as Tarzan, walks along the river beside your vehicle, explaining what everything is. Fist, your vehicle floats by an AA Terk and an AA Tantor, who are playing around near a small lake. You continue down the river as Tarzan introduces you. Using the feature from E.T. at USF, Terk and Tantor call out each guests name. Then you come to an AA Kala, who is taking a nap. Tarzan decides to be silly and pour water all over Kala. He attempts to, but she awakes just as he is about to. She begins to scold Tarzan. The vehicle continues down the river. Then the trees become darker and gloomy, where you meet the unexpected suprise....
Up next: Ride, part 2
From James KoehlI'm planning on posting Friday evening. Sorry- no hints ;+) BTW, I didn't get to ride Kali River Rapids. What is so bad about it?
Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:33 PM
From Tim WJames, Kali River Rapids has limited theming. From early concepts, the ride was designed to be much better. And there is one main place where you will get wet, and i mean wet. Its a nice thrill, but with limited story and theming, it fails to impress many diehard disney fans.
Posted July 1, 2010 at 7:27 PM
David, very nice work and very original.
I'll be expecting the 5 other contestants to post in the next two days and i'll be looking forward to it. Anthony, James, Hannah, Adam, and Joshua have yet to post. I may not be able to post the submit the poll until Monday morning however due the holiday!
From David L.oh and Kali would be replaced by that tiger river thing or whatever it's supposed to be.
Posted July 1, 2010 at 6:58 PM
From James KoehlTim, thanks for the info. I heard something about the theme of Kali River Rapids being about deforestation of the rain forrest. Maybe it's just me, but when I'm riding a raging river-type ride I'm not so much trying to learn something as I am wondering if and when I'm going to get drenched!
Posted July 1, 2010 at 7:59 PM
From James KoehlThere must be something cursed about Water Park Apprentice. Hannah lost her grandfather last week, and last night my father-in-law passed away quite suddenly. I'm staying in the competition (will post tonight) but I encourage everyone in here to think about and appreciate their loved ones- and for Heaven's sake BE CAREFUL!
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:35 AM
From Tim WI'm so sorry for your loss James! Hopefully nothing else baad will happen to the remaining contestants.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:36 AM
From James KoehlThanks, Tim. It has been a really sucky week. In the past week our TV died, my son got a concusion at church camp (apparently Frisbee is now a contact sport!), my wife's new car got totalled from the rear (no injuries), and now this. It reminds me of the old question, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"
Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:43 AM
From Anthony MurphyDante’s Divine Comedy
Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:15 AM
My other idea for the Italy Pavilion at EPCOT was another water ride, a flume ride! This attraction will take guests right in the middle of Dante’s Inferno, the scariest of the Divine Comedies. While it would not follow the exact text (since that would be too graphic), I will edit it for EPCOT. However, make no mistake; this is going to be a scary boat ride! The ride will look like one of the Seven Hills of Rome, but will represent Purgatory Mountain. The two main characters will still be Dante and Virgil. Guests will board the ferryman on their journey down the Acheron. As they move into the show building, there will be a sign that reads:
ABANDON YE ALL WHO ENTER HERE
In the first scene we see Dante and Virgil meeting Minos, the judge of the Inferno who wraps his tail around each sinner to cast him to a different circle of the Inferno. We take a short drop to the first level which is full of people getting blown around the room. Guests will be able to also feel the wind as inhabitants try to hold on to what they can.
The next scene is Dante and Virgil helping some in this level pushes their money up a hill, but we quickly get into the next level which shows individuals jumping in and out of the water making gurgling sounds very similar to the pop up ghosts in the Haunted Mansion, but in water. We take another small drop...
From Anthony MurphyIn this scene, we see houses on Fire and Dante talking to some of its inhantants about their sins. The whole room, including the ceiling looks like they are on fire (similar to the Mummy). The next scene will show the water boiling (just bubbles) and the trees on the banks come to life and try to attack the boat. This room has a lift which will take us to the next circle.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:16 AM
From Anthony MurphyThis room has a giant lift that will take us to the top of the mountain for the “big drop” on both sides of the lift we see demons whipping individuals as they yell. We also see on the top Satan above where we are to drop. He is a gigantic audioanimatronic who beats his wings causing high cold winds to hit the guests, but as we are about to go down the big foggy drop, we see Dante’s lost love, Beatrice and she “saves us” as we drop outside and see the mount Purgatory with animatronics and statues pointing the way to Paradiso.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:16 AM
From Anthony MurphyThe final scene will be of Paradiso and will be bright and full of color with “Ave Maria” playing in the background. It will be peaceful and there will be angles and a picture of the boat floating into the sky through the golden gates. Guests will then exit the boat and back into EPCOT
Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:17 AM
From Tim WSpectacular work Anthony! You have a real knack for creating unbelievable water thrill rides! Looks like I will have a tough time choosing my favorite of the week!
Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:35 AM
Oh and very sorry for the original post in this thread, it should read 11:59 pm according to pacific time. I finally noticed the error. Thanks.
From James KoehlNote: This is a rather lengthy presentation. Fix yourself a nice cup of tea (English, of course), get comfortable, grab a towel and prepare to experience:
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:34 PM
Location: Universal Studios Florida
The entire attraction will be contained inside this structure. The layout of the interior is not intended to be an exact replica of the real ship, but wherever possible actual interiors will be recreated as accurately as possible.
There will be an extensive queue area inside the ship, to give "passengers" time to feel that they have actually boarded Titanic. The queue area will be designed to look like the promenades that lined the decks of the ship
Each room will be decorated as closely as possible to the original, to immerse the visitors to how elegant Titanic was. The view away from the ship will look like the ship has sailed, and it is the night of April 14, 1912. The view will be of a still ocean, no moon, and a sky full of stars.
"Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to the First Class section of Titanic. This is the first time that Captain Smith has allowed Second-Class passengers to visit these areas. We assume that you will show proper manners and deportment while in these areas, so that your actions will not force the Captain to cancel possible future visits. Please stay with your group, and do not touch anything."
From James KoehlWithout actually cutting any rope, the lifeboat finally is freed, but this causes it to begin its first downhill plunge into the Atlantic, a relatively-short twenty-foot hill, a small but intense begining to a very wet and hopefully frightening adventure.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:12 PM
Crew voice:"Sir, we're free from the ship!"
Officer: "Crewman, steer us a short distance away from Titanic and hold position until we are given instructions to return to the ship."
The lifeboat sails along the starboard side of the Titanic toward the bow. The passengers can see the hull of the obviously sinking ship soaring above them on their left,
the lights from the portholes burning brightly
and an occasional distress flare being fired from the ship.
The lifeboat starts to move away from the ship, then as it reaches the bow, which is now quite low in the water, it begins to reapproach the ship.
then they see what is happening.
From James KoehlAs the boat settles and moves through the hold, passengers see piles of floating crates, boxes, and the upper half of the car that appeared so famously in a certain motion picture.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:40 PM
Perhaps they can even see the steamed-up windows and a handprint on the glass.
Along the starboard(in this case, the left) side of the hold can be seen water pouring in from several long, thin gaps where the hull plates were hit by the iceberg.
Officer: "Crewman, do you see a way out of here?"
Doors at the far end open and the lifeboat is in a much more elegant hallway, still flooded. It leaves the hallway and enters the lower level of the Main First Class Staircase. It turns right to proceed across the room, with the magnificent staircase to the boat's right, when a churning wave of water begins to pour down the staircase towards the lifeboat.
From James KoehlIt doesn't crash over the boat (too dangerous) but will wash mostly under the boat, with hidden baffles to cause a fairly large splash to get the passengers quite wet. The boat suddenly turns to the left and enters a first-class hallway.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM
Officer: "Crewman! We're going deeper into the ship! Can you turn us around?"
The boat reaches the end of the hallway (top of the lift), enters a dark, level area, doors close behind them, and they are slowly floating in a very dark, quiet area.
From James KoehlSteam pours from several of them as water hits the furnaces. Occasionally sparks fly from equipment. Lights are enough to see, but flicker and dim often.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM
Crewman: "Sir, there is a crane at the far end of the engine room. It's used to raise and lower machinery for maintenance. I think it can lift this boat up to the stern of the ship- if we can get it to work."
Officer: "We have no choice. We've got to get out of here! Head for the crane!"
The lifeboat moves through the flooded engine room and enters the lift. This is not a lift hill, but an elevator such as used for "Pilgrims' Plunge" at Holiday World. This video shows how the lift works.
While the boat is loading into the lift, the following conversation is heard:
From James KoehlCrewman: "Uh, I'm not sure where we are."
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:26 PM
Suddenly doors open in front of the lifeboat and it begins to move forward, and begins to tip downwards. The passengers see that they are at the end of the stern, and the sinking
Titanic's deck stretches far down in front of them. They are going to slide down the deck toward the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic, far below!
Crewman: "Hold on! We're heading down the deck!"
The lifeboat slides down the deck towards the water, hitting the water and skimming along the surface until it finally settles in the "ocean". The passengers think that all is over, and the crewman says:
"We made it! We're safe!"
Suddenly, from behind them, a creaking sound is heard, getting louder, then the crewman shouts:
"The forward funnel! It's collapsing!"
A huge, round cylinder,one of the massive funnels of the Titanic, crashes into the ocean just to the left of the lifeboat, sending a huge spray of water over the lifeboat and the passengers.
The lifeboat moves away from the funnel and the sinking Titanic.
From James KoehlCrewman: "We've been washed away from the ship. We're free from Titanic! I wish we could have saved the officer, though. I don't even know his name."
Posted July 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM
The lifeboat and it's thoroughly soaked passengers sails across the quiet Atlantic ocean, and enters another black, starry chamber. Floating on the surface of the ocean around the lifeboat are pieces of debris, a deck chair, a life jacket, a child's doll.
The officer's voice is heard:
The lifeboat enters the "boat deck" to disembark the passengers. Signs identify this as the Carpathia,
the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic.
From Tyler Belli know who im voting for
Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:06 PM
From Tim WWell done James, I thought I might have had my favorite, but you shook things up a bit! We still await on Joshua, Adam, and Hannah.
Posted July 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM
From David L.Wow James... That was amazing. That's like an amazing looking E ticket. Except at universal. That might be better than Harry potter . Do you know how to post pictures without image shack?
Posted July 3, 2010 at 5:58 AM
From Tim WAfter the 3 remaining contestants submit, I will submit my own idea for a kali river rapids overlay.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 8:17 AM
From Adam NodjomianMy ride is not posting, it keeps coming up with the same message. about having vulgar language. I checked my whole thing and there's nothing even remotely bad in it. Any suggestions?
Posted July 3, 2010 at 8:38 AM
From David L.Adam, email it to Tim and let him try to post it. Oh, so that's why you didn''t want us to refurbish kali tim ;).
Posted July 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM
From Tim WWell I didn't want everyone doing that, but some could have if they wanted to. I thought about choosing that ride to be refurbished in this challenge, but thought the themes might be restricted due to the ride being in Asia. And yea please email it to me Adam. I will try my best to get it posted!
Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM
From James KoehlDavid, to be honest, I have a friend who does my tech work (I feed him dinner and he plays with my computer). I know he uses Photobucket, and that's as far as I know. Just to be clear, all of the ideas, concepts, written work, etc. is my work, and I tell him what I want photo-wise and choose from what he comes up with. His name is Scott, and I want to give him full credit for his work in here. Any future park challenges I enter, if any, will be as J&S Productions.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:37 AM
From James KoehlAdam, my son couldn't get into TPI because the parental blocks we had on said that TPI is an alcohol site!
Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:44 AM
From Adam NodjomianI hope the e-mail works. I spent quite a bit of time on this challenge.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 10:51 AM
That alcohol thing is weird. Maybe it's the links (for the photos) that are causing trouble. Maybe it's too big. I'll just have to see. What in the world would cause somebody to think this is an alcohol site. I didn't think our ideas were that outlandish.
From Tim WAdam, Did you send the email to me?
Posted July 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM
From Adam NodjomianYes, I sent it about 5 min ago.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 11:12 AM
From Tim WI only got the email about how you said you'd send me your plan.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM
From Adam NodjomianWhen I try posting, the screen all of the sudden goes blank except for the address bar, but when I try to refresh the page, nothing happens. :(
Posted July 3, 2010 at 12:11 PM
From Tim WTry emailing me your idea.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 12:32 PM
From Adam NodjomianMy sent box says I sent it.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 12:37 PM
From James KoehlWe had to break up my post into smaller sections to post it, even without the pics. We first posted the text, then added the pics in by using the edit button.
Posted July 4, 2010 at 8:04 AM
About the alcohol thing- we went to the parental controls and found the list of things that would be blocked. Alcohol was checked, so we unchecked it and tried again. It still was blocked, but then it said it was because it was a discussion site. We unblocked discussion sites, and he got into it fine.
My guess is that, since we discuss restaurants that serve alcohol we are considered an alcohol site. Lucky that Disney doesn't sell Playboy at their resorts- we'd be considered a porn site!
From Tim WHere is Adam's post. Sorry pictures won't work in email. You can try posting them yourself, but they aren't showing. Some has to be edited in order to be posted.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 1:56 PM
Ride Type: Water Coaster
From Tim WThese are the walls of the city of Troy. Passing through a small set of gates, guests enter Troy. The Greek attack has already occurred, so some things appear to be on fire and nearly everything is in ruin. Guests also pass the fabled Trojan Horse before exiting through the main gates and onto a dock where the boats are boarded.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:00 PM
Guests travel towards the island which is the home of the Cyclops. The boat sail a river through a portion of the islands past a cave. A scene is played out on a hidden HD screen. Odysseus fights the Cyclops Polyphemus. Just after the boats pass the cave, a sickening sound can be heard. Those who have read The Odyssey will know that this is when Polyphemus is stabbed in the eye.
Guests boats leave the island as enormous splashes erupt near the boat. Polyphemus is throwing boulders at your boat! He can't seem to hit you though. The splashes use the same technology as the cannons in Pirates of the Caribbean except on a bigger scale. Polyphemus bellows in anger, "My father Poseidon will make you pay for what you have done. Curse you Odysseus! Curse You!" A final splash occurs directly in front of your boat allowing you to enter the next room.
Guests soon find themselves in the middle of a violent storm. Thunder booms all around you as lightning surrounds your boat. Your boat rocks and spins through Poseidon's mighty storm. In reality, the boats are on an elevator. The elevator contains elaborate special effects as it lifts guests 130 feet up unknowingly. At the top, a huge lightning strike illuminates everything as the doors open and your boat plunges into the lagoon found in the front of the ride.
Guests re-enter the show building to find themselves in Circe's temple. AA Circe and Odysseus can be seen talking. They discuss how Odysseus can reach home in Ithaca. He must travel to the Land of the Dead and seek the help of the blind prophet Tiresias.
Boats go down about a 20 ft drop into complete darkness. Soon guests find themselves in the and of the dead. They are sailing along a river that appears to be on fire in some places. Spirits appear to float around your boat, they look to be talking, but only whispers can be heard. They are translucent and move out of your way as your boat moves forward.
Boats come upon a pit where Odysseus can be seen talking with Tiresias. Tiresias tells him that he must go past the Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis before he may reach home safely.
From Tim WThe boat enters another elevator after circling almost entirely around the pit. Beautiful singing can be heard distantly. Looking up, guests can see a light which comes nearer and brighter as guests rise. The singing becomes louder as well.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:03 PM
Upon reaching the top, mermaid-looking creatures can be seen faintly in the fog. Just then, a horrid sound, as your boat is jolted into the roller coaster portion of the ride.
The boat flies in and out of a cliff as grotesque, reptile-looking heads with disgusting and huge teeth appear out of nowhere trying to attack your boat. This is Scylla (silla). It seem you've escaped her as you enter a cave. The opening can be seen ahead. Just then your boat is pushed forward by one of Scylla's heads. At the ocean below, a colossal whirlpool with teeth can be seen. This is Charybdis (karibdis). As you plummet towards the gaping hole in the ocean, it seems that all hope is lost, just then, a banked turn lets you into fog before a splashdown. The boat portion resumes.
The boat emerges from the fog to find themselves in a Greek harbor. After passing by boats resembling your own, you ascend a hill which contains a beautiful home overlooking the harbor below. As a side note, simple AA can be found in the harbor performing various tasks.
The boat enters the home and proceeds to the main meeting place. An old man can be seen stringing the bow. Twelve axes placed in a row can be seen. Your boat passes between them halfway with 6 axes on either side of you. The man fires the arrow at your right. Air can be felt as the "arrow" whistles by your head and appears in the target at your right. Many AA watch intently as this scene unfolds.
Boats enter a hallway an pass by Odysseus and Penelope's (his wife) bedroom. Before your eyes, the old man becomes Odysseus once more. He and Penelope hug as you exit the building. As the sun sets, Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus (their son) say farewell. You head towards the harbor.
From Tim WYour boat pulls into a dock after Athena's voice is heard in godlike arrogance. "You were lucky I chose to spare you, don't expect to e so luck again. Odysseus was not supposed to recieve help from other mortals, just I. Be gone and do not anger me anymore!"
Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Exit: After disembarking, guests go through a cave and emerge in a shop themed to Ancient Greece. It is called The Illiad, the Aeneid, and Other Epic Items. This store is located on the opposite side of the cove from the entrance.
=============And there you have Adam's ride. Sorry about the pictures, out of the three emails, I did not receive the pictures anytime. You may post them still if you wish. Keep in mind to try not post that much. We only have 24 posts left for our two remaining contestants. I want to make sure we have room for that, as well as Adam's pics and mine and David's usual commentary. ====================
From Adam NodjomianThanks a lot, I'll try to post the pics myself. Sorry there was so much trouble. I'll try and shorten explanations if I continue in the competition. Doesn't look like my pics are gonna post. Oh well.......I had an awesome logo too. I'm using a different computer than I usually use, so once I get my new one back, I'll try and post 'em. Thanks again.
Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:27 PM
From Joshua CounsilTPI Water Park Apprentice – Thrill Ride
Posted July 3, 2010 at 4:56 PM
The ride will focus on water chase scenes inspired by some of the classic Bond movies. A new storyline will be created that ties the theme in with the newer Bond films. Guests can expect fast speeds, large drops, and sharp twists.
The location isn’t all that important. Essentially, whoever can cough up the coin for the distributing rights from EON Productions can have the ride. To fit in with the other MGM attractions, let’s say it resides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They could use a water ride. I’m going to replace the Backlot Tour with this ride. Lights, Motors, Action! can also update their show to include an Aston Martin.
From Joshua Counsil
Posted July 3, 2010 at 4:54 PM
Guests will ride in jet boats designed by Q. Naturally, some funky gadgetry will be involved. The boats will be modeled after those from the film “The World is Not Enough”, though they will be much larger to accommodate 16 guests (4x4).
The queue line will, appropriately, be called the “Q Line”. Guests will wander through Q Branch, home to exploding phone booths, rapid-fire watches, and, of course, the deadly Aston Martin. The queue would be similar to Test Track’, but with a laboratory feel.
The queue will end in a video briefing from M, who informs the new recruits (guests) of the mission requirements and general background.
From Joshua Counsil
Posted July 3, 2010 at 4:55 PM
I think the basic plot from Quantum of Solace would be appropriate here, seeing that the challenge is water-themed. In the movie, Bond battled a wealthy businessman named Dominic Greene, a member of the Quantum organization posing as an environmentalist who intended to stage coup d’état in Bolivia to seize control of the nation's water supply. Bond foiled Greene’s plans in the film, but Quantum, the criminal organization to which Greene (and other Bond villains) belonged, has taken over where Greene left off. A new villain, identified as Red Niles (in keeping with the color-themed names of the Quantum villains), has asserted control of the operation. Niles is the owner of the largest natural gas tycoon in Bolivia and has also been a popular proponent of complete nationalization of gas and oil. In classic Bond fashion, Red Niles is wealthy, eccentric, yet charming, and has several expendable henchmen, including a high-ranking hitman known as Quantano. An ex-Bolivian-militant armed to the teeth with explosives, Quantano will terrorize guests throughout the attraction. Guests can identify Quantano because of his girth, oversized (and always lit) cigar, plethora of explosive devices and ammunition, and traditional military uniform. Red Niles is largely discussed in the pre- and post-ride, though never actually seen, making Quantano the main antagonist.
M has informed the new recruits that they are to rendezvous with Bond at a boathouse outside of Santa Cruz in the Rio Grande. It is highly irregular for new agents to be escorted by a 00-agent, but Bond happens to be in Bolivia for a mission involving a drug kingpin. Guest board their boats off of a fisherman’s dock. After a short, leisurely ride, the guests appear at the boathouse. Bond is seen waiting in a boat on the side.
Bond: The new recruits, I presume? I hadn’t realized there were so many of you. No matter. This mission should be rather low-key. I’m considering it vacation time.
Suddenly, water bursts on the side of the boat.
Bond: I never can seem to get away from the office.
Bond’s boat speeds around the corner and out of sight with one boat tailing him. The guests’ boat speeds ahead, only to be cut off by a second boat. Quantano is standing in the boat, holding some variety of grenade launcher. A high-speed pursuit ensues. Grenades continue to cause water bursts on either side of the boat as the boat manoeuvres through high-speed turns. Two boats emerge from other water inlets.
Quantano, on megaphone: You’re trapped. You cannot escape. Slow the boat to a stop and put your hands in the air.
The whole scene plays out similarly to that of the boat chase in From Russia with Love, from 2:29 – 2:55 in the video below, but in a small waterway, allowing for tighter turns and in-your-face action.
One of the boats pulls up beside the guests on the right side of the boat and a thug fires a machine gun, creating bursts of air within the boat simulating colliding bullets. As the signature Bond brass hit picks up, Bond’s boat suddenly emerges from another water inlet to the right and seemingly collides with the boat, causing it to lose control and speed into a boathouse. A fiery blast consumes the boat, similar to the fatal one in Live and Let Die from 5:58 – 6:15 below.
Two enemy boats remain in pursuit. The animatronic Bond fires his weapon at a dock loaded with fuel. He addresses the guests.
Bond: You go on ahead. I’ve got a prior commitment.
Bond’s boat disappears as guests pull ahead, then pull a quick 180-degree turn to witness an animatronic Bond shooting from the shore at the fuel barrels, blowing one of the remaining boats to smithereens. The fate of the second boat containing Quantano is uncertain. The effect would be similar to that from 3:03 – 3:52 in From Russia with Love, shown below.
Guests pull out of the rural waters and into what appears to be a city waterway. Everything is tranquil and pleasing, like a Bolivian Venice. A gondola is seen ahead, casually drifting towards the guests. Evidently, it is a hearse gondola, as a coffin can be seen on top and condolence flowers are scattered about. Strangely, the coffin cover opens and a body sits up with a machine gun, firing at the unassuming guests. The guests’ boat speeds up as machine gun fire ricochets off their boat and off the sidewalls surrounding them. 0:30 – 1:04 below shows a similar scene, though the coffin body throws knives.
The guests pull a tight turn into a larger body of water, almost like an inner city dam. The gondola does not appear to be pursuing, though a much larger ship can be seen coming in perpendicularly. Quantano can be seen manning a machine gun. The guests’ boat comes to a halt. During this gentle deceleration, the guests’ boat mounts a slim, underwater track. Quantano opens fire, but the guests cannot get around the large vessel. Their only option is to go over the ship. The boat accelerates toward Quantano as bullets continue to spray the waters around and in front of them. Unbeknownst to the guests, the boat is actually traveling on tracks above the water as it reaches the larger boat. The continuous splashes of the water and bright lighting and smoke of the mounted machine gun hide the track that travels above the enemy boat. Guests “launch” over the enemy boat, similarly to the scene in The World is Not Enough shown from 6:05 – 6:25 below.
Guests land and power out of sight. Bond’s boat appears from the right.
Bond: Miss me?
Bond’s boat accelerates ahead of the guests. There is a low-lying bridge ahead that is closing at a rapid rate. Although Bond may make it underneath, the guests certainly will not. As Bond travels through, the guests’ boat approaches the bridge, dives underneath, then re-emerges off of a ramp, gaining airtime. The scene is similar to the one below from 7:03 – 7:36, though guests will not actually get wet (well, maybe a little). The effect is similar to the one seen on the Incredible Hulk, with fog machines giving the effect of being underwater.
As the guests get their bearings, they notice yet another enemy motorboat accelerating towards them. As they veer right, they realized they’re cornered. Bond is nowhere to be seen. Guests accelerate toward the shore. The cops are now following the guests from the shore, accelerating at the same rate. A small loading ramp is used as a means for the guests to travel from the water to the road, losing the enemy boat and cutting off the police. Wheels underneath the boat allow for street cruising. 3:50 – 4:10 from Live and Let Die below demonstrate the basic idea, though the boat remains on the street and doesn’t return to the water.
The guests’ boat careens through the city. Bond pulls up in a motorcycle.
Bond: My apologies. Didn’t mean to hang you out to dry. Still, you seem to be getting the hang of it.
Quantano appears out of a nearby garage in a military jeep. Bond pulls away and guests follow. A street chase ensues. Guests narrowly dodge cars, pedestrians, and machine gun fire courtesy of Quantano. Several of his shots set off gags, such as a smashed window revealing a bather in a tub. As Quantano’s jeep corners the guests at a dock, they have only one choice: back to the water. This time, however, the guests actually submerge in the water… Well, not really, but the effects will make it feel like they have. The hood of the convertible car-boat closes. Simultaneously, the windows of the car convert to high-definition movie screens. Guests accelerate down the dock. Gunfire continues. The car is actually accelerating at this time, i.e., the physical feeling is not artificial. The car-boat launches off the end of the dock and into the water, submerging the guests. The launch and fall of the car-boat were also real, not artificial, though all of the images on the TV windows are simulated. As the guests pull a 180-degree turn, they can see Quantano’s jeep submerge into the water, as well, sinking to the bottom of the sea. At this point, the car is on a hydraulic ramp that simulates pitch, yaw, and roll, as guests experience the underwater scenery. 0:18 – 2:29 in the video below simulate the experience, including the re-emergence of the vehicle to the station platform.
From David L.Joshua, Great job. Do you know how to post pictures without imageshack?
Posted July 3, 2010 at 6:49 PM
From Tim WVery nice Joshua. We await to hear from Hannah. Plez try and post by tonight. I probably won't get a chance to check TPI besides tomorrow morning. So if hannah does not post by tonight, she may have till monday morning. However, if not then, we will have to move on with our competition and she will be eliminated by default. At that time I will post my commentary and submit the poll. And heres a look at next week's challenge:
Posted July 3, 2010 at 7:15 PM
Challenge 4: Water Show
From Scott EdmondsonHello, I'm the Scott Jim K mentioned who helped with the Titanic water ride. Jim came up with the concept you read, I just made the pictures happen, so the creative part was all his...also, if you couldnt tell most of the pics are screen shots from the James Cameron movie. a few are from the many books I have. I'm a bit of a Titanic buff, so I really enjoyed helping Jim on the project and hope you all enjoyed it
Posted July 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM
as for the picture thing, its easy... post text first, and yes, if you go over the screen goes blank and won't post to the site, then add pics, if any, afterward. I have 2 windows open, TPI and, in my case, Photobucket. and I resize all pictures to the standard medium size they have on that site, then copy the correct link and paste to your thread. Not hard.
From David L.alas... it won't let me edit my posts... oh well, i'll try posting pictures here:
Posted July 4, 2010 at 7:58 AM
From David L.ughhhh... oh well i guess i'll just go on without pictures... but what is the correct link or where can you find it?
Posted July 4, 2010 at 8:02 AM
From James KoehlDavid, I just did a test edit of an old post and it let me edit it fine. Good luck on getting this fixed! :+)
Posted July 4, 2010 at 8:06 AM
From Joshua CounsilThanks for the compliments.
Posted July 4, 2010 at 10:54 AM
David L. -
From Adam NodjomianDavid, make sure you post the HTML code. Hope this tip helps.
Posted July 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM
From Tim WHope everyone was enjoying their 4th of July! I know I did and I got the sunburn to prove it lol. Hannah, you have approximately 8 hours remaining on your time clock before your time here at Water Park Apprentice expires. In absense of her posting, only one other contestant will be eliminated this week.
Posted July 4, 2010 at 8:07 PM
From Tim WAlright everyone. The challenge is over, and Hannah Caller will be fired due to no posting. I submitted the poll to Robert and one contestant will be fired. And now for my commentary:
Posted July 5, 2010 at 5:13 AM
Dan: Excellent as usual. I liked how it was different from the boat ride.
Justin: Very clever idea. The ideas implemented in the ride such as the doughnut box rafts were great. One of my favorites
David: Very detailed ride. Alot of thought seemed like it was put into this ride.
Anthony: Specatacular. I thought it would work very well in Italy, better than your previous ride for Italy. You keep on creating amazing water thrill rides. One of my favorites.
James: My favorite of the week. The amount of work that went into this week's challenge from you was unbelievable. I could definately see this ride as a great e ticket for Universal. The idea of the guests being passangers inside a lifeboat was a great idea. Superb!
Adam: I liked the theme, but just so you know it wasn't supposed to be a water coaster. Very detailed and descriptive.
Joshua: Interesting idea for a ride. I really liked the concept. I would have never thought of using this for a water ride, but it works. Great job. One of my favorites.
From James KoehlThanks, Tim! It really was fun to create. Hey, Universal, need a "creative consultant?"
Posted July 5, 2010 at 5:37 AM
From David L.Commentary:
Posted July 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM
Daniel- cool ride. I think this would work really well if there was a Greece Pavilion
Dan- Excelent climax of the wonka series. This would be great fun.
Justin-Nice idea. I would really enjoy "getting into the movie" like this.
Anthony-LOVE IT! that would be so cool but it's kind of similar to Daniel's ride in a way.
James-speachless. THAT WAS AMAZING.
Adam- nice ride. the Lost Continent needs some new ride and this could be it.
Joshua-One of my favorites. James Bond is awsome and i think a ride like this would word but if a james bond ride did come out it would probably be a dark ride with cars but this would work too.
From Tim WIt seems due to my lack of time I will be unable to post my idea for Kali River Rapids. Jungle Book River Rapids. Well heres an update of how the finale might go. The two will be posting as normal, but I think we may be going with the site voting instead of the contestants. There has been a lot of dropouts and one person who failed to post so far. It may make things easier but I'm not sure. Also included in the finale will be the Water Park Apprentice Awards with a recap of some of the best of the season, and other special awards will be given out.
Posted July 5, 2010 at 10:30 AM
From Robert NilesVoting is now open.
Posted July 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM
From Tim WThanks Robert! Voting opened about 3 o clock ET, 12 PT, so voting shall close in exactly 24 hours.
Posted July 5, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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