Future City

For a finale to Week three’s entries, I am going to go over another idea out of creativity. Although I like to write ideas, they will never come real (except for my Swamp Cafe idea, hopefully). Future City is an amusement park that is all science-fiction themed. Not just sci-fi, but all about the future. Robots, advanced machinery, spaceships, all of the futuristic stuff. As a fan of the science-fiction stuff, I came up with an idea to fit with the futuristic theme. I might even go over promotions. Right now, I don’t know how businesses work, so this isn’t a business plan. It’s an idea, a concept for an amusement park. I’m writing for fun. Try not to steal my idea, even if there’s no guarantee if it comes real. I might get involved in running an amusement park in the future, but you may never know. I shared this idea on my blog on Bell Tree. Maybe I should share it here too, but only re-written to make it better.

When I was 11 years old, I started playing a game called Roller Coaster Tycoon 2, the sequel of the original Roller Coaster Tycoon. The RCT franchise is the most popular of the Tycoon franchises, made by many companies and publishers that don’t work together. It’s not just a game where you can build your own amusement parks, but you even get to make the coasters as well. RCT2 is the one I played. I built several parks, including buildings, rides, and many sorts of things. This is what sparked my interest into building amusement parks, so I know a little more about amusement parks than just Disneyland or Disney World. And Future City is one of the ideas for an amusement park.

Future City is divided into four different worlds, each having their own entry to the park. In each world, all rides have to stick with the same motif, but not the whole park. I could come up with an amusement park with all worlds having their own themes, such as modern, western, medieval, and future, but I prefer to go over a close-up on the future. Each world has ten rides, three other attractions, and a few kiosks. There are only two featured rides. They have an asterisk in their name.

New Civilization

The world on the south is the first one – New Civilization. Although the park has four entries, the grand entry is at this region. This whole area resembles a future city with skyscrapers made of colored metals, like in red, orange, green, and blue. It’s not all brown and gray. There are decorative lights, windows, doors, and hovercars, with all of these (except the lights) are not real. Some buildings aren’t for show only. They have rides and attractions.

Rides:

  1. Boat of the Future – more like a pirate ship ride, but with the future theme and no pirates.
  2. City Tours* – a car ride with hovercar shaped cars. They are different to the roller coaster with the car model since all cars are enclosed. You get to see the vision of the future.
  3. Future Theater – a 3-D cinema where you can see future shows.
  4. Glow Coaster* – hyper twister coaster that is entirely indoors. Every track piece has glowing tunnels. It starts out with a lift hill with slow chasing lights in pink, purple, and blue going down the hill as the the car goes up. The higher, the dimmer. At the last section of the lift hill and the first drop (also the tallest drop), the ride is pitch-dark. There are mostly helixes and drops throughout the ride, but you get to move through these disco tunnels. Lights flash from medium to medium-slow speed to show excitement and to prevent seizures.
  5. Hover Car Twister – similar to these twister rides or mixer rides at the fairground, but you are sitting in a hovercar, spinning around a satellite tower.
  6. Laser Tag – a laser tag stadium. What kind of futuristic amusement park is it without one?
  7. Maze Tower – three-story tower with mazes. One with steel walls, one with holographic walls that change sectors, and one with laser fence walls. Each floor also has a checkpoint before the end.
  8. Motor Boats – this is a boat ride with futuristic boats. You get to ride over a lake bounded by futuristic homes.
  9. Observatory of the Future – Not really a ride, but more like a tower you can go up and down on, with the museum on the top floor.
  10. Terror in the Skies – small coaster with hover car shaped cars. Similar to City Tours, but more resembling a roller coaster than a gentle ride while cars aren’t enclosed.

Other attractions:

  1. Future City Buffet – Future City’s only buffet attraction, with American food being sold here.
  2. Ice Cream Tower – a food attraction that sells only ice cream. It resembles a tall tower, but you can only get it on one floor.
  3. Future City Emporium – the largest gift shop in Future City. Sells everything sci-fi related, but some of the space themed, digital themed, and industrial themed items aren’t sold here.

Other information:

Future City has a monorail station that takes you to all four worlds. The New Civilization theme looks like a future train station. You also have a bus that can take you to two places in New Civilization. Colored glow lamps, colored metal seats, and colored steel trash cans are along the paths.

Galactic World

The world on the east is the heart of science fiction. Everything is under the space theme. Glass tunnels resembling a lunar base covers every path. All rides are indoors and not under the glass tunnels.

Rides:

  1. Black Hole – part of a building that is known as the Space Carnival, Black Hole is a tilt-a-whirl ride where the platform looks like a black hole, as the seats look like asteroids. You even hear blowing sounds as you ride.
  2. Flying Saucers – this ride is another ride in the Space Carnival. It is supposed to be a dodgems/bumper car ride with UFO shaped cars.
  3. Gravitron – even another ride in the Space Carnival. It’s a UFO shaped ride where you can feel a centrifugal force.
  4. Lunar Base – Future City’s only junior coaster. It’s still a coaster, but only less thrilling. You get to ride through a lunar base. This is not in the Space Carnival.
  5. Lunar Carousel – similar to a very famous amusement park ride, the carousel. You get to ride rockets that go up and down. Part of the Space Carnival.
  6. Solar System* – a basic car ride where you get to ride a space shuttle-shaped car. It’s not just a gentle ride, but an educational one as well.
  7. Space Rider* – part of another completely indoor building. There are loops, corkscrews, and helixes. The ride starts out on a lunar base, and you get to ride through future towns and the galaxy. There are planets, asteroids, and stars in both the background and ride props. The coaster cars are shaped like rockets too.
  8. Space Rings – a Space Carnival ride, where you get to stand in the rings that spin in three dimensions.
  9. Space Wheel – the last of the Space Carnival rides on this list. This is a futuristic Ferris Wheel.
  10. Spaceship Escape – a car ride that takes place on a huge spaceship. The story is about a person imprisoned on a spaceship, and is trying to escape. Several ride events and animatronic figures are seen on this ride.

Other attractions:

  1. Space Pizzeria – individual attraction in Galactic World. It only sells pizza and drinks, but has more variety of pizzas than the other pizza-selling places in Future City.
  2. Space Gift Store – the gift shop in the Galactic World. It’s more emphasized on space toys. Part of a building conjoined to the Space Pizzeria.
  3. Carnival Games – there are eight carnival games in the Space Carnival building.

Other information:

Future City has a monorail station that takes you to all four worlds. The Galactic World theme looks like a space base. There are only seven buildings with every attraction inside them. Star lamps, rocket-shaped trash cans, and metal benches are the path goods in this world.

Pixel City

The world on the north is about the first step towards the future – computers. More like a Tron themed section, but not containing too many references to Tron. It’s a virtual reality themed section, otherwise known as the glow theme or digital theme. Glow strips on walls, computer parts as scenery, holographic grids, data decorations, and geometric shapes are the key decorations of this world. Most attractions are in poorly-lit buildings with glow colors of any color.

Rides:

  1. Cable City – you get to ride microchip shaped cars inside a giant CPU tower. There are giant microchips, energy tunnels, data bridges, strange glowing computer symbols, and wires are part of the ride. The purpose of the ride is to view holographic screens that show videos of any event in Future City.
  2. Cyber Arcade – Future City’s only arcade. It could be anywhere, but best fit in Pixel City. Some games have tickets for redemption prizes, but others don’t.
  3. Digital Galaxy* – another completely indoor ride. The building is mostly empty with a glowing grid floor, glowing walls, and cyber-themed city on the inside, like in Tron. The main part of the ride is the indoor inverted roller coaster that hangs from the track and goes around several drops and inversions. It’s like Space Rider, but only digital themed, on an inverted track, and floorless.
  4. Digital Rockets – a thunder bobs ride where the cars shape like rockets.
  5. Digital Turns – a swinging inverter ship that looks like a computer’s interior on the inside.
  6. Glow Putt – a large glow-putt course. The only difference is that it uses cyber-themed buildings and geometrical shapes as props.
  7. Glow Pyramid – a walkthrough attraction with a playground at the end. It’s basically a fun house like attraction.
  8. Launch Tower – a drop tower ride. It is indoors, but you can see what the tower looks like as it feels like the outdoors. Another glow-themed ride.
  9. Pixelated* – an 8-bit themed haunted hotel ride where you can see 8-bit images that can either scare you or entertain you. Even 8-bit music is being played.
  10. Sea of Information – a splash boats ride that is similar to Cable City and Digital Galaxy, but only with medium intensity and with water. Not only that, but the holographic screens are not there.

Other attractions:

  1. Digital Cafe – a restaurant with seating reservations. Robot cars deliver the food to you, but you can’t see them since the 8-bit screens cover their tracks. They’ll stop for you to pick up the food, and go when they need to deliver the food or return to the kitchen.
  2. Digital Bakery – a bakery that sells baked goods. Still has the cyber theme.
  3. Digital Gift Shop – a gift shop that exclusively sells gifts of the digital theme, plus a few 8-bit handheld games.

Other information:

Future City has a monorail station that takes you to all four worlds. The section in Pixel City looks like a small train station, but there are lights that turn on at night. Metal posts, back-less benches, and trash cans are all over this area. At night, they have lights that turn on, providing a glow.

Robot Industrial Land

The world on the west has another major component in sci-fi – robots. It’s a factory themed part of the park. There are some indoor rides, but mostly outdoor rides. Thrill rides and scenic robots are all over this region.

Rides:

  1. Cogwheel of Corruption – the base plate looks like a gear, but the ride is a roundup ride.
  2. Conveyer Belt – a zipper ride.
  3. Evil Machine – a twirling like machine. You can move upside down or right side up, but spins around. The ride is very scary, hence the name.
  4. Factory Tours – pretty much like a minecart ride, but in machine-shaped cars going through giant machines.
  5. Factory of Terror* – a shooting gallery like car ride, where you get to shoot at the robots as you ride.
  6. Industrial Rally – a go-karts attraction, and the only one of Future City. You race through a factory-like place.
  7. Machine of Terror* – twister roller coaster that takes place inside a machine. The scary machine scenery and the loops, corkscrews, drops, and high speed makes this ride scarier. But to be serious, this is a very safe ride.
  8. Robot Hand – a robotic claw ride.
  9. Robot Theater – an animatronics theater.
  10. Time Machine – a motion simulator ride where you get to see the visions of the past.

Other attractions:

  1. Robot Courtyard – a food court where you can get any food you want.
  2. Gadget Gift Shop – this gift shop has emphasis on advanced machinery toys and stuff in the amusement park.
  3. Mechanic Mansion – an activity center where you can make crafts and build with robotics

Other information:

Future City has a monorail station that takes you to all four worlds. The Robot Industrial Land theme looks like a factory. There aren’t very many buildings. The lampposts have gears, the benches look like robots, and the trash cans have the robot looks.

Promotions

I’ve been thinking that when a holiday comes up, there should be some kind of promotions or redecorating of the park to fit with the holiday. There might even be some contests in each section of the park. Prizes include free ride admissions, free food, free gifts, and a pass to the front of the line.

That’s all I can say. If you like to comment, feel free to do so. But if you’re gonna be rude or telling me to stop blogging, please do not post.

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