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                     Rollercoaster Tycoon - Ride, Shop, & Stall FAQ
                                 Version 1.4 (12/30/04)
                     By Jim Chamberlin (red_phoenix_1@hotmail.com)
    
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        This FAQ covers only the Ride, Shops, and Stalls of RollerCoaster Tycoon.
        For a more complete FAQ, stay tuned for the FAQ I'm helping Dan Simpson 
        with, as that will be THE RCT FAQ on the 'Net!
    
    
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                                   Table Of Contents
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        I.    Transport Rides
        II.   Gentle Rides
        III.  Roller Coasters
        IV.   Thrill Rides
        V.    Water Rides
        VI.   Stalls & Shops
        VII.  Other Notes
        VIII. Legal Notice & Acknowledgments
    
    
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                                  I.   Transport Rides
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    Miniature Railroad
    Construction: Narrow-guage railroad track, with miniature passenger trains.
    Researchable Vehicles: Steam Train with Covered Cars
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 29ft
    Vehicles: Steam Train
    Approximate Cost: $1,300 upwards
    
    
    Monorail
    Construction: Track is a box-section steel rail supported on square-section
    steel posts.  Trains are powered and run along the top of the rail with
    additional wheels either side for stability.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 32ft
    Vehicles: Small Monorail Car, Large Monorail Train
    Approximate Cost: $1,550 upwards
    
    
    Suspended Monorail
    Construction: Track is a box-section steel rail suspended by steel support
    legs.  Trains are powered, and hang underneath the rail.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 52 ft
    Vehicles: Suspended Monorail Train
    Approximate Cost: $2,400
    
    
    Chairlift
    Construction: Car hangs from a steel cable which runs continuously from one end
    of the chairlift to the other end and around large turnaround wheels at each
    end.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 173ft
    Vehicles: Chairlift Cars, Chairlift Cars (Alternate)
    Approximate Cost: $1,440 upwards
    
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                                   II.   Gentle Rides
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    Cycle Railway
    Construction: Track consists of steel rails for supporting and guiding the 
    bicycles.
    Max. Height above ground: 19ft
    Vehicles: Bicycles
    Approximate Cost: $450 upwards
    
    
    Crooked House
    Construction: Wooden building with crooked rooms designed to disorientate 
    people walking through it.
    Approximate Cost: $260
    
    
    Haunted House
    Construction: Large themed building containing scary corridors and spooky rooms.
    Vehicles: Haunted house Building
    Approximate Cost: $340
    
    
    Ferris Wheel
    Construction: Large wheel with 16 self-righting chairs
    Vehicles: Ferris Wheel
    Approximate Cost: $450
    
    
    Hedge Maze
    Construction: Maze is constructed from 6-foot tall hedges.  Guests wander 
    around the maze and can only leave through the exit.
    Approximate Cost: $216 upwards
    
    
    Merry-Go-Round
    Construction: Circular carousel with horses and a fairground organ mounted in 
    the center.
    Vehicles: Carousel
    Approximate Cost: $460
    
    
    Miniature Golf
    Construction: A gentle game of miniature golf.
    Approximate Cost: $740 upwards
    
    
    Observation Tower
    Construction: The tower is a cylindrical steel structure.  The observation car 
    is hauled up by cables running to the top of the tower.
    Vehicles: Rotating Cabin
    Approximate Cost: $592 upwards
    
    
    Car Ride
    Construction: Track is made from wood planking, with a central guide rail.  Cars
    are powered, and follow the guide rail along the track
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 26ft
    Vehicles: Sportscars, Racing Cars, Trucks
    Approximate Cost: $540 upwards
    
    
    Cycle Monorail
    Construction: The powered cars run on steel track, and are controlled by the 
    pedaling of the riders.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 29ft
    Vehicles: Helicopter Cars
    Approximate Cost: $540 upwards
    
    
    Spiral Slide
    Construction: Wooden structure with an internal staircase and an external 
    spiral slide for use with slide mats.
    Approximate Cost: $330
    
    
    Bumper Cars
    Construction: Metal roofing and overhead mesh provide power for the bumper cars.
    Vehicles: Bumper Cars
    Approximate Cost: $440
    
    
    Space Rings
    Construction: Each space ring consists of concentric steel pivoted to allow 
    free rotation in all directions.
    Vehicles: Space Rings
    Approximate Cost: $288
    
    
    Cicrus Show
    Construction: Show takes place inside a circus-style big top tent
    Approximate Cost: $500
    
    
    Ghost Train
    Construction: track has a central guide rail, and can be constructed above 
    ground or underground to create an enclosed ride.  Cars are powered, and follow 
    the guide rail along the track.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 32ft
    Vehicles: Ghost Train Cars
    Approximate Cost: $570 upwards
    
    
    Flying Saucers
    Construction: Air is kept under pressure beneath the floor, entering the flying 
    saucer cars through valves in the floor.  The cars then float on the cushion 
    of air this creates.
    Vehicles: Flying Saucers
    Approximate Cost: $560
    
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                                 III.   Roller Coasters
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    Wooden Side-Friction
    Construction: Track is laminated wood, topped with a flat steel running rail, 
    constructed on a wooden support structure.  Trains are guided along the track 
    by side-friction wheels running inside wooden guide rails.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 78ft
    Vehicles: Wooden Side-Friction Cars
    Other Info: Cheap and easy to build, but the track layout needs to be designed 
    carefully, otherwise the cars can fly straight off the track on the hills.
    Approximate Cost: $1,517 upwards
    
    
    Virginia Reel
    Construction: Track is a flat-bottomed wooden trough.  The cars are guided 
    along the track by the sides of the trough, spinning as they touch the sides.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 59ft
    Vehicles: Virginia Reel Tubs
    Other Info: Design the track layout with as many corners as possible to keep 
    the circular cars spinning.
    Approximate Cost: $975 upwards
    
    
    Wooden Reverser
    Construction: Track is laminated wood, topped with a flat steel running rail,
    constructed on a wooden support structure.  Cars run on bogies guided along
    the track by side-friction wheels running.  Special sections of track are used
    to turn the car around, allowing it to run backwards.
    Special track elements: Reversing stations
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 78ft
    Vehicles: Reverser Cars
    Approximate Cost: $1,517 upwards
    
    
    Wooden
    Construction: Track is laminated wood, topped with a flat steel running rail, 
    constructed on a wooden support structure.  Trains are held on the track by 
    upstop wheels, which run under the inside edge of the rails.  
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, On-Ride Photo, Water Splash
    Researchable Special track elements: Vertical Loop.
    Banked curves: 30 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 105ft
    Vehicles: Wooden Roller Coaster Train, Wooden Roller Coaster Train (Backwards)
    Other Info: A good Wooden Roller Coaster is fast, has plenty of air-time, some 
    lateral G's, steep drops, and is designed to feel 'out-of-control'.
    Approximate Cost: $2,800 upwards
    
    
    Wooden Twister
    Construction: Track is laminated wood, topped with a flat steel running rail, 
    constructed on a wooden support structure.  Trains are held on the track by
    upstop wheel, which run under the inside edge of the rails.  Special track 
    elements: Banked Curves, Steep Twist, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo
    Banked Curves: 50-degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 105ft
    Vehicles: Roller Coaster Train
    Other Info: Trains are articulated and have flanged running wheels to allow 
    smoother ride on twisted track.
    Approximate Cost: $2,800 upwards
    
    
    Wooden Crazy Rodent
    Construction: Track is laminated wood topped with a flat steel running rail, 
    constructed on a wooden support structure.  Cars are held on the track by 
    mushroom shaped pegs running between steel guide rails in the center of the 
    track, allowing the cars to tilt over corners.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 59ft
    Vehicles: Mouse Cars, Mine Trucks
    Other Info: A good Crazy Rodent Roller Coaster is all about tight turns and 
    sudden drops-the more intense, the better.
    Approximate Cost: $1,480 upwards
    
    
    Steel Wild Mouse
    Construction: Track consists of tubular steel rails.  Supports are large tubular
    steel posts.  Care are held on the track by wheels above, below and inside the
    running rails.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 68ft
    Vehicles: Mouse Cars
    Other Info: A good Crazy Rodent is all about tight turns and sudden drops - the
    more the better.
    Approximate Cost: $1,640 upwards
    
    
    Inverted Wild Mouse
    Construction: Track consists of tubular steel rails.  Supports are large tubular
    steel posts.  Cars hang under the track, held on by wheels above, below and
    outside the running rails.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 68ft
    Vehicles: Suspended Wild Mouse Cars
    Other Info: A good Crazy Rodent Roller Coaster is all about tight turns and
    sudden drops  the more intense the better.
    Approximate Cost: $2,000 upwards
    
    
    Steel Mini
    Construction: Track has steel running rails with cross-bracing.  Supports are 
    thin square-section posts.  Trains are held on the track by wheels above, below
    and outside the running rails.
    Special Track elements: Banked Curves, Banked Helix.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees (straight and curved)
    Max. Height above ground: 65ft
    Vehicles: 'Ladybird' Cars, 'Log' Cars, Spinning Cars, 'Rocket' Cars
    Other Info: Cheaper than other types of roller coaster, but can't be built as 
    tall and curves can't be banked.
    Approximate Cost: $1,320 upwards
    
    
    Mine Train
    Construction: Track consists of tubular steel running rails, fastened to a 
    wooden support structure. Trains are held on the track by wheels above, below, 
    and inside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo
    Banked curves: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 68ft
    Vehicles: Mine Train
    Other Info: The Mine Train is all about fast, smooth, twisted track, and can be 
    improved considerably by adding tunnels.
    Approximate Cost: $3,050 upwards
    
    
    Steel
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the inside edges of 
    the track by wheels above, below and outside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, Banked Helix,
    On-Ride Photo
    Banked curved: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 150ft
    Vehicles: Roller Coaster Train
    Other Info: Gives a very smooth rid, and allows the design of long, fast, 
    twisted layouts.
    Approximate Cost: $3,350 upwards
    
    
    Stand Up
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the inside edges of 
    tubular steel running rails.  Supports are large tubular steel posts. Trains are
    held on the track by wheels above, below, and outside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, On-Ride Photo
    Researchable Special track elements: Half-Loop, Corkscrew.
    Banked curves: 30 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 131ft
    Vehicles: Stand-Up Roller Coaster Cars
    Other Info: Gives a more intense ride than a sit-down roller coaster, so the 
    track requires careful design to avoid high G forces, especially lateral G's.
    Approximate Cost: $3,750 upwards
    
    
    Steel Corkscrew
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the outside edges 
    of tubular steel running rails.  Supports are large tubular steel posts.  Trains
    are held on the track by wheels above, below and inside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, Half Loop, 
    Corkscrew, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo
    Banked Curves: 50-degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 239ft
    Vehicles: Roller Coaster Train
    Other Info: Can give a slightly rough ride, but allows the most complex track 
    elements to be used, can be built to large height.
    Approximate Cost: $3,900 upwards
    
    
    Steel Twister
    Construction: Track has a box-section steel spine, connected to the inside 
    edges of tubular steel running rails. Supports are large tubular steel posts. 
    Trains are held on the track by wheels above, below and outside the running 
    rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, Half Loop, 
    Corkscrew, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo, Barrel Roll, Large Loop and Half Loop
    Researchable Special track elements: Launched Lift Hill.
    Banked curves: 50-degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 282ft
    Vehicles: Roller Coaster Train, Stand-Up Roller Coaster Train
    Researchable Vehicles: Floorless Roller Coaster Train, Floorless Roller Coaster
    Train (non-looping).
    Other Info: Articulated trains allow this type of roller coaster to use a wide 
    variety of twisted track and inversions.
    Approximate Cost: $4,950 upwards
    
    
    Suspended
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the inside edges of 
    tubular steel running rails.  Supports are larges tubular steel posts. Trains 
    hang underneath the track, swinging freely from a chassis held on by wheels 
    above, below and outside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Helix
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 105ft
    Vehicles: Suspended Swinging Cars
    Other Info: A good Suspended Roller Coaster requires plenty of curves and 
    helixes to provide the high lateral G's required to swing the cars.
    Approximate Cost: $3,550 upwards
    
    
    Inverted
    Construction: Track has a square-section steel spine, connected to the inside 
    edges of tubular steel rails.  Supports are large square-section steel posts. 
    Trains hang underneath the track, held in position by wheels above, below and 
    outside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, Inline 
    Twist, Half Loop, Corkscrew, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo
    Banked curves: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degree
    Max. Height above ground: 118ft
    Vehicles: Suspended Chairs
    *Note* - Loopy Landscapes adds a new vehicle with a 4-across seating arrangement
    Other Info: An Inverted Roller Coaster feels more intense and exciting than a 
    sit-down roller coaster; due to the exposed feeling the riders have with their
    feet dangling below them and the lack of a car around them.
    Approximate Cost: $4,100 upwards
    
    
    Suspended Looping
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the outside edge of
    tubular steel running rails.  Supports are large tubular steel posts.  Trains
    hang underneath the track, held in position by wheels above, below, and inside
    the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, In-Line
    Twists, Half Loop, Corkscrew, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo
    Banked Curves: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Maximum Height above ground: 118ft
    Vehicles: Inverted Coaster Trains, Face-Off Cars
    Other Info: The Suspended looping coaster allows compact track layouts and
    various types of inversions.  The cars hang beneath the track, with the
    passengers' feet dangling below.
    Approximate Cost: $3750 upwards
    
    
    Suspended Single-Rail
    Construction: Track is a single tubular steel rail, supported by tubular steel 
    posts.  Cars hang from the rail, swinging freely from side to side.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 42ft
    Vehicles: Single-Person Swinging Chairs, Lying-Down Swinging Cars
    Approximate Cost: $1,800 upwards
    
    
    Single-Rail
    Construction: Track consists of two tubular steel rails, one above the other 
    connected by bracing.  Supports are thin tubular steel posts.  Cars are held on 
    the track by wheels above, below and either side of the rails.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 59ft
    Vehicles: Horses, Motorbikes
    Other Info: An exciting ride, as the riders feel vulnerable sitting so high 
    above the track. Corners have no banking, so be careful to avoid high lateral 
    G's.
    Approximate Cost: $1,680 upwards
    
    
    Bobsled
    Construction: Track is a semi-circular channel, supported by tubular steel 
    posts. Cars run on small wheels, and are free to take their own course along 
    the track, guided only y the curvature and gradient of the channel.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Banked Helix
    Banked curves: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 78ft
    Vehicles: Bobsleigh Cars
    Other Info: Track layout requires very careful planning, as cars can crash of 
    the track at the crests of hills if it is going to fast.
    Approximate Cost: $2,700 upwards
    
    
    Heartline Twister
    Construction: Track consists of tubular steel running rails running through 
    circular steel hoops. Cars run centrally between the rails, allowing heartline 
    twists.
    Special track elements: Heartline Roll
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 95ft
    Vehicles: Twister Cars, Twister Cars (Reversed)
    Other Info: Due to the constraints of the track and car design, corners are not 
    possible, so build a complete circuit special transfer tracks are used to 
    transfer between a lower and an upper track.
    Approximate Cost: $3,030 upwards
    
    
    Flying
    Construction: Track has a tubular steel spine, connected to the outside edges 
    of tubular steel running rails.  Supports are large tubular steel posts.  Trains
    are held on the track by wheels below and inside the running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked curves, Vertical Loop, Steep Twist, Banked Helix,
    On-Ride Photo, Inline Twists
    Researchable Special track elements: Corkscrew, Half-Loop.
    Banked Curves: 50 degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximim slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 111ft
    Vehicles: Flying Roller Coaster Train
    Other Info: To give the feeling of flight, the passengers ride in a lying-down 
    position.  The track can twist to allow the riders to travel face-up with the 
    track below them, or suspended face-down with the track above them.
    Approximate Cost: $4,000 upwards
    
    
    Reverse Whoa Belly
    Construction: Car runs on steel girder tracks.  The car is accelerated  out of
    the station, along level track using Linear Induction Motors.  It then coasts 
    up the vertical section of track, and free-falls backwards down the track to 
    return to the station.
    Maximum track slope: 90 degrees
    Vehicles: Reverse Whoa Belly Car
    Other Info: The ultimate speed of this ride is controlled by the length of the
    straight track - to achieve maximum speed, a very long length of acceleration
    track must be built before the slope upwards.
    Approximate Cost: $6,750 upwards
    
    
    Vertical
    Construction: Track has a square section steel spine, connected to the inside 
    edges of tubular steel running rails. Supports are large square section steel 
    posts. Trains are held on the track by wheels above, below, and outside the
    running rails.
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Steep Twist, Banked Helix, On-Ride Photo,
    Vertical drop, Holding Brake (for vertical drop)
    Banked Curves: 50-degree banking
    Maximum track slope: 90 degrees
    Lift hill maximum slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 239ft
    Vehicles: Vertical Roller Coaster Cars
    Other Info: Gives a smooth ride with limited scope for special track, but 
    allows vertical track to be built.
    Approximate Cost: $3,780 upwards
    
    
    Air Powered Vertical
    Construction: Track consists of steel of steel girders.  Trains run on rubber
    tires to give a smooth ride, with up-stop wheels below.
    Special Track Elements: Banked Curve, Vertical Track
    Maximum track slope: 90 degrees
    Vehicles: Air Powered Coaster Train
    Other Info: The train is launched out of the station by an air-powered launch
    system.  To achieve a comfortable ride, the launch speed should be carefully
    chosen so the train is travelling at a minimum speed over the crest of the
    hill.
    Approximate Cost: $6750 upwards
    
    
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                                   IV.   Thrill Rides
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    Scrambled Eggs
    Construction: Three pairs of seats rotate at the end of three rotating arms.
    Vehicles: Scrambled Eggs Arms and Cars
    Approximate Cost: $360
    
    
    Whoa Belly
    Construction: The tower is constructed from steel girders and contains large 
    pneumatic cylinders to launch the car upwards.
    Vehicles: Whoa Belly Car
    Approximate Cost: $800 upwards
    
    
    Swinging Ship
    Construction: Large ship suspended from steel supports.
    Vehicles: Swinging Ship
    Approximate Cost: $387
    
    
    Go Karts
    Construction: Tarmac track with tyre barriers on each side.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 29ft
    Vehicles: Go Karts
    Approximate Cost: $920 upwards
    
    
    Swinging Inverted Ship
    Construction: Large ship attached to arm with counterweight at opposite end.  
    Swings through complete 360 degree circle.
    Vehicles: Swinging Inverter Ship
    Approximate Cost: $424
    
    
    Motion Simulator
    Construction: Simulator pod mounted on a hydraulic arm.
    Vehicles: Simulator Pod
    Approximate Cost: $440
    
    
    3D Cinema
    Construction: Cinema is located inside a geodesic sphere.
    Vehicles: Cinema Building
    Approximate Cost: $560
    
    
    Gravitron
    Construction: Gondola is suspended by large rotating arms at each side.  The 
    supporting arms can both move the gondola and rotate it upside down in a preset 
    sequence.
    Vehicles: Gravitron Car
    Approximate Cost: $580
    
    
    Roto-Drop
    Construction: The ring of seats is pulled up to the top of the tower while 
    gently rotating, then allowed to free-fall down, stopping gently at the bottom 
    using magnetic brakes.
    Vehicles: Freefall Car
    Approximate Cost: $880 upwards
    
    
    Enterprise
    Construction: Passenger-carrying pods hand around the edge of the wheel, which
    first starts spinning and then lifted up by a supporting arm.
    Vehicles: Enterprise Wheel
    Approximate Cost: $800
    
    
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                                    V.   Water Rides
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    Water Slide
    Construction: Track is a semi-circular plastic channel with a small amount of 
    water running along it.  Boats slide along the track, assisted by the flow of 
    water.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift hill maximum: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 65ft
    Vehicles: Dinghies
    Other Info: A good Water Slide requires at least one steep drop, but can be 
    extended into a complex layout, so long as care is taken on the crests of hills,
    as dinghies can crash off track.
    Approximate Cost: $1,200 upwards
    
    
    Jet Skis
    Construction: Jet SKis loading platform is built on a lake.
    Vehicles: Jet Skis
    Approximate Cost: $205+
    
    
    Log Flume
    Construction: Water Flume track supported by box-section steel supports.  Boats 
    are propelled up slopes on rollers, and are then free to travel along the water 
    channel at their own pace.
    Special track elements: Reverser Turntable
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 39ft
    Vehicles: Log Flume Boats
    Approximate Cost: $1,320 upwards
    
    
    River Rapids
    Construction: Concrete water channel. Boats are free to take their own course 
    along the channel.
    Maximum track slope: 25 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 39ft
    Vehicles: Rapids Boats
    Approximate Cost: $1,840 upwards
    
    
    River Ride
    Construction: Water channel is supported by steel lattice supports.  The 
    large-capacity flat-bottomed boats are propelled up slopes on a conveyor belt, 
    and are the guided along the water channel by guidewheels under the hull.
    Maximum track slope: 60 degrees
    Max. Height above ground: 68ft
    Vehicles: Boats
    Other Info: As well as creating a gentle themed river ride, the ride can be 
    used to create a thrilling splash ride if a steep drop is designed into the 
    layout.
    Approximate Cost: $1,260
    
    
    Boat Hire
    Construction: Boat dock consists of wooden platforms built on a lake.  Guide 
    tracks can be built to limit where passengers steer the boats.
    Vehicles: Rowing Boats, Swan Peddle-Boats, Bumper Boats, Water Tricycles
    Approximate Cost: $205 upwards
    
    
    Raft Ride
    Construction: Water channel is supported by steel lattice supports.  The raft
    boats are guided along the water channel by guide-wheels under the hull.
    Vehicles: Raft Boats
    Approximate Cost: $900+
    
    
    Water Coaster
    Construction: Track has steel running rails with cross-bracing,
    Special track elements: Banked Curves, Banked Helix
    Max. track slope: 60 degrees
    Lift Hill Max. Slope: 25 degrees
    Max. height above ground: 78ft
    Vehicles: Boats
    *Note* - The "water splash" sections can only be level track, either straight
    segments or standard-radius curves.
    Other Info: A mixture of a roller coaster and a water splash ride.  The boats
    run on rails, allowing fast spiral turns and steep drops, which can be enhanced
    by carefully positioned water splash sections
    Approximate Cost: $1640+
    
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                                  VI.   Stalls & Shops
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    Ice Cream Stall
    Sells: Ice Creams
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    Fries Stall
    Sells: Fries
    Approximate Cost: $300
    
    
    Hot Dog Stall
    Sells: Hot Dogs
    Approximate Cost: $290
    
    
    Pizza Stall
    Sells: Pizza
    Approximate Cost: $275
    
    
    Burger Bar
    Sells: Burgers
    Approximate Cost: $300
    
    
    Fried Chicken Stall
    Sells: Fried Chicken
    Approximate Cost: $260
    
    
    Exotic Sea-Food Stall
    Sells: Tentacles
    Approximate Cost: $325
    
    
    Coffee Shop
    Sells: Coffee
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    
    Drink Stall
    Sells: Drinks
    Approximate Cost: $225
    
    
    Lemonade Stall
    Sells: Lemonade
    Approximate Cost: $210
    
    
    
    Cotton Candy Stall
    Sells: Cotton Candy
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    Popcorn Stall
    Sells: Popcorn
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    Donut Shop
    Sells: Donuts
    Approximate Cost: $262
    
    
    Candy Apple Shop
    Sells: Candy Apples
    Approximate Cost: $245
    
    
    Balloon Stall
    Sells: Balloons
    Approximate Cost: $200
    
    
    Souvenir Stall
    Sells: Cuddly Toys and Umbrellas
    Approximate Cost: $210
    
    
    T-Shirt Stall
    Sells: T-Shirts
    Approximate Cost: $255
    
    
    Hat Stall
    Sells: Hats
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    Information Kiosk
    Sells: Park Maps and Umbrellas
    Approximate Cost: $250
    
    
    Bathroom
    Construction: Prefabricated concrete building
    Approximate Cost: $200
    
    
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                                   VII.   Other Notes
    ================================================================================
    
      These all come from Greg Wolking...
    
    
      It may be useful to note that the Steel Mini, Vertical, and all 
      "Crazy Rodent" coasters allow direct transitions from level track to steep 
      (60-degree) slopes.
    
    
      Also, the wooden and steel "twister" coasters have a unique track segment 
      that can be very useful in tight spots.  This segment provides a transition 
      from a small-radius banked curve to a 25-degree upward slope (and 
      vice-versa).  The existence of this track segment is not obvious.  It's not 
      mentioned in the manual and it's not a "special" segment. I stumbled across 
      it purely by accident -- you have to push the track selection buttons in 
      just the right sequence to build this particular segment.
    
    
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                        VIII.   Legal Notice & Acknowledgments
    ================================================================================
    
      - Chris Sawyer for making one hell of a game.  Keep going with the series!
    
      - Jeff Veasey and GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com) for hosting this FAQ.
    
      - Al Amaloo and Game Winners (http://www.gamewinners.com) for hosting this
        FAQ.
    
      - Greg Wolking for several small additions.
    
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