SIM THEME PARK:GOLD EDITION
A strategy guide 
FINAL EDITION
For PC

Written by CHAZ5000, an author hoping to get the FAQ Bounty on 
 this game!
E-Mail Address alvintex_99@yahoo.com

Legal Information:
Sim Theme Park is copyright Electronic Arts.

Current Version of this guide:
Version 1.2-04/06/01:After several requests, I added Roller
Coaster information(How to build one and such!).


TABLE OF CONTENTS
STARTING IN LOST KINGDOM
  Section 1:Starting the game in Lost Kingdom
  Section 2:Going for Gold in Lost Kingdom
  Section 3:Expanding your park in Lost Kingdom
STARTING IN HALLOWEEN WORLD
  Section 4:Starting the game in Halloween World
  Section 5:Going for Gold in Halloween World
  Section 6:Expending your park in Halloween World
CONTINUING YOUR PARK
  Section 7:Wonder Land
  Section 8:Space Zone
VARIOUS INFORMATION
  Section 9:Ten hints to get a great park
  Section 10:First five things you get Gold Tickets for
  Section 11:ROLLER COASTER INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
APPENDICES:
 RIDE INFORMATION
  Appendix A:Ride Information for Lost Kingdom
  Appendix B:Ride Information for Halloween World
  Appendix C:Ride Information for Wonder Land
  Appendix D:Ride Information for Space Zone
 SIDESHOW INFORMATION
  Appendix E:Sideshow Information for Lost Kingdom
  Appendix F:Sideshow Information for Halloween World
  Appendix G:Sideshow Information for Wonder Land
  Appendix H:Sideshow Information for Space Zone
 SHOP INFORMATION
  Appendix I:Shop Information for Lost Kingdom
  Appendix J:Shop Information for Halloween World
  Appendix K:Shop Information for Wonder Land
  Appendix L:Shop Information for Space Zone


NOTE:This strategy guide is for people using the Full Simulation
mode of Sim Theme Park.  People using Instant Action already have
a park started for them.

NOTE:Before we start, let's take a moment to talk about Game Safety.
Be sure to completely read and understand the manuals that come with
your game.  Also, be sure to wear these 8-), Safety Glasses.

SECTION 1:STARTING THE GAME WITH OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
You start the game with $50,000.00 in the bank and one golden key.
Use this key to first open up Lost Kingdom.  Build in the open area
an Aztec Mayhem ride, a Crazy Ape ride, 2 small bathrooms, and a
Burger Restaurant.    Hire several researchers, janitors, and mechanics.
Have at least one mechanic patrolling for every four rides you buy to
keep them maintained.  Also buy 2 Worker's Huts, and place them near your
worker's patrol routes.   Make sure check your people's happiness every
few minutes by using the Information Screen.  It will help you make a
better park.

SECTION 2:WINNING A GOLDEN TICKET UNDER OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
You probably noticed two mystery rides at the top of the "Purchase Rides"
screen.  You need Gold Tickets to win these.  To get your first gold ticket,
you need to have at least a hundred happy visitors come to your park.  How do
you do this?  There are several things you need to do to accomplish this goal. 
Make sure that you have set up all three shops available at first.  Try to get
the rest of the rides in.  Make sure there are plenty of nice decorations such
as rocks, fountains,and trees.  Finally, make sure that the ticket price is not
very expensive.  Listen
to the dot's advice on ticket prices.  Don't raise them until he tells you to. 
If you follow these guidelines you should get a Gold Ticket soon enough.  Use
this ticket to buy that Mystery Ride, which turns out to be an elevated tram
around your park.

SECTION 3:EXPAND YOUR PARK UNDER OPTION 1-LOST KINGDOM
Keep up the good work on your game for several more years. As you add rides,
add food shops and staff huts along the way. By listening to your customers and
following the recommendations of the little black dot, and you should prosper. 
Wait until you have at least fifty-five thousand dollars, and move to start on
the Halloween World.  For information on that, follow the advice below about
starting on the Halloween World.  If you already beat Halloween World, then go
to Section 7


SECTION 4:STARTING THE GAME WITH OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
You start the game with $50,000.00 in the bank and one golden key.  Use this
key to first open up Halloween World.  Build in the open area an Insecticide
Ride, a Jaw Dropper ride, 2 small bathrooms, and a Burger Restauraunt.  Connect
all of these with paths, then open your park by
pressing "O".  Hire as many researchers as you can, along with setting some
janitors and some mechanics on the paths in front of the rides. Also have at
least 2  Worker's Huts.  Check your peoples happiness every few minutes by
using the Information Screen.  It will help you make a better park.

SECTION 5:GOING FOR GOLD UNDER OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
You have most likely noticed the two Mystery Rides at the top of the "Purchase
Rides" screen.  You will need Gold Tickets to get these attractions.  To get a
gold ticket, you'll need lots of happy customers coming to your park.  "What's
the best way to do this?" you may ask.  The best way to bring lots of happy
customers to your park is to build a park that you'd like to go to. Build lots
of stores.  Build attractions with prizes worth at least forty dollars, an
entrance fee of less than twenty dollars, and a win percentage of at least
fifty percent.  You may lose a few bucks on the attractions, but the admission
rate will steadily increase.  Another way to get happy customers is to make
sure that bathrooms are readily available through many points in the park. 
Make sure that the admission is not unreasonable.  Follow these directions and
a gold ticket should be yours in a few weeks.  Use the gold ticket to buy that
Mystery Ride, which turns out to be an elevated tram-thing that goes around
your park.

SECTION 6:EXPAND YOUR PARK UNDER OPTION 2-HALLOWEEN WORLD
Keep up the good work for several more years.  Make sure that your customers
are happy, but also increase ticket prices. Follow the dot's advice for help on
this.  As you add more rides, also add more food and drink shops along the way.
 Remember, you can buy more land.  Once you have at least fifty-five thousand
dollars saved up, go to Lost Kingdom.  If you already beat Lost Kingdom, then
go to Section 7.

SECTION 7:WONDER LAND
Now that you've beat the first parks that you can get, it's time to expand your
borders.   Continue making your people happy until you get another key, then
unlock Wonder Land.  Build the Bugs TV Ride, the Flower Power Ride, the Jelly
Bounce Ride, along with any sort of
Roller Coaster, and a couple attractions.  Follow the Little Dot's advice for
bathrooms and rides and such.  Keep playing on this map until you get a total
of 5 golden keys.

SECTION 8:SPACE ZONE
This is can be a great level for developing your best park.  Follow the general
strategies found elsewhere in this walkthrough, and obey the little dot's
advice for bathrooms and such, until you've filled up this park also.  Don't
forget-You can buy more land and expand your park some.

SECTION 9:10 HINTS TO GET A SUPERCALLIFRAGILISTICIOUSEXPEALIDOTIOUS   PARK:
10-Hire high quality employees-They cost more, but they're worth it.
9-Improve staff efficiency by putting money into employee training.
8-Check your ride status often to catch breakdowns before they happen,
 and make timely upgrades.
7-Draw crowds of visitors to your park by having a reasonable admission.
6-Keep your staff happy by not overworking them, and have several staff
 huts scattered throughout your park.
5-Have a high drink-shop to ride ratio, possibly one-to-one on large  parks.
4-Make sure all your shops use high quality items.
3-Keep people from feeling cheated at your sideshows by giving them a  good
chance at winning.
2-Don't take out loans unless you REALLY need them.  "Neither a borrower
 nor lender be."  William Shakespeare
1-Complete challenges quickly whenever possible.

SECTION 10:5 THINGS YOU GET GOLD TICKETS FOR:
1: Your first 100 visitors to your park.
2: 200 Visitors in your park at one time.
3: Exceeding $15000 in profit.
4: High level of customer happiness.
5: 350 visitors to your park in 6 months.

SECTION 11:Building a Roller Coaster
  After recieving several e-mails on the subjuect, and discovering that the
manual gives but vague information on the more complex aspects of roller-coaster
building, I created this section.  I hope to explain some of the more confusing
parts of building a cool roller-coaster.  The back of the Sim Theme Park jewel 
case has a good drawing of the buttons and what they do if you are unfamiliar
with them.(The buttons, not the drawing)

  When selecting a location for your roller-coaster, you can either build
in a new location out in the open, OR you can build near attractions, as long
as the track for the coaster is high enough to go _OVER_ existing rides.  To
build the track for a coaster, select the non-glowing end, and build off of
it.  To build the coater, place your pylons inside the glowing yellow area.
Build them until you reach back to the other end of the roller coaster.
You may want to raise/lower pylons as you go along.

Building loops:First, make sure that your roller-coaster is upgraded to
level two or higher.  Now, delete a pylon, and select to build a loop-pylon.
Build this pylon, and create the loop.  Now set the other loop-pylon at
where you want the loop to end.  *POOF*  You've got a loop!

Raising/lowering pylon height:Select the "Raise/lower pylon" button on your
control panel.  Click on a pylon and drag it upward or downward, depending
on if you want to raise or lower a pylon.  There you go, use this to make a
sickening coaster!

-------------RIDE INFORMATION---------------------
APPENDIX A:RIDE INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
Aztec Mayhem-A simulator.  It costs $2500 to buy.
Belly Bounce-A Bouncy Castle.  It costs $500 to buy.
Crazy Ape-A Pirate Ship.  It costs $2000 to buy.
Dizzy Dinos-A spinning ride.  It costs $1200 to buy.
Jurrassic Tours-A special ride.  It costs 1 gold ticket to buy the first time,
and $3000 to buy after that.
King of the Swingers-A Pirate Ship.  It costs $1700 to buy.
Manic Mayan-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $2200 to buy.
Rocky Racers-A Merry Go Round.  It costs $750 to buy.
Slither-A Slide.  It costs $750 to buy.
Temple of Gloom-A Roller Coaster.  It costs $10,000 to buy, plus the cost of
track.
DinoKarts-A Go Kart Track.  It costs $6500 to buy, plus the cost of track.
Sun God-A Big Wheel.  It costs $1500 to buy.
Mayan Spinner-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $750 to buy.
Mumbo-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $1000 to buy.
Tom Tom Twister-A Spinning Ride.  It costs $4000 to buy.
Chac Atak-A Log Flume Ride.  It costs $10,000 to buy, plus the cost of track.
Splish Splash-A Water Track.  It costs $5000 to buy, plus the cost of track.
The Hot Pot-A Bumper Car Ride.  It costs $2000 to buy.
Gorilla Thrilla-A Roller Coaster.  It costs $12,500 to buy, plus the cost of
track.
Eruption-A Special Ride.  It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy.

APPENDIX B:RIDE INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
BoneShaker-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
BrainBuster-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
Crypt Cart-Go Kart-It costs $4000 to buy, plus track
Dare Devil-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
Devil's Disk-Centrifuge-It costs $2500 to buy
Fire Pit-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
Frightmare Tours-Special Ride-It costs 1 Gold Ticket to buy the first time, and
$5000 after that
Ghost Ship-Pirate Ship-It costs $2750 to buy
Ghost Train-Fixed Coaster-It costs $1750 to buy.
Ghosta Coasta-Roller Coaster-It costs $10,000 to buy
Hades-Log Flume-It costs $10,000 to buy, plus track
Haunted House-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy
Hocus Pocus-Spinning Ride-It costs $1250 to buy
Insecticide-Spinning Ride-It costs $750 to buy
Jaw Dropper-Vertical Drop-It costs $2000 to buy
Ooze Crooze-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
Phantom-Simulator-It costs $2000 to buy
Pumpkin Castle-Bumper Cars-It costs $1500 to buy
Putrid Pumpkins-Spinning Ride-It costs $1500 to buy
Rat Race-Merry Go Round-It costs $1200 to buy
Scatty Batty-Roller Coaster-It costs $125000 to buy
Spooky Spider-Special Ride-It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
$2750 after that
Tentacle Terror-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy

APPENDIX C:RIDE INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
Dizzy Tree-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
Rubber Ringos-Bumper Cars-It costs $2500 to buy
Jelly Bounce-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
Flying Flowers-Vertical Lift Ride-It costs $3000 to buy
Flower Power-Centrifuge-It costs $1500 to buy
Caterpillar Capers-Fixed Coaster-It costs $1000 to buy
Candy Coaster-Roller Coaster-It costs $12,500 to buy
Bumper Bugs-Bumper Cars-It costs $2000 to buy
Tapastic Rapids-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
Well Drop-Vertical Drop-It costs $1750 to buy
Bugs TV-Simulator-It costs $1250 to buy
Woodland Racers-Merry Go Round-It costs $1500 to buy
Big Dripper-Log Flume-It costs $10000 to buy, plus track
Spore Spinner-Big Wheel-It costs $1750 to buy
Bumble Buggies-Go Kart-It costs $6500 to buy, plus track
Flamingo Flinger-Spinning Ride-It costs $750 to buy
Tweety Tour-Special Ride-It costs 2 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
$3000 after that
Dragon Flier-Special Ride-It costs 5 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
$2000 after that

APPENDIX D:RIDE INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
Cosmic Bounce-Bouncy Castle-It costs $500 to buy
Cosmic Cruiser-Special Ride-It costs 2 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
$3000 after that
Crater Creature-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
Escape Velocity-Roller Coaster-It costs $12500 to buy, plus track
G-Force-Spinning Ride-It costs $2500 to buy
Hover Bot Havoc-Spinning Ride-It costs $1750 to buy
Missile Madness-Spinning Ride-It costs $$2500 to buy
Moon Buggies-Merry Go Round-It costs $750 to buy
Moonshot-Roller Coaster-It Costs $10000 to buy, plus track
Rock N' Roll-Simulator-It costs $2500 to buy
Shocker-Roller Coaster-It costs $12500 to buy
Space Balls-Slide-It costs $750 to buy
Space Racers-Go Kart-It costs $6500 to buy, plus track
Aerotron-Big Wheel-It costs $2000 to buy
Blobulatron-Water Track-It costs $5000 to buy, plus track
Gravitron-Centrifuge-It costs $2500 to buy
Orbiter-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2000 to buy
Tubes of Zob-Vertical Lift-It costs $3000 to buy
UFOria-Bumper Cars-It costs $2000 to buy
Whirligig-Centrifuge-It costs $2000 to buy
Wormhole-Fixed Coaster-It costs $2500 to buy
Zero G-Antigravity Chamber-It costs $2500 to buy
Aerotron-Special Ride-It costs 5 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and $2000
after that
Cyclone Station-Special Ride-It costs 3 Gold Tickets to buy the first time, and
$1250 after that


-------------SIDESHOW INFORMATION-------------------
APPENDIX E:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2000 to build
Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $2500 to build
Jungle Spray-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
Laughing Hyenas-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
Strength Bird-Test of Strength-It costs $2000 to build

APPENDIX F:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
Fortune Teller-Fortune Teller-It costs $1500 to build
Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $2000 to build
Gunge a Ghoul-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2500 to build
Strength Skull-Test of Strength-It costs $1750 to build
Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2500 to build

APPENDIX G:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $1750 to build
Aqua Spray-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2000 to build
Fruit Shy-Shooting Gallery-It costs $2500 to build
Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $1750 to build
Strength Flower-Test of Strength-It costs $2000 to build

APPENDIX H:SIDESHOW INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
Arcade-Video Arcade-It costs $2000 to build
Giant Puzzle-Puzzle-It costs $1750 to build
Martian Mooners-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build
Robot Shooter-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1500 to build
Strength Rocket-Test of Strength-It costs $2250 to build
UFO Blaster-Shooting Gallery-It costs $1750 to build


---------------SHOP INFORMATION--------------
APPENDIX I:SHOP INFORMATION FOR LOST KINGDOM
Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
Drinks Shop-It costs $650 to build
Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
Steak Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build

APPENDIX J:SHOP INFORMATION FOR HALLOWEEN WORLD
Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build

APPENDIX K:SHOP INFORMATION FOR WONDER LAND
Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
Restauraunt-It costs $2000 to build

APPENDIX L:SHOP INFORMATION FOR SPACE ZONE
Balloon Shop-It costs $1500 to build
Burger Shop-It costs $800 to build
Costume Shop-It costs $1750 to build
Drinks Shop-It costs $750 to build
Fries Shop-It costs $750 to build
Gift Shop-It costs $2000 to build
Ice Cream Shop-It costs $650 to build
Moonrock Cafe-It costs $2000 to build

-----------END OF APPENDICES---------------

Acknowledgements:
To Prickly Jack and Fritter, My Cats, For sleeping at my feet and keeping my
toes warm.
To Noah Webster, because I keep misspelling "strategy" as "startegy", and
"Recommend" as "Reccomend"
To Norm Abram, for the constant reminders about shop safety.
To "www.sonicunderground.net" and 
"http://www.sonichq.org/cartoon/SatAM/downloads.html", for having sites where
I can download the old Soinc the Hedgehog cartoon!  Check 'em out!

This Strategy Guide is copyright 2001 Chaz5000.