[RCT2] Timberwood Park

New for 2006, Junior Dipper!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Upload files from No Limits, Roller Coaster Tycoon, etc...
Discuss CoasterDynamix, KNEX Models, and more random stuff!
Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

[RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:13 am

The year is 1976, in time for the bicentennial. After the closing of Lake Lansing Amusement Park two years prior, folks wanted to have a new park for Michigan's capitol city. They got it when Ben Reed planned Timberwood Park located north of Lansing. It was already in the planning while Lake Lansing was still open. Timberwood would serve as a new destination for Michiganders to come to.
Logo 1976.jpg
The creepy logo for Timberwood, circa 1976.
SCR1.BMP
The park layout on opening day.
SCR3.BMP
The gift shop and restaurant side by side with a breezeway between both buildings. The restaurant, Gary's Grub, serves burgers and fries.
SCR4.BMP
Entry plaza.
SCR5.BMP
Patriot is a wooden coaster that opened with the park. It is an out and back coaster. It was built by William Cobb.
SCR6.BMP
Up the lift hill.
SCR7.BMP
And down the first drop.
SCR8.BMP
The second tallest hill on the ride is actually the third hill on the coaster.
SCR9.BMP
Turning around to go back.
SCR10.BMP
Many folks praise Patriot as an airtime machine and one of the best coasters in Michigan.
SCR11.BMP
Over near Patriot is a small snack stand, aptly named Patriotic Snacks!
SCR2.BMP
Some of the midway and its rides and attractions.
SCR12.BMP
The other big ride at the park is the Arrow-built Wild Flume.
SCR13.BMP
The Wild Flume has three drops. Just before the second drop, shown here, the log boats reverse and go down the drop backwards.
SCR14.BMP
At the third drop it goes back forward before dropping. And it crisscrosses with the first drop, resulting in boats sometimes dueling.
SCR16.BMP
Another look at Timberwood Park. Let me know what you think so far.
Last edited by HowieP on Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:17 am.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:09 pm

New for 1977, Timberwood received an Enterprise from HUSS. Enterprise is the first addition to the park since opening. And now Timberwood has a popular thrill ride.
SCR17.BMP
New for 1977, Enterprise
SCR18.BMP
Patriot has become a popular coaster in the Lansing area.
SCR19.BMP
A look at the Maze. An opening day attraction.
SCR20.BMP
A boat on the log flume going down the first drop.
SCR21.BMP
Another look at the entry plaza, which is bustling with people.
SCR22.BMP
Here's the new ride Enterprise again.
SCR23.BMP
Can't wait to see what Ben Reed will add to Timberwood Park next.
Last edited by HowieP on Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:41 pm.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:38 pm

1978 saw the addition of the Von Roll Chairlift. This takes guest from one side of the park to the other. Guests at the park loved the new ride. Also park owner Ben Reed announced an exciting new ride coming to the park for the 1979 season.
SCR24.BMP
New for 1978, the Chairlift.
SCR25.BMP
The other station.
SCR26.BMP
A look at most of the Chairlift.
SCR27.BMP
The Patriot roller coaster continues to be a favorite among guests.
SCR28.BMP
A back entry was added to Gary's Grub for easier access to the Chairlift.
SCR29.BMP
The Chairlift going over Wild Flume.
SCR30.BMP
A look at the park as it expands. People cannot wait to see what the new ride will be next year.
Last edited by HowieP on Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:24 am.

When I grow up, I want to breed donkeys!
User avatar
 
Posts: 633
Joined: 09 May 2012
Location: Mid-CO
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby IronWolfman » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:39 am

I like the wood coaster a lot! Definitely is a classic-esque ride.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 9262
Joined: 27 Jul 2013
Location: At KD
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Looking good.

All I keep thinking when I see the Maze is Peeps thinking:

Guest 1509 wrote:... I want to get off of Maze...


Guest 1906 wrote:... I can't find the park exit...
(while stuck in the maze)

Maybe it's just me, but I SUCK at building mazes that don't trap my peeps in them for all eternity.
Bigger is not always better.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:52 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I do appreciate it. Now back to the story...

At the end of the 1978 season, Timberwood owner Ben Reed announced the addition of a new roller coaster for the 1979 season. And the people of Lansing got it with PowerLoop, a Schwarzkopf shuttle looping coaster. Reed knew that looping steel coasters were all the rage in the coaster world as of recently, but couldn't afford a huge coaster at the moment. So he contacted Anton Schwarzkopf about getting one of his shuttle looping coasters. And guests at Timberwood enjoyed the new ride immediately.
SCR31.BMP
New for the 1979 season, PowerLoop. A looping shuttle roller coaster.
SCR32.BMP
The train going up the front spike.
SCR33.BMP
The entire layout of the coaster. This brings Timberwood into the same arena as bigger parks. Rumors were swirling around another amusement park in Muskegon getting an Arrow corkscrew model that same year.
SCR34.BMP
Also a new pizza place opened in front of PowerLoop.
SCR35.BMP
The previous years' addition, the Chairlift, is a popular ride for those who love the view the park from above.
SCR37.BMP
The entry plaza is bustling.
SCR36.BMP
The original coaster, Patriot, is still very popular, despite the addition of PowerLoop.
SCR39.BMP
Another look at PowerLoop and its station.
SCR40.BMP
As we go into the 1980s, Timberwood continues to grow.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:43 pm

A new decade has arrived and for the 1980 season, Timberwood Park received its first dark ride with Dungeon (in-game ride). Also last year's addition, PowerLoop, is still going strong.
SCR41.BMP
New for 1980, Dungeon, Timberwood's first dark ride.
SCR42.BMP
Patriot doing its thing.
SCR43.BMP
Last year's addition, PowerLoop, is popular amongst thrill coaster riders.
SCR44.BMP
Another look at Dungeon.
SCR45.BMP
Compared to how the park looked when it opened almost five years ago, it has grown pretty well, with more growth in the future.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:13 pm

As 1981 came in, Timberwood received a new ride in Flying Trapeze, a swing ride. Ben Reed also announced for the next couple of years would be the biggest expansions for the park to come after this year.
SCR46.BMP
Flying Trapeze, the new ride for 1981.
SCR47.BMP
The blue train on Patriot in the turnaround.
SCR48.BMP
Last years addition, Dungeon, has been a popular ride.
SCR49.BMP
PowerLoop, the last coaster added, has had steady ridership as well.
SCR50.BMP
Flying Trapeze, as it fits with the rest of the midway.
SCR51.BMP
The always popular Enterprise.
SCR52.BMP
The growth of Tiberwood continues on.
Logo 1980.jpg
Also 1981 introduced a new family-friendly logo for Timberwood. Far less creepy than the old one.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 9262
Joined: 27 Jul 2013
Location: At KD
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:12 pm

Love the park, and LOVE the new logo.

Keep up the great work!
Bigger is not always better.

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 07 Jul 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 42

Re: [RCT2] Timberwood Park

Postby HowieP » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:19 pm

As 1982 rolls around, Timberwood introduces the new 300 ft. tall Sky Deck by Von Roll, the makers of the Chairlift which opened back in 1978. As the tallest ride at the park, it gives guests the best views of the park. This was one of the big additions park owner Ben Reed announced the previous year. He later announced a new kind of coaster coming for the following year. People could not wait to see what it was, and waited in anticipation, but for now enjoyed the new Sky Deck.
SCR53.BMP
1982 brings us Sky Deck.
SCR54.BMP
Sky Deck at the top giving out the best views of the park.
SCR55.BMP
Patriot continues to be a popular coaster.
SCR56.BMP
PowerLoop doing its thing.
SCR57.BMP
Some expansion going on near the Chairlift.
SCR58.BMP
Another shot of Sky Deck, the latest ride.
SCR59.BMP
Folks wait in anticipation to see what this "new kind of coaster" is as we look at the expansion work going on near the Chairlift in the back.

Next

Return to Roller Coaster Games, Models, and Other Randomness

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron