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Sprightly Park RCT

This park's limited space, inefficient layout, untidy paths, old rides, and high loan interest make it one of the more challenging scenarios in Corkscrew Follies/Added Attractions. Cleaning up the park and making it profitable will be a difficult task and will require a sort of strategy unlike any you have likely used yet. The guide below will work for this scenario in both the original game and RCT Classic; any important differences will be noted.

To start, pause the game. Set your research funding to maximum and your priorities to thrill rides. You will want to switch your priorities to roller coasters once all available thrill rides have been researched, so keep that in mind for later.

Next, close the park and every attraction in it, making sure you fully reset each ride to get all guests off. (Note, however, that Halitosis cannot be fully reset in RCT Classic without toggling its lift speed, which also resets its statistics.) This may seem counterproductive, but it serves a useful purpose. Because this park charges at the gate, you need to attract new guests constantly to make money, and the easiest way to do that at this point is to make room for them by driving the old guests out. Raise your gate fee to $40 and then do the following, reversing the first and second steps if playing in RCT Classic:

  1. Reassign your mechanics and hire at least 6 more handymen; more of the latter is better for cleanliness, but remember that money is tight and saving money may take precedence. You may find it easier to simply fire your current mechanics and hire new ones, but assign one to Halitosis regardless and either let the others roam free or assign them to more limited areas. Hire one or two more if needed.
  2. Place "No Entry" banners around the park to block off sections and funnel guests toward the exit. It is at this point that you can and must unpause the game to build, but remember to pause the game whenever you are not building so that you do not waste any time in the scenario. This is to avoid negative awards and save you from paying loan interest before you can afford it.
  3. Demolish the miniature railway, the cycle railways, the boat hire, and all of the existing flat rides and stalls. Do the same with any paths you do not plan on reusing at a later time. Use the space newly made available toward the park entrance to build several new flat rides and a Wooden Wild Mouse (Wooden Wild Mine Ride in RCT Classic), reworking the paths in the area if necessary. You should build at least one of each type of flat ride you have available at this point in that space, but you could possibly fit more.
  4. Reopen Halitosis and set its inspection interval to 10 minutes. Rework its paths if necessary and put a "No Entry" sign in place to block its dead end exit path. Remove its maximum wait time and set it so its vehicles only leave with full loads.

You may now reopen the park, keeping only the area with open rides accessible to guests. Guests should now start streaming in, as should their money. Use whatever money you can to pay back your loan; you can always borrow it again, but you should repay it whenever possible to keep your loan interest down. Build at least one Information Kiosk near the gate, and build other stalls as needed. Be sure to charge $0.10 for bathrooms; guests are willing to pay it, and doing so will ensure they must eventually leave and make room for guests with fresh wallets.

As soon as any thrill ride becomes available, build it—especially the Go Karts and the Launched Freefall, of which you may want to build several. Once you have expanded beyond the entrance area, and you have about three roller coasters and a dozen rides total in operation, raise your gate fee to at least $50 or as high as $60. You can get away with a lower gate fee in the original game if you charge for rides, but you should give away maps for free if you charge $60 to prevent guests otherwise unable to afford maps from getting lost.

Now comes the matter of dealing with Shooting Starr [sic] and Haunted Train. You may simply demolish them, but they are so well designed that they are worth rebuilding. You may wish to adjust the former upon rebuilding it so it takes up less space, but you more importantly should adjust the position of its queue and exit paths for better space usage. Adjusting the layout of Haunted Train could cause a crash, so be wary of doing so.

The rest of the scenario should be straightforward. Focus on making money to pay back your loan and fund your construction. Build plenty of roller coasters and other rides, balancing quality and quantity, and never let complaints go unaddressed. If the end of the third year approaches and you are falling short of the guest target, feel free to advertise.