Listed below are my RollerCoaster Tycoon Tools and Resources. Additionally, I rely on a number of products and services in my everyday life. Below is a list of all the tools I use, a description of each, and where I employ them at so you can see for yourself how they work. If you’re thinking about starting your own blog, website, newsletter, or business I highly recommend using these services:
RollerCoaster Tycoon Resources
- Custom Scenery Depot: Download custom scenery for your RCT games.
- How to create a CTR tutorial: Shows you how to make a CTR coaster
- Rollercoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack [Download]: The most popular RCT game and the best value.
- Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum [Download]: RCT3 Platinum combines the excitement and roller coaster, theme park fun of the Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 with included expansion packs Soaked! and Wild!
Theme Park Books
- Theme Park Design: Behind the Scene with An Engineer– Steve Alcorn’s book is a must read for anyone considering a career in the theme park industry.
- Creating My Own Nemesis – John Wardley’s autobiography. The book answers many questions about how enormous theme park rides are conceived and developed, and the fascinating stories behind them, including his most famous ride “NEMESIS” at Alton Towers.
- What Would Walt Do? – The story of a construction worker during the creation of the Walt Disney World resort after the death of Walt Disney.
- Disney World Saving Guide – An ex-Disney employee reveals tips on how to save money on your next vacation to Disney World.
- Things To Do in Theme Park Queues – This entertaining book will make your visit to a busy theme park even more enjoyable.
- Universal Orlando: The Unofficial Story – The only book out there that covers the full history and development of the Universal Orlando Resort. If you’re a fan of Universal you NEED to read this book!
- Secrets of the Forbidden Journey: Unofficial Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park Attraction. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey is the pinnacle of theme park engineering – find out how this incredible attractions works!
Books by Nick Weisenberger
- Coasters 101: An Engineer’s Guide to Roller Coaster Design: If you are a nerd, then you will love this book. Interesting… enjoyable. The most detailed book on designing real roller coasters available.
- The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built – Where are the most terrifying roller coasters found? Who designs them? Which park builds the craziest rides? Found out by reading The 50 Most Terrifying Roller Coasters Ever Built!
- Observation Wheels: Guide to the World’s Largest Ferris Wheels: Information on over seventy of the world’s most unique and stunning Ferris wheels.
- Things to do in the Smokies with Kids: Tips for visiting Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Theme Park Websites and Blogs
- Coaster101: Your online destination for all of the ins-and-outs and twists-and-turns of roller coasters and the amusement industry.
- Screamscape: From new ride announcements, construction reports and the latest rumors, Screamscape always has something new to report.
- Observation Wheels: Statistics, pictures, videos, and more information about the world’s largest Ferris wheels.
Theme Park Apps
- Guess the Coaster – This challenging twenty picture quiz is intended for hardcore roller coaster enthusiasts.
- Disney Park Picture Quiz – How well do you know your Disney Theme Parks? Scratch off the picture of a Disney theme park attraction, guess what it is and choose the right answer. The less you reveal, the more points you score! Each quiz is composed of ten randomly selected images. Play multiple times and get different pictures.
- ThemePark: Build and interact with unreal roller coasters and rides, by Electronic Arts.
- Namecheap: Very affordable site to quickly and easily register your perfect domain name.
- Hostgator: Website host with easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended for your first site. Use coupon code “RCT4RELEASE” for $9.94 off!
- Aweber: The internet’s most powerful email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tool. This is what I use to build my email newsletters.
- Kontera: Make money by placing relevant in text ad links on your sites.
- JustCloud: Backup and protect your computer files online in the cloud and access them from anywhere at anytime. Awesome service for when I want to switch between working on the desktop to the laptop, or get a file when visiting the in-laws.
- oDesk: Outsource website for freelancers, writers, artiests, programmers, and others. Some of the articles on my web sites were written by Virtual Assistants hired on oDesk, freely me up to do more important tasks. oDesk makes it very easy to find the best person for the job available.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you reach your goals.
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