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Introduction






VIP’s first appeared in RCT3 and are referred to as VIPeeps in the RCT3 instruction manual. They’re known as celebrities throughout our wider community.






Intro Illustration Displaying Six VIP's Standing In The Plaza Outside A Hotel Entrance for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

They’re a unique group of distinguished guests that often appear in Campaign scenario parks as part of that scenario’s mission objective. VIP’s don’t attend sandbox parks although it’s possible to have Kara Oki in your sandbox park if you add her concert flat ride there. However, one can choose to have VIP’s in any park they’ve designed provided they create their park as a scenario. VIP’s won’t simply attend your park but will need to be invited as you set up the scenario. You’ll do that by including them in either the scenario’s objectives or challenges. VIP’s each have their own set of requirements, demands, and needs.






There are a total of six VIP’s. The first four VIP’s:







Clint Bushton,


Cami O,


Kara Oki, and


Joe Sluggerball






were specifically introduced to us with RCT3 Vanilla.







Bob Waterman,






the Soaked! VIP, was came with the Soaked! expansion as one of that expansion’s surprise gaming elements waiting to be uncovered by gamers.







Major Smythe,






the Wild! VIP also arrived as a gaming element in the Wild! expansion.






As of the Soaked! expansion all VIP’s come with swimsuits, some come with inflatables, and all can swim in our pools.






Illustration 2 Displaying Six VIP's Walking In Chorus Line Formation Across Pool Decking for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

When a Scenario Campaign Objective requires that you host a VIP, you need to follow specific steps in order to accomplish the mission objective. At the beginning of each scenario you should pause the game and read the objectives regarding the VIP. Beneath the celebrity’s name you will see that his arrival date and expectations. It will also be helpful if at the start of each scenario you look over the requirements for each of the Apprentice, Entrepreneur, and Tycoon levels which usually provide valuable information as to how you should start building and developing your park in order to meet any objectives, and possibly preparing the mission for your celebrity.






Setting Up Your VIP’s Route






Through the use of waypoints VIP’s can be directed to any tracks, rides, and attractions although it’s usually best to restrict their travels throughout your park as specifically listed in the scenario objectives. This will minimize something going wrong outside their scenario requirements which may result in your VIP leaving the park dissatisfied, and in your not completing that scenario mission until the next time that VIP visits your park.






We’ve created a VIP Fun Park in which one can practice with VIP’s without the pressures or constraints of a Campaign scenario and we’ve used that park in this demonstration on how to set up our route for the VIP.






The best time to set up your VIP’s waypoints is before his arrival. After you’ve opened the park the first thing to do is to go to the dashboard at the top of your display. At the left is the mission icon, in this case, the Apprentice icon. Click on that and you’ll open the scenario console. Click on the footprints icon there to activate the Setup Route console which will appear at the top right.






Illustration 3 Displaying How To Access The VIP Route Console for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

Then click on the attractions throughout your park in the order that you want them visited. The celebrity’s route will be clearly marked with a footprint pattern in blue circles & pulsating placement circles. In the following image you will see we’ve begun our celebrity’s itinerary with the fries stall at the top left, and have finished with Phoenix Twister at the top right.






Illustration 4 Displaying A VIP Route That Has Been Set Up for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

Note the list of waypoints now on display in the SetUp Route console. We created a waypoint in each place where we clicked when we set up the route. The Setup Route dialog will confirm in text if we’ve clicked on the correct item or if we’ve clicked on something irrelevant.






VIP Routes, The Finer Points






If you want your celebrity to take a particular direction or to stop at certain points along the route you may click on any of the path tiles and any scenery items in order to get him to travel in that direction. While it’s convenient to direct your VIP about your park by adding the stalls, facilities and toilets to the VIP’s itinerary you will find the VIP’s won’t use them, they’ll simply stop nearby and continue on towards their next waypoint.






During or after the VIP’s route has been set up you may add to, remove, or reorder his waypoints by using the controls in the VIP’s Setup Route dialog box. Here we’re going to take Viewing Gallery 1 and move it to the bottom of the list. To edit the itinerary we may select a waypoint and delete, or we can click to choose the waypoint, then move …






Illustration 5 Displaying A VIP Route Console With The Second Waypoint Selected for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

Take a moment to compare the VIP’s route along the park paths at the exit of Phoenix Twister (immediately above the Scenario Objectives dialog) and along the top left of the above and below images.






Illustration 6 Displaying A VIP Route Console With The Second Waypoint Moved To The Bottom Of The Itinerary for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

By moving one of the waypoints we were easily able to alter the route taken by the VIP. This would be a good time to check the changes we’ve made. Observe that now the VIP’s route involves unnecessary walking about the park and would require less travel on his part if we next moved Fries so it is visited after Phoenix Twister. You might prefer another change to the VIP’s route than the ones in this demonstration.






Just like our regular park guests and our staff, VIP’s won’t cross one way signs or broken paths (paths where the terrain edges don’t meet exactly). Here we’ve placed a one way sign on the path along bottom of the image after Viewing Gallery 1.






Illustration 7 Displaying A VIP Route With An Alternative Way Around That's Been Interrupted With a One Way Sign for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

As you see the route’s completely altered, now up off the top of the image, around behind aquarium, and along by the pool complex changing rooms. If we had no alternative way around the park the blue footprint circles would not have changed position and we’d have seen that one area of the VIP’s route travelling through the One Way sign without the round footprint circles. To demonstrate, this next image shows where we’ve deleted path tiles to remove any alternative way around.






Illustration 8 Displaying A VIP Route With No Alternative Way Around That's Been Interrupted With A One Way Sign for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

With the one way sign and without any alternate route, the footprint circles are missing showing that there is no route in between the affected pulsating circles.






To properly set your waypoints, if you want your VIP to visit a flat ride or a coaster be sure you click on the track, on the ride, or on the entrance booth, and not on the queue leading up to the attraction. If your VIP wants to see fireworks or a themed area you need only to place his route along the path nearest your display. Click on any changing room to get your VIP to use that pool.






After he’s visited waypoints the blue footprint circles will lighten to white circles on areas of the VIP’s route. To reflect this the text will also display a different color in the SetUp Route dialog, showing dark blue text for visited waypoints, and a lighter blue text for waypoints yet to be seen.






Illustration 9 Displaying VIP Route On Which The VIP Has Stopped At About Half The Waypoints In The Itinerary for RCT3 FAQ: Our VIP Blue Book, Page 1 on FlightToAtlantis.net

When visiting an attraction VIP’s will walk through all the guests in any queue line but they do stop and pay before entering the attraction. The exception would be queues to water rides & slides, where the VIP will wait his turn in the queue there along with your park guests.

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