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I've been thinking about getting the new addon, Theme Parks. It looks pretty cool to me and may be something I'm intersted in. I've tried several times to create a 'Sin City' type but it aways goes downhill VERY fast. I'm curious about the ups and downs of this add-on and how it helps bring in the simoleons. 

 

So  far making good money still comes down to mining and playing the trading game, but I'm always looking for a more fun way of doing things.

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I've been thinking about getting the new addon, Theme Parks. It looks pretty cool to me and may be something I'm intersted in. I've tried several times to create a 'Sin City' type but it aways goes downhill VERY fast. I'm curious about the ups and downs of this add-on and how it helps bring in the simoleons. 

 

So  far making good money still comes down to mining and playing the trading game, but I'm always looking for a more fun way of doing things.

 

The theme parks rarely ever made me any money. I think they're just for the sake of bringing people into the city, rather than actually helping profits. That's why they put it in a DLC :)

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I've been thinking about getting the new addon, Theme Parks. It looks pretty cool to me and may be something I'm intersted in. I've tried several times to create a 'Sin City' type but it aways goes downhill VERY fast. I'm curious about the ups and downs of this add-on and how it helps bring in the simoleons.

So far making good money still comes down to mining and playing the trading game, but I'm always looking for a more fun way of doing things.

The theme parks rarely ever made me any money. I think they're just for the sake of bringing people into the city, rather than actually helping profits. That's why they put it in a DLC :)

They can make money on their own but when you put one in a tourist city with a bunch of casinos they can really help get the profits up.

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I don't have the DLC but from my understanding, I think they are designed to be a flavoured alternative to gambling buildings. Just like the airships are a flavoured alternative to railroads. From a city point of view, it's similar to other tourist-moneymakers. From within the theme park it's sort of a minigame on how to upgrade and maximize profits using different addons. I don't think you can actually 'strategize' arround it in a way that's different from other tourist cities.

 

I don't think they add much new gameplay, I do think they look really awesome but most importantly I think the DLC is too expensive. But I don't have the DLC so take what I say with a grain of salt.

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I've been thinking about getting the new addon, Theme Parks. It looks pretty cool to me and may be something I'm intersted in. I've tried several times to create a 'Sin City' type but it aways goes downhill VERY fast. I'm curious about the ups and downs of this add-on and how it helps bring in the simoleons.

So far making good money still comes down to mining and playing the trading game, but I'm always looking for a more fun way of doing things.

The theme parks rarely ever made me any money. I think they're just for the sake of bringing people into the city, rather than actually helping profits. That's why they put it in a DLC :)

They can make money on their own but when you put one in a tourist city with a bunch of casinos they can really help get the profits up.

 

 

Well, the problem I have is if I have a bunch of casinos in my city (sci-fi, regular, hq), all the tourists end up going there, and my amusement park rarely gets any attention except from locals, and even then I'm losing money. 

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I've been thinking about getting the new addon, Theme Parks. It looks pretty cool to me and may be something I'm intersted in. I've tried several times to create a 'Sin City' type but it aways goes downhill VERY fast. I'm curious about the ups and downs of this add-on and how it helps bring in the simoleons. 

 

So  far making good money still comes down to mining and playing the trading game, but I'm always looking for a more fun way of doing things.

 

The Amusement Park is a great pack. I use it often, as I like building Tourism cities. To make it profitable, you have to offer at a mix of main and secondary attractions, as well as concession stands. To get the best results, you'll need lots of space to make a park that people come to. The park pays out at midnight each night, much like an event. I've made at peak, around $160K in one day.

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  • Wow, not bad payout. The reply mentioning the casino worries me a tad as they're expensive to run as is... And a disaster if they go broke.

    I saw someone just a few hours ago with this expansion, after seeing it in game, and reading your comments I think I'll get it! I love theme parks and all I really want is for it to not be impossibly expensive to buy, and to at least make a good profit for the amount of space it uses.

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