|The Magic Academy|
"Closing?!" You gasped the word. It was inconceivable! The Magic Academy, closing?
The Headmaster sighed. He stroked his long, gray beard, as if trying to conjure one last bit of magic. "I'm afraid so," he said. "The Academy has been losing too much money for too long. I'm afraid we are out of miracles.
"But it's so beautiful," you protested. "Everybody loves the Academy."
He shook his head slowly, as if moving it took a great effort. "We've tried everything, you know. We believe the best thing to do is sell off the park. The school will remain open in a rented basement near Smokestack Corners.
"We're selling the Catacombs, too?"
You shuddered. The Headmaster remained silent, his piercing eyes gazing upon you. You could feel your heart beating faster and your mind racing. The thoughts swirled around until you they took control of your body and you leapt to your feet.
"Wait!" You shouted. "Once more. We must try once more. I know I can do it!"
He remained motionless. His gaze never left you. The silence was deafening. After an uneasy moment, you felt your ears turning red, and you slowly sat down again. You started to collect your thoughts to explain your ideas.
He held up his hand, and slowly a twinkle came to his eyes. "Say no more," he said. "I believe you can. We are all counting on you.
With that, he briefly waved his hand and disappeared.
Note: Requires RCT2, without expansions.
Some playtesters had difficulty getting the scenario to work. The "export objects" feature of RCT2 may not correctly export all of the Harry Potter scenery. I suggest that you first download the Harry Potter scenery packs from RCTMart.com before you run this scenario.
As usual with RCT games that use custom objects, expect the game to crash the first time you run the scenario. The second time should work correctly.
The zip file is 8.6MB. Unzipped, the scenario file is 23MB (yikes!). After starting the game, I suggest you play with the option "export plug-in objects with saved game" turned off, so your saved game file is a reasonable size.
I would like to thank the creators of the wonderful custom objects that were used in this scenario:
CUSTOM THEMED TRACKS!
Spunknit and Neetlje have build rides using the scenario's scenery. Please visit Spunknit's section of RCT Mart for her tracks. I am starting a Rides Page for other rides built for this scenario. Neeltje's "Wizard Golf" starts things off.