Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving USA...Sims News, #TMNewSim, and more!


Hey Everyone!

We are celebrating today here in the "States" have the national holiday of Thanksgiving!
Ah...the second best time of the year to come together with family and friends over a delicious hot juicy turkey and all the fixings. I know this is my favorite time of holiday to enjoy delicious food and fellowship.

Even getting together for a meal is wonderful to enjoy and celebrate as one. Where ever you are at right now, think of things that you are thankful for this year. It's great to reflect on these things and as well to find ways to help others in need. Maybe even volunteering at a local soup kitchen to feed the homeless this holiday season and many other ways to help families who are in need of help to provide a hot meal this holiday and as well daily life.

As the following day after Thanksgiving, is a season where everybody goes shopping like a mad crazy person. This is known where stores around the nation sells items for real less prices and as well make great deals for certain hours of the day! This is called "Black Friday". 



Now for the past 5 years, box retail stores are now opening on 'Thanksgiving Day' by starting at 6pm that day.  This day is now being called 'Blue Thursday' due to the fact of how the stores are opening earlier. I'm not really pleased by how the stores are opening earlier, it kinda defeats the 'Black Friday' shopping specials.


Black Friday is a term where the day after thanksgiving, people will go to the stores very early early in the morning around 1am or so to buy items that are hot ticket items. Local stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Sears, etc... will sell certain products the night of black Friday, people who stand for hours before the store close, just to be the first one to get hands on a hot selling product. People usually shop for Christmas deals already and finding prices that they can afford since we are all still in the economy is weak. So hopefully, more revenue will help stores and as well the people who work there make a decent pay check this season.

::Fun Recaps::

A fun interview recap awhile back in 2009 with no other than Martijn Leseman (Founder/Webmaster of Themagical/Simulation Creator) ! 
You can read it here, click here!

Also early this year, I had the greatest pleasure of talking to Mike Fehnel. General Manager and V.P of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA. Click here to read the article.

Ride Sims Special Announcement of 'Donating to Themagical'.  This new agreement was to receive Ride Sims simulations to be added to Themagical's simulation lineup. This agreement came right after their announcement of closure on August 21, 2016.  You can click here to read the announcement of Ride Sims. 

::#TMNewSim:: Beta News Updates 



Many users have been requesting information in relation to our 'NEW Upcoming Simulation' for Themagical.

We've been testing out a HTML5 version of a current simulation to see the results if it would run the same as our HTML5 Soarin simulation.

There's been some nice progress so far but its still not operational to be played as a simulation.  Graphic design overall is complete for the ride layout, development for the game hasn't been much progress.

Ride Sims simulations have been SLOWLY making progress moving over to Themagical's server side so it can work properly.  We are in touch with the team to make sure transition is smooth as possible so it won't ruin the magic for our guests users.

Keep your eyes peeled on our social media outlets to see new updates on our 'upcoming future simulation'. 

::Count Your Blessings::


For all of those who are visiting us here and as well who are members from the "States", the staff of 'Themagical' team wishes you and your families to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving day!

Until then!

Reighard