Should I Spend Donuts On the Park Ranger and Mt Useful?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO! Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Park Ranger or Mt. Useful to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this park combo to your town…


Building/Decoration: Mt. Useful
Character/Skin: Park Ranger
Donut Cost: 150 Donuts
16×16 (I think, it’s really hard to count tiles with the snow!)
$200, 22xp/8hrs
Tree-Hugging +400
Can Be Placed:
WDTCF: “Mountain of Madness” S8, E12

Leaves stores January 12th

The Rundown:
-Standard price for a character/building combo
-Full character for Springfield
-Helps earn event currency at a premium rate
-Comes with questline
-Visual Tasks are 1 and 4hrs
-Park Ranger will use Mt. Useful for tasks

What Did I Do?:
Standard price and a full character, I grabbed it.

Here’s a look at the tasks…

Park Ranger’s Permanent Tasks:

Task Length Earns Location
Try to Lure Away Raccoons 1hr $105, 26xp Outside/Visual
Weaponize Raccoons 4hrs $260, 70xp Outside/Visual
Pick Up Skier Litter 8hrs $420, 105 Mt. Useful
Scare Off Moose 12hrs $600, 150xp Mt. Useful
Record Forest Fire Informational Video 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Mt. Useful

I’ll have the full dialogue of the questline up later on, but for now, here’s the Turbo Tappin’ version of the questline…

Raccoonpocalypse Pt. 1
Park Ranger starts

Make Park Ranger Try to Lure Away Raccoons- 1hr

Raccoonpocalypse Pt. 2
Park Ranger starts

Make Park Ranger Melt Snow With Giant Magnifying Glass- 4hrs
Make Flanders Litter and Pray- 4hrs
Make Rod Litter and Pray- 4hrs
Make Todd Litter and Pray- 4hrs

Raccoonpocalypse Pt. 3
Park Ranger starts

Make Park Ranger Weaponize Raccoons- 4hrs
Make Homer Run for his Life- 4hrs
Make Bart Run for his Life- 4hrs
Make Lisa Run for her Life- 4hrs
Make Marge Run for her Life- 4hrs
Make Lovejoy Run for his Life- 4hrs

And that’s it, my friends, the details on the Park Ranger and Mt. Useful!

Thoughts on the Ranger or Mt. Useful? Will you be spending the donuts to bring it to your Springfield? Did you already?  Why or why not?  Where have you placed it in your town? Design plans?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

And feel free to share some photos of your design plan as well! If you need help (or a refresher) posting photos in the comments, check out this post

7 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Park Ranger and Mt Useful?

  1. A must buy for me. Great combo, not the usual building or decoration, but something nature related is indeed useful and an extra mountain is just a great idea.
    Character is from a classic episode and very funny. What else?

    • I agree, looks great on the new land and it’s my staging area for the upcoming sleigh races. I also moved my fever cabin out there to free up a little space in my Christmas area.


    Crash update in store

  3. I purchase this item. I really like the view of the the building decoration. I bought this right away.

  4. Park Ranger – Voiced, funny Visual Character Task – especially one involving 🦝’s tossed at people (FYI in case you haven’t noticed? 🦝’s are a running gag in this Game App!)

    Mount Useful – Scenic Building (you get XP and Simpsons 💵’s + a nice piece to build a Forest around!) doesn’t take up much Real Estate.

    Act 1’s Premium Character Combo is worth the 🍩’s ….. but all I ask from EA is to please come back next year and ‘seal the deal’ (via a Mini Event) with more Content from “Mountain of Madness” (Season 8, Episode 12) such as:

    Ranger McFadden

    Ranger Lookout Post

    Hosey the Bear

    Hosey’s Shed

    Who doesn’t want to see Ralphie Wiggum sitting on the lap of Hosey the Bear at his Hosey Shed as a Visual Character Task? (FYI Hosey the Bear this voiced by Harry Shearer so that guarantees a Voiced Character in Game App!) 😂

    Hank Azaria voices Ranger McFadden (so we know this Character will be Voiced in Game App), the Isn’t a huge Building (but it could offer up permanent Character Tasks for several Springfielders!)


    Great addition to the new frontier

  6. I bought it right away… since it helps with the event. Also looks great in my new frontier land of Canada. Moved over a few of the other mountain waterfalls there as well. This helped free up some land in Springfield for buildings and such.

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