|District|| Downtown Paradise|
The Waterfront Plaza is the East event destination located in Downtown Paradise in Paradise City. Several races finish at this landmark and is accessible from a very high number of directions, if not all. The Waterfront Plaza is actually the elevated small garden area distinguishable thanks to the large platinum statue (called the Symbol of the City) placed adjacent to the finish line.
The finish line is at the Angus Wharf and Andersen Street intersection, the latter stretching beyond the intersection and forming a U-road returning to Angus Wharf some yards north. The nearest -official- intersections are the Angus and 4th Street in addition to Angus and 3rd Street junctions.
Many different shortcuts and alternative routes are available to racers aspiring to finishing first.
From 4th Street Edit
Arriving from the West or North-West areas of Paradise City and finally approaching along 4th Street, players should pass under the Green Sign Car Park via a service tunnel whose entry is located a few yards south of the main intersection, behind the Red Fox sculpture. Drivers having exited the tunnel can choose to drift right and remain on the Wharf or carry on forwards and use the U-road behind the Plaza to maintain their velocity across the finish line. The first option which consists in swerving right is more hazardous due to the possibility of wreck into traffic found cruising along the busy main road.
From Angus Wharf (South) Edit
When heading Northbound on the main street, players should pass under the Rayfield Grand Hotel which -when both passages are combined- completely cuts the bends that Angus Wharf forms when intersecting 3rd Street. However, players should note that the shortcut has no means of replenishing Boost which makes the choice to take the shortcut dependent on the level of Boost drivers have before entering the first passage.
From 3rd Street Edit
If a racer is coming from the eastern or South-East areas of Paradise City, a recommended series of shortcuts is using the walkway in the Downtown Park followed by the shortcut going through a construction site including a Super Jump ramp propelling vehicles over the Andersen Street and Webster Avenue intersection. Players should note that this itinerary also replenishes boost for the final stretch.
From Andersen Street Edit
Finally, when originating from the east and arriving on this road, players must avoid at all costs the ramp giving access to the El-Train Tracks running above. Instead, racers should go through the Gas 5 station on the right-hand side to refill their Boost bars.
Events and Challenges Edit
Career Events Edit
|Event Type||Event Name||Starting Point|
|Eastern Promise||Lucas & Schembri|
|Plain Sailing||East Crawford & Moore|
|Plaza Endurance||Cannon & Nelson|
|Pleasure Cruise||Young & Lambert|
|Waterway to Go||Hubbard & South Rouse|
|Hostile Waters||Hall & Manners|
|Event Type||Event Name||Starting Point||Time Limit||Reward|
|SI-7 Burning Route||Sullivan & 9th||1:00||Nakamura Racing SI-7|
|Oval Champ Burning Route||I-88||1:30||Hunter Racing BRT Oval Champ|
Freeburn Challenges Edit
|2||27||On The Waterfront||Team Challenge||Meet at the Waterfront Plaza.|
|6||15||On The Waterfront||Team Challenge||Meet at the Waterfront Plaza.|
|8||41||On The Waterfront||Team Challenge||Meet at the Waterfront Plaza.|
|Paradise City Landmarks|