The München Looping tested its new digital lights for the first time in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 11th November 2018. These lights were installed in time for the ride’s residency at Munich’s Oktoberfest a few weeks ago. The München Looping is basically complete and the other rides and stalls around it are now being built.
General view just before testing of the lights started. Note the large new display board which replaces the 5 rings from the Olympia Looping.
The new digital lights look quite nice viewed through the trees. Good view of the alternating lights sequences.
The sequence of lights tested were first the loops then the large lettering and finally the digital display itself. It seems there may have been some slight bugs in the system as the staff were continually testing the lights and examining some of the control boxes.
Speckled lighting – which wasn’t possible under the analogue system.
The new scrolling display which on this occasion said “Willkommen zur Wiesn!” See the video below.
Willkommen zur Wiesn! translates as Welcome to Oktoberfest! Wiesn is another name used colloquially for Oktoberfest. I expect this will be changed to ‘Welcome to Hyde Park’ or something similar in readiness for Winter Wonderland 2018.
Just a different view!
Lights scrolling in different directions – though not apparent on photo!
A different form of speckled lighting. Part of another ride is being hoisted in front of the München Looping.
Single white speckled lighting sequence – although photographs do not really convey the effect.
These pictures don’t really do the new digital lighting justice. It has to be seen in real world terms to experience it. There are loads of variations with the lights scrolling in one direction or the other, bi directional, flashing sequences, single colours, multi colours and so on.