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IMG 4456fi 460x270 - Hyde Park update Feb 2019

The title describes it exactly. Its an update on the park. Maybe this has the makings of an occasional series seeing the name of this blog is Hyde park – Now! In fact this is the fourteenth or fifteenth post on Hyde Park considering I’ve written quite a over theRead More →

munchensidepov 460x270 - München Looping side POV

Possibly the first ever side POV of the München Looping! I had two earlier videos fail on me, the second had been of very good quality until it inexplicably cut out. Hence this was going to be my third attempt to get a reasonably good POV of the ride. ImagineRead More →

DSC 0176fi 460x270 - München Looping wins an award!

The München Looping (Munich Looping/Olympia Looping) has won a Gold Rides award for excellent customer experience. It was awarded by Winter Wonderland officials on Saturday 5th January and was made in collaboration with IMG and the Royal Parks. The award was made on the penultimate day of the 2018 seasonRead More →

DSC 1387fi 460x270 - Winter Wonderland fun

A selection of fun pics from Winter Wonderland throughout November, December 2018 and into January 2019. Up til now I’ve written very little about Winter Wonderland, there have been so many other posts to write – there’s just three more days of Winter Wonderland at the time of writing. IRead More →

DSC 0900fi 460x270 - The One Million Queen

One Million Queen was unveiled on 29th November 2018. This unusual sculpture at Hyde Park Corner is based on Marga’s earlier work at the Ventique art gallery in Chelsea. It was meant to be launched in the summer of 2018, the idea being the bright sun would reflect the 1Read More →

IMG 8060fi 460x270 - Winter Wonderland is open!

Winter Wonderland opened on 22nd November 2018. It had a charity evening on the 21st which was attended by celebrities and others who paid £65 a head for unlimited ride tickets. The event was in aid of the Royal Parks. Tonight (22nd) was the public’s turn to sample Britain’s largestRead More →

IMG 9801fi 460x270 - The München Looping tests its lights

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 stallsRead More →

IMG 3865fi 460x270 - The München Looping is being built

As discussed a few weeks ago, the München Looping has returned to London’s Hyde park for a third year running! The sections of the park needed for Winter Wonderland were closed off from the 4th November and the perimeter fence put up. On Monday 5th November the different venues startedRead More →

IMG 6050fi 460x270 - The München Looping Returns

This year’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – the festival’s 12th year – also sees the return of the Olympia Looping or as we in Brexit angst England know it – the München Looping, or if you prefer, the Munich Looping – is back for a third year. Very littleRead More →

DSC 0974fi 460x270 - Winter Wonderland scenes #1

A pictorial post showing various scenes taken during visits to Winter Wonderland 2017. During some of my earlier visits I envisaged there was some scope for scenes of a social or humorous nature, hence on the last couple of visits to Winter Wonderland an attempt at focusing more on theseRead More →