IMG 8060fi 690x495 - 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 690x495 - 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 690x495 - 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 →

DSC 0974fi 690x495 - 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 →

DSC 0426fi 690x495 - München Looping 3

As some of you will know, the famous Oktoberfest roller coaster the München (aka Olympia) Looping made a return to Hyde Park for this year’s Winter Wonderland. Publicity for Winter Wonderland in the London papers during the weeks running up to the November 17th opening night included pictures of theRead More →

IMG 5871fi 690x495 - Winter Wonderland 2017

Winter Wonderland is back. Its official opening was on 17th November and it’ll be open everyday (except Xmas Day) until New Years Day. Most of the popular rides are back and some new ones too. The layout this year is mainly similar to last year however the big difference thisRead More →

IMG 9747 - München Looping 2

Here’s a second set of Munchen Looping pictures! Equipment used: Canon 7d with Tamron 18-270 lens ISO used was 1600-2500, mostly at 2000. ISO 1600 is generally my preferred maximum. Shutter speeds ranged from 1/60 to 1/250. The Canon 7d, being quite old in terms of camera technology, is notRead More →

IMG 9341 - The München Looping

Rudolf Barth’s München Looping The München (Munich) Looping, or the Olympia Looping, is known as such because it’s five loops represent the Olympics. The ride is “one of the best steel looping roller coasters in the world” and for the first time has taken a trip out of Germany. It’sRead More →