Winter Wonderland

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 0808fi 460x270 - München Looping 2019

A selection of pictures taken over the past month and into 2019 of riders on the famous roller coaster. I prefer those taken at night however these are much harder to take and a lot don’t turn out very well because slower shutter speeds have to be used to keepRead 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 →

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 →

DSC 0426fi 460x270 - 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 460x270 - 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 →