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Facts – Observations – Short Portraits . . . . 4<br />


Premières and Announcements . . . . . 12<br />


<strong>Mallorca</strong> (ES) . . . . . . . . . . . . 16<br />


Stuttgart – Crange – Ulm . . . . . . . . 26<br />


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Text & Photos:<br />

Norman Vogt<br />

Jack Wetzel’s “Breakdance”<br />

inside the exhibition hall<br />


Text & Photo: Helmut Bresler<br />

While preparations for the<br />

Pentecost event 2014 have<br />

been finalised with contracts<br />

having been sent out before<br />

the end of the year for the first<br />

time, the department store<br />

Galeria Kaufhof, located in<br />

the Erlangen pedestrian<br />

precinct, surprised the public<br />

with a very special voucher.<br />

Vouchers – no matter what’s the<br />

occasion – have become increasingly<br />

popular throughout<br />

the last decade. Consequently,<br />

retailers have prepared themselves<br />

and offer appropriate<br />

motifs ranging from birthdays,<br />

weddings, and saint’s days to<br />

retirement. Galeria Kaufhof, the<br />

renowned full-range retailer,<br />

has now added a classic Berg<br />

motif to its offer. The card can<br />

be charged with a desired<br />

amount of money for the card<br />

user to spend. Unfortunately,<br />

the card cannot yet be used at<br />

the Berg event, but only at the<br />

department store. ■<br />

The Huss “Breakdance”<br />

from Swiss showman Jack<br />

Wetzel from Geneva made its<br />

first appearance at the<br />

Autumn Fair in Basle.<br />

Wetzel purchased the ride,<br />

built in 1998, in Scandinavia.<br />

On its arrival in Switzerland, it<br />

had to be thoroughly renovated<br />

as it was in rather poor<br />

condition. Among others, new<br />

metal sheets were mounted, the electronic system was<br />

completely overhauled and a new motor for the wheel<br />

disc drive was built in. Then the ride was newly painted<br />

by James Münger (a former “Breakdance” owner, as is<br />

well-known) with, among other motifs, images of such<br />


Text & Photo: Helmut Bresler<br />

At the Herbstkirchweih<br />

in Schwabach, near<br />

Nürnberg, the Frankish<br />

show-woman Simone<br />

Eschenbacher (31)<br />

celebrated a première<br />

with great success with<br />

her new beer carousel,<br />

“Barussell”.<br />

Her father Frank Eschenbacher<br />

had came up with<br />

the idea some time ago. It<br />

is a tribute to the family history; after all his father<br />

Konrad had been a trained brewer. A Nürnberg steel<br />

construction company built the supporting elements<br />

according to the new standard DIN EN 13814. Many<br />

further details and decoration elements were done by<br />

Eschenbacher himself. For the première, the<br />

modern icons as Lady Gaga, David Guetta and Pitbull,<br />

as well as classic figures such as Michael Jackson and<br />

Elvis Presley. After the redesign, Jack Wetzel presented<br />

the “Breakdance” at, among other venues, Lausanne,<br />

Geneva, Neuenburg and Basle.<br />

■<br />

rounding board featured a mixture of beer and<br />

drinking motifs as well as classic kiddie ride pictures.<br />

This transformed the Christmas Market at the “Alexa”<br />

shopping centre in Berlin, where the “Barussell”<br />

offered, among other enticements, traditional<br />

Glühwein.<br />

■<br />




Text & Photos:<br />

Ralf Schmitt<br />

New at Martin Blume’s<br />

“Daemonium”, the ghost tractor<br />

At the large “Daemonium”<br />

ghost ride from<br />

Martin Blume, a historic<br />

tractor with a very creepy<br />

driver, caused quite a<br />

furore.<br />

The tractor, placed on the<br />

left side in front of the construction,<br />

is an original<br />

Hanomag R55 from the<br />

ample collection of historic<br />

tractors and traction units<br />

INFO<br />

from Martin Blume from Nienburg. The colour plan<br />

of the vehicle (the R55 type was built by Hanomag<br />

from 1955 to 1958) was changed to match that of<br />

the “Daemonium”. Naturally, the special feature –<br />

and its connection to the ghost ride – is the<br />

apparently “forgotten” driver behind the steering<br />

wheel of the tractor (effectively illuminated by<br />

LED-lighting).<br />

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Text & Photo: Uwe Holzmann<br />

It is a popular tradition and indispensable<br />

programme highlight<br />

during the Lullusfest in Bad<br />

Hersfeld: The climbing of the<br />

Lolls-church.<br />

Once the exhausting ascent is<br />

over, participants are rewarded by<br />

a magnificent view across the<br />

district town in Hessen and well<br />

beyond the city borders - and<br />

naturally, also across the Lullusfest<br />

with its attractions. This time<br />

the event was enjoyed by (f.l.t.r.):<br />

Marcel Wilhelm, Rico Rasch,<br />

Conny Hellberg, Andrea Hofmann,<br />

Volker Drewes, Michael<br />

Zehle with his children Sally and<br />

Mike, as well as (kneeling in the<br />

front) Rainer Traber and Richard<br />

Krolzig.<br />

■<br />

Enjoying the view across<br />

the Lullusfest from the top: the<br />

participants in the tower ascent<br />


Text & Photos:<br />

Ralf Schmitt<br />

Soon to be offered at<br />

Volksfest events? Kangaroo meat<br />

skewers and fried sausages<br />

From 17 th to 26 th January the<br />

world's largest fair for nutrition,<br />

agriculture and horticulture, the<br />

International Green Week, will<br />

once again entice the public to<br />

Berlin.<br />

In the country-based festival halls,<br />

although the focus is on “food and<br />

drink”, the fair will prove to be a good<br />

opportunity for the showman<br />

industry to find out about new<br />

culinary products and ideas from producers. After all,<br />

almost everything can be tried out and tasted on-site,<br />

and complete dishes can be ordered and enjoyed in the<br />

country restaurants set up. In addition to the large food<br />

concerns, many medium and small-sized producers<br />

from around the globe will also be represented in Berlin<br />

- some of them offering highly interesting niche products.<br />

For more information: www.gruenewoche.de ■<br />

Delicious? –<br />

“mashed potato to go” in a cup.<br />

A beautiful swing was built up<br />

in the huge exhibition hall of<br />

the Russian Federation<br />

last year<br />



Text:<br />

Ralf Schmitt<br />

Photos: Jimmy Blume (WOATT), Archiv Barthel, Rolf Orschel, Ralf Schmitt<br />

At the Hamburg Sommerdom 2013, the Zierer “Wellenflug”<br />

from the Berlin Barthel family bid its farewell before being sold<br />

to Australia.<br />

Consequently, this Wellenflug example has certainly established<br />

itself as something of a “globetrotter”, given the ride’s impressive<br />

history. In 1977, the ride was built for the Klaus Peter firm in Speyer,<br />

who operated it up until 1984. From there it went on a long journey<br />

for the first time; its destination - Florida, USA. There it was operated<br />

at an amusement park up until the late 1980s, until it was yet<br />

again shipped overseas - to its native Germany, having been<br />

acquired by the Schieck firm in 1991. In 1993, it was purchased<br />

by the Barthel family, which has remained true to the ride for 20<br />

years. Now, they have parted with the attraction however, as the<br />

WOATT firm from<br />

Worms is arranging for<br />

it to be sold to an<br />

amusement park in<br />

Australia. Therefore, the<br />

guest appearance at<br />

the Sommerdom in<br />

Hamburg was, at one<br />

and the same time, its<br />

last appearance in<br />

Farewell to the Wellenflug<br />

from Otto and Robert Barthel to Australian regulati-<br />

Germany. According<br />

ons on the import of<br />

timber, all wooden<br />

parts had to be removed<br />

before the ride was<br />

packed for shipment in<br />

an ocean container. The<br />

backflash wagon stayed<br />

in Germany though.<br />

Robert Barthel has now<br />

migrated to the games<br />

sector.<br />

■<br />



Following its last guest<br />

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attraction then went to<br />

Nienburg. There the<br />

“Wellenflug” was dismantled by<br />

WOATT and due to Australian<br />

regulations on the import of<br />

timber, all wooden parts were<br />

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The “Racing Coaster”<br />

from Thoma/Hartmann<br />

In late July last year, Toni Thoma<br />

and his partner Theodora Hartmann<br />

from Mayen/Heilbronn<br />

celebrated a successful première<br />

with their brand new family<br />

coaster “Racing Coaster”, built<br />

by SBF from Italy, at the bric-abrac<br />

and flea market in Opladen.<br />

Text & Photos:<br />

Norman Vogt<br />

Speeding through the turn<br />

Racing Coaster<br />

The mini coaster was<br />

built according to the<br />

new standard DIN 13814<br />

for ride constructions and<br />

approved by TÜV<br />

Munich. The coaster has a front length of 21<br />

metres, is 11 metres deep, about 7 metres tall at<br />

its highest point and has electrical requirements of<br />

50 kW. Due to its compact dimensions, the<br />

complete construction can be loaded on the<br />

centre trailer and quickly relocated. The three-axle<br />

trailer was built by a ride manufacturer company in<br />

Andernach. While the visual design of the coaster<br />

and the train features a number of motifs from the<br />

Disney movie “Cars”, the station, the name sign<br />

and the platform were painted with comic motifs<br />

from the automobile world. After the winter break,<br />

the family coaster is to be enhanced by a backflash,<br />

further decoration elements and spectacular<br />

LED lighting. Powered by a friction drive system,<br />



The passengers take their<br />

places in comfortable shell<br />

shaped seats with footstools<br />

the train glides almost silently and softly along the<br />

track, accommodating 20 passengers per ride in<br />

comfortable, shell-shaped single seats (with footstools).<br />

A modern locking system, usually only<br />

installed on large coasters, provides the passengers<br />

with the utmost safety. From the station, the<br />

train first travels to the highest point of the track,<br />

from where it drops quickly through a loop. Having<br />

run through a number of tight turns it finally returns<br />

to its starting point. Due to it short length, the track<br />

is run along repeatedly. After the première in<br />

Opladen, the venues in the first season of Toni<br />

Thoma’s and Theodora Hartmann’s newly<br />

purchased ride included, among other venues,<br />

Karpfham, Gaggenau, Mayen, and the Hochheim<br />

Markt at the end of the season.<br />

■<br />

Toni Thoma<br />

Details of the “Racing Coaster”<br />




During Pentecost 2013, the<br />

Swiss show-woman Michelle<br />

Howald from Altendorf - who has<br />

specialised in operating snack<br />

and games booths during the<br />

last few years - celebrated a<br />

successful première with her<br />

first (and brand new) ride<br />

attraction, the “Flying Swinger”<br />

Wave-Swinger in Schaffhausen.<br />

Text & Photos:<br />

Norman Vogt<br />

After the only Wave-Swinger (the Zierer example<br />

from the Spengler firm) had been sold to<br />

France some years ago, Michelle Howald decided<br />

to purchase a ride of this type – and chose a<br />

model from the Italian manufacturer Lamborghini<br />

in Bergantino. The family ride accommodates a<br />

total of 40 passengers in the usual individual seats<br />

with eight double seats available. Howald’s ride,<br />

called “Flying Swinger”, has ground measurements<br />

of about 19 metres (including flight path)<br />

and a height of 12 metres, and is dominated by<br />

light brown, red and blue colours, and is effectively<br />

illuminated by red, blue, and white LEDs. Moreover,<br />

a number of spotlights illuminated the ride in<br />

changing colours after sundown. The motifs<br />

around the rounding boards and on the rest of the<br />

ride depict several famous sights from various<br />

regions in Switzerland. The transport of the Wave-<br />

Swinger requires two trailers. After the première in<br />

Schaffhausen, Michelle Howald presented the<br />

“Flying Swinger” at, among other venues, Kreuzlingen,<br />

Weinfelden, Zurich, Lucerne and – as the<br />

highlight of the first season – at the Autumn Fair in<br />

Basle.<br />

■<br />

Michelle Howald<br />

The “Flying Swinger”<br />

at the Autumn Fair in Basle<br />


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One of the first major<br />

Spanish Volksfest events in<br />

the year: the Fira del Ram<br />

on the island of <strong>Mallorca</strong><br />

Majorca, the largest island of the<br />

Balearic Islands, is a popular<br />

destination for sun-seeking<br />

tourists every year. Apart from<br />

the known party zones in El-<br />

Arenal, the island - located some<br />

170 kilometres off the Spanish<br />

mainland - also offers a lot of<br />

natural wonders and other<br />

sights. In spring with only a<br />

couple of tourists around, the<br />

“Fira del Ram” with its longstanding<br />

tradition is a welcome<br />

source of income for about 170<br />

showmen.<br />

Text & Photos: Norman Vogt<br />

Quite unusual, an ice rink<br />

at the Volksfest<br />

Majorca (ES)<br />

on the sun-drenched island. During the<br />

week, the fairground is open from 5<br />

p.m. to midnight, at weekends from 10<br />

a.m. to 2 a.m. On Sundays however, the<br />

lights on the fairground go out at midnight.<br />

Once again, the entertainment contingent was<br />

For this large event, held on the fairground in the<br />

industrial area of Son Fusteret on Palma de made up of an ample variety of attractions and<br />

<strong>Mallorca</strong> (autobahn exit Palma-Inca), 170 showmen<br />

and merchants are attracted to the island with their<br />

varied operations. These comprise some 70 ride and<br />

funhouse attractions and around 100 stalls –<br />

including gastronomic and games booths. Visitors<br />

can reach the fairground – which boasts free parking<br />

facilities available all around – by car or various bus<br />

routes. In the last few years, the Fira del Ram was<br />

novelties just waiting to be tried out. Positively worth<br />

mentioning was that the few double presentations<br />

were built up some distance away from each other.<br />

This is not always the case at large Volksfest events<br />

in Spain; in Seville, for example, four “Smashing<br />

Jump” attractions had once been built up one next<br />

to the other. In many respects, the Fira del Ram, held<br />

on the outskirts of the Balearic capital of Palma de<br />

held from 23 rd February to 15 th April. While <strong>Mallorca</strong>, cannot be compared with the fair events in<br />

temperatures in Central Europe are still far below 10<br />

degrees, here they often climb to above 20 degrees<br />

Seville, Cadiz or Huelva, where the Flamenco and<br />

other dance schools erect their tents and visitors<br />



“Smashing Jump” and<br />

“Saltamontes” are still<br />

highly popular with the<br />

visitors<br />

come to the fairground to<br />

celebrate, wearing traditional<br />

and other local costumes.<br />

There were no such tents<br />

here, and instead of local<br />

costumes visitors walk<br />

across the fairground in<br />

normal everyday clothes,<br />

wearing jeans and T-shirts.<br />

The event was modestly advertised on the island.<br />

There were some taxis with stickers promoting the<br />

event, but not a single poster or banner could be<br />

found throughout the city area of Palma. The best<br />

advertising medium, clearly visible from any<br />

distance, was the tall Ferris Wheel, which was<br />

particularly striking due to its futuristic gondolas and<br />

was enthroned in the centre of the fairground. In<br />

earlier years, there were often two Ferris Wheels built<br />

up almost next to each other and operating at the<br />

same time. The huge “Gigant<br />

XXL” propeller also soared into<br />

the sky, providing a magnificent<br />

view across the surrounding<br />

region, unless it was set to “spin<br />

mode”.<br />

The looping attraction was<br />

particularly well-received by<br />

young people. “Vikingo” was the<br />

name of the swing, which was<br />

very well frequented by the<br />

general public, and as many as<br />

two “Freak Out” attractions<br />

provided further swinging fun.<br />

Moreover, there were three<br />

“Smashing Jump”-type constructions<br />

called “Super Tarantula”,<br />

“Maxi” and “Maxi Dance”.<br />

They were joined by yet two more<br />

classic Saltamontes (without<br />

rotating gondolas), that provided<br />

more fun under the name of<br />

“Super Kanguro” and “Mega Rana”. Among this<br />

year’s highlights was the “Flip Fly”, called “Loop<br />

Fighter”, from Antonio and Laura Garcia.<br />



Well-attended<br />

particularly in the evenings<br />

the Haunted House “Templo<br />

del Mar”<br />

6D Simulator<br />

The ride was very well received, with long queues of<br />

people forming during the evening hours.<br />

Due to a number of spotlights, as well as fog and<br />

laser effects, the ride made a superb visual appearance,<br />

particularly after sundown. Roller coaster fans<br />

were able to enjoy the “Crazy Mouse - Super Raton”<br />

presented by the Banuls family, which was dismantled<br />

a couple of days before the end of the event<br />

however, as it was already due at the next venue.<br />

Watery fun could be enjoyed on the “Rio Rapidos”<br />

water ride, which was very well attended by day,<br />

whereas visitor attendance was quite modest in the<br />

Fun on suspension bridges,<br />

giant slide, and the walk-through<br />

construction “Grand Prix”<br />



Still among the public’s<br />

favourites in Spain, skid rides<br />

such as the “El Latigo”<br />

evenings. Built up opposite the water attraction was<br />

the “Night Express” Miami, which is one of a couple<br />

of rides that stay on Majorca after the end of the “Fira<br />

del Ram”, to be further presented at a number of<br />



Surge of adrenaline<br />

provided for by the “Gigant<br />

XXL”, “Skater”, “Flip Fly”, “Flic<br />

Flac” and the “Night Express”<br />

minor fair events on the island. The “Templo del Mar”<br />

walk-through construction with its live actors<br />

provided visitors with a creepy atmosphere and<br />

magically attracted not only the young. Moreover,<br />

visitors were able to negotiate an adventure course<br />

with suspension bridges, rolling barrels and a slide<br />

inside the three-level walk-through construction<br />

“Grand Prix”. This funhouse was built up by José Luis<br />

San Maximo, who also presented his new kiddie<br />

walk-through construction “La Academia” for the first<br />

time at this event. “La Carcel” is the name of the<br />

Spanish “Rainbow” version, providing its passengers<br />

with a ride in one of its five cages. Right next to<br />

it, the “Skater” (Top Scan), which used to be “at<br />

home” in Germany, made its rounds.<br />

Highly popular with the visitors was the “El Latigo”<br />

track ride, on which the vehicles (accommodating<br />

three passengers each) are spun to the outside<br />



“La Carcel”, “Vikingo”, and<br />

“Amor Express”<br />

around the curves at ever-increasing speed. At full<br />

speed the screaming of the passengers is simply<br />

part of the fun.<br />

With the Telecombat “Star Wars”, where passengers<br />

can choose the flight height themselves, another<br />

family ride was built up in the entrance area. Other<br />

attractions presented were the “Amor Express”<br />

Switchback, a “Polyp”, as well as the Spanish<br />

version of a “Take Off” ride. The best party atmosphere,<br />

particularly in the evenings, could be<br />

enjoyed at the “Super Cazuela” (Tagada), which was<br />

much loved especially by adolescents, being great<br />

“Super Cazuela” Tagada<br />

and “Take Off”<br />



Mysterious:<br />

the interactive “Q-Zar”<br />

Coasters for young<br />

and old<br />

fun with a great deal of smoke, heavy bass beats,<br />

and cheeky announcements made over the microphone.<br />

A dodgem track and a simulator rounded off<br />

the entertainment contingent for adolescents and<br />

adults alike. Naturally younger visitors were also able<br />

to enjoy many different attractions, such as the<br />

classic kiddie carousel, mini-dodgems, bouncers,<br />

the “Star Disney” railway attraction, motor karts, the<br />

“Dragon” coaster, a mini Ferris Wheel, “The<br />

Simpsons” Waltzer, as well as yet another track ride<br />

called “Tokio Guay”.<br />

Highly popular in Spain is the “Tren Alegria” ride,<br />

where a train rides in circles. Prior to the ride,<br />

passengers are handed a foam hammer or balloons.<br />

Once the ride has started, one or two clowns make<br />

their appearance waiting for the train at the exit of<br />

the tunnel, to scare the kids and their parents. The<br />

clowns were also equipped with soft hammers and<br />

balloons, and starting a fierce battle upon the arrival<br />

of the train – and there was certainly a whole lot of<br />

bashing going on! It is great fun, not only for the<br />

passengers but also for the viewing public. This time,<br />

the “Q-Zar” attraction was also a real highlight for<br />

children and teenagers. This is a type of electronic,<br />

inactive Gotcha game inside an inflatable UFO with<br />

a number of obstacles and walls serving as a<br />

defence. At the entrance to the “Q-Zar” the fighters<br />

are equipped with a back and chest guard as well<br />

as a laser pistol. If an opponent is hit by a laser beam,<br />

the shooter scores a point. After a number of<br />

minutes the game is over and the winner is whoever<br />


For children,<br />

there is a varied offering at the<br />

Fira del Ram. Quite unusual,<br />

the “Simpsons” ride<br />

has scored the most points. Another attraction<br />

offered at the event was the “Ice-<strong>Park</strong>” tent, where<br />

visitors could hire skates and skate on the slippery<br />

ice rink illuminated by colourful disco spotlights in<br />

the evening.<br />

Many different kinds of gastronomic operations were<br />

spread across the fairground serving dishes to be<br />

eaten in mostly plain little tents. The menu even<br />

provided classic German bratwurst, for example at<br />

the “Wurstkönig” or the “Grillmeister”, and naturally<br />



Food and drinks: Spanish,<br />

French or German – sweet<br />

or hearty<br />

Unusual prize<br />

presentation<br />



The Fira del Ram<br />

offers quite a happy fairground<br />

experience<br />

also familiar hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chips,<br />

kebab, and pizza. Only a couple of operations<br />

offered typical Spanish specialities though, among<br />

them a rustic-style booth called “Meson Samar”<br />

proffering whole Serrano hams hanging from the<br />

ceiling, selling portions to be eaten together with<br />

fresh bread and olives. In addition to various<br />

Spanish red wines, beer (mainly German) was also<br />

on offer. Moreover, many different flavours of<br />

“Churros” were available at several operations, and<br />

roasted almonds, popcorn, crêpes and other typical<br />

sweet fairground snacks were offered not only at the<br />

usual sweet booths. Candy floss was also offered at<br />

many an attraction - not freshly made at the stall but<br />

sold in plastic buckets. The games sector also<br />

provided an ample variety, luring visitors with prizes<br />

such as soft toys, other toys, electrical gadgets and<br />

many other knick-knacks.<br />

■<br />




The façade advertising on<br />

Mercedesstraße<br />

“Die Schausteller” –<br />

here as flag motif in the beer<br />

garden and as print motif<br />

Text: Ralf Schmitt<br />

Photos: Wagner Kommunikation<br />

A special advertising campaign initiated and<br />

carried out by three participating showmen<br />

caused quite a furore at the Cannstatt Volksfest<br />

2013. Christian von Berg, Thomas Koch and<br />

Thomas Schmidt were “Die Schausteller”, or<br />

“The Showmen”.<br />

The purpose of the campaign, under the slogan<br />

“Die Schausteller – Aktiv, innovativ, leistungsstark!”,<br />

or “The showmen – active, innovative, highperforming!”,<br />

was to bring the profession of “showman”<br />

a little more into public focus at the Volksfest,<br />

and also as a counterweight to the aggressively<br />

advertising beer tent patrons. To this end Christian<br />

von Berg (Candy), Thomas Koch (Wurst Koch),<br />

and Thomas Schmidt (Toontown) – representatives<br />

from three different sectors: sales, showman<br />

gastronomy and games – joined forces and<br />

engaged an advertising agency to realise their<br />

idea. It produced the advertising motif with the<br />

three showmen as the faces of the campaign,<br />

published in print media (Cannstatt Volkfestzeitung,<br />

Top Stuttgart Magazin,<br />

Stadtanzeiger and BILD Stuttgart),<br />

as huge façade advertising (on the<br />

building at Mercedesstraße 15), as<br />

lettering on the vehicles of the Volksfest<br />

suppliers, as well as Mega-Light-<br />

Select at the Bad Cannstatt station.<br />

The total circulation of advertising<br />

measures amounted to 996.909 examples,<br />

with the three showmen<br />

sharing the costs of the campaign.<br />

As all the participants were satisfied<br />

with the results of the unusual advertising<br />

campaign, it is to be continued<br />

at the Spring Festival and at<br />

the Volksfest 2014. For the preview of<br />

the Cannstatt Wasen 2014, “Die<br />

Schausteller” will also invite some 50<br />

guests of honour from politics,<br />

business and the media to an information<br />

evening.<br />

■<br />


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CRANGE<br />


In the centre of the Crange<br />

Fair poster 2014 is the Chiduch<br />

family with father Markus (36),<br />

mother Janine (34) and<br />

daughters Aaliya (8) and<br />

Josefine (2)<br />

On the ride pass: The<br />

Wagner family with father Mike<br />

(34), mother Sarah (31) as well as<br />

their children Leni (4) and Paul (3)<br />

Photos:<br />

Stadtmarketing Herne<br />

The Crange Fair is to remain a popular event for<br />

families well into the future. The fact that the<br />

largest Volksfest event in North-Rhine Westphalia<br />

is already renowned as a family-friendly fair, is not<br />

least demonstrated by the new advertising<br />

campaign: Three Herne families are depicted on the<br />

poster as well as the covers of the ride and<br />

gastronomy pass available for this fair that takes<br />

place on the banks of the canal.<br />

The pictures were taken by the renowned Herne photographer<br />

Jens Hauer (www.bestpicture.de), and the<br />

slogan of the Crange Fair 2014 (1 st to 10 th August) reads<br />

“So geht Kirmes!”, or “That’s the way a fair event goes”!<br />

“Crange is like a family you like to visit,” says Markus<br />

Chiduch. Together with his wife Janine and his<br />

daughters Aaliyah and Josefine, he can be seen in the<br />

advertising poster for the 579 th Crange Fair. In the poster,<br />

the family seems to be calling “So geht Kirmes”, and the<br />

Wagner and the Steinmacher/Kleegraf families round off<br />

the “Kirmes-Familien 2014” theme. All together, they impressively<br />

demonstrate that the Crange Fair stands for<br />

so much, but above all it deserves the title “family-friendly<br />

fair”. Some 50 families had applied for the prestige of<br />

being featured on the cover of the ride and gastronomy<br />

pass or in the fair poster for the Crange Fair 2014, but<br />

finally six families were invited to a photo shoot at last<br />

year’s fair. All families have received the pictures for their<br />

family album as well as Crange passes for the entire<br />

family. However, for three families it was really only<br />

starting now: They are now the faces of the coming advertising<br />

campaign, which has now been introduced by<br />

representatives from the city authorities and the Stadtmarketing<br />

authority. Holger Wennrich, General Manager<br />

of Herne Stadtmarketing and responsible for the concept<br />

and the realisation of the advertising campaign said,<br />

“The cooperation with the six families in the finale was<br />

great, and the selection was not easy. However, the<br />

result was fantastic. The three families, now established<br />

as the faces of the Crange Fair for at least the next 270<br />

days, can now be seen by millions of people.” The advertising<br />

campaign for the largest Volksfest event in<br />

The motif for the gastronomy<br />

pass: The Steinmacher/<br />

Kleegraf family with father<br />

Kleegraf (37), mother Nadine<br />

Steinmacher (36) and Tara (4)<br />



North-Rhine Westphalia achieves more than 13 million<br />

contacts. Holger Wennrich says, “The Crange Fair may<br />

well be the best advertised event in Germany. Our advertising,<br />

for example, that appears on hundreds of huge<br />

advertising spaces, buses and in all the local and<br />

regional daily and weekly newspapers throughout the<br />

Ruhr region several weeks prior to the fair result in some<br />

10 million contacts”. By the way, all the winning families<br />

come from the home town of the Crange Fair. Some of<br />

the parents – very appropriately – first met and fell in love<br />

at the fair. For these families, being chosen for the advertising<br />

campaign is “pure fun” says Nadine Steinmacher,<br />

who can be seen on the cover of the gastronomy<br />

pass together with her husband Björn Kleegraf and her<br />

daughter Tara. The Wagner family, featured on the cover<br />

of the ride pass, have just one thought: “the grandparents<br />

of our children will probably boast about their<br />

grandchildren throughout all of next summer”. Apart from<br />

the poster gracing the motif, the Wagner and the Steinmacher/Kleegraf<br />

family play an important role. Timo<br />

Krupp, Crange Fair spokesman says, “The two families<br />

are featured as cover motifs for the Crange passes. If we<br />

are sold out in 2014, 15,000 examples of every pass type<br />

will be in circulation and strolling across the fairground<br />

with the visitors. It is thus fair to say that one visitor or the<br />

other will carry these two families close to their hearts.”■<br />

ULM<br />

Photo:<br />

Reiser<br />

At the award ceremony<br />

(f.l.t.r.): Dr. Bernd Radtke<br />

(General Manager of the IHK<br />

Ulm and Marketing-Club<br />

President), Claus Steinmüller<br />

and Oliver Fischer (IG Ulmer<br />

Volksfest), and Dr. Volker Walter<br />

(jury chairman)<br />

Every two years, the Marketing-<br />

Club Ulm/Neu-Ulm, a local<br />

professional association from<br />

the Deutscher Marketing Verband,<br />

or German Marketing<br />

Association awards the Ulm<br />

Marketing Prize in 3 categories.<br />

Participants in the competition<br />

have to compile a 40-page<br />

documentation clearly demonstrating<br />

the marketing concept<br />

and supporting its success by<br />

verifiable figures.<br />

The good news is that the IG Ulmer<br />

Volksfest has been among the finalists for this year’s<br />

competition since mid-October. Oliver Fischer, the IG<br />

member in charge of marketing said, “We were<br />

completely surprised and at the same time very happy.<br />

After large enterprises such as Bosch Rexroth or the<br />

Stadtwerke were awarded the prize in the years<br />

before, we were eager to know if our marketing<br />

concept for an 11-day event were able to convince the<br />

jury of marketing professionals”. “It is great that we<br />

have reached the finale,” added his colleague Claus<br />

Steinmüller. The “Attacke” advertising agency, whose<br />

boss is Oliver Fischer, specialises in the showman and<br />

Volksfest sector and has been in charge of the<br />

marketing and the visual appearance of the Ulm Volksfest<br />

ever since its successful new conception in 2009.<br />

On 6 th November 2013, the 4 th Ulm Marketing Prize,<br />

honouring the Ulm Volksfest as finalist, was awarded<br />

in the presence of several hundreds of guests from<br />

business and politics. The expert jury was highly<br />

impressed by the performance of the IG Ulmer Volksfest.<br />

For example, an anonymous showman survey<br />

was introduced, giving detailed information on trends,<br />

marketing, successes and circumstances to be<br />

optimized. The interpretation of the data of this<br />

questionnaire survey conducted according to classic<br />

marketing criteria indicates very clearly that the Ulm<br />

Volksfest enjoys an apparently significant upward<br />

trend. On average, the marketing concept was given<br />

the mark 1.47 by the participants. The success of the<br />

event also shows in more precise figures: The number<br />

of applicants has more than doubled since 2009 and<br />

visitor numbers have increased by 50 %. Taking a<br />

stand against binge-drinking and setting store on<br />

visiting families has worked out well – as evidenced by<br />

the number of incidents the police had to deal with<br />

trending towards zero within the last five years. Using<br />

all the marketing tools available – ranging from<br />

cinema advertising and classic as well as new media<br />

to the event’s own app – not to mention a concept<br />

consisting of a promotional campaign and special<br />

event elements, resulted in well-deserved success.<br />

The IG Ulmer Volksfest is working on further optimizing<br />

the concept for the 2014 season. New ideas and<br />

measures to be realised have not yet been revealed<br />

by the IG Ulmer Volksfest (consisting of Claus Steinmüller,<br />

Friedrich Binder, Günther Spegel and Oliver<br />

Fischer). The Ulm Volksfest 2014 will be held from 11 th<br />

to 21 st July (Schwör Monday).<br />

■<br />


BASEL<br />

Text & Photos:<br />

Norman Vogt<br />

When the ride attractions and concession stalls<br />

at the largest and oldest Swiss fair event (from<br />

26 th October to 10 th November) closed on the<br />

evening of the 10 th November 2013, most of the<br />

participants were satisfied with their financial<br />

results. There were however also some dissatisfied<br />

showmen, who complained about<br />

having been allocated a poor site where they did<br />

not fare too well compared to other attractions.<br />

Business was also rather slow at a number of<br />

games booths, the operators of which had<br />

expected better results and were quite disappointed.<br />

The 543 rd Basle Autumn Fair was opened on Saturday,<br />

26 th October precisely on the stroke of 12 by the<br />

bell of the Saint Martin church. Even at this time,<br />


visitors were rushing to the fairgrounds in the Basle<br />

city centre and besieging the ride attractions. It was<br />

clearly noticeable that guests and visitors were keen<br />

on strolling along the fair-miles and spending the<br />

occasional Franc. They were particularly curious to<br />

go on the journey through time at the event billed as<br />

“Super 80s – experience the fair in those days”<br />

taking place inside exhibition hall 3. Many posters,<br />

signposts and a large banner showed the visitors the<br />

way from the fairground to the hall. Visitors were<br />

awaited by several attractions even in the entrance<br />

area to the exhibition hall on Sperrstraße. In addition<br />

to a kiddie ride and the two walk-through constructions<br />

“Allotria” and “Disco Labyrinth”, the<br />

“Doppel-Ranger” spun its passengers upside down.<br />

Last year, the exhibition hall, which had been<br />

popular with young people - particularly in the 1980s<br />

- and could last be used for the autumn fair in 1997,<br />

presented itself under the best possible conditions.<br />

Many visitors were taken on a trip down memory lane<br />

when they discovered a number of attractions from<br />

that time. There was a run on the skilfully restored<br />

“Wiener Prater-Geisterbahn”. The double-storey ride<br />

was very well frequented already in the early afternoon.<br />

While the Breakdance from Münger – which<br />

caused quite a furore due to the imposing Michael<br />

Jackson figure – made its rounds inside the exhibition<br />

hall in the 1980s, the public enjoyed the<br />

Breakdance from Wetzel this time. Moreover, the<br />

exhibition hall accommodated a “Round Up”, a<br />

kiddie dodgem ride, a swing boat, a simulator,<br />

Häseli’s “Telecombat” and the “Südseewelle” Miami.<br />

While the rides occupied the centre of the hall, the<br />

gastronomic booths and games stalls were built up<br />

in the outer section.<br />

At long last the entire Messeplatz could be used as<br />

a fairground once again. It accommodated the<br />

“Rocket”, the “Take Off” Booster, the “Calypso”,<br />

“Octopussy”, the “Tower” and the “Mocca Cup”<br />

kiddie ride. In the Rosental gardens, the oldest fairground<br />

in Kleinbasle, the “VIP” Swing from Baer<br />

made a successful début. Unfortunately, it was<br />

slightly hidden away behind several trees. The<br />

“Swing Up”, “Haunted Mansion” and “Speed”<br />

rounded off the selection of attractions in this area.<br />

Once again speedy novelty attractions and a<br />

number of classics were presented in the Kasernen<br />

area, including the novelties for Basle, the “Super<br />

Chaos” Swing from H.P. Maier and the “Scorpion”<br />

from Spengler. In the evening hours, there was<br />

barely any room left to move on this fairground, with<br />

long queues forming in front of the pay boxes of<br />

Jolliet’s “Maxximum” and “Freddys Circus” (Zinnecker).<br />

The “Bellevue” Ferris Wheel towering<br />

majestically over the houses on Münsterplatz was<br />

visible from afar. Another novelty could be tried out<br />

in this location; Michéle Howald presented her<br />

“Flying Swinger” wave-swinger in Basle for the first<br />

Novelties on the barracks<br />

area: "Scorpion” and<br />

"Super Chaos”<br />

A lot of popularity for<br />

"Freddys Circus” – "Sky Flyer”,<br />

Novelty on Barfüsserplatz<br />


time. The “Disco Express”, a dodgem track, the<br />

“Geisterschiff”, a slide and a number of kiddie rides<br />

rounded off the selection of attractions in this area.<br />

With Bauer’s “Sky Flyer”, yet another novelty for<br />

Basle was built up on Barfüsserplatz, the gate to the<br />

Grossbasle city centre.<br />

On the small square, Büttiger’s “X-Factory”, joined<br />

by several snack booths, offered a fantastic lighting<br />

show after sundown. Once again unusually<br />

occupied was Petersplatz, which was open two days<br />

longer than the Basle Autumn Fair (up until 12 th<br />

November). The original Herbstmäss fairground<br />

once again enchanted both young and old with firstclass<br />

sales stalls, culinary delicacies, and many<br />

attractions. Several ride attractions were built up between<br />

the large number of sales stalls, some of which<br />

got the public attuned to the upcoming Christmas<br />

Markets. After ample reconstruction work in recent<br />

years, the Basle Autumn Fair presented itself at its<br />

best once again this year. A number of novelties for<br />

Basle provided for a varied and appealing fair event<br />

leaving nothing to be desired. The Basle Autumn Fair<br />

was once again a successful and appealingly laid<br />

out event.<br />

■<br />


Presented as a novelty for Schwetzingen, was the<br />

“Chaos” Swing from Spangenberger, which<br />

proved highly popular, especially with the younger<br />

generation. With Massel’s “Beach Polyp”, presented<br />

with an appealingly designed backflash for<br />

some time now and having already repeatedly and<br />

successfully appeared in Schwetzingen, visitors<br />

were also able to enjoy a true family attraction. The<br />

“Tropical Trip” Miami from André Massel and the<br />

dodgem track from Zöllner rounded of the<br />

selection of ride attractions. At the opening on<br />

Kerwe Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., it was “pay<br />

once – ride twice” once again, prior to the<br />

traditional tapping of the keg ceremony. The<br />

Family Day on the last opening day also contributed<br />

to satisfying results for the participating<br />

showmen.<br />

■<br />

"Chaos” – the first<br />

appearance in Schwetzingen<br />

Text & Photos: Norman Vogt<br />

Every year at the end of October (from 25 th to<br />

29 th October 2013), the Schwetzingen Kerwe - a<br />

fixture in the calendar of events of the town<br />

located between Mannheim and Heidelberg,<br />

mainly due to its baroque castle and the<br />

growing of asparagus - is held on the new Messplatz.<br />

Once again more than 25 showman operations<br />

provided for a minor but varied fair event put<br />

together and organised by Cornelia Clark.<br />


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Text & Photos: Norman Vogt<br />

From 18 th to 28 th October 2013, the 15 th Herbstmesse<br />

was held on the exhibition grounds in Freiburg,<br />

with some 80 showmen and 30 market merchants<br />

presenting entertainment, delicious food and<br />

drinks, and a varied product range for all visitor<br />

groups. The official opening ceremony with the<br />

traditional tapping of the keg and free rides took<br />

place at 7 p.m.<br />

In addition to the opening fireworks display on Tuesday,<br />

the highlights of the 11-day 'Mess’ included the<br />

Kiddie and Family Day, the Bargain and Special Event<br />

Day on Thursday, the “Grandma/Grandpa/Grand<br />

Children Day” on Friday, and the romantic fireworks<br />

display marking the end of the event on the final<br />

opening day. Throughout last year’s Herbstmesse the<br />

giant “Around the World” chain ride (van de Beek-<br />

Dauphin) and the Ferris Wheel (Göbel) formed an<br />

impressive skyline in the city located in the Black<br />

Forest. Built up directly at the main entrance were the<br />

“Flipper” (Meeß), “Geistervilla” (Sipkema) and the<br />

“Doggy Dog” family coaster (Michael Zinnecker).<br />

Moreover, Zinnecker’s “The Beast” swing and<br />

Scheele’s “Top Spin 2” (the two looping attractions<br />

placed far apart from each other) provided visitors<br />

over-the-top rides. Other attractions presented were<br />

the “Dschungel Train” (Blum), “Rutsche” (Göbel),<br />

“Breakdance No. 1” (Kinzler), “Wellenflieger” (Kurz),<br />

“Disco Fieber” (Schramm), and the walk-through<br />

constructions “Crazy Town” (Wagner) and “Freddy´s<br />

Company” (Hofmann-Jehn). The younger visitors<br />

enjoyed a classic kiddie carousel, the Balluna, a<br />

kiddie dodgem, the Beach Jumper trampoline, the<br />

Splash-Ball, a kiddie track ride, Jet Ride, and pony<br />

ride. Negatively noticeable was that the Mess had to<br />

close at 11 p.m. on Saturday even though the fairground<br />

was still well-attended at this time, and the<br />

showmen and market merchants could certainly have<br />

done good business during longer opening hours. ■<br />


Well assembled:<br />

the Freiburg Mess’ 2013


The largest transportable<br />

Ferris Wheel with open rotating<br />

gondolas<br />


Text & Photos:<br />

Norman Vogt<br />

Spectacular: the<br />

"Transformer”<br />

For several showmen and marketers, the Hochheim<br />

Markt is the last event of the season. The<br />

529 th market was officially opened at midday on<br />

8 th November 2013 at the Ferris Wheel by<br />

incumbent Mayor, Angelika Munck, the Hochheim<br />

Wine Majesties, and with the traditional<br />

cannon-salute. The five-day market offered a<br />

varied and colourful programme with many<br />

highlights, before it was closed by a fireworks<br />

display accompanied by music on the last<br />

opening day.<br />

The Hochheim Markt has its origin in a cattle<br />

market, where the farmers from the surrounding<br />

region used to buy livestock and household goods.<br />

In the past decades the market evolved into a large<br />


modern event enjoying an excellent reputation far<br />

beyond the borders of the town. Last year, the event<br />

once again offered a colourful mixture of novel and<br />

established attractions. After a longer absence, the<br />

Ferris Wheel from Kipp was presented once again.<br />

The imposing Ferris Wheel had already been built<br />

up in the wine town in earlier years, before being<br />

replaced by the “Bavaria Wheel”. After the white<br />

and blue Ferris Wheel hasd found a new home in<br />

France, the Kipp Ferris Wheel appeared once<br />

again. The tallest transportable Ferris Wheel with<br />

open rotating gondolas provided visitors with a<br />

magnificent view across the market from a height<br />

of 55 metres. The “Adrenalin” Freefall Tower from<br />

Bügler also towered far above the treetops.<br />

Ahrend’s “Crazy Mouse”, standing directly next to<br />

it, was very well-attended even in the afternoons.<br />

Both attractions were built up on the fairground next<br />

to the cattle market on Danziger Allee. The other<br />

ride attractions approved were placed on the fairground<br />

on Alleestraße, with Goetzke’s “Star Flyer”<br />

making its successful début, and the “Monster”<br />

Swing (Denies-Kipp) being presented at the event<br />

for the first time by its new owners. In the evening<br />

hours, visitors were magically attracted by the<br />

“Transformer” (Schmidt). Due to its appealing laser<br />

show, booming basses and a great deal of smoke,<br />

the looping attraction drew the public’s attention.<br />

Spangenberg’s “Musik Express 3000”, engaged as<br />

a family ride, fared very well despite being faced<br />

with strong competition. The “Lach+Freu+Haus”<br />

from Distel was built up opposite the Switchback,<br />

and furthermore, visitors were able to once again<br />

enjoy the dodgem track (Barth & Sohn) on its<br />

traditional site. Another novelty contracted was the<br />

family coaster “The Racing Coaster” from Thoma<br />

and Hartmann, which was allocated a site in the<br />

kiddie ride row, along with the dodgem track from<br />

Thoma, Sottile’s “Magic World”, the “Euro Car”, and<br />

Bügler’s “Reitpalast”.<br />

While business was rather modest on the first<br />

opening day, the market gained momentum on the<br />

second day. Saturday was “big business” for<br />

several showmen with visitors leaving barely any<br />

room to move on the fairground and most of the ride<br />

attractions operating to the limits of their capacity.<br />

Heavy visitor attendance brought the showmen<br />

very good financial results for the season’s finale. ■<br />

From the second day<br />

the visitor rush was enormous<br />



SOEST<br />

In the full sense of the<br />

word – towering novelty:<br />

the "City Skyliner”<br />

Text & Photos: Michael Petersen<br />

From 6 th to 10 th November 2013, the Soest Allerheiligenkirmes<br />

once again impressively demonstrated<br />

that it is a very special and unique event;<br />

after all, it is certainly not exactly easy to integrate<br />

a city-centre fair this size into a medieval city<br />

centre. Some of the large number of ride and funhouse<br />

attractions had to be fitted onto their sites to<br />

the very centimetre. Nevertheless, there were once<br />

again many new daring layout changes and<br />

approvals this year, always placing safety for locals<br />

and many guests from the surrounding region as<br />

the primary consideration.<br />

The layout of station area, incorporated into the fairground<br />

for the second time, was highly improved visa-vis<br />

2012, with the Ferris Wheel from the Burghard/<br />

Kleuser family providing visitors a magnificent view<br />

across the city and the Allerheiligenkirmes in this<br />

location for the first time. Along with the “Black Hole”<br />

coaster and the “Phoenix”, the Ferris Wheel formed an<br />

appealing entrée to the fairground. Another novelty<br />

was the second beer tent, built up for the first time in<br />

this location. Placed rather unfavourably however was<br />

the “Schinderhannes” steak grill, which was built up a<br />

couple of metres off the fairground circuit, and thereby<br />

did not have true 'Soest feeling'.<br />

Heralded as the absolute highlight and taking first<br />

place in the advertising for the event was the “City Skyliner”.<br />

Accordingly, long queues kept forming in the<br />

paybox area of the top attraction throughout the event.<br />

Further highly compelling features at the fair included,<br />

among others, the perfectly matching themes of the<br />

huge “Konga” swing and the “Loopingachterbahn<br />

Cobra”, as well as the “Horror Lazarett” inviting the<br />

visitors to enjoy some scary surgery in front of the<br />

imposing church.<br />

Unfortunately, the weather did not play ball; with<br />

continuous rain during the first two opening days the<br />

showmen incurred high financial losses. Nonetheless,<br />

the opening day was dedicated to heavy celebrating<br />

as usual, despite strong and persistent downpours,<br />

with the rides often operating at full capacity and the<br />

concession stalls being quite crowded. Where else<br />

would there be business as usual? Soest not only has<br />

the largest and most beautiful medieval city fair in<br />

Europe, but quite obviously also the best fairground<br />

public!<br />

With all due elation and euphoria, losses incurred<br />

during the two rainy days could not be made up for by<br />

the rush of visitors on the following days. Despite the<br />

poor weather a visit to the Soest Allerheiligenkirmes<br />

was a fantastic experience and a worthy finale to last<br />

year's rather disappointing fairground season. ■<br />

The cult swing "Nessy” was presented at the<br />

Allerheiligenkirmes with new lighting and smoke<br />

effects<br />


Impressions from the<br />

168 th Cannstatt Volksfest<br />

“Berg & Tal” coaster from<br />

Schneider in Stuttgart<br />


Text: Ralf Schmitt<br />

Photos: Norman Vogt<br />

More than 3.5 million visitors were recorded at the<br />

168 th Cannstatt Volksfest in Stuttgart, which closed<br />

its gates on 13 th October. Visitor numbers were particularly<br />

good during the first of two festival weeks.<br />

At the Volksfest 2012, visitor attendance had been<br />

particularly strong on 3 rd October – this due to the<br />

simultaneous Citizen's Festival marking the “German<br />

Unification Day” held in the Stuttgart city centre on this<br />

very holiday that year. This was well enough matched<br />

this year due to the day before (Wednesday) being<br />

designated the Family Day and the following day<br />

(Friday, 4 th October) effectively being a 'bridging day'<br />

to the weekend; all of these factors providing for high<br />

attendance figures. The ride contingent offered on the<br />

festival grounds, including novelty attractions, such as<br />

the Looping Ride “The King”, the “Haunted Mansion”<br />

Ghost Ride, “Dr. Lehmanns Horror-Lazarett” and the<br />

“City Skyliner” viewing tower, left nothing to be desired.<br />

The soaring tower and propeller constructions could<br />

have been built up a little farther apart from each other,<br />

however. The fact that the (turnover) gap between the<br />

beer tent patrons and the showmen is continually<br />

widening in Stuttgart, was underlined by several statements<br />

published in the Stuttgart Zeitung newspaper.<br />

“A good Wasen is not only expressed in terms of the<br />

number of visitors. Unfortunately, results are increasingly<br />

differing according to the sector”, said<br />

Joachim Hohl, Chairman of the Stuttgart Showman<br />

Association, alluding to the fact that the tents magically<br />

entice primarily young people, while many smaller<br />


operations had to fight for visitors in the shadow of the<br />

beer tents. Linda Brandl from “Lindas Café” also expressed<br />

her observations and opinions, saying “in the<br />

last 15 years, the Volksfest has considerably changed<br />

due to the beer tents. The current boom also has its<br />

drawbacks; the tents soak up the guests like a sponge.<br />

One could easily wonder if the rest of the showmen are<br />

only good for lighting the street”. The publicans’<br />

spokesman Werner Klauss reported “...a constant upward<br />

trend. This year, we have mainly extended our<br />

lunch menu and there are plans for further additions<br />

and advertising.” Moreover, he criticised the unsatisfactory<br />

taxi situation, “There are simply too few taxis at<br />

the weekends.” As far as the “pre-partying” especially<br />

of young visitors is concerned, all the participants are<br />

at a loss though. “This is no Wasen-specific problem<br />

but one related to society as a whole,” says Andreas<br />

Kroll, General Manager at in.Stuttgart. The visible<br />

results of this “dark” side of the Cannstatt Volksfest –<br />

puking, peeing Wasen visitors in a state of drunken insensibility<br />

can now also be seen on an internet blog<br />

(www.stuttgartkotzt.tumblr.com). All pictures published<br />

there have been taken before 5 p.m. – at a time<br />

when there are also school classes and grandparents<br />

with children at the Wasen. Traditional costumes were<br />

once again another issue relating to the Cannstatt<br />

Volksfest, with one headline reading “Heated Wasen<br />

dispute about tradition and Bazitrachten (traditional<br />

Bavarian costumes)”. Moreover, there was criticism<br />

about the opening ceremony, where the Stuttgart Lord<br />

Mayor, Fritz Kuhn, was mercilessly booed by a section<br />

of the public. “I did not enjoy this year’s opening ceremony<br />

at all. The music programme did not have any<br />

connection to the Wasen and it was unlovingly staged.<br />

This has to be fundamentally changed,” commented<br />

Wasen Mayor Michael Föll.<br />

■<br />



BREMEN<br />

The “Wilde Maus XXL” was<br />

a Freimarkt hit<br />

Fascination “Transformer”<br />

The “Happy Family” and<br />

the “Alpen-Hotel” in Bremen<br />

Text & Photos: Ralf Schmitt<br />

The 978 th Bremen Freimarkt (18 th October to 3 rd<br />

November 2013) recorded a substantial decrease in<br />

visitor numbers. The blame for this was easily put<br />

on hurricane “Christian” as well as the blatantly<br />

unfavourable scheduling conflict with the school<br />

holidays.<br />

Some 3.5 million visitors came to the Bürgerweide – in<br />

contrast to 2012 and 2011, when attendance achieved<br />

or clearly exceeded 4 million visitors. Due to the storm<br />

warning about hurricane “Christian”, the Freimarkt<br />

initially remained closed on Monday 28 th October.<br />

Once the storm had abated, the attractions on the<br />

Bürgerweide-fairground could be opened at 7 p.m. –<br />

but it was a “lost” day anyway. Moreover, business was<br />



“Konga” and “Flasher”<br />

“Halloween” days also at<br />

the Bremen Freimarkt<br />

much slower on the Freimarkt in the<br />

afternoons during the week than<br />

usual – for the first time in a long<br />

time, the Freimarkt event fell within<br />

the autumn school holidays. Once<br />

again, visitors to the Freimarkt were<br />

able to enjoy a prominently occupied<br />

fairground, offering not only<br />

well-known but also a number of<br />

novelty attractions, such as the<br />

“Konga” and the “Flasher” ride as<br />

well as the large “Alpen Hotel” funhouse.<br />

From the very start, the<br />

“Wilde Maus XXL” – clearly visible<br />

from all sides – which occupied the<br />

site of the „Höllenblitz” that was not<br />

approved to the event this time,<br />

proved highly popular with the public, with long<br />

queues forming in front of the pay boxes throughout<br />

the event. Many visitors did not like the fact that only<br />

one side was occupied in front of the main entrance<br />

approaching from the railway station, however. As was<br />

expected, there were also long discussions about the<br />

placing of the action ride “Transformer” directly behind<br />

the entrance gate. This time, the participating showmen<br />

and the organiser were dissatisfied with an unusually<br />

large number of issues (by Bremen standards),<br />

such as the contracts being sent out late (end of July),<br />

missing (or abolished) parking space for the showman<br />

traction units, and the advertising for the Freimarkt<br />

requiring some improvement (in the future, the Mess<br />

Bremen and the location marketing from the Wirtschaftsförderung<br />

Bremen are to be involved).<br />

Moreover, the fact that there were repeated media<br />

reports about uncomfortable issues, such as “legal<br />

actions taken by showmen against the city authorities<br />

for non-approval” or “alleged or actual attempts at<br />

bribery” prior to and during the Freimarkt, proved that<br />

after years of apparent harmony between administration<br />

and showmen, times are getting rougher in<br />

Bremen.<br />

■<br />

With the “Playball”, a<br />

“Flipper” was present once<br />

again after a long break.<br />

Somewhat strange, the<br />

one-sided deployment at the<br />

station exit<br />


SALES<br />


Première in Stuttgart:<br />

Berg’s “Frucht Bar”<br />

Fruits different from<br />

the usual: as a tempting choice<br />

of individually chocolatedipped<br />

or topped confections<br />

Text & Photos: Ralf Schmitt<br />

“Frucht Bar” is the name of the new operation<br />

of Christian von Berg from Stuttgart, selling<br />

fresh fruits in the form of smoothies, fruit cups<br />

and as single-variety chocolate-covered<br />

confections.<br />

The “Frucht Bar” is the continuation of the Berg<br />

family’s successful “Candy” concept, which<br />

includes the large fruit wagon “Candy Schokofrüchte”<br />

and the “Candy Schokobrunnen”, or<br />

chocolate fountain. Apart from smoothies of<br />

different kinds and fresh fruit cups, the product<br />

choice at the new “Frucht Bar” is focused on<br />

chocolates made on site. The fruits - for example<br />

pineapple, strawberries, grapes, as well as chillies<br />

– are dipped individually into full-cream milk, dark,<br />

strawberry, lemon or white Callebaut chocolate and<br />

then topped with sugar, caramelised nuts,<br />

chocolate crumble or with melted chocolate.<br />

Selling single fruits not only appeals to visitors who<br />

might find a large fruit skewer too heavy, this kind<br />

of offer also provides the delight of different fruits<br />

and flavours as a fast finger snack for immediate<br />

consumption. Very well received by the visitors to<br />

the Cannstatt Volksfest – where von Berg’s “Frucht<br />

Bar” was presented for the first time – was the possibility<br />

to choose as many different chocolates as<br />

desired and take them home in a “Candy” themed<br />

packaging created especially for this purpose. ■<br />

At the Cannstatt Volksfest:<br />

The new Frucht Bar, the Candy<br />

Schokofrüchte, and the Schokobrunnen<br />

as combined attraction<br />


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European Showmen’s Union<br />

Europäische Schausteller-Union<br />

Union Foraine Européenne<br />

International non-government organisation (NGO) • Established in 1954<br />

President Albert Ritter<br />

Annual Balance 2013<br />

In the past year, the fight for the security of the<br />

showman industry in Europe has stepped up. In<br />

many countries the existence of many old fairs<br />

and Volksfests, some hundreds of years old, is<br />

being threatened. More the reason for the importance<br />

of the work of the European Showman<br />

Union in these times, which has represented<br />

the interests of the showman industry successfully<br />

for the last 60 years.<br />

The ESU considers the German Sonderweg with<br />

the implementation of the European safety standards,<br />

as a threat to the Volksfests.<br />

ESU Demands Special Protection for Ride<br />

Constructions<br />

The demand for a unified implementation of the<br />

Europanorm 13814 for ride constructions was the<br />

focal point of the ESU in 2013.<br />

The safety standard 13814 developed by the<br />

European Committee for Standardization will apparently<br />

regulate the technical standards for ride<br />

constructions. The European Norm development<br />

decided that the new Norm does not pertain to<br />

older constructions, but only for new rides that<br />

come into being after the adoption of the new<br />

Norm. This safeguard has been adopted by all EUcountries<br />

– with the exception of Germany. The<br />

German Institute for Building Technology had approved<br />

the DIN EN 13814 at the beginning of 2013,<br />

however not according to the European conception,<br />

which was negated.<br />

The European Showman Union demands a European<br />

wide standardized regulation and criticises<br />

the German Sonderweg, which does not guarantee<br />

any protection, leaving owners with older<br />

ride constructions at a disadvantage. The ESU supports<br />

the German Showman Association, which<br />

forwarded a letter to German Ministers in September<br />

2013 demanding that the German ride operators<br />

are treated the same way as others in Europe.<br />

Albert Ritter (right) congratulates EU-Parliament<br />

President Martin Schulz during the award of the "Golden<br />

Carousel Horse”.<br />

EU-Parliament President Martin Schulz receiving<br />

the "Golden Carousel Horse"<br />

For his service to the European Volksfests, President<br />

of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, at<br />

the reception of the working group of the Showman<br />

Association NRW in February 2013 honoured<br />

with the "Golden Carousel Horse".<br />

President Albert Ritter congratulating Martin<br />

Schulz in the name of all European showmen. As<br />

"staunch European and friend of the showman" he<br />

has taken a stand for the interests of the profession.<br />

Martin Schulz thanked the showmen for<br />

the honour and announced that he would stand<br />

at their side in the future also.<br />

Discussion rounds of the European Showman<br />

representatives in Brussels.<br />

International Trade Discussions in Brussels<br />

The recognition of the European Volksfests as an<br />

intangible cultural Heritage and the unified implementation<br />

of the Europanorm 13814 for ride<br />

constructions in Europe were the main focuses in<br />

a trade discussion to which the ESU had issued invitations<br />

for the 19th June in Brussels. Over 30 representatives<br />

from seven member countries of the<br />

European Showman Associations had discussions<br />

with international experts in the cultural centre<br />

FARO, about the future of the showman industry.<br />

At the beginning Dr. Rob Belemans, Director of the<br />

Flemish Institute for Intangible Cultural Heritage<br />

and long-standing UNESCO professional, informed<br />

about the process and necessary steps for the<br />

recognition of the European Volksfests on the<br />

UNESCO list of cultural heritage. Subsequently<br />

participants discussed in depth the Europanorm<br />

13814 for ride constructions, and the demands of<br />

the ESU for a uniform implementation.<br />

Further themes in Brussels were the traffic problems,<br />

in particular of Irish colleagues, the fight for<br />

the safeguard of the traditional Sinksenfoor fair in<br />

Antwerp, the development of furthering the education<br />

of showman children in Europe, as well as<br />

the current tax rights.<br />

President Albert Ritter warmly welcomed the representatives<br />

of the French Showman Association<br />

UDAF as new member of the European Showman<br />

Union. Albert Ritter welcomed the President of the<br />

Scottish section of the British Showman Association<br />

– the British Showmen Guild, Alex James<br />

Colquhoun, just as warmly to the ESU.<br />

Press discussions at the beginning of the Luxemburg<br />

showman meeting.<br />

European Showman Meeting in Luxemburg<br />

In response to an invitation from the Showman<br />

Union, an international showman meeting took<br />

place on the 28th of August on the occasion of the<br />

Schueberfouer 2013 in Luxemburg.<br />

Showmen from Belgian, Germany, France, and the<br />

Netherlands, as well as the host country met up<br />

with the ESU-Presidium at the Grand Theatre not<br />

far from the festival grounds, to talk about current<br />

themes of the European Showman profession. The<br />

Schueberfouer is traditionally an internationally<br />

occupied Volksfest with showmen attending from<br />

neighbouring European countries. The ESU meet-

European Showmen’s Union • Europäische Schausteller-Union • Union Foraine Européenne<br />

ing mirrored this internationality once again.<br />

To start with the press representative's questions<br />

were answered by the Presidium. President Albert<br />

Ritter gave information about the economic situation<br />

in the branch, the cross-border cooperation<br />

of the ESU member associations, as well as the<br />

meaning of the European Volksfests as economical<br />

and cultural factors. The elementary importance<br />

of the work of the European Showman<br />

Union as one of the oldest European professional<br />

associations for the future of the branch as well as<br />

the fairgrounds and Volksfests in Europe were<br />

also discussed.<br />

In the past, important contacts to parliamentary<br />

committees were established, and countless discussions<br />

were undertaken with European representatives<br />

of the European Commission. Albert<br />

Ritter: "In this way the interests of the European<br />

showmen regarding themes such as traffic and<br />

safety, the Norm, safety standards, tachometer<br />

exemption, tax relief, food law, wind load and environmental<br />

protection zones were successfully<br />

represented."<br />

An overview of the current situation regarding the<br />

theme implementation of the Europanorm 13814<br />

for ride constructions, intangible cultural heritage,<br />

education of showman children, transportation<br />

problems in Ireland, reduced tax in Portugal, as<br />

well as entrance of showman vehicles into European<br />

environmental zones were the opening<br />

themes of the official meeting. The President of<br />

the European Showman Youth Union, Kevin<br />

Kratzsch, referred in the end to the theme of<br />

future prospects for showman youth in Europe.<br />

The European Show-women Union represented<br />

by President Rosa Severeyns dnd Vice President<br />

Anika Theunisz gave information about educational<br />

possibilities and affirmative action for showman<br />

children, particularly in the Benelux countries.<br />

Participants of the Workshop in front of the<br />

conference building in Brussels.<br />

Workshop for the Protection of the European<br />

Volksfest Culture<br />

The inclusion of the European Volksfests on the<br />

UNESCO list for cultural heritage is one of the central<br />

targets of the European Showman Union. On<br />

the 23rd of August 2013 ESU General Secretary<br />

Steve Severeyns as well as Vice Presidents Frank<br />

Delforge and Nicole Vermolen met up with Belgian<br />

fairground organisers and representatives in<br />

Brussels for a round table discussion. The German<br />

Showman Association was represented by Lucinde<br />

Boenneck. The workshop served as the key<br />

point for the application of the showmen for the<br />

recognition of their Volksfest culture as being<br />

listed as a cultural heritage by UNESCO. The actual<br />

celebration of the fests stood in the foreground as<br />

traditional fairground enjoyment.<br />

President Albert Ritter speaking in the council<br />

hall of Uden. In the background: Vice President<br />

Nicole Vermolen.<br />

Photos: ESU<br />

Meeting of the ESU-Presidium<br />

The executive Presidium of the European Showman<br />

Union met up regularly in 2013 for meetings<br />

in, amongst others, Antwerp, Brussels, Luxemburg<br />

and Uden, to discuss current themes pertaining to<br />

the showman branch.<br />

■<br />

Large Anniversary Congress of the ESU 2014<br />

Dublin will be the meeting<br />

point of the European<br />

showman branch at the beginning<br />

of next year. The<br />

ESU invites attendance at<br />

the 38th congress of the European<br />

Showman Union in<br />

the Irish capital on the 4 th January 2014. The<br />

agenda will include in addition to the statutory<br />

re election of the Presidium, discussions about<br />

current association themes such as the conversion<br />

to the Europa-Norm 13814 for ride attractions,<br />

as well as the admittance of the European<br />

Volksfest culture on the World Heritage listing.<br />

However it's not to be all work in Dublin and there<br />

should also be entertainment, after all there are<br />

two anniversaries to be celebrated in Ireland: 60<br />

years European Showman Union and 60 years Irish<br />

Showman's Guild. The huge double birthday party<br />

will take place on the evening of the 4th January<br />

at the Gibson Hotel.<br />

So let's meet in Dublin! 120 years of showman tradition!<br />

■<br />

Schedule:<br />

3 rd January 2014<br />

■ Arrival<br />

4 th January 2014<br />

■ 38th ESU Congress<br />

■ Evening Event<br />

5 th January 2014<br />

■ Homeward Journey<br />

Hotel Recommendations :<br />

The Gibson Hotel (conference venue),<br />

Point Village, Dublin 1.<br />

Registration per email under<br />

events@thegibsonhotel.ie<br />

or per telephone under +353 (0)1 681 5000.<br />

Price: Single room 144 Euro,<br />

Double room 124 Euro.<br />

The ESU requests room reservations are<br />

made early, and that a confirmation of congress<br />

participants is forwarded per email to<br />

kermis@bovak.nl or mail@dsbev.de<br />

Publishing Information<br />

Publisher:<br />

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This year’s large social<br />

event took place at<br />

SeaWorld Orlando<br />

This year’s IAAPA Expo was one<br />

of the most successful in recent<br />

years. And when one considers<br />

the visitor numbers and the satisfaction<br />

of the exhibitors as an<br />

economic barometer, then the<br />

curves in the amusement industry<br />

– after years of recession<br />

– appear to be travelling upwards<br />

strongly.<br />

Text:<br />

Frank Lanfer<br />

Photos: Frank Lanfer,<br />

IAAPA Expo 2013<br />

Marcus Gaines<br />

IAAPA: PART 2<br />

No other magazine reports as<br />

extensively about EAS and<br />

IAAPA as the Kirmes & <strong>Park</strong><br />

Revue, as we wish to give the latest<br />

information in the branch as<br />

in-depth as possible. As a result<br />

we have separated this year’s report<br />

into two parts. Part 2 will be<br />

presented in our next edition. ■<br />


Exclusive IAAPA video about<br />

“IAAPA News”<br />

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This was already noticeable in the previous year,<br />

however this time one can really talk about an<br />

exhibition of the superlative – as known earlier in<br />

the USA, and as it should be. The North American<br />

market remains as before the indicator of a<br />

sensitive market. At the same time, the Chinese<br />

market as well as the European have become<br />

more and more important, and are no longer as<br />

close-knit with the American environment, which<br />

shows the impact of September 11th 2001, leaving<br />

deep and long lasting marks, whilst other<br />

regions around the world have continued to<br />

develop completely detached from the situation.<br />

And one couldn’t escape the impression of a<br />

sword of Damocles hanging over the complete<br />

branch, which thankfully there are no more signs<br />

of, and in contrast, there’s a prospering atmosphere<br />

everywhere. Additionally, for the first time<br />

after many years, new projects and ideas were<br />

introduced publicly – testing them for marketability<br />

by potential buyers. This year’s IAAPA Expo was<br />

also stamped by a spirit of optimism and gold-rush<br />

fever.<br />

In comparison to Atlanta and other North American<br />

cities, it appears that Florida’s home capital<br />

Orlando is the optimal location for the worldwide<br />

largest trade exhibition in the amusement industry.<br />

The IAAPA Expos will apparently take place<br />

here until 2019 – still a long way to go. However,<br />

the still almost summer temperatures in November,<br />

the worldwide known and popular theme<br />

parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal<br />

Studios und SeaWorld, as well as the regular and<br />

wide spectrum of evening entertainment and<br />

The National Roller<br />

Coaster Museum in cooperation<br />

with the American magazine<br />

Amusement Today put together<br />

an impressive wall presentation<br />

of the theme “The History of the<br />

Roller Coaster”, which caused<br />

a lot of attention by the AAPA<br />

visitors<br />


estaurant possibilities leave nothing to be desired.<br />

Additionally, the annually returning tourists<br />

as well as trade visitors and exhibitors can experience<br />

novelties almost every year. This time a<br />

particularly impressive indoor-ride from Oceaneering<br />

presented at SeaWorld Orlando, a wooden<br />

coaster from GCI, and a Family Suspended<br />

Coaster, both located at Fun Spot America, were<br />

the centre points of interest. And added to the<br />

countless private parties, there were also two<br />

large evening events that took place at these two<br />

parks. The largest IAAPA event was the exclusive<br />

evening at SeaWorld where despite rainy weather<br />

there was dancing to live music, and food and<br />

drinks were enjoyed (there are still Anheuser-<br />

Busch-products available there). All the large ride<br />

constructions such as the Floorless Coaster<br />

“Kraken” (B&M), the Flying Coaster “Manta”<br />

(B&M) and naturally the novelty “Penguin Encounter”<br />

(Oceaneering) were ready and waiting<br />

for testing by the trade public. Obligatory naturally<br />

as every evening was the large Orca show<br />

“Shamu Rocks”.<br />

The city of Orlando itself profits immensely from<br />

the IAAPA Expo: almost 29,000 visitors and exhibitors<br />

travelled to the four-day exhibition this<br />

year, and gave out at an estimated guess around<br />

48 million US-dollars – therefore the IAAPA Expo<br />

is in itself an important economic factor for Orlando.<br />

The net exhibition area of 49,100 square metres<br />

was shared by 1,098 exhibitors from 48 nations,<br />

and 18,200 trade visitors from more than 100<br />

countries were counted. In addition to this year’s<br />

very large outside area mostly occupied by inflatable<br />

products, the front metre of exhibitor stands<br />

added up to around 15 kilometres – so if there was<br />

one or the other interesting project that could have<br />

been overlooked, we are sure to be forgiven. The<br />

following listing must be seen as only mentioning<br />

novelties and projects that were not made reference<br />

to in our in-depth 18-page EAS report recently.<br />

It is therefore recommended to view the<br />

KPR edition 11/2013 (No 196).<br />

The world’s largest amusement<br />

industry exhibition will<br />

presumably still take place in<br />

one of the larger exhibition<br />

halls until 2009<br />

IAAPA-fun at Fun Spot<br />


Layout and boat<br />

design for Hello Kitty / design<br />

right: boat design for Safari<br />

<strong>Park</strong> Knuthenborg<br />


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The “Playoke” attraction<br />

event from Attraction!<br />

abc rides<br />

The Swiss firm is concentrating<br />

almost exclusively on water ride<br />

attractions in the coming season:<br />

apart from two tractor rides<br />

for German parks, there will also<br />

be an 83 metre long Mini-Flume<br />

ride with new types of 8-seat<br />

boats being delivered to Traumlandpark<br />

Bärenhöhle, as well as to the Korean<br />

Lotte World (the last mentioned will be designed<br />

by Gary Goddard). The San Francisco Dungeon<br />

will receive a “Raft Race” attraction similar to that<br />

at the Berlin Dungeon, whilst an unnamed location<br />

in Singapore will be delivered an indoor-boat-ride.<br />

The Hello Kitty <strong>Park</strong> will be supplied with a “River<br />

Splash” with a vertical lift, and Denmark’s<br />

Knuthenborg Safari <strong>Park</strong> is having abc install a<br />

395 metre long and 16 metres high “Big Splash”,<br />

which at 51° will have the steepest drop on a<br />

water attraction in Denmark.<br />

Attraction!<br />

This Austrian company was first represented at<br />

the EAS in Paris and afterwards dared a spring<br />

overseas. The company also presented its novelty<br />

“Playoke Dance” in Orlando – a type of Karaoke<br />

of game or alternatively dance. Here it’s not about<br />

singing, but the most possible perfect dance imitation<br />

of world famous modern dancing such as<br />

for example “The Kethcup Song”, “Who let the<br />

dogs out”, “Kung Fu Fighting” or even “Mr. Bombastic”.<br />

A number of test persons can participate<br />

simultaneously before the screen, with cameras<br />

checking the movements. The “3D Moton Tracking”<br />

shows immediately how close the movements<br />

correspond to the original choreography.<br />

B&M<br />

In addition to its already publicized attractions – a<br />

776 metre long “Wing Coaster” at Germany’s<br />

Heide-<strong>Park</strong>, and a 1,256 metre long Inverted<br />

Coaster for the US park Kings Island, the Swiss<br />

manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard will also be<br />

erecting another large attraction at the Chinese<br />

theme park Ocean Kingdom located near Macau.<br />

The Wing Coaster “Flying Over the Rainforest” will<br />

be 1,278 metres long and 50 metres high, with<br />

three inversions.<br />


Chance Rides<br />

The Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom <strong>Park</strong>, which has<br />

been closed since the end of 2009 will re-open<br />

again in 2014 after many tests and disassembling<br />

on the part of Six Flags, and will be exactly as<br />

beautiful as it was previously: simply as Kentucky<br />

Kingdom.<br />

The previous and new <strong>Park</strong> Manager Ed Hart can<br />

reach back to four coasters and many other ride<br />

constructions. Newly added will be the “Hyper GT-<br />

X Coaster” from Chance Rides.<br />

The 762 metres long and 30.5 metres high track<br />

course does not contain inversions, however instead<br />

a whole lot of airtime hills, promised Angus<br />

Jenkins from Chance Rides. Two twenty-seat<br />

trains reach an hourly capacity of 800 passengers,<br />

and the cars that were first introduced to the<br />

public in Orlando, are from metal alloy.<br />

Dynamic Attractions<br />

As already done for Universal Studios Orlando, the<br />

company will also construct “Kuka Roboter Rides”<br />

ride systems for both Universal Studios in Hollywood<br />

and in Osaka for the two very similar attractions<br />

“Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”.<br />

Moreover the flying theatre “Soarin’ Over Universe”<br />

will be erected at the new Disneyland<br />

Shanghai park that will open in 2015.<br />

Eastern-European Company<br />

The firm that has its home in Belarus has been represented<br />

at the IAAPA-Expo for a number of<br />

years. This year the company presented the simulation<br />

machine “RotoR”, at the event. The passenger<br />

carrier travels here within the ring that rotates<br />

on a construction similar to a crane and also<br />

rotates and moves in a vertical direction. Through<br />

these movements unforeseen and real G-forces<br />

affect the passengers.<br />

Gerstlauer<br />

We were already able to introduce the Family<br />

Launch Coaster “Fire Chaser” for Dollywood in our<br />

latest EAS review recently. In Orlando the beautifully<br />

designed front car was officially introduced,<br />

and more in-depth information was given about<br />

the new roller coaster for 2014 itself: the 796 metre<br />

long track attraction begins with a forward catapult<br />

start from zero to 25 kilometres in only one<br />

second. This is followed by a backward launch<br />

from zero to 32 kilometres per hour in only 2 seconds,<br />

and a 24 metre high chain lift. The course<br />

also contains a trick-track-sequence and six airtime<br />

hills, and leads past all kinds of fire-brigade<br />

scenes with special effects. The attraction can<br />

already be ridden by guests with a height of one<br />

metre.<br />

The (Chimelong) Ocean<br />

Kingdom will receive among<br />

others a B&M coaster – park<br />

design stems from PGAV<br />

A new ride idea from the<br />

Eastern-European Company<br />

Chance Rides will build a<br />

coaster for Kentucky Kingdom<br />



The 1,500 metres long<br />

“Viper” in Nanchang and the<br />

GCI-team in the new front car for<br />

the already existing woodie at<br />

Legoland Florida<br />

Testing the seat in the front<br />

car at the Gerstlauer stand: Joe<br />

Manby (CEO Herschend Family<br />

Entertainment) and Craig Ross<br />

(President Dollywood)<br />

Great Coasters Int.<br />

Already for two years now<br />

the Wanda Group has been<br />

represented as exhibitor<br />

and sponsor at the IAAPA<br />

Expo in Orlando, however<br />

the Chinese conglomerate<br />

and project developer of<br />

hotels, shopping malls and<br />

holiday resorts now also<br />

wants to play an important<br />

role in its domestic theme<br />

park sector. The first of the<br />

initially six planned parks,<br />

the Wanda City Theme <strong>Park</strong><br />

in Nanchang, will open in<br />

2014. GCI is erecting the 1,500 metres long and<br />

50 metres high wooden coaster “Viper” as highlight.<br />

Goddard Group<br />

The Californian design and planning office has announced<br />

the master planning for the 20 hectare<br />

sized theme park by the name of Shanghai Bund.<br />

Although the park is a number of hours away from<br />

the city of the same name, its design in particular<br />

will be very convincing. One of the highlights will<br />

be the adventure ride called “Shanghai Triad<br />

Chase” that sends its passengers on a wild chase<br />

through the underworld of the city of Shanghai.<br />

The construction of the park began in September<br />

2013, and the official opening is planned for late<br />

2016.<br />

Huss <strong>Park</strong> Attractions<br />

A classic ride type is experiencing its second<br />

spring, as three new constructions of the still very<br />

spectacular major ride will go into operation<br />

The current project from Gary Goddard<br />


during the next one and half years. The start will<br />

be the Chinese OCT Theme <strong>Park</strong> in Beijing which<br />

chose a new type of lifeboat design for the<br />

gondolas. Another unnamed park in China will<br />

receive a 27 metres high “Condor” with the twoseat<br />

gondolas in an aeroplane design, as well as<br />

a classic “Top Spin” and an impressive “Giant<br />

Frisbee”. New in the case of both constructions<br />

are the gondolas, which – very important for<br />

operation – are equipped with storage boxes for<br />

the guest’s utensils so that the loading area<br />

remains free of objects. Even more spectacular<br />

will be the World’s first so-called “Hybrid Condor”<br />

for an unnamed theme park in Germany. In this<br />

case only two of the four arms will carry normal<br />

gondolas, whilst the other two arms will be<br />

equipped with circular suspended seats facing<br />

outwards – in other words: two different ride<br />

experiences in one attraction that offers place for<br />

56 passengers. A Chinese theme park in Hainan<br />

will receive a “Sky Tower” and a “Top Spin” in the<br />

2014 season. And the Danish Djurs Sommerland<br />

will also receive an attraction from Huss: a 45-seat<br />

“Drageskibet”-Swing Boat, which will be designed<br />

as a Viking ship and be a part of the new “Vikingeland”,<br />

erected at up to a 20 metre height over a<br />

lake.<br />

Holovis<br />

180° projections in real-time will<br />

be offered by the Holovis firm<br />

with its “MotionDome” product.<br />

Until now such elaborately controlled<br />

projects were only available<br />

for military simulation and<br />

training sessions, but occasionally<br />

also for marketing campaigns<br />

(for example from Coca-Cola, McLaren,<br />

Marvel Superheroes). However Holovis, in cooperation<br />

with Threshold Animation Studios, plans<br />

to offer this concept for visitors to theme parks and<br />

science centres as well. Whilst the company presented<br />

a two-seat 6DOF-motion platform under a<br />

five metre diameter sized dome in Orlando, an up<br />

to 100 person version can also be realized, illuminated<br />

seamlessly by “3D DLP” projectors.<br />

Intamin<br />

The new type of “Laydown” Freefall Tower almost<br />

100 metres high called “Falcon’s Fury” for Busch<br />

Gardens Tampa will go into operation in May 2014<br />

according to plan, assured us Sascha Czibulka.<br />

Further along, all attractions for the Cinecittá<br />

The “real-time” attraction<br />

“MotionDome” from Holovis<br />


The “Drop ‘n’ Splash” concept from Mack Rides and<br />

the water coaster for (Chimelong) Ocean Kingdom<br />

Layout of the 10 inversion coaster from Intamin<br />

World are completed, as<br />

the new film park near<br />

Rome is also go into operation<br />

in 2014. Additionally<br />

three so-called<br />

“Multi Inversion Coasters”<br />

will open in the Near<br />

East, South America,<br />

and Europe. In the<br />

meantime the indoor<br />

park Romon World will<br />

come into being in 2014<br />

in the Chinese harbour<br />

city of Ningbo: The 575<br />

metre long course of the<br />

Looping Coaster “Travel<br />

Through Europe” will<br />

travel through and over a<br />

European setting. Further<br />

along, at the end of<br />

2014, the 130 metre high<br />

Ferris wheel “Orlando<br />

Eye” will go into operation<br />

in Orlando; ordering<br />

customer is the Merlin<br />

Entertainments Group.<br />

Ital International<br />

The ride broker from Nashville, Tennessee, has<br />

been contracted with the sale of all rides of the<br />

Hard Rock <strong>Park</strong> in Myrtle Beach, which went bankrupt<br />

within two years twice. It opened in 2008 and<br />

after only one summer period was sold to a Russian<br />

company for 17 million dollars. In 2009 the park<br />

then opened as the Freestyle Music <strong>Park</strong>, and also<br />

had to close forever after only one summer season.<br />

Since then all wheels stay motionless, among<br />

them a large Looping Coaster from B&M, and a<br />

coaster with a Ferris Wheel lift from Premier Rides.<br />

Up until now Ital International has been able to sell<br />

two major rides, a Wave Swinger and a balloon<br />

ride to New York’s Seabreeze <strong>Park</strong>.<br />

Mack Rides<br />

Apart from the large project for its own Europa-<br />

<strong>Park</strong>, there are also other attractions in preparation:<br />

the French park Nigloland will receive a 700<br />

metre long and 32 metre high “Alpina-Blitz”, Parc<br />

Le Pal in France will get “Alligator Bay”, an interactive<br />

water ride, IMG World in Dubai has ordered<br />

the Launch Coaster “Velociraptor”, at the Chinese<br />

Ocean Kingdom an 835 metre long and 23 metre<br />

high water coaster will be erected, and the<br />

Swedish Liseberg <strong>Park</strong> will, as is well know, receive<br />

a Multi Launch Coaster. Further rides will be<br />

the interactive “Free Flow Boat Ride” and a “Twist<br />

‘n’ Splash”” for the Chinese Hainan Ocean Paradise.<br />

Additionally, each of the following parks will<br />

receive a “Twist ‘n’ Splash” – the Chilean Fantasilandia,<br />

and both US parks Six Flags St. Louis and<br />

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The German<br />

Freizeitpark Plohn will be opening a Powered<br />

Coaster in 2015, and the Chinese Lewa Investment<br />

Group has contracted Mack Rides for a 60<br />

metre high coaster for the same year. The “Drop<br />

‘n’ Splash” concept was introduced for the first<br />

time as well. The idea is based on a track-led 16-<br />

seat boat that travels backwards and forwards in<br />

a Swing Boat way, but can be held at the end whilst<br />

the circa 30 metres long tracks move like a<br />


seesaw, reaching a height of up to 10 metres. Maximilian<br />

Röser: “Important for us at the moment is<br />

the market feedback. We want to see how and if<br />

this idea should be implemented. There has been<br />

a lot of input from operators, who then gave their<br />

feedback directly at our booth. At the moment it is<br />

really only a study and not a completed product.”<br />

In the meantime however two coasters for the Adventureland<br />

in Sochi – a 1,056 metres long and 38<br />

metres high LSM-Coaster as well as a Wild Mouse<br />

in standard design are already completed and are<br />

only waiting for the opening of the park. The 552<br />

metre long “SuperSplash” at Cinecittá World is<br />

also waiting for the park opening.<br />

Maurer Rides<br />

An interesting project by the name of “Porsche<br />

City” has been developed in cooperation with One<br />

World Studios from Olaf Mordelt and the car<br />

builder Porsche, which is being offered as a complete<br />

package to potential parks. The project was<br />

initiated by Porsche itself, as the company wants<br />

to strengthen and solidify its own brand. The<br />

“Porsche City” will be an independent theme park<br />

within a theme park, communicating the sporty<br />

brand with iconic architecture and two 700 metres<br />

long Multi Launch Racing Coasters. The polygonal<br />

shaped building is approximately 80 by 50<br />

metres in size and around 30 metres high. Entering<br />

visitors are greeted by the urban appearing<br />

“Porsche Plaza”, a combination of corporate architecture,<br />

museum, 360° cinema and theme park<br />

typical shopping possibilities. The main component<br />

will be the “Porsche Core” with the coaster<br />

station, four waiting terminals for the passengers,<br />

ticket vending machines, and also common<br />

rooms. Interesting also is the planning to design<br />

the service and maintenance area of the coaster<br />

to be openly visible, so that the technology can be<br />

experienced directly.<br />

Polin<br />

In addition to the signing of the contract for design<br />

and equipping of a water park at the Nigerian Delta<br />

Leisure Resorts, another contract was signed<br />

with the French Splashworld Provence. This new<br />

water park in the city of Monteux near Avignon has<br />

been designed according to the latest ecological<br />

criteria. All water slides will be supplied by Polin.<br />

<strong>Park</strong> President Frederic Bouvard: “In January it will<br />

be decided if we can open at the beginning of the<br />

summer season 2014. In the event that time is too<br />

short, then we will open in early 2015.” Other new<br />

park projects in which Polin is involved are Cartoon<br />

Network’s Amazone in Pattaya (Thailand),<br />

Aquacolors in Porec (Croatia), Dino Waterpark in<br />

Konkaen (Thailand), Austin Heights in Johor<br />

(Malaysia) and a park in Ilichevsk (Ukraine).<br />

The cooperation between<br />

Maurer Rides and One World<br />

Studios (f.l.t.r.) Theodor Fehsenmayr,<br />

Olaf Mordelt and Hermann<br />

Bockhorni<br />

The design concept from<br />

Monster City Studios<br />

As already was the case at<br />

EAS in Paris, Russian manufacturer<br />

Pax celebrated its 25 th<br />

anniversary in Orlando as well<br />



“MotionBoard”, presented<br />

by Martin Valtiner<br />

Front car, layout, and the<br />

first drop of the Six Flags’<br />

“Goliath” from RMC<br />

Premier Rides<br />

Following the opening of the Vertical Coaster<br />

“Superman Ultimate Flight” at Six Flags Discovery<br />

Kingdom in 2012, two structurally identical attractions<br />

will come into being at the German Holiday<br />

<strong>Park</strong> and the Chinese Great Mall of China in 2014.<br />

ProSlide<br />

The Canadian water slide manufacturer has an insurmountable<br />

number of orders, and one of the<br />

larger projects will be realized for the new water<br />

park Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney. There will be 42 slides<br />

in the fifth Village Roadshow operated Wet ‘n’ Wild<br />

when it goes into operation in December 2013 on<br />

a ground area of 25 hectares, where at least<br />

900,000 guests will be greeted already in the first<br />

year of operation.<br />

RMC<br />

The US firm Rocky Mountain Construction actually<br />

specializes in the revitalisation of wooden<br />

coasters, whereby the wooden constructions often<br />

are equipped with considerably more spectacular<br />

steel tracks. However last year a complete<br />

new Looping Hybrid Coaster (steel tracks and<br />

wooden supports) was erected at Silver Dollar City<br />

and now there’s to be a second: “Goliath” at Six<br />

Flags America, which will have a height of almost<br />

55 metres, an 85° steep drop, and a maximum<br />

speed of 115 kilometres. And Six Flags Mexico will<br />

also receive a similar Hybrid construction, but with<br />

a height of 30 metres it will be considerably<br />

smaller.<br />

Ride Entertainment Group<br />

The construction and sales group of Adam Sandy<br />

has now a new member: the Austrian firm Valtiner<br />

& Partner. The company presented its “Motion-<br />

Board” concept in Orlando, which reminds one of<br />

the “FlyBoard” at the Vienna Prater. No wonder<br />

then that architect Martin Valtiner was significantly<br />

involved. Whilst the position of the guests is very<br />

similar, the construction itself is considerably<br />

different, as in this case the 32-seat passenger<br />

carrier hangs from above and moves in time to the<br />

film by way of cable winches. The advantages<br />

according to Valtiner are a very cost-efficient<br />

operation, the avoidance of hydraulic fluids, and<br />

also that the floor can also be used for projections.<br />

A prototype has already been built.<br />



S&S<br />

At long last it’s official: After S&S had already<br />

introduced a new and spectacular project by the<br />

name of “Polercoaster” last year, there are now two<br />

of these types of attractions in production. A 129<br />

metres high tower construction, around which<br />

approximately 1,000 metres of coaster tracks<br />

wind, will open in Florida in 2016. In the same year<br />

the Atlanta Sports <strong>Park</strong>, Georgia, will start to<br />

operate a smaller 67 metres high version. Already<br />

in 2014 two new “El Loco” Vertical Coasters will be<br />

erected – one in Japan’s Yomiuriland, and the<br />

other, a 313 metres long and almost 20 metres<br />

high one-off production at the Chinese Happy<br />

Valley Tianjin. This year’s IAAPA Expo also saw the<br />

introduction of a new project that is called “4D Free<br />

Spin” which can be described as the baby brother<br />

of the innovative “4 th Dimension Coaster”. This is a<br />

type of Vertical Coaster that for example Intamin<br />

also has on offer, in which the rotation magnets of<br />

the gondolas can either be intensified or decreased,<br />

depending on the ride programme. The<br />

seats can either vis-a-vis or arranged to the front.<br />

The ground area is only 12 by 6 metres and that<br />

at a height of 45 metres and a track length of 340<br />

metres!<br />

SBF Visa<br />

The Italian manufacturer had erected its<br />

ready-to-ride “Spinning Coaster” –<br />

creating much attention, even when it<br />

was only a 58 metre long and four metre<br />

high ride. A 4-car train is pulled to the<br />

highest point per friction drive system<br />

followed by a figure-8-element on a<br />

ground area of 22 by 11 metres.<br />

SimEx-IWorks<br />

During the IAAPA, a far-reaching cooperation<br />

with Warner Bros. Consumer<br />

Products was announced. With that, the<br />

American manufacturer of 4D special<br />

films has entry to the large archives of<br />

Warner Bros. Studios to convert cinema<br />

films, TV-productions and comic characters<br />

to 4D experiences, which will be<br />

marketed worldwide. A working relationship<br />

has long been established between<br />

the two firms for a number of years: in 2005<br />

“The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera” came<br />

into being, as well as and in 2008 “The Polar Express<br />

4-D Experience” in 2008.<br />

An “El Loco” vehicle and a<br />

“4D Free Spin” layout<br />

A “Poler Coaster” design<br />

SBF Visa exhibited a<br />

ready-to-ride coaster<br />


A world novelty from<br />

Swiss Rides for Switzerland’s<br />

Connyland<br />

The elaborate stand from<br />

TAA was made of solid wood<br />

and has been purchased by<br />

Lagoon <strong>Park</strong><br />

The (design) work in Sochi<br />

is going at full speed<br />

SunKid<br />

The Danish Djurs Sommerland will be extending<br />

by the 20,000 square metre sized new “Vikingeland”<br />

in 2014. The area will contain two family<br />

attractions: a “Pirat” from Huss and two eight<br />

metres high pulley principled towers by the name<br />

of “Vikingetarne”.<br />

Swiss Rides<br />

The parent group of the Swiss manufacturer, Bartholet<br />

Maschinenbau AG, is particularly active in<br />

cableway constructions, so it’s no wonder that the<br />

current project for Connyland is an attractive and<br />

world novelty mixture of cableway and thrill ride.<br />

A 16-seat gondola is used here that initially travels<br />

at high speed forwards along the approximately<br />

200 metre course, and is also pulled through a 21<br />

metres high mammoth tree stump. An abrupt braking<br />

comes about at the end of the ropeway course<br />

that swings the gondola strongly outwards. This is<br />

followed by a speedy reverse trip that also ends<br />

abruptly, this time however in the closed tree<br />

stump. Then the nightmare of every skier takes<br />

place in pitch dark: the gondola drops into the<br />

depths! In reality it’s only 50 centimetres, however<br />

it’s to be very intense promised Gerhard Mack,<br />

Manager of Swiss Rides. The gondola will also be<br />

thoroughly shaken before the tree stump opens<br />

again and the reverse ride to the station takes<br />

place. In addition to this prototype for Swiss<br />

Connyland, a 50-seat version is in planning, which<br />

will produce an hourly capacity of 1,000 passengers.<br />

TAA<br />

The upcoming Winter Olympics 2014 will take<br />

place in the Russian city of Sochi, and for this<br />

occasion a new theme park is being built in order<br />

to keep the visitor numbers sustainable also after<br />

the games. The park design stems from Jack<br />

Rouse Associates, and a large part of the thematic<br />

realization has been entrusted to the German-<br />

Spanish TAA. Whilst the operation of the park will<br />

only start in the warmer summer months, a large<br />

part of the significant and visible from faraway<br />

theming will be completed punctually to the<br />

Olympics’ opening ceremony – for example the<br />

“Giant Dragon Wall”, the “Enchanted Forrest<br />

Gate”, “The Kiddie Zone Gate” and the “Science<br />

Fiction Gate”. All prefabricated cement components<br />

were completed at TAA’s workshops in<br />

Romania, and delivered per ship over the Black<br />

Sea. TAA General Manager Udo Weisenburger is<br />

also very happy about the sale of the “Katapult” to<br />

the American Lagoon <strong>Park</strong>.<br />


The Gravity Group / Martin & Vleminckx<br />

Upside down worlds: Whilst competitor Great<br />

Coasters International, in actual fact specialist for<br />

pure wooden coasters, now is also building Hybrid<br />

Coasters (wooden tracks on steel supports),The<br />

Gravity Group, the absolute specialist<br />

for Hybrid Coasters is heavily into building<br />

coasters completely of wood. Already three pure<br />

wooden coasters have been erected in China together<br />

with partner and prime building contractor<br />

Martin & Vleminckx (M&V), and during the next 16<br />

months four more locations will be added: der<br />

Fantawild <strong>Park</strong> in Zhuzhou, the Hotgo <strong>Park</strong> in<br />

Fushun, the Fantawild <strong>Park</strong> in Jinan, and in February<br />

2015, Fantawild <strong>Park</strong> in Wuhu.Technical details<br />

have not yet been released, although M&V is<br />

planning to open an office in Turkey, in the hope<br />

that very soon there will also be a wooden coaster<br />

there. But concrete numbers are available for the<br />

kiddie coaster for Story Land in the US State of<br />

New England. This kiddie park, designed for 2 to<br />

12 year olds with parents belongs to the Palace<br />

Entertainment Group (Parques Reunidos), and<br />

has contracted a 378 metres long and 12 metres<br />

high Woodie. The special characteristics here are<br />

the relatively high first drop (11.7 m), 12 airtime<br />

moments, and the powerful dino-design of the<br />

front car of the 12-seat train. “Roar-O-Saurus” will<br />

apparently be the main attraction in the new “Dino<br />

Land” with its mascot Rory. The required minimum<br />

height for passengers will be 107 centimetres.<br />

TrioTech<br />

The Canadian 3D-cinema manufacturer was the<br />

largest exhibitor this year when considering the<br />

335 square metres stand size – and exhibition visitors<br />

waited patiently in front of all three temporary<br />

cinemas, due to the large rush on. The current very<br />

interesting project is an interactive indoor-coaster<br />

that will go into operation in May 2014 at Canada’s<br />

Wonderland (Cedar Fair Group).<br />

Vekoma<br />

Many new projects were announced by Vekoma<br />

including one in Orlando. Even the manufacturer<br />

is, as always with Disney, not officially announced,<br />

the last stage of construction will take place at Disney’s<br />

Magic Kingdom with the opening of the<br />

“Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coasters” in 2014. This<br />

family coaster will lead its guests accompanied by<br />

music through the mines of the seven dwarfs,<br />

whilst the cars designed as wagons can swing out<br />

to the side in the curves. Further constructions not<br />

mentioned in our EAS report are: The Olympic Adventureland<br />

in Russia’s Sochi will receive a<br />

The team from The Gravity<br />

Group during the introduction<br />

of the upcoming project in<br />

China / front car of the kiddie<br />

wooden coaster for Story Land<br />


Exclusive IAAPA video about<br />

“Wooden Coaster Projects”<br />

on our youtube-Channel:<br />

youtube.com/user/kirmesparkrevue<br />

The large exhibition area<br />

of Triotech was constantly<br />

visited<br />



The new family<br />

coaster “Seven Dwarfs<br />

Mine Train Coasters” at<br />

Magic Kingdom in Florida<br />

Interactivity is also very<br />

important at Whitewater /<br />

sketches: the project for Wet ‘n’<br />

Wild Sydney<br />

“Giant Inverted Boomerang” and an “I-Ride<br />

Panoramic Flight Simulator”. The Chinese Hotgo<br />

<strong>Park</strong> in Fushun opens in 2015 with a Mine Train, a<br />

custom-designed Launch Coaster, a Suspended<br />

Family Coaster and an 80 passenger “Mad<br />

House”. 2015 is also the opening of the Berjaya<br />

Great Mall Of China in Berjaya near Peking, where<br />

Vekoma will erect a custom-designed “Motorbike<br />

Launch Coaster” and a new type of “Dive Pretzel<br />

Coaster” with a 640 metres long, and 43 metres<br />

high vertical lift, two vertical loops, and an Airtimehill.<br />

Already in 2014 a standard-”Boomerang” will<br />

open at all three Fantawild <strong>Park</strong>s in Zhuzhou,<br />

Wuhu und Jinan, and a 395 metres long Suspended<br />

Family Coaster goes to the Korean Seoul<br />

Children’s Grand <strong>Park</strong>, as well as to the Ukrainian<br />

Lavina Mall.<br />

WhiteWater West<br />

Following the successful start of the Wet ‘n’ Wild<br />

Las Vegas in 2012, the park operator Village Roadshow<br />

had given a large contract amongst others<br />

to the Canadian water slide manufacturer White-<br />

Water, for its Wet ‘n’ Wild Sydney water park, opening<br />

in December 2013. A water slide tower will<br />

contain an 8-lane slide and four “AquaLoops”, and<br />

a further tower construction with eight pipe slides,<br />

among them four “MasterBlasters”. In the meantime<br />

a public baths, the Frankston Regional<br />

Aquatic Centre located near Melbourne in Australia<br />

will receive the world’s first “AquaSphere”<br />

slide from WhiteWater. This 79 metres long slide<br />

contains three completely closed round elements<br />

and will be flanked by a “Constrictor” slide. Two<br />



Thousands of LEDs make<br />

the pipe slide not only interactive<br />

but also provide never<br />

before effects, and without a<br />

doubt also much disorientation<br />

other “AquaLoops” have been erected under the<br />

name of “KaPau” by Silver Dollar City Attractions<br />

(Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation).<br />

An absolute world novelty in the water slide segment<br />

is the interactive component that WhiteWater<br />

first presented in Orlando: thousands of LEDs<br />

welded into the pipes provide constantly changing<br />

colours, with the park guest having to press<br />

the correct colour on the “cockpit” of his mat during<br />

sliding. A large screen in the<br />

basin shows the number of points<br />

and the daily ranking. In the Dry<br />

Rides segment, PrimePlay introduced<br />

in addition to the “Fusion Factory”<br />

a combination of softball-attraction<br />

and Laser-Tags, and the Zip<br />

Coaster “No Boundaries”. This construction<br />

that for example can be<br />

connected to a “Fusion Factory” or a<br />

climbing structure, leads<br />

the guest who is affixed by<br />

a snap hook, not over the<br />

cable but over a steel track<br />

downhill. Longer ranges<br />

are possible this way. Since recently<br />

Hopkins Rides also belongs in the firm<br />

alliance, with this manufacturer presenting<br />

for the first time its own version of an<br />

interactive boat ride at the IAAPA Expo in<br />

Orlando. In “Raft Battle” passengers sit<br />

in freely rotating round boats where a<br />

definitely lively 360° water battle can be<br />

expected.<br />

“Zip Line” from White<br />

Water is called “No Boundaries”<br />

and has a permanent track<br />


Zamperla<br />

Zierer<br />

The Zamperla operated<br />

Coney Island Amusement <strong>Park</strong><br />

will receive a new coaster in the<br />

2014 season<br />

As already well known, the Italian manufacturer<br />

indirectly operates the amusement<br />

park on Coney Island near New York.<br />

Whilst in the first years after the takeover<br />

of the historic area more or less spectacular<br />

major rides of own production were<br />

erected, the 2014 season will at long last<br />

also see an investment in a trend-setting<br />

large attraction: “Thunderbolt” will be a 35<br />

metres high steel coaster with a vertical lift, and<br />

an 87° steep drop. 9-seat individual cars will<br />

travel on the 680 metres long course at up to 90<br />

kilometres per hour through five inversions. The<br />

capacity with three cars has been announced at<br />

600 passengers per hour. However the really special<br />

characteristic is the grounds directly on the<br />

Atlantic, being a small lot of 20 by 250 metres. And<br />

not without pride Zamperla representatives announced<br />

that within only three years already 20<br />

“Air Race” ride constructions could be sold – one<br />

was at the last exhibition built up in the hall. Additionally<br />

the delivery of two custom-designed<br />

coasters stands near, both being operated as indoor<br />

attractions: one for the Mall of Istanbul (Type<br />

Twisted Coaster), and the other to Shirga near<br />

Dubai (350 metres long).<br />

And for the Bavarian specialist Zierer Asia also<br />

plays an important role as well. Two “Jet Ski” attractions<br />

stand shortly before delivery to the<br />

Chinese OCT in Peking, and the French park OK<br />

Corral. Another “Jet Ski” together with a “Kontiki<br />

L” (19 metres long tracks and 24-seat boat) and a<br />

apple tree designed “Wave Swinger” will go to an<br />

unnamed Chinese park as well. The Korean Seoul<br />

Grand Children’s <strong>Park</strong> will receive a “Kontiki L” and<br />

a 40-seat “Wave Swinger”. Additionally a new<br />

theme park in the Turkish capital Ankara will be<br />

supplied with a “Jet Skies” and two coasters<br />

(“Force 190” and “Elevated Seating Coaster”). A<br />

standard Wave Swinger was contracted by the<br />

US-<strong>Park</strong> Morey’s Piers. Germany will receive a<br />

Family Freefall Tower for the new “Arthur”-indoor<br />

world at Europa-<strong>Park</strong>, and another family Freefall<br />

Tower as well as a Wave Swinger and a “Kontiki L”<br />

will go to not yet revealed German parks. Furthermore,<br />

at the same time two already existing “Tivoli”<br />

coasters (at Belgium’s’ Plopsaland de Panne and<br />

at the Indonesian Jaya Ancol <strong>Park</strong>) have been<br />

elaborately reworked and newly themed. ■<br />


Exhibitor: Betson<br />

Exhibitor: unknown<br />

Exhibitor: Magnagae Photography<br />

Exhibitor: Eye Candy Inflatables<br />

Exhibitor: Sega<br />

Exhibitor: US Bowling Corp.

This year’s outside area was twice as large as last year, when at the same time filled with inflatables<br />

“Frenzy” from ARM is a type of 18 metres swing boat with 12<br />

seat suspended gondolas that swing to the side at up to 110°<br />

A 50 metres<br />

long inflatable from<br />

Jungle Jumps<br />

“Ziplines” are mega trendy in the USA so<br />

no wonder that there were four constructions<br />

built up and ready to go<br />


A blow up house – with complete equipment (Jungle Jumps)<br />

Please be friendly: photo with the Simspons (Meli <strong>Park</strong>)<br />

The were two exhibitors this year, both offering springing: Vertical Reality (left) and Inflatable 2000 (right down)<br />

Violations of copyright were only rarely brought to justice<br />

this year, or alternatively there were only very rare occasions<br />

when there was a reaction directly at the exhibition<br />



A spectacular<br />

innovation: the looping is<br />

entered on both sides –<br />

in reality the trains do not<br />

meet unfortunately (here a<br />

photo composition)<br />

Not content with just being<br />

ahead in the race to be the park<br />

with the most roller coasters, Six<br />

Flags Magic Mountain has put<br />

pedal to metal to gain a bigger<br />

lead. And to do that they’ve<br />

opened a record breaking<br />

coaster during the past 2013<br />

season.<br />

Text:<br />

Marcus Gaines<br />

Photos: Chris Murray,<br />

Marcus Gaines,<br />

Premier Rides,<br />

Six Flags Magic Mountain<br />

Full Throttle<br />

Unsurprisingly, for a park that frequently<br />

opens record breaking coasters, it’s not<br />

the first time they’ve held the Vertical Loop<br />

crown. They last held the title from 1990 to<br />

2000 with the Arrow Dynamics built<br />

So “Full Throttle” is the park’s 18 th roller coaster, “Viper”, which has a 144 foot (43.8 m) tall loop.<br />

which gives them two more than their nearest They’ve now taken the crown from sister park Six<br />

rivals Canada’s Wonderland and Cedar Point,<br />

both of which belong to the Cedar Fair Group,<br />

each with sixteen roller coaster attractions.<br />

The new “Full Throttle” at Californian famous park<br />

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a Multi Launch<br />

coaster from Northern American manufacturer<br />

Premier Rides, and features the world’s tallest<br />

vertical loop.<br />

At 160 foot (48.8 metres) tall it may not be the<br />

Flags Fiesta Texas, whose B&M floorless coaster<br />

“Superman: Krypton Coaster” held the title for 13<br />

years with a 145 foot (44.2 m) high vertical loop.<br />

Built on the site of the former “Log Jammer” log<br />

flume, and taking advantage of a tunnel previously<br />

used by a monorail, “Full Throttle” can be<br />

found towards the right of the park’s main entrance,<br />

next to the giant concrete tree of the Bugs<br />

Bunny themed area of the park. The area around<br />

tallest actual inversion, which goes to the entrance has had a makeover to become “Full<br />

“Gatekeeper” at Cedar Point with its 170 (58.8<br />

metres) foot dive drop, but it is the tallest vertical<br />

loop.<br />

Throttle Plaza”, where, as well as the expected<br />

merchandise shop visitors can find two new fast<br />

food outlets.<br />

The station area and<br />

the first LSM launch<br />


Big Crowds in front of the New Coaster<br />

But don’t stop to eat or shop, get straight in line<br />

for the roller coaster. With an anticipated throughput<br />

of up to 800 people per hour, in a park known<br />

for big crowds, and where ride operations can be<br />

questionable, guests don’t want to waste any time<br />

before getting in the queue, as they definitely will<br />

want to ride this attraction multiple times.<br />

Arriving beyond the glitzy “Full Throttle Plaza”,<br />

there is a bare queue line and basic station area.<br />

A name sign didn’t even appear outside the entrance<br />

until mid September. When one takes into<br />

consideration the slow throughput, the scorching<br />

California sun and exposed queuing areas one<br />

has to wonder why more wasn’t done to provide<br />

shade and cover for waiting riders. There’s only a<br />

canopy over the station area.<br />

The ride begins with a launch right out of the station.<br />

The short but impressively aggressive LSM<br />

acceleration brings passengers just in time to enter<br />

into the record breaking vertical loop at a top<br />

speed of 114 kilometres per hour, which seems<br />

only just enough to get them through the almost<br />

50 metre vertical loop. Watching from the ground<br />

the trains appear to stall upside down. And riding<br />

guests feel like everything is going into slow motion<br />

experiencing wonderful floating airtime for<br />

over one second, slowly drifting upside down<br />

through the loop.<br />


The almost 50 metres high<br />

vertical loop is travelled<br />

through the inside initially...<br />

Unfortunately a Short Ride<br />

No doubt inexperienced coaster riders find the<br />

hang time upside down terrifying. Why? Because<br />

one gets to enjoy the ride with just a lap bar, no<br />

bulky overhead restraints to spoil the freedom of<br />

the ride. But being honest even for well travelled<br />

coaster riders, a lot of faith and fortitude is needed,<br />

to not have some concern about hanging<br />

there just by a lap bar.<br />

Coming out of the loop the track traverses through<br />

a fluid stretched out S bend over “Superman<br />

Plaza” before dropping into the rides second inversion,<br />

a fantastic dive loop. The loop drops passengers<br />

back down the hillside and into a set of<br />

brakes in the old monorail tunnel. After a brief<br />

pause to catch a breath, riders are catapulted<br />

backwards by the linear synchronous motor, almost<br />

back to the top of the dive loop. For anyone<br />

who hasn’t read about the ride before visiting, the<br />

reverse launch comes as a complete shock that<br />

leads to a lot more screams than the previous forward<br />

launch had.<br />

Coaster Offers a lot of Airtime Moments<br />

After another brief moment of hang time,<br />

especially in the back of the train, gravity<br />

takes charge and the train is racing back<br />

down into the tunnel. With an extra forward<br />

boost from the LSM’s the train is given a<br />

kick out of the tunnel, through a banked<br />

left hand bend and up into a very special<br />

Top Hat element.<br />

Sadly there’s a lot of vibration through this<br />

section that makes the ride a bit uncomfortable<br />

but it would be even more unpleasant<br />

had the ride been fitted with over<br />

head restraints. Hopefully this vibration<br />

can be resolved and not get worse with<br />

age.<br />

The Top Hat element is completely unique<br />

in that it traces over the top of the vertical<br />

loop. In other words the spine of the vertical<br />

loop actually has track on the inside<br />

and the outside. Sitting in the front the Top<br />

Hat gives a wonderful pop of airtime, but<br />

sitting in the back offers incredible ejector<br />

airtime.<br />


Abrupt End after a Minute<br />

It would be great if a train could go over the Top<br />

Hat just as another was travelling through the loop<br />

but sadly this could never happen with “Full<br />

Throttle” because it’s too short. All too soon the<br />

ride is over, not even a third of the way down the<br />

drop of the Top Hat and the magnetic brakes kick<br />

in to bring passengers to a stop barely past the<br />

bottom. There’s very little track between the Top<br />

Hat and the hairpin bend back into the station so<br />

the train has to come to a stop pretty sharp. With<br />

a ride time of less than a minute one can be forgiven<br />

if feeling cheated after sometimes long<br />

queuing hours, but those 60 seconds are almost<br />

entirely filled with fun.<br />

“Full Throttle” is one of those coasters that must<br />

be ridden in the front and the back to experience<br />

all the ride has to offer. Ride in the front row and<br />

one gets the full benefit of floating through the<br />

vertical loop, while riding in the back offers the<br />

most out of going backwards into the Dive Loop,<br />

and that wonderful ejection air time over the top<br />

hat.<br />

... and shortly before the<br />

end the vertical loop is<br />

conquered from outside<br />


The Dive Loop from<br />

different perspectives<br />


■ Opening: 22 th June 2013<br />

■ Track length: 651 m<br />

■ Track height: 49.5 m<br />

■ Max. speed: 112 km/h<br />

■ 3 LSM launches<br />

■ 2 inversions: 1x Looping<br />

(48,5 m), 1x Dive Loop<br />

■ Ride time: 56 sec<br />

■ 2 trains with 3 cars each,<br />

per car 6 Pers.<br />

■ Capacity: 800 p.p.h.<br />

■ Dynamics/Statics: Stengel<br />

GmbH, Munich, Germany<br />

■ Manufacturer: Premier<br />

Rides, Baltimore (Maryland),<br />

USA<br />

■ Operator: Six Flags Magic<br />

Mountain, Valencia (California),<br />

USA<br />

When the ride was announced the launch tunnel<br />

was described as being a special effects tunnel,<br />

with the promise of sound and lighting effects.<br />

Sadly they either weren’t installed or they don’t<br />

always work.<br />

Nevertheless the ride doesn’t lack anything by<br />

their absence, although extra themed special effects<br />

can add that something special to a ride, especially<br />

in a park which doesn’t generally theme<br />

its rides.<br />

“Full Throttle” is unique, fun, thrilling, exciting and<br />

just about every other superlative one could come<br />

up with. The only criticisms being the typical<br />

laborious and slow ride operations found in “Six<br />

Flags Magic Mountain”, the vibration after the<br />

second forward launch is so good that passengers<br />

just want it to last for longer.<br />

With “Sky Rocket” at Kennywood, shuttle<br />

coasters like “Mr Freeze” at Six Flags St Louis and<br />

Over Texas, and now “Full Throttle” all being fantastic<br />

coasters, Premier Rides has well and truly<br />

established itself as company to go to for midsized<br />

launched coasters that are guaranteed to<br />

keep riders coming back for more.<br />

As for Six Flags Magic Mountain increasing their<br />

lead as roller coaster capital of the World? For a<br />

park ranked in the top 20 in the world for attendance<br />

it’s a shame they’ve added yet another ride<br />

with a relatively low capacity that results in long<br />

queues. “Green Lantern” which opened in 2011<br />

has a capacity of less than 600 people per hour<br />

and the drop tower “Lex Luthor Drop of Doom”<br />

from Intamin which opened in 2012 has a capacity<br />

of 550 people per hour. At a capacity of 800<br />

people per hour, “Full Throttle” would be far better<br />

suited in a midsized park not known for large<br />

crowds.<br />

In 2014 Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to further<br />

increase their lead as the park with the most<br />

coasters by adding a 19th, another with a low capacity,<br />

a Zamperla family coaster. Cedar Point<br />

and Canada’s Wonderland have their work cut out<br />

if they’re to win the crown of the Roller Coaster<br />

Capital of the World.<br />

■<br />



The “Wickie Land” at<br />

Plopsaland de Panne has<br />

delighted family visitors<br />

since 2013<br />

Wickie the Viking has moved<br />

into Plopsaland De Panne, and<br />

also brought along a complete<br />

Viking village as well. The completely<br />

new theme area is located<br />

in the northwest end of Plopsaland<br />

De Panne, where the<br />

theatre tent was located earlier.<br />

Although the new theme area is<br />

manageable as far as size is<br />

concerned, it offers quite a lot of<br />

fun for smaller and older visitors<br />

alike.<br />

Plopsaland De Panne<br />

Text & Photos: Olaf Esser<br />

The water attraction type<br />

“Splash Battle” has a<br />

refreshing and different type of<br />

overall design<br />

The “Wickie Land” comprises of two large attractions<br />

and lovely surroundings with a self-service<br />

restaurant, a snack area, and many seating possibilities.<br />

The tables are out in the open partly, and some<br />

are stylishly roofed over in a Wickie comic design.<br />

On sunny days however it is obvious that there is<br />

little shade in the area. Although Wickie Land is surrounded<br />

partly by small trees, there is little real<br />

green in the theme area. The new section has been<br />

lovingly designed.<br />

With many old and well known Viking figures such as<br />

Faxe, Tjure and Snorre decorating the area, a great<br />

atmosphere is produced. Some of the figures are<br />

happily used by the children to climb on – most probably<br />

not the purpose of the inventor, and one hopes<br />

that no child will ever be injured. As of now the figures<br />

are in a very good condition and show no signs<br />

of wear due to the heavy demand of the children. And<br />

naturally water should not be missing in such an attractive<br />

area, hence a lake with two Viking boats that<br />


invite visitors to play as well as relax on the water. All<br />

the houses are in a Viking design, and even the rocks<br />

appear picturesque.<br />

It gets pretty wet on one of the two main attractions<br />

in the new Wickie Land – “Wickie The Battle”. The<br />

“Boat Blaster” from Mack Rides takes up a large section<br />

of the area, and there’s just as much fun. The interactive<br />

boat ride abducts visitors into the world of<br />

the northern seafarers. In addition to Gorm and Faxe,<br />

visitors can also admire Wickie’s mother Ylva, and<br />

his best friend Ylvie. The six boats, each for eight<br />

Vikings are led along the canal by the water flow, with<br />

a lot of shooting going on with the water cannons as<br />

is usual on a “Splash Battle” attraction. There are targets<br />

in the water, but guests can naturally also shoot<br />

at other passengers, which is a lot more exciting. A<br />

very popular target is also shooting at passersby at<br />

the edge of the water basin. Naturally there are also<br />

various stations along edge with water cannons, resulting<br />

in heavy water battles. The Splash Battle station<br />

this year has been kept very simple and is not<br />

roofed over. Nevertheless there has been an<br />

announcement of an extension for next year, with a<br />

themed station area and an additional Wickie-shop.<br />

The second large attraction is “De Grote Golf”, which<br />

is a 40-seat Disk’O Coaster from Zamperla. This has<br />

been brilliantly embedded in a rock massif and the<br />

entrance to Wickie Land leads through a rock tunnel<br />

under the 92.5 metre long and up to 15.5 metre high<br />

tracks. The entrance to the ride attraction as well as<br />

A grandiosely designed<br />

entrance to the new theme area<br />

“Wickie Land”<br />

The “Disc’O Coaster” from<br />

Zamperla is very convincing<br />


The water ride leads past<br />

countless and lovingly themed<br />

targets<br />

the waiting area is beautifully themed. “De Grote<br />

Golf” rides perfectly and there are no bumps, which<br />

is normally the case in some instances of Disk’O<br />

Coasters. Very fitting to the theme is Halvar, Wickie’s<br />

father standing in the centre of his boat, who is leader<br />

of the Vikings of Flake. Those who have never<br />

taken a ride on a “Disk’O Coaster” will be enthralled<br />

when they take their place on the ride; the safety restraints<br />

from the back hold the riding guest perfectly<br />

and leave enough free room to enjoy the ride on<br />

the rotating and to and fro moving speeding disc.<br />

The self-service restaurant uses a charcoal grill. Although<br />

the menu is reasonable in variation, it is a<br />

change from the usual chips and other fried goods<br />

that are happily eaten in Belgium and at Plopsaland<br />

De Panne as well. The culinary offers are perfectly<br />

enhanced by the snack booth, which offers coffee,<br />

delicious sweets such as muffins and French tarts,<br />

as well as freshly baked Panini. And there’s always<br />

somewhere to sit down at Wickie Land, as there are<br />

enough seats. The village games booth offers canthrowing,<br />

crossbow shooting or bucket throwing. As<br />

already previously mentioned, the theming is consistent<br />

and contributes to an extremely pleasant<br />

atmosphere – unfortunately there are no Vikings for<br />

the winners, but unfortunately only very colourful<br />

stuffed toys.<br />

The new Viking village can be reached very well with<br />

the “Plopsa Express”, the park’s own railway. The<br />

track course has been changed a little and also<br />

shortened, but in exchange there is a new station<br />

directly in “Wickie Land”.<br />

In addition to the new parking area, a long ago announced<br />

large theatre has come into being as well.<br />

The “Plopsa Theatre” is located directly at the entrance<br />

area to the right, next to the indoor “Mayaland”,<br />

and extends this theme area perfectly, and is also<br />

used for a park show, and also for evening events. It<br />

has place for 1,400 guests and the foyer is also<br />

equipped with a generously large cloakroom. ■<br />



Refreshment booths and<br />

jackpot games in comic type<br />

Viking style<br />

New also is the huge 1,400<br />

person “Plopsa Theatre”<br />


TOP ACT<br />

<strong>Park</strong> visitors to<br />

Sesame Street are accompanied<br />

by the clumsy<br />

Grover through a kind of<br />

scurrile adventure<br />

Universal Studios Singapore is<br />

not only the most modern, but<br />

also the smallest park in the Universal<br />

chain. Following the<br />

opening on the 28 th May 2011, the<br />

first extension already took<br />

place at the end of the year with<br />

“Transformers: The Ride”. On<br />

the 1 st March 2013 the next new<br />

ride was added: “Sesame Street<br />

Spaghetti Space Chase”.<br />

Sesame Street Spaghetti<br />

Text & Photos:<br />

Jochen Peschel<br />

Owner of the park is the Genting Group, which<br />

not only owns the complete Resort Worlds<br />

Sentosa on a Singapore island, but also other resorts,<br />

various casinos, and 50% of the Norwegian<br />

Cruise Line. Hence the responsibility of the new<br />

attractions concept is not only up to Universal<br />

<strong>Park</strong>s & Resorts as licensor of the park franchise,<br />

but also Genting as owner. In the case of “Sesame<br />

Street Spaghetti Space Chase” the additional Sesame<br />

Workshop also came on board. It was originally<br />

founded as the Children’s Television Workshop,<br />

in order to produce Sesame Street, where the<br />

rights lay and where once again Jim Henson’s<br />

Muppets crop up. The rights to the Muppets on the<br />

other hand have been owned by Disney for a<br />

number of years. “Too many cooks spoil the broth”<br />

as the old saying goes. But it’s not as bad as it<br />

sounds, however the results could definitely be<br />

more convincing.<br />

As is the case with many parks, Universal Studios<br />

Singapore also has a Mainstreet, souvenir shops,<br />

and restaurants at the entrance. The end leads to<br />

a central lake that is the start of the classic park<br />

circuit layout. Visitors who decide to follow the<br />

right hand turn arrive immediately in the theme<br />

area “New York” and come directly to the new ride.<br />

The attraction fits in perfectly, as according to the<br />

story outline Sesame Street is located, as ever, in<br />

Manhattan.<br />

In a very small hall<br />

Visitors are divided up directly at the entrance<br />

where the attraction is located, into those who<br />

possess a Universal Express Pass that is not exactly<br />

cheap, and normal guests. The last mentioned<br />

must leave the hall directly as there is no<br />

room for a waiting area next to the actual ride. The<br />


Space Chase<br />

queue leads back to the “New York Street” and<br />

after about an hour waiting time, returns into the<br />

building.<br />

Attentive guests will note there that the villain Macaroni<br />

the Merciless and his two assistants Zester<br />

and Shredder have abducted all the spaghetti<br />

from earth. All three figures by the way have been<br />

invented for the new attraction what makes the<br />

coup de main even more infamous. So it’s all about<br />

getting the long pieces of pasta back again. This<br />

is the mission of Elmo und Super Grover 2.0, the<br />

superhero-old-ego of Grover. And in order to make<br />

it a ride attraction, the parks visitors are included<br />

as Super Sidekicks.<br />

Loading on Sesame Street<br />

At the station with its backflash painted as Sesame<br />

Street, waits a four-seat spaceship controlled by<br />

Elmo. Thereupon a left turn leads into Sesame<br />

Street where dwellers wish the brave passengers<br />

well. And there are not only the popular Muppets<br />

as animatronics present, but also figures that can<br />

be seen on a number of monitors designed as windows.<br />

Shortly before takeoff, super Grover explains<br />

the route to Macaroni’s hideaway.<br />

through a curtain of fog and is already between<br />

the stars again. There passengers see an outbound<br />

spaghetti beam from earth, and are greeted<br />

by the Yip-Yips, the aliens from Sesame Street,<br />

in their flying saucer. And already guests see<br />

super Grover, who, for whatever the reason may<br />

be, is whirling through outer space on a satellite.<br />

On the monitor built into the space ship, Captain<br />

Elmo urges riders to follow the spaghetti to Macaroni’s<br />

hiding place.<br />

However the assistants have already captured<br />

Grover and tied him to a huge meatball – nevertheless<br />

he’s still of the opinion that he has everything<br />

under control. However Macaroni holds the<br />

super hero with a green tractor beam and the<br />

spaceship is also captured with Macaroni receiving<br />

the guests with a number of mocking comments<br />

from his flying saucer. As a result Elmo cries<br />

for assistance, which is promptly answered in the<br />

Elmo and Grover<br />

The loading area<br />

Flight into Outer Space<br />

However the spaceship has to leave Sesame<br />

Street first, so it climbs a ramp. In the beginning it<br />

is surrounded by trees, and then there are skyscrapers<br />

towering to the left and right. This successfully<br />

produces the illusion of starting into<br />

outer space vertically. The car then breaks<br />


Evening atmosphere on<br />

“New York Street” together with<br />

the new attraction from Intamin<br />

Grover attempts to save<br />

the world again<br />

form of fairy student Abby Cadabby. Her magic<br />

breaks the tractor beam and leads visitors to Macaroni’s<br />

hiding place.<br />

The intrusion is quickly discovered, but Abby Cadabby<br />

prevents passengers from being taken prisoner<br />

and tied up hand and foot with spaghetti as<br />

is Grover. And quite the contrary a number of<br />

friends from Sesame Street are beamed into the<br />

hideout – very well done technically by a projection<br />

on a fog wall. The villains are quickly overpowered<br />

and the noodles are sent back to earth.<br />

Abby Cadabby does the same with the spaceship.<br />

The last scene after a ride time of almost<br />

three minutes shows how Macaroni serves<br />

spaghetti in a restaurant on earth.<br />

“Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase” leaves a<br />

mixed impression. The individual scenes are in<br />

some parts very elaborately designed, and the<br />

idea of channelling Elmo between the scenes over<br />

the monitor is very clever. The colourful design<br />

also causes much fun for the younger public.<br />

However the relaying of the richly imaginative storyline<br />

does not function satisfactorily. For example<br />

the spoken parts regularly go under in the sound<br />

background, and quite a few aspects are only understood<br />

by those who know the figures and their<br />

characteristics. One could say that this leads to<br />

multiple riding, but that doesn’t particularly help<br />

either. And who on earth prepares a theme ride by<br />

the means of videos and press information? Perhaps<br />

too much was intended, which simply<br />

couldn’t be contained in the really small building.<br />

However the size of the existing hall was very effectively<br />

used. The around 150 metre long track<br />

runs so, that the preceding vehicle is only seen for<br />

a short time in the first scene. However a timed<br />

ride sequence of every 15 seconds can bring the<br />

capacity to 960 persons per hour. This is attained<br />

by a conveyor in the station, the speed of which is<br />

synchronized with the vehicles. These vehicles<br />

travel independently by way of their own drive,<br />

and can transmit their position wirelessly. The vehicles<br />

hang on double I-supports, which enable a<br />

relatively wide span. In any case there are no individual<br />

supports recognisable.<br />

Ride System from Intamin<br />

The ride system is a new development delivered<br />

by Intamin, which opens another market segment<br />

for the Lichtenstein manufacturer in the suspended<br />

Darkrides sector. The attraction installed in Singapore<br />

offers ascents and drops that bridge over<br />

a height difference of a total of 2 metres. It would<br />

be surprising if additions such as rotating discs or<br />

vertical lifts wouldn’t be added. As the support<br />

construction is free-standing the system could be<br />

upgraded in a hall that originally was not planned<br />

for a hanging theme ride.<br />

However back to “Sesame Street Spaghetti Space<br />

Chase”: this attraction doesn’t stand alone at Universal<br />

Studios Singapore, but is flanked by other<br />

offers. And so the exit of the theme ride leads<br />

through the obligatory shop, the “Big Bird’s Emporium”,<br />

and more money can be give out on the<br />

Sesame Street school bus that offers park exclusive<br />

merchandise for sale. For a good start into a<br />

Sesame Street day a character breakfast is on offer,<br />

which costs in addition to the entrance fee of<br />

74 Singapore Dollars (44 Euro) another 39 Singapore<br />

Dollars (around 23 Euro). Free however are<br />

the Sesame Street shows that take place a number<br />

of times daily on “New York Street”.<br />

And with that the theme area “New York” is in the<br />

meantime dominated by Sesame Street, even if<br />

the main attraction “Sesame Street Spaghetti<br />

Space Chase” is not convincing for everybody.<br />

The waiting times however show that the attraction<br />

has been well received by visitors. For the younger<br />

target group the extension was very important as<br />

Universal Studios only has the “Madagascar” boot<br />

ride on offer as another themed ride. ■<br />



The co-founders of Drayton<br />

Manor Theme <strong>Park</strong> have sadly<br />

passed away within a month of<br />

each other. Mr George Bryan (92)<br />

passed away at home on the 20 th<br />

September and Mrs Vera Bryan<br />

(96) passed away peacefully on<br />

the 16 th October.<br />

Text:<br />

Marcus Gaines<br />

Mr George Bryan had a long history in the<br />

amusement industry, his father was a<br />

pioneer in manufacturing penny arcade<br />

machines. While Mrs Vera Bryan was also involved<br />

in the amusement industry long before meeting<br />

George, her family owned California in England<br />

Pleasure <strong>Park</strong>.<br />

It was at the park that George and Vera met, sharing<br />

many a dance in the parks ballroom. George<br />

even had dancing lessons so he could see Vera<br />

more often. The couple married 6 months later in<br />

December 1942.<br />

Inspired by California in England Pleasure <strong>Park</strong>, in<br />

1949 the married couple purchased the derelict<br />

Drayton Manor house and the surrounding 80<br />

acres of land to create their own theme park.<br />

Despite the challenge of land overgrown with<br />

weeds and covered in mounds of rubbish, and<br />

being in the austere post war period, Drayton<br />

Manor <strong>Park</strong> opened the following year with a handful<br />

of rides.<br />

Today it has grown to become one of the UK’s<br />

leading theme parks and remains owned by the<br />

Bryan family.<br />

■<br />


Within the frames of<br />

the exhibition it was<br />

rumoured that the North<br />

German Hansa-<strong>Park</strong> is<br />

planning a new large attraction,<br />

catching the attention<br />

of both fans and<br />

the trade public. Andreas<br />

Leicht, Manager of Hansa-<strong>Park</strong>,<br />

who was also<br />

present in Orlando, confirmed<br />

the rumours that in<br />

the meantime have already<br />

been announced in an<br />

official press release.<br />

Without giving any precise<br />

details there will be<br />

not more and not less<br />

than a Hyper Coaster<br />

Andreas Leicht: “We know that a Hyper Coaster is<br />

at least 200 feet, in other words 61 metres high,<br />

and that a Mega Coaster begins at 300 feet – 91.5<br />

metres. We will move between the two figures. The<br />

actual height has not been decided, as the exact<br />

track course is currently being developed. Definite<br />

however is that it’s not all about height, but also<br />

the thematic integration into our overall concept,<br />

so that this attraction will still speak for itself even<br />

years later.”<br />

And “Kärnan” naturally correlates to a hanseatic<br />

theme, and in this case the 35 metres high<br />

mediaeval tower has used the Swedish city Helsingborg<br />

as name lender.<br />

Even more remarkable is the unconfirmed rumour<br />

that the Hyper Coaster will not be realized by an<br />

established manufacturer in this segment.<br />

Andreas Leicht: “Our chosen manufacturer will be<br />

announced shortly. Just as important is our cooperation<br />

with the Ingenieurbüro Stengel, which<br />

has up until now constructed excellent Hyper<br />

Coasters worldwide.”<br />

■<br />



Text:<br />

Photos:<br />

Frank Lanfer<br />

Delta Leisure Resorts<br />

Nigeria’s Princess Abiodun Oyefusi arrived in<br />

Orlando during the signing of a contractmarathon.<br />

The huge Delta Leisure Resorts of<br />

which she is the Managing Director has been in<br />

planning since 2009 (as reported), and now at<br />

long last the final steps are being taken before<br />

realization.<br />

The following cooperation was decided on during<br />

the IAAPA Expo: DJ Willrich (Audio Visual), White-<br />

Water West / Aquaplay (Play Equipment), Interlink<br />

LG (Rides and Consulting), Gateway Ticketing<br />

Systems (Ticketing), Neuman Aqua (Canal and<br />

Waterfall), Polin (Water-park-design and slides).<br />

The 186 hectare sized Delta Leisure Resorts are<br />

separated into two locations: the theme parks in<br />

in Oleri Village, Udu LG in Warry City and the<br />

Wildlife <strong>Park</strong> in Ogwashi-Uku near Asaba, the<br />

district capital of the Nigerian Delta State.<br />

There will be a total of 22 different zones/projects,<br />

among them the Entrance Piazza, a retail village,<br />

the Children’s Play <strong>Park</strong>, a Sports Village, a 103<br />

metres high viewing tower (Interlink), a 3- and a<br />

5-Star-Hotel, a nightlife-area, a Safari-park and a<br />

theme park with 15 large ride constructions. One<br />

of the first components to be realized will be the<br />

Egyptian Water <strong>Park</strong>. It will have a total size of<br />

30,000 square metres and will contain in addition<br />

to the ten water slides from Polin (among them a<br />

“King Cobra”), also a Rapid Ride.<br />

The first zone will already open in 2015. After all<br />

development steps are completed, it’s estimated<br />

that up to 5 million guests will visit the park<br />

annually. The financing is provided by the state<br />

and from private sources. Additionally the<br />

planned chalets and holiday villas that will be a<br />

type of residential village within the resort in the<br />

direct vicinity to the Atlantic Ocean can also be<br />

purchased.<br />

It will be interesting to see how much of all this will<br />

and can actually be realized. Perhaps it does not<br />

need to be such an immediate and huge venture,<br />

however all young people and families in every<br />

country are predisposed to carefree fun in a<br />

theme park.<br />

■<br />

The entrance situation and<br />

the water park<br />

The master plan for the<br />

Oleri Village location with<br />

theme park and water park<br />

Pictured at the contract<br />

signing between Delta Leisure<br />

Resorts and Interlink (from left):<br />

Kevin Howe (Oceans Designs<br />

Ltd.), Princess Abiodun Oyefusi<br />

(Managing Director of Delta<br />

Leisure Resorts), and Interlink’s<br />

Mike Anderson and John Hudd<br />


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Mit besten Grüßen Familie Andreas und Willi Dietz

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