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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:00 pm

Who excited for Olympia Looping this year then? [emoji4]
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:20 am

Is It making an appearance this year!!!???
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:22 pm

Yup.
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:16 pm

Man thats awesome!!! :D :D

Do you mind me asking where you found this out?
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:11 pm

From the ride team on the coaster when I rode it recently in Austria.
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:49 am

Well, I'm definitely going if Olympia Looping is there. Been wanting to ride it for ages, never found it in a convenient place.
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:12 pm

Well its the 10th birthday of the event this year, its certainly an Olympic year and um something kind of "dark" is coming ;-)
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:43 pm

So as i'm sure everyone is aware by now but Olympia Looping is going to be at Winter Wonderland this year. So YAY!
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:14 pm

Here is this year's map of Winter Wonderland

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:21 pm

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If you get the opportunity, head over to Winter Wonderland as Munchen Looping is a sight to behold.

Already had a 30 minute queue with three trains on opening night, so is going to get very busy!

A few of us are meeting up on the 10th of December if anyone is interested. No official meetup, but will be a lot of fun!
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:39 pm

Looking forward to trying this. Heading down between Christmas and New Year!
I didn't go last year, but I'm looking forward to seeing what Winter Wonderland has in store this year.
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:47 pm

Why is that Munchen Looper such a big deal? It looks quite bland in the picture's...what am I missing?
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:18 pm

It's the biggest traveling coaster in the world, I believe it's just short of being as tall as the Swarm if I'm not mistaken. It is apparently very, very smooth and stands up to most major permanent coasters due to the high forces its loops pull...Nah it's just a small thing to come to the UK obviously ;)
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:23 pm

But why all the hype about it?
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:33 pm

Pretty much for the above reasons, it's one of the few coasters on earth to reach a "legendary" status, people go from the US to Germany just to ride Olympia Looping because it's supposedly one of the best out there and the fact we have it here in the UK for the winter is something very special. :)
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:50 pm

Baffles wrote:
A few of us are meeting up on the 10th of December if anyone is interested. No official meetup, but will be a lot of fun!


We'll be there!!
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:06 pm

Jack wrote:
Pretty much for the above reasons, it's one of the few coasters on earth to reach a "legendary" status, people go from the US to Germany just to ride Olympia Looping because it's supposedly one of the best out there and the fact we have it here in the UK for the winter is something very special. :)

Ohhh I read that as sarcasm... Sorry!
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:02 am

Olympia Looping was a good solid ride but not worth the hype in my opinion. It was a very odd experience where I felt as though it was fun rather than thrilling. To put it into perspective I personally find TH13TEEN much more thrilling. Also the restraint system is very flawed, due to the forces experienced on the ride the shoulder restraints seem to slam down onto your shoulders if you aren't careful, leading to a fairly uncomfortable ride. It should also be noted the forces experienced are reminiscent to an enterprise as opposed to something like The Smiler, so for those who don't enjoy that feeling - you have been warned!

It's definitely a great travelling ride and I'd like to see it return, however it by no means stands against a large amount of the permanent coasters in the UK and at £9 a ride, I wouldn't pay twice! :P
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:10 pm

Would it stop an overweight person from riding?
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:33 pm

I wouldn't say so, if you can ride 13 I'd say you'd be okay (I'm a bit cuddly myself! :lol) . What I mean by the restraints is they don't seem to click full in the station and so during intense portions of the experience they come down further and sort of pin you in. If I can help with anything feel free to PM me in order to keep discussion focused on Winter Wonderland as an event as opposed to just Olympia Looping :lol
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