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Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:31 pm

Information relating to the country's second largest funfair, in Nottingham.

Poor show this year yet again with many many duplication's, the absence of any Giant Wheel. No mine train from Mellors attending either.

Lets get the newcomers out the way first S&D Leisure present their Technical Park Loopfighter "Atmosfear" they are here along with their huge Reverse Bungee. The second newcomer is presenting a ride not seen for 20yrs on the Goose Fair .. A Skid. Absolutely awesome rides which you control yourself. Prime example presented by Jimmy Bowry.

Now lets get the duplication's out the way, 2 sets of Horses, 3 Miamis, 5 Twists, 5 Frogs and an outstanding 8! sets of dodgems. Moreover Proctors, Cox, Harris and Holland present 4 Waltzers.

Other rides notable are Extreme, KMG Superspin, RockRage is back again along with Noyces's Superstar ride.

Two ARM superbowls again from Wilson and Collins. And the Starflyer is back (not Mellors one, as that's going to Hull)

Only one KMG Booster this year, from Willie Wilson, and x2 Wild Mouse Coasters (both Reverchon)

Huss fans can get chance to ride Wessledines Huss UFO "Vertical Limit" and the crowd stopping "Crazy Bulls" is also back.

More big hitters include x2 Freakouts (one KMG machine, one Technical Park), Stargate and the aforementioned Atmosfear. Completing the line up is Alex Crows TopBuzz2 and Warren James's Technical Park Take Off.

Overall not great compared to some years back, way too many duplication's yet again and with absences from M&D Taylor's rides and Air from Abie Danter. (all at Hull)

Map here:- http://nottinghamcity.gov.uk/CHttpHandl ... =38246&p=0
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:02 am

Poor poor show. It's a shame Notts and Hull are so close together
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:33 am

It's been getting worse and worse each year for the last few years now. No doubt due to the ever increasing standing costs from Nottingham City council.

There was a rumour being batted around a few years ago that the Showman's Guild were looking to buy a piece of land just outside the city to relocate the fair. Allowing it to be larger and also more cost effective for the showmen. Though, the Goose Fair is pretty iconic and a relocation may do more damage than good!
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Ground rent is stupidly cheap at Nottingham - almost to the point where 3/4 full rides pays for the whole time they are there. Its got nothing to do with rent.

Its probably due to the fact Nottingham is a hell hole.
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:38 pm

Mark wrote:
Its probably due to the fact Nottingham is a hell hole.


I'll try not to take that personally.  :|
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:06 am

Anybody going today? If so pictures are welcome :)
 
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Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:07 am

I'll be there later today. I'll see what I can do! :)
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:32 am

Urghh.. Goose Fair.. Basically a free pass for a stabbing on the Twister...
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:25 pm

What's with the Nottingham bashing?
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:56 pm

I was there tonight and only managed a video:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgjbtKu5 ... e=youtu.be
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:10 am

i can't wait to ride Atmosfear at hull :D

how much was it to ride here?
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:01 pm

£4
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:09 pm

Mark wrote:
£4


thanks for the reply! I'll d a report on it once i've been on it.
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:07 pm

I cant beleive my beloved Equinox is sat in a country that can't even pronounce its name.... On a media vid they called EeeeQuinox...ehh hemm.. Its Equinox EH QUIN NOX. For years its was pronounced like that and forever that be thy name! You wouldnt say Eethal instead of Ethel. Americans grrr
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:29 am

Bit like ALOO-ME-NUM
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:20 pm

Mark wrote:
I was there tonight and only managed a video:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgjbtKu5 ... e=youtu.be


Well i finally got the go on this, only cost us £3 a ride and defiantly the best flat ride I've been on in a while not sure about you but we queued to ride and the ride was on a different cycle every time it started
 
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Re: Nottingham Goose Fair 2012

Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:57 am

Because its manual.  ;)

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