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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:27 pm

I think there was a merchandise shop last year but can't recall for sure.  According to "All the fun of the fair" , their report says Snow Jet 2 is there this year :)
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:32 am

All the fun of the what?
 
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Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:19 pm

It's called: All The Fun of The Fair :D

http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/forum/
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:39 pm

Here is a full list of Attractions that will be at Winter Wonderland this year!

Main Rides:

'Der Grosse Irrgarten' Mirror Maze/Fun House - Edgar & Rene Rasch (Germany)
'Santa's Flying Sleigh' 'Wacky Worm' Roller Coaster - Nico & C. Buwalda (The Netherlands)
'Helper Skelter' Lighthouse Slip - George Irvin
(Christmas) Gallopers - George Irvin
(Ghost Train Of Christmas Past) 'Kansas City' – Alfie Gess Jnr
'Pirates Adventure' Fun House - Michael Schneider (Germany)
Star Flyer - James Mellors
Giant Wheel - James Mellors
'Alpen Hotel' Fun House - Edgar & Rene Rasch (Germany)
(Christmas) 'Euro Coaster' - Nico & C. Buwalda (The Netherlands)
Zip Line - James Mellors
'Air' Star Shape - Abie Danter
(Winter Wonderland Express) 'Action' Musik Express - Manfred Ohlrogge (Germany)
(Christmas) 'Wilde Maus XXL' Roller Coaster - Max Eberhard (Germany)
5D Cinema - Abtibes Land Amusement Park (France)
'Thriller' Ghost Train – A. H. Lemmerman (The Netherlands)
Fantasy Double Deck Carousel - Joseph Manning Jnr
Power Tower 2 - Ewald Schneider (Germany)
'Snow Jet 2' Matterhorn - Reinard Van Der Veen
'North Pole' Fun House – Reinard Van Der Veen
(Spinning Baubles) Tornado - Joseph Manning Jnr
(Barrel Of Laughs) 'G Force' Rotor - David Wallis Jnr

Juveniles:

Fantasia Formula - John Groom
Chilly Willy Spinning Penguins - Joseph Manning Jnr
Waveswinger - Charles Manning
Mini Carousel - ?
(Reindeer) Pony Express - Joseph Manning Jnr
London Fun Bus Flying Carpet - Joseph Manning Jnr

Santa Land:

Wave Swinger - Chris Danter
Pirate Ship - James Burton
Little Ben Family Drop Tower - Scott Manning
North Pole Snake Slip - Joseph Manning Jnr
(Santa's) Ferris Wheel - Thomas Henry Botton
'Toy Factory' Giant Fun House - Joseph Manning Jnr
'Santa Land Express' Train Ride - Joseph Manning Jnr
'London Bus' Toyset - Joseph Manning Jnr
(Santa's Toy Car Ride) Cars Whip - Gary Smart
(Around The World With Santa) Fort Fun Balloon Ride Balloon Race - Manning's
Swan Lake - Joseph Manning Jnr
Toy Factory Track Ride - Joseph Manning Jnr
Mini Jets - Joseph Manning Jnr
(Santa’s Toy Car Ride) Cars Juvenile Whip – Gary Smart
Santa’s Grotto – Joseph Manning Jnr
Alpine Inflatable Slide – Joseph Manning Jnr
London Fun Bus Toyset – Joseph Manning Jnr
Mr Potato Catering Unit - ?
Coffee & Candy Catering Unit - ?
Santa’s Xmas Shop – Joseph Manning Jnr
Side Stall - ?
Pick - ?
Pick - ?

Alpine Adventure:

(Avalanche) Waltzer - William Thurston Jnr
(Blizzard) Booster - Bridget Burton
(Alpine) London City Roller Coaster - Nico & C. Buwalda (The Netherlands)
(Penguin Party) Dodgems - Joseph Manning Jnr
'Showtime' Afterburner - Joseph Manning Jnr
(Snowboard) Deep Impact Miami - Joseph Manning Jnr
Alpine Noodle Bar Catering Unit - ?
Alpine Steak House Catering Unit - ?
The Turkey Run Side Show - ?

Cafes/licensed bars/entertainment areas:

Etagen Cafe 2 Tier Bar - Patrick Greier (Germany)
Star Tavern - Creative Events
Mad Hatters Tea Shop Sweet Stall -
Bavarian Village - Patrick Greier (Germany)
Lighthouse Bar - Edgar & Rene Rasch (Germany)
Dingly Dell Licensed Bar – PWR
Christmas Pyramid Licensed Bar - ? (Germany)
Mulled Wine Licensed Bar - ? (Germany)
Licensed Bar - ? (Germany)
House Of St Nicholas Cafe Bar - Ewald Schneider (Germany)
Wheel Cafe Catering Unit -The Royal Parks
(Schwarzwald Cristel) Famouse Black Forest Cafe - Willi Bruch (Germany)
Custom Creams Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Factory - ?
Carousel Rotating Licensed Bar - Joseph Manning Jnr
Cafe Roma - ?
Jamie Oliver's Fabulous Feasts - Jamie Oliver
The Great Bavarian Beer Hall – Patrick Greier (Germany)
Reindeer's Rest Licensed Bar - PWR
Alpine Circle Cafe - ?
The Fire Pit - PWR
The London Bus Pub - Joseph Manning Jnr
The Pig & Apple Pub - ?
Santa’s Pub Licensed Bar – Horst Ohlrogge (Germany)
Cable Car Café – Joseph Manning Jnr

Other attractions:

Angels Market - PWR
Fun & Games Side Stalls & Coconut Shy – James & Celine Irvin
The Talking Tree – Arnd Bergmann (Germany) (Loaned back to Niko Buwalda-Kriek (The Netherlands) for this event, normally travels as part of Bergmann’s dark show Psycho)
Reindeer Racer Kentucky Derby – Tommy Kayes
Rosies Donuts & Sweets Catering Unit - ?
Yuletide Market – PWR
Zippos Circus – Zippos
Schokofruchte Catering Unit – Edgar & Rene Rasch (Germany)
The Magical Ice Kingdom - PWR
Polar Bear Island - ?
Gourmet Grill Catering Unit – Kleuser (Germany)
Christmas Crackers Giant Pick – Joseph Manning Jnr
Alpine Games Side Stall – Joseph Manning Jnr
Ice Age 4 Sponsored Ice Rink - PWR
(Snow Ball) Giant Pick – George Brewer Jnr
Giant Pick – George Brewer Jnr
Chips House Catering Unit – Edgar & Rene Rasch (Germany)
Sweet Dreams Sweet Stall - ? (Germany)

NOTE: If you are going this year enjoy, it looks a lot bigger this year with a new layout!

Credit to Steve Gould on www.fun-fairs.co.uk for this list
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Latest installment of photographs from Stevie.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 308&type=1
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:26 am

Just to let you know that report is one that I compiled with a lot of time and effort so please can you credit me with that. Plus it is not finalised yet, after I have been to the VIP night this wednesday I will be updating my report on ATFOTF, there is still a lot missing on there. It is certainly bigger this year, its most certainly worth the trip to, in my opinion, the best event of its kind anywhere!
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:40 am

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.465970843454279.125443.142513919133308&type=3

More Photos from the 20th.

Thanks for all your hard work Stevie-G, Do you live or work close to Hyde Park or something to keep getting all these great photos.

High-Res copy of the maps from all the years events would be great too!
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:51 am

Stevie-G wrote:
Just to let you know that report is one that I compiled with a lot of time and effort so please can you credit me with that. Plus it is not finalised yet, after I have been to the VIP night this wednesday I will be updating my report on ATFOTF, there is still a lot missing on there. It is certainly bigger this year, its most certainly worth the trip to, in my opinion, the best event of its kind anywhere!


Just added in a credit for you! :)

Thank you for your effort in these updates year on year. Always a pleasure seeing them.
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Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:42 am

Many thanks for the recognision guys and for the kind comments, it is tiring everyday! lol I work on Regent Street which is just up the road so every lunch time I rush there and back
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:53 am

Stevie has been at the press launch tonight and provided these amazing photos.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 308&type=1

We salute Stevie here at TTF for all the hard work in providing such amazing photographs for us to look at.

TTF shall be at the event tomorrow evening and will report back with our views in the next few days, we also have tickets for Zippos Circus's new show (gratis!) too .. which we shall also provide a full review for.
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:54 am

Video of the event...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vycHes2e ... ture=share

Anybody want a Power Tower 2 token?  ;)

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:41 am

The event is now in full swing!

And after reading back on the posts in which myself and other team members made - I can say *gets calculator out* we were 95% accurate on the information we posted.

What let it down was this supposed Mondial Turbine which rumored on dutch forum themepark.nl for a while.

TowersTimes always first with the exclusives!

We would also like again to thank Stevie for his amazing updates which we have linked and no doubt we shall be seeing a lot of the pull down too in a month or so. You might even get some from me if your lucky! As I shall be pulling down 2 un-named attractions from Germany at the event in January  ;)
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:02 pm

Off this Saturday did anyone go on any of the ghost trains if so is there any worth going through please ?
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:29 pm

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Off this Saturday did anyone go on any of the ghost trains if so is there any worth going through please ?


The ghost train of Christmas past is asking way too much at 3 quid considering its just a rethemed british ghost train, I've heard its family ordinated.

Thriller the large ghost train from Holland looks great on the outside but comments made from our team when they come off, said it was rubbish inside.
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:42 pm

Bargearse, I need some advice.

I'm heading to London on Sunday 9th and considering going to WW. However I have been the last 3 years running.

In your honest opinion, is there enough 'new' rides and attractions at the event to warrant a 4th visit in a row? I know how busy it's likely to be, and unless they have some new and exciting attractions I may have to skip it this one year!
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:59 pm

In my view it's worth visiting again - as well as things like Power Tower and Air, there's also Mannings Afterburner and Wilde Maus XXL which are new for this year and are brilliant.  Also if you haven't done the funhouse Alpen Hotel then I highly recommend it - very entertaining and has an interesting ending but I won't give it away :)

Oh and there's also the London City Coaster which has previously been at the O2 and used to be at Lightwater Valley :)
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:05 pm

sweedish2009 wrote:
Bargearse, I need some advice.

I'm heading to London on Sunday 9th and considering going to WW. However I have been the last 3 years running.

In your honest opinion, is there enough 'new' rides and attractions at the event to warrant a 4th visit in a row? I know how busy it's likely to be, and unless they have some new and exciting attractions I may have to skip it this one year!


Yes. Its a totally different layout this year - although a lot of the same attractions are back its still worth going for the XXL to be honest. Plus loads more drinky poo places and food outlets.

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Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:25 pm

Some amazing photos taken by my friend Mark Conlon - more of his work can be found here:-

www.mjconlon.co.uk
www.facebook.com/mjconlon

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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:19 pm

Colin from www.ukrides.info has posted their trip video really sums up the atmosphere of the event!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICZVUshQ ... ture=share
 
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Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park - 23rd November 2012-6th January 2013

Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:25 pm

I went on the zip line also I saw a man get stuck on it from power tower 2
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