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The Drifting Coaster video looks cool - both forward and backward POVs - but I am

curious what the actual ride car looks like. Do you have a photo of it?

 

Thanks for sharing your trip there.

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Nice Photo TR. The Drifting Coaster definitely looks like a lot of fun. Hope to see rides like that catch on.

 

I definitely agree! The Reverchon/ Zamperla Spinning coasters are fun, but it would be nice to see some of them get converted as the swinging cars do look like fun! I was quite amazed by them when I had seen them in a test video for the first time a couple of years ago!

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Nice Photo TR! Thanks for sharing!

 

. . . The Drifting Coaster definitely looks like a lot of fun. Hope to see rides like that catch on.

 

Agreed. Drifting Coaster looks really fun, and looks like you get some nice swings on it! I'd love to see these catch on! You know. . . maybe at a US park!!

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Last friday I visited the Fun Fair in Pfäffikon SZ, which is a pretty small fun fair, but there was one big attraction, a 85m (280ft) tall Fun Time starflyer which is new 2016 and it's the tallest transportable starflyer in the world! The other rides were:

- Bumping cars

- breakdance

- kiddie ride

- family slide

I made a POV of the starflyer:

 

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And now, some photos:

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a day before the fun fair was taking place

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Bumper cars

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And the view from the top of the slide

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And now, Condor

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The 85m (280ft) tall starflyer

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Ant the next day, finally I can go to the fair

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Here I am, the bumper cars to the left and the slide in the right

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The whole fun fair

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And the breakdane...

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Some facts

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Weeeee

 

I hope you liked this photo TR and thanks for reading :)

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...in the dark

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Full speed with 70 kph (43 mph)

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Looks so great

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On Saturday 20th August I visited the Fun Fair in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

 

I went there with Alexander, a Fun Fair enthusiast. After a one hour train ride I arrived there. On the Fun Fair was the 80m tall Funtime Freefall tower called Spin Tower (with the spinning gondola). There were many different rides threre like Monster, a KMG Afterburn; Spuk, ghost train "rollercoaster"; Top Spin; Break Dance; Ferris Wheel; Slide; Wacky Worm; Disco Express; Chair Swing; Carousel; a Fun House; Swing up, which got some refurbishments and new pain the last winter. The weather forecast said rain all afternoon and evening, but it startet to rain at around 9pm, so we were prety lucky. One thing that was quite sad is that they actually announced that there will be the Drifting Coaster, but it couldn't come, so they put this ghost train there, which is IMO not a rollercoaster!

About the Break Dance, it was my first ever Fun Fair Break Dance and it made heck of a lot of fun

 

Now the photos I took:

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The main road between the two main places

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Wohoo, Freefall tower :D

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And the Breakdance

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I'm there

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Chair Swing

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Crazy Clown, what could that be?

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Yes, it's the wacky worm

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And Monster

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And the ghost train "rollercoaster" IT'S NOT A ROLLERCOASTER!

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Swinging high in the sky

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Let's head over to the other place

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Translation: "Crazy Clown Makes fun" I don't know if this is true

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Nice model

PS: FIND THE MISTAKE ;)

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Top Spin

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And FIREEEEEE

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And a last shot of the Tower, Swing Up & the Ferris Wheel

Very soon I'll continue with some more Fun Fairs, so stay tuned! ;)

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And up into the dark sky

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Ahhhh

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And some more Monster shots, wait, the Gondola swings in OUR DIRECTION!!

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Near miss, phew

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In the dark

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View over the place with the rain

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With a lot of fog

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On Monday 22nd August I went to the Fun Fair in Wädenswil, Switzerland after School.

 

After School was finished I took the train to Wädenswil to visit the Fun Fair. I actually just went there for one credit. When I arrived, I had a train home just in 10 minutes, so I thought I'll be able to ride the coaster and then get on the train, but it failed. While I was riding the coaster, the train just departed, you can even see the train departing in the POV I made. But it wasn't that bad, due I have a train home from there every 30 minutes, so after I rode the coaster I walked around the fair and made some photos, which I'll show you now:

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80m tall funtime Starflyer, but 10.- (about 10$) is IMO too much

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And Ferris Wheel

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But still looks great

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Loop de Loop carousel

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The main and only reason why I was there

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Old fun fair ride

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And a fun slide

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Music Express

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No, then let's do it right now!

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Have you washed your face yet?

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And streeeetching

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And the last photo from Wädenswil.

Tomorrow I'll show you some fun fair construction photos from my local fun fair, which starts this sunday

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Let's discover this ride

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And some more Starflyer

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NOOOOO, myy traaainn

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Thanks for sharing these great photos of fun fairs in Switzerland! I enjoy seeing photos of older classics such as the Mack Calypso and Huss Swing Around still traveling. You just don't see these rides traveling the midways here in North America anymore.

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Thanks for sharing these great photos of fun fairs in Switzerland! I enjoy seeing photos of older classics such as the Mack Calypso and Huss Swing Around still traveling. You just don't see these rides traveling the midways here in North America anymore.

I also really like it that such old rides are still traveling.

 

BTW, this was my first ride on a Fun Fair Break Dance and it was awesome and my stomach was alright afterwards.

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From tomorrow 28th August till Tuesday 30th August it is Fun Fair in my hometown. The las couple days I've went to the place to check out the construction progress. On Tuesday, just a few rides were there, the Bumper Cars, Kiddie Ride & Disco Express.

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Bumper cars

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Bumper cars

 

On Wednesday there were several more rides, Spin Tower, Insider (Break Dance), Freestyle, The Burner & a walk thru attraction.

I even go to see how they put up the inner base tower from the 80m tall Funtime Freefall tower, I made a time lapse of it and you can watch it here on my Instagram profile

 

I also made a lot of photos:

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Disco Express on the right and kiddie ride on the left

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More rides :D

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And Freestyle

 

On Thursday there was some more progress, I already saw that...

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Spin Tower lying around

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Insider, an italian knock off Break Dance

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Disco Express

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And Der Burner

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And brakes

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was the transport that exhausting? xD

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And you get a close look to the top without going up

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The tower segments

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Now it got up

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Nope, no bigger crane needed

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An artificial star covering a real star

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...when I came home from School

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Der Burner is already built up and had light and sound checks

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Disco Express also finished

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Insider too

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The Spin Tower was also finished, they just need to set up the stairs and railings

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Sooo tall

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Bumper cars parking

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And the carousel is being built

 

Tomorrow the Fun Fair starts and I'll be there and I will post the photos here the following days, so stay tuned ;)

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^ Are there any portable dark rides with this fair?

I love those, and always ride when there's one or more, available.

 

Just me, being curious, thanks.

No, there isn't one, the only ride that has similarities is a walk thru attraction with thousands of lights inside and those glasses where you see everything different.

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So, finally here are the photos from the Fun Fair in Einsiedeln from last Sunday till Tuesday. Overall it was a quite good fun fair and I had a lot of fun there. The rides, at least those I've ridden, were fun. Especially the 267ft tall Funtime freefalltower. But one thing that disturbed me a bit was it's price. While the Swiss Towe coast last year 8CHF (about 8$), the Spin Tower cost 10CHF. But in Lucerne the Spin tower also just cost 8CHF per ride. But it's still a great ride.

 

And now the photos:

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Wohooo, it's fun fair time :D

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Wohoo, Spin Tower

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And a classical carousel

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Der Burner burns it's passengers to the sun

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Bumper cars

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And the view from the other end of the fair

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Yayyy

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Fun City

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Disco Express

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And Freestyle

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Insider, an italian knock off Break Dance

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Some more Spin Tower shots

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Insider

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I hope you enjoyed reading this photo Trip Report and thanks for reading.

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The lights are on so it's getting dark soon

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I love fun fairs in the dark

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Weeeeee

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And last but not least

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Last Saturday I went to the Basler Herbstmesse (Autumn fair), which is one of the largest fun fairs in Switzerland and in the middle of the city on several places. I went there by train and met some friends at the train station. We then went together over the fair. Because this text would be too long if I write something about every ride, I'll tell you the 3 best things I've experienced there.

First the 80m tall Spin Tower, I got the most thrilling ride on any drop tower there because it was first inside a big hole of a building and second were we sitting on this side of the tower where we got near-miss-of-death. It was frightening and awesome as well!

The second thing was on Crazy Run, where they played the countdown which you can hear at the end of Euro Sat's lifthill at Europapark! Then my friend said he had this as well in Lucerne and then on Octopus the Euro Mir music. And the third thing was, of course they played the Euro Mir music while I was on the Octopus! My stomach almost bursted because I was laughing so hard on the Octopus! (video comming soon)

 

We had a very funny and great day in Basel.

 

Here I already have my POV of the Spin Tower with near-miss-of-death

 

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And of course the photos:

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And Swing up looks brilliant since the refurbishment last winter

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Looks great

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And the ghost train looked good as well

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And another place

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Always looks fantastic in the dark

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And Maxximum 2 next to it

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Hey Spin Tower, weren't you double as tall as you are now?

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Condor, the 80m Starflyer

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And to the next place

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BTW: the ferris wheel in the back is the one which is at Europapark during the winter season! Oh, and it had Europapark bins in front of it!

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Or "puke de puke" for me

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Loop de Loop

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On the way to Basel

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pass the Spin Tower in the "black hole"

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And Speed

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And it's getting dark

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Hi Spin Tower

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Some more loop de loop

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Wohoo, I'm there

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Already dark?

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Nope, It's just in a hall, which isn't that cool :/ (no loud music & no fog!)

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And the view from top of the parking lot

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Weee, Drifting Coaster

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Crazy Run with the Eurosat countdown!

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And the Octopus which played the EURO MIR SOUNDTRACK WHILE I WAS RIDING IT!!!!! Best Octopus ride of my life!

It was such an awesome day and I want to thank my friends who made this day so awesome and thank you for reading my photo TR. Thank You :)

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Kiddie drop tower

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And the last place

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