Rheinkirmes 2013

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby GO MUFC!!! » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:23 pm

I wonder how many trucks it takes to move the MACK log flume from fair to fair? :omg:
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Swimace » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:57 pm

zottewoef81 wrote:@ Swimace: If you have a car, you can also go to the Annakirmes in Düren, it's only a 1h15m drive from the Cranger Kirmes. That way, you can do both OL and AB!


Great suggestion! We are heading to Cranger Kirmes from Phantasialand so that could work out pretty easily.


How does it work with getting on rides at these fairs? Do you buy individual tickets for the rides? Also, is it pretty much a cash-only sort of setup?

Any advice in general for Americans who are going to a German fair for the first time?

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:14 pm

^^The Wildwasser 3 by showmen Löwenthal needs 60 long standard containers to transport. Trucks are only used for transport to the nearest cargo train station where 2 trains take it to the next location. In addition there are 5 trucks hauling the caravans and service-container.

^On larger rides like the coasters, water rides and most inversion rides you buy a ticket and then have a regular queue were the tickets are collected before getting into the ride. All flats - even some inversion rides - you buy a plastic token, then head onto the open platform as soon as the ride stops to secure a seat. This can get quite stressful at popular rides - a Break Dancer can re-start within half a minute, there're mostly loud honks signaling that the ride is full and the ride-cycle begins immediatly but ride-attendants, who also collect the tokens, shove you off the plattform. And yes, it's cash only - make sure to have enough coins and small notes. Notes over €50 are generally not accepted, many showmen look angrily at you if you pay with a €50 note. If you're a first time visitor go to the fair as soon as it opens as crowds will be lower.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby zottewoef81 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:29 pm

Swimace wrote:
zottewoef81 wrote:@ Swimace: If you have a car, you can also go to the Annakirmes in Düren, it's only a 1h15m drive from the Cranger Kirmes. That way, you can do both OL and AB!


Great suggestion! We are heading to Cranger Kirmes from Phantasialand so that could work out pretty easily.


How does it work with getting on rides at these fairs? Do you buy individual tickets for the rides? Also, is it pretty much a cash-only sort of setup?

Any advice in general for Americans who are going to a German fair for the first time?


If I were you, I would first go to the Annakirmes. It's only a half hour drive from PHL. It's also the swallest fair of the 2, so you'll get around quicker here.
Then after a couple of hours, go to the Crangerkirmes. That's what I did 2 years ago, it works just fine!

General advice: there are several (small) parking lots nearby each fair. Normally, if you get off the highway, there will be signs to these. If you want to save a couple of euro's, you can always try to find a parking space somewhere in the streets, but that's a long shot.

As far as getting on the rides, yes, you buy individual tickets for each ride. As far as I know, it's cash only. Maybe some of the bigger rides, like OL and AB, have a card terminal, but I doubt that.
However, there are ATM machines at the fairs. 2 years ago, these machines stood inside one of the beergardens (Crangerkirmes). Signs around the fair will guide you to them. Keep in mind you will spend around 50€ on both fairs (depending on what you want to ride, eat and drink off course).

Some other advice:
- On Olympia Looping, be sure that you keep your back straight in the first loop. If you don't do this, then there's a good chance the shoulder restraints will come down even more (because of the high g-forces), causing you to sit quite uncomfortable for the rest of the ride. That's the only, somewhat bad thing about this ride tough, the rest is pure awesomeness! ;) Also, you must do OL at least once in the dark, it's even more kick ass then!
- Don't be alarmed by a big line on one of the big rides (OL, AB, Spinning Racer,...), these work at full speed/capacity and you'll be amazed on how fast the line goes. Sometimes you barely have the time to get in your seat properly.
- Try out every beergarden there is and stay there during shows for the great atmosphere. The food stands are also very good and not that expensive.
- At some rides (like a break dance) there are a lot of people standing around the ride, waiting to get on it. Be fast and determined or you won't get on it for another couple of rides.
- just enjoy and have a lot of fun!
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:04 am

PhotoTR Part 3 - Historic Kirmes

Rheinkirmes featured some of the oldest still operating carnival rides in Germany. Most of them were located on Radschlägerstrasse near Rheinkniebrücke. Highlights included a 1926 music express without restraints and a 1950s wooden bumper cars.
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1948 mirror maze Crystal Palace. Like all classic rides most got of course refurbished or extended at some time.
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Having come with me from Hamburg is the 1950 Siemens Rotor. The portal building is of course newer and already updated to LEDs.
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A classic chair swing. Those are mostly from the 60s and many of them are still travelling.
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The 1910s Toboggan slide.
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1950s bumper cars "Der Selbstfahrer" - could be translated into "The Drive-It-Yourself". The building was self-made by the showmen while the cars are from the early 1970s by Ihle.
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Self-Operated swings called "Looping The Loop"
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It takes some strength and coordination to make the swings flip over.
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1926 music express "Raupenbahn".
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Not only the theming but the music here is still a vinyl. Needless to say this ride got it's last theming in the 1950s.
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As there are no restraints the ride attendants liked to ride while standing.
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In more prudent times the closed Raupe was one of the few opportunities were lovers could kiss while parents could not watch.
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Finishing the classic ride with two story merry-go-round.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Jew » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:23 am

That's awesome they have a classic ride section and that those rides are still popular! Something else that would never happen in the U.S.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby prozach626 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:36 pm

holy portable awesomeness

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby RoCo » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:40 pm

EPIC reports; thanks so much!

The classic rides section is incredible, a functional museum. It's so awesome they keep them operating! And that rotor building is spectacular.

I'm sure this has been said before: these German fairs have better ride collections than a fair number of permanent, big-brand theme parks. Amazing. HAVE to get to one someday.
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby GO MUFC!!! » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:51 pm

simon8899 wrote:^^The Wildwasser 3 by showmen Löwenthal needs 60 long standard containers to transport. Trucks are only used for transport to the nearest cargo train station where 2 trains take it to the next location. In addition there are 5 trucks hauling the caravans and service-container.

^On larger rides like the coasters, water rides and most inversion rides you buy a ticket and then have a regular queue were the tickets are collected before getting into the ride. All flats - even some inversion rides - you buy a plastic token, then head onto the open platform as soon as the ride stops to secure a seat. This can get quite stressful at popular rides - a Break Dancer can re-start within half a minute, there're mostly loud honks signaling that the ride is full and the ride-cycle begins immediatly but ride-attendants, who also collect the tokens, shove you off the plattform. And yes, it's cash only - make sure to have enough coins and small notes. Notes over €50 are generally not accepted, many showmen look angrily at you if you pay with a €50 note. If you're a first time visitor go to the fair as soon as it opens as crowds will be lower.

That's amazing!Thanks for the info and great pictures.
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:44 am

PhotoTR Part 4 - Rheinstrasse

Rheinstrasse is the second midway on the bank of the river Rhine. Located here were the two big coasters as well as two popular beertents - Füchschen and Erdinger.
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View down Rheinstrasse
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Standard Mack Wild Mouse built around a tree.
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Large Break Dancer 2 located to the right of Olympia.
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First drop goodness
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Newly painted loops
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The plaza before the Füchschen Brewery beertent offered a Waveswinger, Olympia, Break Dance 2, Zamperla Jumper and the Mondial Observation Tower
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View into the Füchschen beer tent
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Those foxes are very naughty
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Footers in the grass
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Anyone up for some sweets?
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Found the good beer!
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Bavarian beer garden
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Happy Sailer from Bremen - Mack Peter Pan variant with spinning boats
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Alpina first drop goodness!
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Floating airtime hill
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The entry portal alone needs 2 trucks to haul.
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This answers a previous question on this thread...
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If beer isn't kicking enough here you get Schnapps
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Ghost In A Shell?
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Mandial Shaker "Shake&Roll" is themed to the heyday of the 50s
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Hmmmm.....this is not Olympia???
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Barth also had a Mack Himalaya here
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Shortly before joining the Radschlägerstrasse at the TopScan stood this Huss Magic
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Ran a way better program than the Magic at Heide-Park. Stay tuned for some videos next week.

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