Rheinkirmes 2013

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Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:08 am

I'll be on Ruhrgebiets biggest Kirmes in Düsseldorf in mid-July for a whole weekend visiting some friends.

Construction has already begun - www.rheinkirmes.com

Highlights:

4 coasters
- Olympia-Looping - first stop this year with it's new paint
- Alpina-Bahn
- Spinning-Racer - MaurerSöhne spinner
- Wilde Maus

2 waterrrides
- Wildwasser 3 - huge portable MACK logflume, 40x60 meters, 30 meters tall, with forward and backward splashdown, 2 turntables
- Rio Rapidos - rafting ride

Flats
- 2x Huss Break Dancer
- Schwarzkopf Monster 3
- Mondial TopScan
- Mondial Shaker
- Huss Magic
- Maurer Drop-Tower 66m
- KMG Afterburner XXL
- Kalbfleisch Nessy - a Pirate clone from the 70s
- StarFlyer 55m

Observation rides
- portable Mondial Gyro-Observation Tower 75m - Premiere!
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Gilly » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:40 am

Do you happen to know till when will the fair be open?
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:53 am

^July 12th to 21st.

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:07 pm

Is there any dark ride part of the midway?
Or walk through fun house?

Just curious.
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:33 pm

^There are some: www.rheinkirmes.com - Funhouses - www.rheinkirmes.com - Darkrides

Highlight this year is the refurbished 1947 Kristallpalast (Crystal Palace) - the first new mirror maze opened after WWII. Also a classic is the 1950s Siemens Rotor.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:44 am

Isn't this a great view???

Only one week to go. And weather forecast looks promising.... :roll:

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Alpina and Olympia side by side

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby Jew » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:20 am

Mondial getting in on the Starflyer action now too? Can't wait to see pictures.
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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:24 am

Final construction pics from 2 days before the carnival. I'll be there Sat and Sun and weather looks splendid: Sparse clouds with 22-24 degrees C.

^No, it's a portable Gyro Obeservation Tower. Funny fact: The Telecom Tower with an observation platform at about 160 meters is right over the river Rhine... :roll:

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Mondial tower goes vertical
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Wild Mouse around the trees
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1920s historic Music-Express
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Mondial Tower test-run!

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby simon8899 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:47 am

I had a great two days at Rheinkirmes. Weather was splendid but not too hot. The ride collection was awesome - from old to new from tame to wild. Not to mention the two big Schwarzkopf coasters which drained my money fast but it's always worth it. The Düsseldorf Alt beer was not really my taste but in the middle of the carnival there was Erdinger Beer Bavarian World which offered all the beer I liked on tap.

PhotoTR Part 1 - Bridges and Towers

Rheinkirmes is located right on the river Rhine. Offering unique view of the carnival and the rides were two bridges, the telecom tower and the Mondial portable gyro tower which premiered here.
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View over the carnival from the telecom tower across the Rhine
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At the base of the telecom tower it still looks better
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View over the rear of the carnival coming from the tram
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Alpina, Maurer Drop-Tower, Olympia and Mondial Turbine
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The rear part of the carnival from the Rheinkniebrücke
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Unique view of the worlds biggest portable log-flume
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Newly painted loops looking good in the sun
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Some pictures from the Mondial gyro tower. They let you walk freely around inside.
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Maurer spinner
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Fun rafting ride Rio Rapidos
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Bellevue ferris wheel by showmen Bruch
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Huss Dancer 2 and KMG Afterburner XXL
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Brewery party tent from the Brauerei im Füchschen
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Schwarzkopf Monster
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A final area view of Olympia before going more up close on Rheinkirmes.

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Re: Rheinkirmes 2013

Postby the ghost » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:14 am

Seeing something like this makes me a little sad to work at a fair in the states. Just like every American says in these threads European Fairs are so damn awesome!
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