Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby Jew » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:34 pm

It was sold to a park in Pakistan. Not sure if it was ever assembled.

It's just not economical to have a big ride (Doppel Loop took 28 trailers) travel in the U.S. thanks to the "pay one price" promotions and contracts for whole midways instead of independent operators like in Europe.
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:45 pm

Do they sell unlimited ride passes at the fairground? 8.5 Euros a ride is really expensive if you want to marathon it.

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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby Jew » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:23 am

^No. That's the biggest difference between the U.S and European fairs.
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby A.J. » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:55 am

Jew wrote:It's just not economical to have a big ride travel in the U.S. thanks to the "pay one price" promotions and contracts for whole midways instead of independent operators like in Europe.

This right here. I think that it's the same reason why traveling fairs in the United States seem to have a "carnie" feel - the show company just needs to set up their rides, make sure they're running safely, and nothing else.

That one amazing ride on the European circuit (Olympia Looping, Stargate / Megaspin, Transformer, et al) might be the operator's livelihood - their one-ride show. The object of the game is to get as many people on the ride as possible, and operators pretty much have to turn their fair ride into an art form to do so.
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby CoasterB » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:39 pm

Hello all, I popped over to the Cranger Kirmes tonight after work. The fair isn't open yet, but all the attractions are up and finished. What I love about these european fairs is every ride is clean with a fresh coat of paint, The artwork is top notch and tonight the owners were checking every single light bulb and replacing broken ones. It's seams they take great pride in each ride and only want to showcase the best.

Anyways, I only had my iPhone5 on me so the photo's aren't the best but I got a few shots of Olympia Looping and The Maurer Spinner. They also have a gigantic log flume and a 85m tall Gyro Drop tower. I love a drop ride so a got a couple shots of that too.
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:50 pm

That drop tower makes me want to cry just looking at it. No thanks!
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby buck funny » Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:22 am

The silhouette of olympia looping in the sunset is cool. Normally it would have it's lights on at that time.

Take a few rides for me in the back row for me! I like it when the front of the train pulls you over the tops of the loops (which you get to do 5 times!)
The helixes and tightly banked curves were awesome too.

This is among the best coasters i have enjoyed.

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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015) Photo Report

Postby CoasterB » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:40 pm

I went over to the Cranger Kirmes today with some friends and got on a few rides, and ate a lot ha. Most the rides ranged from 3.50 euro's to 8 euro's. Olympia Looping was 7 euro, It was incredible, It was raining while I rode which made it totally awesome and I thought it was also really smooth. The drop tower was great and they let you do it twice for the price of one ride, score. Here are some pictures I took through out the day. The Fair is massive and great fun, despite the rain I had a really good time, A favourite of mine was The Shake which totally confused my brain but it's one awesome flat ride. I only wish there was a wrist band system so you could ride every ride. Unfortunately you have to pick what you ride and don't ride, else you could end up spending a fortune. :)
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This is the top entrance to the fair
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The first ride you come to is a Huss Topspin, I gave this a miss but it was 3.50 a ride
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The Hangeover Free fall tower, This was 6 Euro and it was great fun!
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Good old bumper cars.
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The Break dance
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The Shake is like the Break Dance But so much better!
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Its crazy dizzy flippy spinny, you name it, it does it.
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The Big Wheel
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I liked the theme to this ride, The Predator, this was 6 Euro to ride
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The flipper, gave this a miss too, it was 4 Euros to ride.
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This is my favourite picture of the whole day.
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The WildWasser, This Logflume is Gigantic!
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Skater, Love these Topscan models.
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This was pretty whippy, not much spinning. It was 4 Euros to ride.
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The Konga! Gigantic KMG frisbee. this was 5 Euros. It was awesome.
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This was 7 Euros. It was so tall. I also gave it a miss but it was fun to watch.
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THE OLYMPIA LOOPING!!!!
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The loops were epic. The G Force was wicked
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The final helix had some nice forces too.
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The lift hill
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If it wasn't 7 Euros a ride I could of ridden it over and over again.
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One more shot of the tower.
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It was starting to get darker now with made awesome photo's
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The Konga.
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it was high!
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Yay night time shots.
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And a final picture of the Spinning Racer.
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby Sneaky » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:40 pm

Those are some great pictures. :b

By the way, you call the spinning coaster a Gerstlauer, but it looks more like a Maurer to me?
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Re: Olympia Looping (Cranger Kirmes 2015)

Postby CoasterB » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:08 am

^ your right I just looked it up, thanks =) totally my mistake. Just got confused
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