Those who’ve been here before will know how fond we are of HUSS Magic rides. The combination of fast motions, floaty airtime and constant changes of direction allow Magic to hit that sweet spot right between being thrilling and sickening.
Designed in 1989, the Huss Magic comprises of 12 – 4 seater spinning cars suspended at the ends of four spinning radial arms, which are in turn attached to four more spinning arms.. yes, this ride spins a lot.
As the ride begins the two sets of arms spin in opposite directions creating a sizzler-twist like motion. As the speed increases the operator can then angle the centre of the ride, causing the four arms to raise up and down in a wave-like motion. The motion is not too dissimilar to that of a Polyp, however the added weight and angle of the cars here make Magic’s ride experience feel somewhat more forceful.
Circus Circus was built in the birth year of Magic, 1989, making it almost 30 years old now. Despite this, you’d be forgiven for thinking the ride was brand new – it is immaculate. Owner Thomas Gründler (Germany) is to be commended for the efforts he has put into maintaining this beautiful machine, which has had a full refurbishment in winter 2017-2018. The works which were carried out by SAD Maschinenbau Gmbh not only ensured the mechanical wellbeing of the ride but also the superficial appearance, with an extensive repaint taking place.
This alone would be enough to crown Circus Circus as the number 1 Magic ride, but the show doesn’t stop there. Circus Circus is consistently operated to fully exploit the capabilities of the HUSS machine. The rider experience is fast, thrilling and forceful thanks to the manual controls which are used to ensure no two rides are the same.
Where can you ride it? Well, normally the answer would be Germany.. however.. Circus Circus will be making its way to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland (London) 2018 and I highly recommend you visit and give it a go. But if you can’t wait that long then check out our full on-ride video below!
Alpina Bahn is a MASSIVE travelling roller coaster that travels in Germany. This Schwarzkopf ride was built in 1983 and still rides like a brand new coaster here in 2018.
Filmed at the Dusseldorf Rheinkirmes 2018 using GoPro mounted to the train. Alpina Bahn is owned and toured by Oscar Bruch.
For those of us based in the UK, we’d perhaps be forgiven for assuming that the only type of rollercoaster that is able to be packed onto a lorry and travelled is a “Crazy Mouse”. So what if I told you it didn’t have to be this way?!
Well fear not, it only takes a short journey overseas before you come across some of the world’s most impressive and unique travelling fairground rides. Today we take a ride on Spinning Racer, a coaster built by Maurer Sohne – the company behind Spinball Whizzer and Dragon’s Fury in the UK.
This particular ride was built in 2001 and travels under the ownership of Inge and Angela Bruch. We found it at the Dusseldorf Rheinkirmes and took a ride with our GoPro mounted onto the car.
It’s absolutely brilliant! A very smooth example of this ride type and presented to an immaculate standard. But don’t take our word for it, take a ride yourself in the video below!
Join us for a mega roller coaster holiday through Germany and Holland! What an adventure this one was! Starting and ending in Cologne, the trip included 1570km of driving and 122km of walking. In 10 days we covered 7 theme parks, 1 funfair and 6 hotels.
We’ve done our best to cram it all into a 4 minute film, but there is plenty more to see over the coming months so please do subscribe to our YouTube channel if you like what you see!
One of the World’s BEST funfairs, and the largest on the Rhein, join us as we explore the 2018 Düsseldorf Rheinkirmes!
This year’s Kirmes saw a record attendance of around 4.2 million visitors during its 10 day run, from 13th – 22nd July 2018. Attractions include Alpina Bahn, Hangover, Chaos Pendel, Konga, Spinning Racer, Infinity, Mr Gravity, Hollenblitz and many more!