Hold Tight Europe – our crazy Theme Park tour around Germany and Holland!


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!


Düsseldorf Rheinkirmes 2018 – AMAZING German Funfair!


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!


Lego Roller Coaster!


Look at this awesome new Lego set! This is the Creator Expert Roller Coaster 10261, released 1st June 2018.

The set features two roller coaster trains, working lift hill and station, and even a transfer/traverser track for adding and removing the second train.


RED FORCE insane launch coaster.. 0-112mph in 5 seconds!


Launch to 112mph and soar 367 feet into the air on Red Force at Ferrari Land, Port Aventura.

This Intamin launch coaster features a very intense LSM launch which continues to accelerate you for 5 seconds


The time has come for the Wicker Man to rise!


The Wicker Man is the first new wooden roller coaster to be built in the UK since Megafobia in 1996.

Built by Great Coasters International (GCI), it features over 2000ft of track during which riders burst through a flaming Wicker Man three times.


FRISBEE and MAGIC rides, new for 2018 at Fantasy Island


Fantasy Island UK are preparing to open two new thrill rides for the 2018 season. ‘Frisbee’ and ‘Magic’ are both now built up ready for opening on 17th March, but if you can’t wait that long then read on to see what is in store!

FRISBEE

Built by HUSS in 1994, the Frisbee is one of the original pendulum-swing type rides. Unlike most of it’s modern day counterparts which are powered by a motor at the top of the A-Frame structure, the HUSS Frisbee is tyre-driven from beneath the ride car.

Also unlike many of its modern counterparts is the shear size of this thing. It’s massive. Transportable rides of this size are scarcely seen in the UK these days, with the favour being placed on rides that can be folded down onto one or two trailers in a very short amount of time.

This particular ride was built in 1994 and travelled Germany under the ownership of Rudolf Robrahn. It was bought by James Mellor in 2014 where it opened at the Dubai Global Village before making its way to the UK in time for Nottingham Goose Fair 2017 and now the 2018 season at Fantasy Island Theme Park.

 

MAGIC

Hey hey hey.. it’s Magic! And this is the one we’re really excited about. Check it out;

Magic is another HUSS ride, this one built in 1993. Like the Frisbee, it was bought by showman and owner of Fantasy Island James Mellor in 2014 and spent some time in Dubai before coming to the UK at the end of 2017.

It really is a treat to see a Magic in the UK. Whilst the Frisbee is impressive, it is a ride type that generally everyone is well aware of and to some potentially nothing unique. A ‘Magic’ on the other hand is something I’ve only ever seen before overseas. It certainly seemed to be popular at Nottingham Goose Fair, attracting large crowds throughout the Friday evening of our visit.

In a world where travelling rides are getting more and more intense, it sometimes feels like manufacturers and owners have lost sight of the importance of making rides fun and enjoyable. Magic seems to be the perfect level of fun yet still a very thrilling experience. More like this please!

Fantasy Island reopens for the 2018 season on Saturday 17th March 2018.


INFINITY – tallest mobile looping ride in the world!


This is Infinity, the tallest transportable looping ride ever made! Standing 65m high, this funfair ride is absolutely gigantic.

It was built by KMG and opened in 2016. Infinity travels in Germany under the ownership of Hoefnagels and Sohne. Includes onride and offride footage.


The awesome Octopussy ride!


This is Markmann’s “Octopussy” Polyp ride, filmed at the Düren Annakirmes. The ride is a Monster III built by Schwarzkopf.


Winter Wonderland Stoke-on-Trent 2017


Stoke’s Winter Wonderland returns for a second year in Hanley town centre. Plenty of rides and stalls for all the family to enjoy this festive season.

Winter Wonderland runs from 16th November 2017 – 2nd January 2018. You can find it in the Birch Terrace car park, Hanley.


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2017


London’s Winter Wonderland is back and better than ever! Take a ride on the biggest attractions with us in this whistle stop tour of the UK’s best Christmas event.

Munich Looping (Olympia Looping), the world’s largest transportable roller coaster is back, along with some new additions – including the 80m tall “The View” Observation Tower. Winter Wonderland takes place in Hyde Park, London from 17th November – 1st January 2017. Video filmed during the Charity Preview evening.


Loughborough Fair 2017


Take a look around one of the biggest street fairs in the UK! 

This year the fair featured multiple ride duplications – with a total of 4 jumping frog rides (3 standard and one suspended). The fair was however very busy which was good to see!


Loughborough Fair Model Show 2017


The 2017 Loughborough Fair Model Show. This show is special in that it is one of the only shows where models of different exhibitors are all combined into one big diorama display.


Nottingham Goose Fair 2017 in 3 minutes


Take a look around the 2017 Nottingham Goose Fair.

This is one of the largest funfairs in the UK and is held annually at the start of October. New rides for 2017 include the HUSS Frisbee and Magic rides from James Mellors, as well as the return of favourites such as Ice Jet and the Xtreme Top Scan. Filmed on Friday and Saturday 6th & 7th October 2017.


This model Waltzer looks just like the real thing!


You won’t believe that this is a model and not the real thing! S&B Models’ latest kit is this amazing detailed Waltzer ride.

This model fun fair ride was built by S&B Models, for more information and pricing please contact them directly:

info@sandbmodels.com http://sandbmodels.com

 

Take a close-up look at the latest model now available from S&B Models, a 1/24th scale miniature Waltzer ride. This is the first one to be completed and was built for Ray Grieve. It features a stunning light show, made using thousands of RGB colour-changing LEDs.


The Nottingham Goose Fair model show 2017


Take a look at the fantastic fairground models on display at the Nottingham Goose Fair Model Show.

The event took place on 7th October 2017, coinciding with the famous Goose Fair. This year’s event featured a new “dark room” where some of the best-lit models were on show.


Folly Farm’s Vintage Fairground


Take a trip back in time and explore the traditional funfair at Folly Farm in Wales. This indoor fair includes a massive selection of working vintage rides.


Air Maxx 360 crazy looping ride!


Take a ride on this impressive Technical Park Loop Fighter ride, filmed here at the Nottingham Riverside Festival 2017

The ride was built in 2015 and is owned by UK Showman Charles James. It has spent most of its life at the Dubai Global Village but has recently come to the UK in time for summer 2017.

 


Nottingham Riverside Festival 2017


Take a look around the funfair at the Nottingham Riverside Festival 2017. 

Filmed on Sat 5th August. The event takes place every year, however this year’s funfair was slightly smaller than normal with no rides on the large field at the end of the event.