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.
A stunning location for a roller coaster! Muntanya Russa is at Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona, Spain. Includes onride and offride POV.
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.
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 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.
No, it’s not “Fart in Paradise”, although we wish it was! Fahrt ins paradies is actually German for “Trip to paradise”.
This is a classic vintage ride that can be seen travelling in Germany under ownership of Schleifer. It was built in 1939 but still pulls the crowds thanks to the excellent show that is put on. On this occasion (Duren Annakirmes), our ride token included a party hat, blower, and live music played by the operating team. Enjoy!
Take a seat on Michael Molden’s amazing Meccano Top Buzz ride! This latest video comes in 60fps and really shows just how smooth this model runs.
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.
This roller coaster is the first and only of its kind to be made by Reverchon. The Drifting Coaster is travelled by FTE Ahrend of Hannover, Germany. It first opened in 2016 and features 10 cars with swinging seats.
This is Markmann’s “Octopussy” Polyp ride, filmed at the Düren Annakirmes. The ride is a Monster III built by Schwarzkopf.
You may have seen our Winter Wonderland music video a few days ago, well here’s a bit of bonus footage for you!
Check out some full length on ride footage of the biggest and best rides at the 2017 event.
Hey hey hey, it’s Magic! We take a seat on James Mellors’ HUSS Magic ride at the Nottingham Goose Fair.
This is the first time that the Magic has opened at funfair in the UK, however the Mellors group have owned the ride since 2014. It has spent the past 3 years open at the Global Village in Dubai before coming over here in 2017. The ride is expected to open at Fantasy Island for the 2018 season.
This model fun fair ride was built by S&B Models, for more information and pricing please contact them directly:
The Superstar is a 1/24th scale working model fairground ride. It can be bought as a kit or pre-assembled – visit the above link for more details! Filmed here at the Nottingham Goose Fair Model Show 2017
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.
Some offride and aerial shots of the amazing Wildfire roller coaster at Kolmården, Sweden.
Arguably the best Matterhorn ride in the UK, ‘Ice Jet’ recently wowed punters at the Northampton Town Festival.
Now in its second year, the Northampton Town Festival featured an impressive line-up of big thrill rides. 2017 was the first time that Ice Jet has attended the event, and the festival-goers seemed to be loving it!
All the fun of the model fair! This is one miniature working roller coaster that you’re going to want to see.
This massive roller coaster model was built by John and Michael Molden. It is based on the travelling Reverchon spinning coasters that can be found all over the globe at funfairs and theme parks alike.
Filmed at the National Funfair Extravaganza, Churchdown (UK) 2017.