Riders on the München Looping

Everyone probably thought I’d forgotten all about the München Looping… nah it was just the way things happened and its only now I decided I had some material to write a further post on the iconic portable roller coaster. I thought to myself I had better get a post out on this as there’s just one more week of festive fun in Hyde Park before it closes for another year! In terms of decades this year 2019 is the second Winter Wonderland has been going. Next year will be the start of its third decade.

The fences around the perimeter area in Hyde Park were up by the 4th November and the ride itself started being built soon after. By the 11th November it was sufficiently completed to allow the first testing of the seven car trains which are unique to London – unique because elsewhere the ride (under its normal guise as the Olympia Looping) uses only five car trains. Here’s a couple of many pictures I took that day when they began the testing of the ride for the first time.

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Wrapping up the works to complete the tracks on the afternoon of 11th November.

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Shortly afterwards the first live testing of the ride gets underway.

Since this post is about riders on the München Looping, we now take a look at some of the photographs I took over the last couple of weeks. There’s expressions, pulling faces, gestures an’ all!

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Everyone seems to be enjoying this particular run!

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And here generally the same – except for the boy on the right who doesn’t seem quite so certain!

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Tongues out and doing Italian gestures (or it could be BSL – meaning its a party!)

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Here’s a couple of people that do not seem to be enjoying things! Everyone else seems just fine!

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Clearly these are people of a more jovial nature!

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Do you think he’s waving to his mum and dad?

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Comin’ round the bend! A couple or so people here not quite sure if they’re going round the bend!

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I take the front four to be the same family. Mum, dad and two daughters. The women are clearly enthralled – while dad looks sort of bemused by it all!

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The guys in the front having great fun – and seems they want the whole thing to go even faster!

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Definitely no disappointed faces here!

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What about this? Despite the man’s huge delight the his boy seems to be somewhat not enjoying things?

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A shot taken as this was going round the top of the loop.

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And here they are comin’ down!

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The boys? They’re clearly enjoying things! The girls? I’m not so sure about!

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From this photograph one can tell the boys have been enjoying the ride. As for the girls behind.. well that’s a bit of a mystery!

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Lots of people seem to ride the München Looping with their hoods up! I wonder, does that make the riding experience even better?

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A mixed bag of emotions here! Is the girl at the front enjoying the ride or not? Her mum definitely is!

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Looks like this guy on the right is reporting to his masters….. ‘This roller coaster’s all very satisfactory so far, sir!’

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Lots of people ride the München Looping with their tongues out. And to double the pleasure of it all he even has his hood up!

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One might find everyone riding along totally open mouthed! Or totally tight lipped even!

Happy New Year and all the best for 2020 from Hyde Park Now!

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