Pictures of Nauta Evolution being dismantled

Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:11 AM
The "Imperator", one of the two former mobile giant Evolution rides by Nauta Bussink is currently dismantled at Viennas Prater Park.

The link will lead you to a forum thread with some very impressive pictures of the dismantling. The ride is so ridiculously massive that its hard to believe it was operating as a mobile attraction.

Make sure to scroll all the way down for the intersting bits. Its worth the download.

http://freizeitparkweb.de/cgi-bin/dcf/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=1226&forum=DCForumID39

to be continued

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:11 AM
Does anyone have any really good photos of Prater Park in general?

I'm probably going to be there in about four months time and am wondering what to expect.

R

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:12 AM
And to answer my own post... there are four links in the link posted above that have loads of good shots. Thanks! :)
-R
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:42 PM
Well, Prater is not in a very good shape in recent years. Its more or less a run down, permanent inner city fair with really spooky customers.

On the other hand it has some great old (and I mean WW1 old) attractions. The Ferris wheel is really impressive as is a scenic railway.

Make sure to ride those really old ghost trains. Those just smell morbid and decayed. According to an old legend the gates of hell are located directly underneath the Prater. You will actually believe this in there!

For quite some time the city of Vienna is trying to get rid of the tackiness of Prater and there is a big re-organisation coming in the next years. The plans are to change the whole concept to a theme and recreational park. Those plans are facing strong opposition from the showmen who have leased their slices of land since generations.
But with the park becoming more and more of a gipsy hang-out with decaying rides, the city is determined to push their plans through.

Those modernizations are always to be taken with a grain of salt but I guess that Prater could really do with an update.

Vienna is a stunningly beautiful city which oozes with ancient european charme and morbidity and some spote in the Prater reflect just that. A must visit!

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:33 PM
You gotta love the Daewoo car on the giant wheel (the fourth link, last picture) Why on earth would anyone want to sponser a Daewoo?
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