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