Richard Bannister posts photos of 2004 Dublin Fair

Posted Monday, December 27, 2004 10:51 AM | Contributed by Richard Bannister

Richard Bannister has posted photos of the 2004 Dublin Fair, which takes place every Christmas. The ride list includes:

Speed Loop (Pinfari ZL-42)
Wild Mouse (Reverchon)
Worm (Sartori version of the standard kiddie coaster, minus Apple). New this year.

American Swing
Dodgems (small and large versions)
Drop Zone (Miami, not a tower)
Flying Carpet
Ghost Train
Jubilee (Ferris Wheel)
Jungle River
Kiddie spinner
Power Wave
Sensorium (I think this one was at Prater in May)
Take-Off (Ruppert/German fairs. Run on German Fair settings, too -- definitely a candidate for strong stomachs)
Tea Cups (Kiddie)

See the photos here.

Monday, December 27, 2004 3:45 PM
Great Pictures. I love seeing stuff like this from Europe, you just don't see things like this in the USA. (ie. american parks/fairs are skimpy on light packages and rides that seem to be Euro-only.)
Monday, December 27, 2004 3:47 PM
The line up looks pretty similar to the Del Mar fair in San Diego.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 9:19 AM
Anyone know what the Sensorium is? It's a great facade.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 10:54 AM
It's a light/sound show. See (in German).
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:29 AM
A log December? Are they NUTS?!? ;)
Tuesday, December 28, 2004 11:53 AM
I would have thought so too, but it does look to be popular enough going on what I've seen so far. Bear in mind that there are no theme parks to speak of in Ireland at all, and nothing within 100 miles of Dublin, so a fairly large proportion of visitors will never have even seen a log flume before, let alone had the opportunity to ride one.

It looks pretty wet from what I've seen, too. Crazy stuff.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:16 PM
I saw that log flume at the Montgomery County Fair in Maryland in 2003. With those plexiglass shields, not a lot of water escapes. People looked like they had come off of a shoot-the-chutes. The Huss Take-Off sure looks like a lot of fun. It's a shame there aren't any in the states.

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