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Wiener Prater
Prater 9, Vienna, Vienna 1020 Austria
+43 728-05-16
www.wiener-prater.at/
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Roller Coaster Photos
Auto BergBahn
Boomerang
Der Zug des Manitu
Dizzy Mouse
Hochschaubahn
Megablitz
Super 8er Bahn
Volare
Wilde Maus
Insider (need photos)
Maskerade (need photos)
Olympia Looping (need photos)
Race (need photos)

Other Ride Photos
Apollo 12
Bergrallye
Blue Planet
Blumenrad
Breakdance
Buggy Star
Calypso Fun House
Dampf Carousel
Discovery
Donau Jump
Eisberg
Ejection Seat
Elite AutoDrom
Extasy
Funball
Geister Bahn
Geister Schloss
Glocke
(Closed)
Grand AutoDrom
Grand Prix Monza
Grimas
Grottenbahn
Hallowien
Hip Hop
Jack the Ripper
Joker
KNY Go Kart
Labyrinth
Lachspiegelkabinett
Liliputbahn
Luftikus
Magic Dreamland
Mecky Express
Octopus
Prater Marina
Prater Turm
Riesenrad Ferris Wheel
Rock Me Amadeus
(Closed)
Rotor
Schwarze Mamaba
Silberwerk
Sombrero
Space Shot
Spectacolo
Star Flyer
Storm Boote
Super AutoDrom
Super Top Dance
Tagada
Tegethoff
Tobaggon
Top Spin
Tornado
Turbo
Turbo AutoDrom
Turbo Booster
Wiener Ponny Caroussel
Wiener Rutsche
Wildalpenbahn
Zombies
Zum Roten Adler

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
September 2012 by simon8899
July 8th, 2010 by larrygator (Fun Houses/Dark Rides)
July 8th, 2010 by larrygator (Flat Rides)
July 8th, 2010 by larrygator (Coasters)
September 22nd, 2006 by J.R.
August, 2006 by Dhukka
May 27th, 2006 by ing king
Summer 2005 by viking86

Attractions
This is one park where you are sorely missing out on the experience if you just ride the coasters. Outside of the temporarily located Olympia Looping, none of them are particularly exciting. Hochschaubahn is a sixty year old side friction woodie and the Boomerang has unique tiered seating and superior restraints to other versions making the ride quite fun.

What you are missing if you only ride the coasters is the largest collection of ghost trains, fun houses and walk-throughs in one place. As of 2010 there were four Fun Houses, three Ghost Trains, three walk through haunted attractions, three Mirror Mazes/Glass Houses, three Fairy Tale/Cartoon themed Dark Rides a Shooting Dark Ride and one Miscellaneous indoor ride/laser show.

However, since the rides are run by independent operators they bring in intense flat rides (Turbo Booster, Tornado, Octopus and Extasy) and run other flats at extreme settings (Tagada, Rotor, Breakdance, Discovery). This also causes the operators to swap out rides if riders aren't paying for them.

Of course you also can't miss seeing Parter Turm, the world tallest star flyer at 383 feet, or Riesenrad a spectacular looking ferris wheel.
Food
Wiener Prater is set up like a permanent fair and there are dozens of vendors (sit down service and stands) with many serving authentic Viennese style Schnitzel (veal, chicken and pork cutlets) made to order, nothing pre-made. If local cuisine is not to your liking you can also find hot dogs, bratwurst, burgers and pizza. Most restaurants have menus with pictures.
Operating Season
The amusement rides are open from March 15th - October 31st. However, since the rides are owned and run by independent operators not all are open from 10:00AM to 1:00AM. They will open when the operator gets there and close whenever the operators need a break.
Access & Location
The amusements are located in a large public park within Vienna and can easily be accessed that is free for all. The park is easily accessed by taking the U Bahn, Vienna's subway system, to Wien Praterstern station and then a 5-10 minute walk from the station.
Nearby Lodging
There is no need to stay immediately near the park and there aren't many options within walking distance of Wiener Prater outside of the Austria Trend Hotel Messe and Suite Novotel.

The U Bahn system is so efficient in Vienna there are many options within Vienna that put you within 30 minutes of the park.
Here are some suggestions from the park website.
http://www.prater.at/Hotels.php
Virtual Queue Options
None Available
Shows
There are on-site theaters whose offerings change each season. Many concerts are also held in theaters, but all shows are an upcharge.
Park Maps
2010 Park Map

Discussion
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