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Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby simon8899 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:11 am

As every year the Hamburg Winterdom rounds up the carnival season of 2013.

This year featuring 3 coasters. Next to a Mack standard Wild Mouse there are 2 Schwarzkopf coasters: The 1964 Wildcat No.1 "Rock'N'Roller Coaster" all the years owned by the Vorlop family and the Double-Loop "Teststrecke". Other highlights include the Mondial Mistral "Artistico" - an XXL-Afterburner with outward-facing seating - the KMG Inversion "Avenger" plus 2 Huss Dancers, a SDC "Double-Tagada" and the home-in-Hamburg 1950s Siemens "Rotor" owned by showmen Pluschies.
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Last Wednesday featured the first chill but dry day of the year
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View over the fairground from the ferris wheel. The new - 2013 freefall Skyfall - and the old - 1964 Wildcat - standing nearly side-by-side.
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Welcome to Hamburg - this homne-proud showmen has nicely themed his/hers gaming arcade
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Teststrecke running great today
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Loopin' into the sunset...
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Break Dancers always big fun - in lights and sounds and fog-machines
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Skyfall standing 80 meters tall with a falling height of 70 meters
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First spin on the 50s themed 60s coaster
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This Wave Swinger got a splendid new paint
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And another classic flat - a Mack Walzerfahrt/Tilt-A-Whirl
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Random colorful kiddie-ride
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Huge 4-level darkride by Mack
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Lots of Mack rides around this winter
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View from the Rotor's upper level down the midway
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"Poeple sticking to the wall like flies!"
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Teststrecke all lit up at night
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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby simon8899 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:26 am

And some more DOM goodness...
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Love "3 rides for €5" offerings!
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Girls wanna have fun...
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Unique Double-Tagada "Double-Jump"
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Nerd-shot of the heavy hydraulics
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Artisitico soarin high above the midway
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Beautifully lit Wild Mouse
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Also love "20 beers for €10!" offerings
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And another darkride by Mack
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Classic kiddie Carousell
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Love how Vorlop mantained this next year 50 year old coaster
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In case one wonders who built this...
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Mondial Shaker always packs good fun
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Random walktrough funhouse
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Finally a view of the 55 meter ferris wheel.

Thats all folks for this season - next PhotoTR SpringDOM late march.

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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby DaveH80 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:40 am

Very cool to see pictures of Dorney's old "Laser" at this fair as "Teststrecke". Great TR, thanks for sharing! :)

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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby deano » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:32 am

I wondered what happened to Lazer, sad to see it leave Dorney but very happy to see it alive and kicking still.

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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby TyRush » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:04 am

Love that Laser is still going strong! Was one of my favorites when it was back at DP. Very intense

Looks like an awesome time there
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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby simon8899 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:05 am

Is interesting to compare two Schwarzkopf coasters with 15 years of development between them. The old Wildcat still packs a punch in the helices and the final helic is nearly identical to those on the later looping coasters. Also the Wildcat features the small pre-drop before the real first drop - a feature you also find on Alpina-Bahn and Thriller.

We caught the 10 beers for €20 bargain with 5 guys and took 2 each immediatly and 2 each on our second round around the fair... :lmao:

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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby Hoppy » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:53 am

Thanks for sharing with us your time but I don't see a pic of your 20 beers :b

Awesome color and clarity in your pics! Are you using a special setting?

Most night pics are hard to capture for a lot of us or it could be you have one of the expensive cameras... just wondering, haha.
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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby simon8899 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:10 am

^This time I only used my Note2 with HDR photo software - which makes even better night photos than my Panasonic FZ-8 which tend to have too much graining on the "Easy Night" setting - all pro night settings need a tripod which is hard to handle on a carnival as you mostly do not have a clear path of vision from the low tripod height to the ride.

For summer daylight picutres the FZ-8 "Sports" setting of course is far superior to catch fast moving objects without blur.

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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby Hoppy » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:13 am

^ That's all I needed to know! Need to still adjust my HDR settings... then all should be well. Always a bummer snapping nighttime pics and they do end up grainy or out of focus adding extra effort and time in photoshop before liking them.
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Re: Hamburg Winterdom 2013

Postby RCjunkie » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:51 pm

Great job capturing all the lights and rides at night. Thanks for the TR.

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