Posting some random photos from my trip on 2006-05-27.
The park is located in the middle of Vienna, Austria. It is a pay-per-ride-park since each ride belongs to different owners. Therefore it can get quite expensive visiting the park if you want to ride each and everything.
Ah yes, and since this site is sort of coaster related - Prater has 7 or maybe 8 credits - you decide.
Landmark of Vienna, the classic giant wheel built in 1897
The mascot of the Prater, called Praterwurschtl, sitting on a giant "Punschkrapferl" (in fact it is an atm)
EPCOT meets Prater, seems like they are offering guided tours on segways
Being 18+ you have two choices: a. either invest your money for rides or b. put it into coinmachines
Random spinning flatride
Darkride (walkthrough) themed to dinosaurs. Nothing Disney-like but well done.
Another spinning flatride. Way to much overheadspinning for me.
Coastershot. If you look closely you can find the train. Maybe.
Classic kiddieride, the "Meckybahn", themed to hedgehogs. And as you can see in the top, drinking in public is allowed in austria.
Newest attraction - the bell. Fun ride, much like a frisbee with much smaller rotating part and therefor not that forcefull. But it was fun to ride.
ACE coaster classic - the "Hochschaubahn". A classic side friction coaster.
No vertical loop in this report, so i thought i should at least add a lifthill photo. The guy in the last row is the brakesman.
Skyline of thrills. Bungee Ball (partly), Starflyer and Boomerang
Random kiddieride. Under special guidance by Super Mario.
A monkey on the back and piranhas on the loincloth, glad it's not me
Even flatrides are themed to Mozart these days (250th Birthday)
I wonder if this counts as a rollercoaster. If 50% of you vote for yes my coastercount would increase. It has a lifthill and cars travelling down a track by gravitation only.
See - no engine in the cars
Is there another boomerang out there with a tunnel?
Random shot of horses. Adults should ride the left ones.
Ten seconds after this shot they were fighting for the best spot to sell their balloons. I swear.
Classic steamtrain running through the big park-part of the Prater.
And one more classic ride- the merry-go-round. If i remember correctly it has about 6 HP.
One of the best ways to end a trip to Prater - a few beers at the "Schweizerhaus"
I'd definitely say that Auto BergBahn is a credit.
Reasons: Not only is it listed on RCDB, it seems to be a gravitational ride, no electrical donkeys required, utilizes lots of dryboard, certainly is radioactive too (carbon anyone?) and may easily be ridden after a larger dosis of lentil soup.
At least that's what the canadian acrobats reported...
Rides can change very quickly in this park, because each parcel is operated by different owners.
So if they don't make any more money out of one ride they get a different one. Or they rent the parcels to others, placing moveable carnival rides in. I can remember alot of rides that were in the park and are gone now. Some are missed, some are not.
But one thing i know for sure is, that the Auto Bergbahn is there since at least 25 years, because i rode it as a kid ... long time, seems like i'm getting old
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