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|Olympia Looping at Wurstelprater in 2016|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH, Schwarzkopf|
|Riders per train||28|
|Propulsion||Tire propelled lift|
|Area||283.8 feet × 126.3 feet|
|Power consumption|| 200 kW (lighting)|
350 kW (motor)
Top speed52 mph
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Olympia Looping is a travelling roller coaster with five inversions. It is the largest portable roller coaster in the world, with a track length of 4,101 feet and a mass of 900 tonnes. The ride appears at many carnivals in Germany, including the Oktoberfest. The ride features five vertical loops that are positioned to look like the Olympic rings. The loops are more circular than on most roller coasters, this creates higher g-forces of up to 5.2G.
The roller coaster was designed by Schwarzkopf and Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH and fabricated by BHS. The pneumatic and control systems were provided by Gerstlauer Elektro GmbH. The roller coaster was premiered at the 1989 Oktoberfest in Munich.
In 2013, Olympia Looping underwent a renovation that included a full repaint of track and trains and the upgrading of the lighting system to LED.
The ride was set up at Wurstelprater, where it operated from March 25 to August 28, 2016.
Olympia Looping was semi-confirmed as appearing at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland on November 5, 2016 after pieces of the roller coaster's track were seen being driven through London. This was later followed by the coaster beginning to be constructed at Hyde Park. The roller coaster is operating under the name Munich Looping while in London. It is the first time the roller coaster has left continental Europe.
On September 27, 2008, a driving motor failed on the ride stranding over 20 Oktoberfest attendees at the top of the first hill. They were freed with the help of the Munich fire department.
Usually, the Olympia Looping uses 5-car trains when not operating at Munich Oktoberfest. However at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London, UK the additional cars were brought over.