|Watch the on-ride POV
|Olympia Looping at Prater in 2016
|Designer / calculations
|Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH, Schwarzkopf
|Riders per train
|Booster wheel lift hill
|86.5 metres × 38.5 metres
Olympia Looping is a steel 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 Munich Oktoberfest. Since 2016, it has also appeared at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London, under the name Munich Looping.
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 Prater, where it operated from 25 March to 28 August 2016.
Olympia Looping was semi-confirmed as appearing at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland on 5 November 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 operated under the name Munich Looping while in London. It was the first time the roller coaster left mainland Europe. It has been present at every Winter Wonderland since.
On 27 September 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.
Olympia Looping is not the only Olympics-themed roller coaster -the travelling roller coaster Jet Star has a Winter Olympic theme.
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.
Olympia Looping at night
The Olympic rings
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
- Olympia Looping's website