Olympia Looping

Roller coaster
Watch the on-ride POV
Olympia Looping
Olympia Looping at Prater in 2016
R. Barth and Sohn KG
Showman / operator R. Barth and Sohn KG
Status Operating since 17 September 1989
Height restriction 114 cm (45 inches)
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Operated 25 March 2016 to 28 August 2016
Manufacturer BHS
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH,[1] Schwarzkopf
Onsite construction Barth Schaustellerbetriebe
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Propulsion Booster wheel lift hill
Area 86.5 metres × 38.5 metres
Power consumption
  • 200 kW (lighting)
  • 350 kW (motor)
Height 32.5 metres
Top speed 80 km/h
Length 1250 metres
Inversions 5
Duration 1:45

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 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 5.2 g.

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.


The front of a train

7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

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.



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