Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thrill Ride

Of course, everyone knows Octoberfest as the non-stop 16-day party. But what many people don’t realize is that it is one of the best theme park and thrill ride events of the year. A good 60% of the park is dedicated to rides, concessions, and non-beer related activities. Of course, this requires you to leave one of the big tents to discover this. In fact, there are more than 70 rides and shows – from high tech to old style entertainment. Apparently, 20 people had to be rescued off of the premier rollercoaster Saturday, as they were stranded more than 100 feet up on the Olympic loop, which has 5 different circles to simbolize the 1072 Olympics in Munich. The ride has been an Octoberfest mainstay for more than 20 years. This particular photo was taken at one of the newer rides. In fact, there are two new rides at Octoberfest this year – Psychedelic which is a hippie labyrinth and the new Alpine Coaster – the longest and biggest roller coaster without loops in the world.

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