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Winter Wonderland 2018 Hyde Park London
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27964 dated 25.12.2018
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Rides Zone
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Fabbri Enrico
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a large annual Christmas event held in Hyde Park, London, typically from mid-November to early January each year. It is one of the biggest, and most well-attended such events in the world, featuring several festive markets, over 100 rides and attractions from across Europe, a Giant Wheel, numerous live shows, including a circus, ice show, and live music, as well as numerous bars and restaurants. Since its launch in 2007, Winter Wonderland has attracted 14 million visitors.

The story for this large event start in the 2005-6 with a small, unsuccessful funfair operates through the Christmas period at the edge of Hyde Park. The lack of success leads The Royal Parks (owner of the ground) to look at alternative events. In the year 2007 Royal Parks invites bids to run a Christmas Market, temporary Ice Rink, Giant Wheel, and a small selection of amusement rides inside Hyde Park. The event grows substantially in year 2008-2010, introducing the Bavarian Village (a German style food and drink centre), Zippo's Circus, Santa Land (an area with smaller rides for children and families), and the introduction of several larger rides, such as free fall tower. In year 2012 a large expansion of the site by introduce of Wilde Maus XXL roller coaster; Magical Ice Kingdom (a walk-through exhibition of ice sculptures); Bavarian Village expands to include The Great Hall; an Oktoberfest style beer tent with live music. The event has expand on the following years by adding the Munich Looping, the world's largest portable roller coaster; and he Imperial Ice Stars ice show.
In year 2018 has introduce the Dr Archibald - Master of Time dark ride; the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club; The Snowman Experience; and the Teletubbies Christmas Show.