After more than a year of construction and two months of total corona shutdown, there is finally a reason to cheer again at Miniatur Wunderland. This morning the new funfair has been opened to the press and public. The eight square meter of amusement in the heart of Wunderland have devoured 24,500 working hours and costs of 750,000 Euros.
“We are glad that we had our new fun fair almost ready just before the lockdown was announced. Who knows if we would otherwise have afforded such a wonderful new fair. In the present time, in which we actually have to keep every cent together, it was clear to us, however, that we would continue the remaining work as quickly as possible. I am overjoyed right now. Now the fair is finished and will attract visitors from tomorrow on. For me there is a lot of hope in this happy sea of lights and a firm belief in a colourful and happy future. And since we really have this firm belief, we will soon start to build on Monaco”, explains Wunderland founder Frederik Braun.
Since the Wunderland’s opening in 2001, there has been a small funfair in the Central Germany section, which was a meeting point for all miniature adrenaline junkies and big wheel enthusiasts. On almost 300,000 Wunderland days, autoscooters and crazy rides were tirelessly going round and round. But all the fun left its mark.
Moreover, the population of Wunderland has increased more than tenfold since its opening and technology has developed rapidly. In this situation the decision to build a new, bigger and more spectacular fair was not too difficult:
“Over many years, our technical team has repeatedly expressed the wish to build the funfair from scratch again. Technically, so much more is now possible, but above all, such a funfair is a huge playground for big children like we are. And of course we had to ride roller coasters regularly, visit amusement parks and inspect the cathedral very closely for research reasons. The result is, in a positive sense, sheer madness. I have never seen this much technology on only eight square meters in any exhibition in the world,” Gerrit Braun reports with a smile.
In total, the model builders and technicians have built 150 new stands and rides and decorated them with over 100,000 LEDS. A good 9,000 small Wunderlandians are now jostling through the narrow alleys – past lottery booths, roller coasters, autoscooters and rides that can only exist in Wunderland.
“I really hope that in this case the future reality will be inspired by Miniatur Wunderland and that we humans will soon be able to take each other in our arms again, attend concerts and enjoy the sea of lights and the colourful hustle and bustle of all the small and large fairs with cotton candy and gingerbread hearts,“ Frederik Braun adds in the end.
Facts & Figures
|Opening Date||June 30th, 2020|
|Construction Period||April 2019 until June 2020|
|Layout Size||8 m2|
|Construction Costs||750,000 Euros|
|Construction Time||24,500 h|
|LEDs per Ride||1,200 – 2,000|
|Attractions, Rides & Food Stands||150|
|Simultaneously controllable movements||250|
In this press kit, you‘ll find texts about Miniatur Wunderland, its history, the founders, as well as facts and figures about the exhibition.
Our amazing fun fair
Fun Fair at daylight
Fun fair at nighttime
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