Getting Wet and Freaked Out at Oktoberfest
At the Schaustellerstraβe, you can also get sprayed with water on the water rides and lose your bladder control in some of the scary rides. We’ll give you the heads up on some of the most popular wet and scary rides.
A Splashing Good Time
For some wet fun, try the Wild Water ride or the ‘Rund um den Tegernsee.’ On the latter, you have to watch out for the old witch puppet in the middle that spits out water suddenly.
On the ‘Top Spin,’ the ride slowly turns while you hang upside down in this colossus of a ride which resembles an inverted pink sofa. And you’re gonna get wet, unless you get lucky from sitting all the way in the back on the side.
Oktoberfest is also home to the biggest portable wild water ride in the world: the ‘Wildwasserbahn Löwenthal.’ It’s more than 25 metres tall, splashes right into the water and reaches a speed of more than 45km/h. Explosions and rock falls are skilfully simulated as you rush through waterfalls, drive backwards into a cave and get splashed from all directions. It’s a bit like a white-water rafting trip.
Some wet and wild rides
The Wildwasserbahn Löwenthal is at Oktoberfest every second year. It trades off with the Meyer-Steiger ride, which is just as thrilling and will get you just as drenched. Both rides are really fun in warm weather, just try not to sit at the very front, where you’re bound to get the wettest.
Creepy Oktoberfest Haunts
If you would rather have drier, creepier thrills, a haunted house may be the thing for you. The haunted houses feature live ghosts (actors), ghosts made of wood, ghosts made of cardboard and ghosts made of metal. The fantasy experience at the haunted house is worth a visit. It’s not just about shocks and gore; it’s also about handcrafted art. Haunted houses are a temple of ingenuity combined with primal fears and bloodthirstiness.
The ‘mother of all haunted houses’ features at Oktoberfest: The ‘Nostalgie-Geisterbahn,’ a ghost train which features a 3.5 metre Frankenstein’s Monster, life size Count Dracula who invites the audience to join him in his castle and the Grim Reaper. This pitch-black world of spirits includes scary mechanical effects and lots of gruesome drama.
You’ll be greeted by Freddy Kruger in the ‘Shocker,’ whose giant clawed hand reaches for you as you walk in. This ride provides plenty of jump scares for you to soil your pants. While cruising through on the ghost train, shadowy figures lie in wait and appear suddenly in the light for a few seconds, make creepy sounds, emit a musty fog and terrorise you as you clunk through the track.
The ‘Geisterburg’ has been around since 1947 and in here, ghosts haunt on two storeys. There have also been ‘living’ ghost sightings (so you may spot the Slender Man!), and the popular McMurphy features here, the first figure who could communicate with the audience. For a few years now, McMurphy has been kept in a cage, for the audiences’ and McMurphy’s safety.
There are no limits to wet and creepy fantasy fun at Oktoberfest!