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“Regular amusement park apart from the Ferris Wheel”
Review of Prater

Prater
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Wiener Riesenrad Giant Ferris Wheel Vienna Entrance Ticket
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Imperial Grand Tour: Vienna City and Wienerwald
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Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights
Ranked #38 of 585 things to do in Vienna
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Vienna's landmark amusement park features the familiar 65-meter-high Giant Ferris Wheel that towers over the park's 200 booths, ghost train, go-karts, merry-go-rounds plus a Plantarium and the Prater Museum.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Regular amusement park apart from the Ferris Wheel”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We went to the Prater to ride the iconic ferris wheel and the rest of the park left us a bit cold. Standard, noisy, flashy rides - go if it's your sort of thing! The dodgems play Mozart, so that's a bit different!
The entrance is free; you pay for the rides.

Visited May 2014
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Strassen, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Somewhat fun, but unerringly tacky”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The Riesenrad is the best reason to go to the Prater, starring in the famous film The Third Man. There is a small exhibit before you go on which adds nicely to the experience, and its about €9 per person as of April 2014. Other than this the Prater is basically a permanently settled funfair, with many lacklustre overpriced rides. There are a couple of newer attractions such as an indoor rollercoaster however overall it's rather shoddy. With many people on a warm night it could be more fun at a guess. The food on offer is ok for the price. I can only wonder why a landmark city like Vienna has not revamped this place in order to bring it upmarket and make it a world contending theme park. It could then have it's own set of staff instead of just being a banding of motley ride bandits.

Visited April 2014
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Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Terrible place, looks like 20 years ago.”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I visited this place 20 years ago, now it looks pretty the same. Old games, old structure, many rusty pillars, no "normal" place to have lunch. The fast food places are below the level of expectation Vienna normally has in all its places. Needs a serious renovation and a fresh conception.

Visited April 2014
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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

There are a lot of exciting attractions at the Vienna Prater for all ages. The roller coasters are quite good. The indoor roller coaster is awesome. The Giant Ferris Wheel is a must do since it offers an awesome panoramic view of Vienna. Lots of food options available as well. It is a perfect place for a family outing, date, solo trip etc. Oh entry is free which adds to the awesome-ness of this place.

Visited May 2014
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Well known place all over the world”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Many attraction for all ages. Excellent natural place especially for young people and children. Places for fast food and restaurants also. High recommended for a visit

Visited May 2014
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