Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:02 am

Sorry triple post but the ride's name got revealed and the park released pictures and video:

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It's certainly interesting looking as all the previous instances of the model have had those plexiglass things in the middle and this just has platform

There's a short testing video on facebook that doesn't include the whole cycle or the arm rising up to it's top position


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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:18 pm

Doesn't seem like it spins fast at all!

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:43 pm

gerstlaueringvar wrote:Doesn't seem like it spins fast at all!


Trust me, the Finnish theme park community got a bit worried after that video, but that video was filmed on a press day when they spun it on multiple different programs. (And tbh the editing of the video is terrible, the audio is from one run and the clips are from here and there)

It does actually spin quite fast (not as fast as the fair versions obviously) but it still does at the very start and end of the ride. There's not a full video out of the program yet but you can see the spinning at the start in this instagram video

Or this snowy youtube video



(Yes, these two videos are literally a day apart. On that day it for some reason just snowed the whole day even though it was nearly may)

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:53 pm

I actually thought, they made a mistake, in taking that other flat out.
Too intense for myself, but the general public seemed to enjoy it a lot.
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That other flat. <sad> to see it go. Even if I didn't ride it, lol! TPR 2009 Scandi Tour.
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:14 am

IIK!WEEK (eekweek) Is coming back for 2017

The very succesful horror fest type deal at Linnanmäki will be recreated this year, and they've learned from some mistakes, and added new stuff.

- The horror maze is different and this time the capacity is higher so the queue won't hit 2 hours.
- A hay maze for kids
- Live horror show "A clown and his cursed ventriliquist doll"
- Down in the coaster-valley area (where Tulireki and Vonkaputous reside) there'll be something described as "Castlehill horror village" with "plague ridden villagers and the walking dead", I'd assume this means it's some form of a scarezone.
- One of the cafés will be serving magical broths, and other horror-fantasy themed foods.
- Scaring school for young kids

Otherwise everything else is the same as last year

- Horror themed VR in Linnunrata
- Kyöpelinvuoren hotelli with live actors (witches)
- Taikasirkus with a "corrupted" theme and live actors (clowns)
- Clowns chasing you in the "dodgems"
- Riding Kingi droptower blindfolded + new for this year modified queue with dungeon theming
- Kammokuja with lights off, live actors, you only have a lantern

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:00 am

"Vekkula" funhouse closing

This will be the last year of operation for the parks now 56 year old funhouse "Vekkula".

The park says the nostalgic funhouse will be still operational for the rest of the 2017 season (so until the 22nd of October)
and the park will replace the funhouse with a new one in the following years, and for this the park has opened a survey
for people to enter their favourite feature of Vekkula and their favourite memories + what features they would like to see
in the new funhouse.

This might be sad for some people, but most will agree that no matter how lovable and classic the funhouse is, it's very old,
the paint is coming of the walls here and there and some features haven't worked for years now, so assuming the new funhouse
will follow the same spirit people fell in love with, they'll surely have a winner.

Another positive note about this is that a while ago there was a "leak" of an S&S-Sansei coaster modelled to go right in the spot of
the parks Premier water coaster "Vonkaputous" which has been SBNO for most of 2016 and 2017, and this coaster had its loading platform around where the vekkula funhouse currently is. Does this support the idea that we're getting this coaster soon?

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:19 am

That snow video is amazing, take notes America.

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:08 pm

^^ Darnit. :sad: Visited the park twice, and never did Vekkula.
My loss. Hope the rebuild of it brings some new awesome effects.
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Closest I got to Vekkula, was taking these shots of it. (Left side and Entry)
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