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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:43 pm
by Noporian
StealthFan wrote:Has there been any updates on the ghost train? Is it even open again yet? I can't say I remember it too well but I do remember the egg ride! I hope that is still there.

-Craig

It's an amazing witch themed ghost train with awesome effects. (wind, back pokers, knacking)

TPR must go there the next scandi trip

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:17 pm
by StealthFan
^Back pokers actually built into each car? That's different, can't say I've been on a ghost train with cars that do that I've only experienced drop towers with back pokers. Would deffinetly be interested to try this out if I get a chance, I am a fan off a good ghost train.

-Craog

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:40 am
by Noporian
StealthFan wrote:^Back pokers actually built into each car? That's different, can't say I've been on a ghost train with cars that do that I've only experienced drop towers with back pokers. Would deffinetly be interested to try this out if I get a chance, I am a fan off a good ghost train.

-Craog

The ride is by Gosseto, same guys who made the new Blå Tåget. The wind, back pokers and everything is a nice addition to the ride experience.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:49 am
by Anac0nda
Funny thing: just when this thread got bumped back up, I finished my training to operate the new Ghost Train called "Kyöpelinvuoren Hotelli". Kyöpelinvuori is the living place of witches and Hotelli mean Hotel (you guessed it!). There are always 2 people operating with one as operator and one in the platform loading the cars.

The cars hold 4 people with wind effects, backpokes and vibrating seats for every person. The effects nullify the "close my eyes and ears" -manouveur often seen done by the scared because you can't block out the sense of touch! But they do their job and sometimes manage to scare me too :)

What I especially like about the ride are the sounds! The ambience playing in the housed queue and platform as well as inside the ride are very well made, and the same applies to the effects inside. I won't spoil them all but my favourites are a pair of duelling witches battling over the ownership of the hotel as well as two witches bathing in a sauna (adding a Finnish touch =) ).

However I've heard mixed reviews from the GP. Some say it's boring and that there's too much "nothing is happening" -moments, but I think it's also worth mentioning that the queue has been full every single day (that's about 20-30 minutes of waiting, about the average in Linnanmäki). Compared to the old one which had hardly ever ANY queue I'd say this is a successfull investment.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:44 pm
by larrygator
Anac0nda wrote:Funny thing: just when this thread got bumped back up, I finished my training to operate the new Ghost Train called "Kyöpelinvuoren Hotelli". Kyöpelinvuori is the living place of witches and Hotelli mean Hotel (you guessed it!). There are always 2 people operating with one as operator and one in the platform loading the cars.

The cars hold 4 people with wind effects, backpokes and vibrating seats for every person. The effects nullify the "close my eyes and ears" -manouveur often seen done by the scared because you can't block out the sense of touch! But they do their job and sometimes manage to scare me too :)

What I especially like about the ride are the sounds! The ambience playing in the housed queue and platform as well as inside the ride are very well made, and the same applies to the effects inside. I won't spoil them all but my favourites are a pair of duelling witches battling over the ownership of the hotel as well as two witches bathing in a sauna (adding a Finnish touch =) ).

However I've heard mixed reviews from the GP. Some say it's boring and that there's too much "nothing is happening" -moments, but I think it's also worth mentioning that the queue has been full every single day (that's about 20-30 minutes of waiting, about the average in Linnanmäki). Compared to the old one which had hardly ever ANY queue I'd say this is a successfull investment.


I look forward to the day when you post pictures of the new Ghost Train. I would like to add them to the Park Index.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:39 pm
by Anac0nda
You asked for it, you got it Larry! Here's some pics:

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:00 pm
by Nrthwnd
:lover: :lover: :lover:

Next year, next year!

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:45 pm
by Anac0nda
Here's two pictures more with maintenance lights on (the queue and station area are actually very dark).

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:31 pm
by caffeine_demon
Rode it on the CF trip just a few days ago - great ride and great park!

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:48 pm
by cfc
Looks good--I really liked this ghost train during the 2009 Scandi Trip.