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The king is coming!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:23 am
by Anac0nda
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Translated from the website:

"The king is coming!
The new ride for 2014 will be a 75m tall drop tower called Kingi. The king of the hill will thrill everyone, because not only will it drop, it will have a view like none other. Kingi will hoist its riders slowly to the top and suddenly drop them, accelerating up to 23 m/s."

I am so happy they FINALLY got a drop tower! :b Built by Moser just like Mäch Tower, and Dragon Tower in Power Park Finland. I hope they include the vibrating seats and music, so it'd be somewhat original. The restriction will be 130cm. In my opinion it's a bit shame that it'll be the only ride with this restriction, and I think it may cause confusion among GP, but I guess only time will tell. The park will open April 26th, I hope they start going vertical soon so I can photograph it from outside the park :Pr

Linnanmäki has also renovated their website (but sadly I couldn't find the english version), you can check it out http://www.linnanmaki.fi/.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:22 am
by _koppen
That is awesome news! I have heard that the Dragon tower is a lot better than Mach Tower, both in ride experience and maintenance.

It's so cool also, because I'm planning a three day trip to Helsinki this spring, to visit the park. The biggest question though is Viking Line or Silja Line? Probably Silja!

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:49 pm
by Noporian
_koppen wrote:That is awesome news! I have heard that the Dragon tower is a lot better than Mach Tower, both in ride experience and maintenance.

It's so cool also, because I'm planning a three day trip to Helsinki this spring, to visit the park. The biggest question though is Viking Line or Silja Line? Probably Silja!


Silja line, viking line doesn't have a promenade and silja is higher class.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:07 am
by _koppen
Noporian wrote:Silja line, viking line doesn't have a promenade and silja is higher class.


Then so it shall be!
Actually looking forward to the cuise, I haven't been on one since I was living at home with my parents =)

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:55 am
by Noporian
_koppen wrote:
Noporian wrote:Silja line, viking line doesn't have a promenade and silja is higher class.


Then so it shall be!
Actually looking forward to the cuise, I haven't been on one since I was living at home with my parents =)


You better! Silja Symphony and Silja Serenade are their best ships! Very nice and you'll find that they will be more filled with families and less drunk people compared to Tallink or Viking.

Also remember to visit the spa, casino and especially the buffet!

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:11 am
by Anac0nda
To _koppen: I'd also recommend Silja. I have always chosen their cruises and have never been disappointed. Also the breakfast buffet is something I always look forward to!

Anyhow: first tower pieces have arrived at the park! Photo shared at their Facebook wall. Formerly they haven't published any new rides this early, but I guess they wanted to publish this before it went vertical. Looks like a pale white-ish colour to blend into the city's skyline. I'm glad it's not something tacky and I hope that won't fade away after only a few years.

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:09 am
by Anac0nda
We were just wondering about the state of construction in the finnish forum and presto: next day we get an FB update from the park! The tower itself hasn't been started yet but they are working on what appears to be a queue and ride area shade and probably an operating booth. I literally cannot wait to see this beast in its full height and ride it! :b

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:42 pm
by Anac0nda
Sorry to triple post, but we have a crane on site! No vertical construction done yet, but I'm hoping we'll see some progress on that next week.

It is now 43 days until opening. This will be my fourth year as a ride operator in Linnanmäki and I'm already excited for the season to come! (If anyone is interested, my rides are Hurjakuru, Pikajuna, Kirnu, Linnunrata, the ferrish wheel Rinkeli and the new dark ride Kyöpelinvuoren hotelli) Here's to hoping that I'll get to give the Scandi Trip members some wild rides when you visit here! ;)

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:53 pm
by _koppen
Awesome!

Can't wait to see the tower rise!

Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:34 am
by Anac0nda
We have vertical construction!

From the parks FB: "During the weekend and today the workers sure have accomplished a lot! The first three parts of Kingi are already at their place and soon the Panorama tower will remain in the royal shadow of Linnanmäki's new ride."

Source: FB page


Looks like I'll have to take a quick bus trip towards city's center, 'cause this was way faster than I thought! :b