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)
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
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?
The park has been quiet about the changes understandably but from the outside of the park it is visible that:
- Vonkaputous has now been nearly completely torn down. - Some new construction around Tulireki has occured (maybe a new kiosk building to make way for developments) - The Angry Birds playground next to Tulireki has been demolished as well (presumably to make way as well)
Vonkaputous is most likely going in favour of the theorized new coaster, but weirdly Linnanmäki hasn't said anything about removing it (although as discussed in the blackpool thread that might be for the better)
Let's just hope it's actually that S&S Triple Launch rather than that Maurer spike coaster
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