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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:36 am

Rill'o'beily wrote:- The Angry Birds playground next to Tulireki has been demolished as well (presumably to make way as well)

I nearly panicked that it was Särkänniemi's Angry Birds land being removed but it's actually Linnanmäki's. Phew!

That little playground has always been in a weirdo spot - I can see some sort of sheltered attraction in old photos of Tulireki, what was there previously? A bumper cars?
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:30 pm

A.J. wrote:That little playground has always been in a weirdo spot - I can see some sort of sheltered attraction in old photos of Tulireki, what was there previously? A bumper cars?


Yep. Linnanmäki has some 40 year old kiddie bumper cars for kids under 140cm, which are now located in front of the magic circus ride. When Rainbow got removed they moved the kiddie bumper cars to rainbow's plot instead of next to Tulireki and they were there until Kingi started construction which is when they moved to their current spot.

TL;DR Yep there were some bumper cars there

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:58 pm

SharkTums wrote:Bummer. I really like these decent, themed fun houses especially as they're near impossible to find in the US. Now we seem to be losing them overseas as well!


Somehow, I missed this news over the summer. Hopefully, they follow through and build a new and improved one funhouse for 2019.
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Anac0nda » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:44 am

The CEO of Linnanmäki confirmed on a newspaper article yesterday that Vonkaputous is indeed being distmantled. She says "It's always challenging to let go of a ride because every ride has it's fanbase, but with a limited space it's necessary to remove something to allow room for updates. After all, guests also ask for constant improvement." She also reminds of technical difficulties and spare part accessibility for Vonkaputous.

However, no news yet about the replacement. "We will tell about them later in spring."

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby julioot » Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:51 am

Sad to see another rare ride go.

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Anac0nda » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:44 am

Linnanmäki has published a teaser! Original Facebook post

"Why was Vonkaputous dismantled? BIG news are coming!
#linnanmäki #ilmassaontaigaa2019"
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:56 am

Glad I got to ride it, back in 2009 and 2014 with TPR tours. I enjoyed it, especially the first visit, because it
really packed a walloping splashdown back then. The second visit, not as much "splash" at the end. It felt
tamer than before. But still a fun coaster. RIP-V.
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:36 pm

^^If the replacement (?) is as bada$$ as that teaser looks, color me excited!

While I'm not too disappointed about Vonkaputous (which I've never ridden) leaving, there is one little thing: I really like the name Vonkaputous. :p
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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Anac0nda wrote:The CEO of Linnanmäki confirmed on a newspaper article yesterday that Vonkaputous is indeed being distmantled.

Good. That ride was trash.

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Re: Linnanmäki Discussion Thread

Postby Mr. Corn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Anac0nda wrote:Linnanmäki has published a teaser! Original Facebook post


the teaser shows a hawk... maybe they're teasing that cedar fair is purchasing the park??

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