You might know Taiga, an Intamin Launch coaster that makes most coaster enthusiasts’ hearts race. During our recent visit to Finland, we rode it at the wonderful Linnanmäki theme park in Helsinki. Like many Nordic parks, they have limited space and yet offer a large selection of rides for all ages. But Taiga is just one of the many coasters! Get to know more interesting facts about Finland’s capital park!Continue reading “From Taiga to Kirnu – Coasters of Linnanmäki”
A Look at the Oldest Rollercoasters in Europe
We’re all so used to exploring different theme parks around the world and riding loads of different rollercoasters and rides beyond our imagination. We often forget to appreciate how advanced and state-of-the-art a lot of the modern technology which allows rollercoasters to be manufactured, built and operated really is. So I thought to myself, let’s go back to the roots of the amusement park industry. What was the inspiration for theme parks in general and what were the first designs for rollercoasters, the materials used and the elements and experiences created by these historic and revolutionary ideas. We’re taking you over 100 years back and some of the oldest rollercoasters in Europe are still operating today. So join us as we take an exciting and historical adventure across Europe!Continue reading “A Look at the Oldest Rollercoasters in Europe”
Europe Top 20 Coasters – 2020
We’ve already published quite a few top rankings this month but this one could of course not be excluded. After our Top 10 of 2018, the coaster landscape in Europe has changed quite a bit. That’s why we expanded to a Top 20 instead! Continue reading “Europe Top 20 Coasters – 2020”
Scandinavia Series- Part 2: Linnanmäki, Finland
With the theme park season drawing to a close in many countries and people forced to stay home again, we thought we’d bring you a brand new article series. Expect regular updates from myself as we explore one of the most beautiful, cultural and historical regions of Europe: Scandinavia!
We’ll be taking you from Norway across to Finland, through Sweden and then down to Denmark. We’ll be providing you with detailed insights and top tips into the theme parks each of these countries has to offer. We will also be diving into which rollercoasters and attractions you aren’t going to want to miss out on. So grab a cup of coffee, a slice of cake and enjoy!
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