Ride high over the rapids on Salama, Linnanmäki's spinning rollercoaster...
|Audience||Older Families and Thrillseekeers|
|Opened||25 April 2008|
|Model||Spinning Coaster SC3000|
|Max Speed||37 mph|
|Capacity||800 riders per hour|
Spinning rollercoasters have become increasingly popular additions to theme parks over the last few years, and Salama is the version installed at Linnanmäki in Helsinki.
Salama is an SC3000 model Spinning Coaster from Maurer Söhne. It is built over the top of Linnanmäki's Hurjakuru rapids ride, and benefits from being the larger version of Maurer's spinning coaster with a decent sized layout.
Salama is Finnish for Lightning, and the ride takes its theme from the Kalevala, a poem regarded as Finland's national epic which features Finland's creation myth together with various magical, hunting and folklore stories.
The ride itself is a solid example of a spinning coaster, and if the car is sufficiently unbalanced can produce some decent spins as it navigates the purple coloured track.
Salama sits well amongst Linnanmäki's growing collection of rollercoasters, and provides some nice family friendly thrills.
Salama at Linnanmäki
Bottom of the lift hill
Flaming tower theming