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Salama

Linnanmäki

Ride high over the rapids on Salama, Linnanmäki's spinning rollercoaster...

Theme ParkLinnanmäki
TypeRollercoaster
AudienceOlder Families and Thrillseekeers
Opened25 April 2008
ManufacturerMaurer Söhne
ModelSpinning Coaster SC3000
Height56 ft
Length1378 ft
Inversions0
Max Speed37 mph
Capacity 800 riders per hour
Duration1½ minutes
Spinning Salama

Spinning Salama

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.

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