Helsinki, Finland: Vuoristorata has long been a landmark at Finnish amusement park Linnanmäki, in July, 2016 it will complete 65 years. Valdemar Lebech, designed the wooden roller coaster, based on blueprints he created for eight previous rides, including “Rutschebanen” at Tivoli.
Vuoristorata was introduced in 1951, a year after Linnanmäki made its first appearance. The Theme park’s founders put resources into the attraction to charm visitors making a beeline for the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.
The lifetime of this attraction was only a couple of years. Be that as it may, with great upkeep, Vuoristorata is as yet running and is still most well known ride in Finland, “It was opened to the public 13th of July in 1951, The cost of the wooden roller coaster ride in 1951 was 48 million Finnish marks. Before turning this into modern day Euros or any other currency, please notice the time gap” said Pia Adlivankin, Managing Director of Linnanmäki Amusement Park.
Even though all renovation work for Linnanmaki has been done thoughtfully, at present the original structure is completely changed. The ride still keeps on holding its brake men, on ‘Vuoristorata,’ the brake administrator remains toward the end of every train, changing its pace with a handbrake.
The safety of the guests is the primary concern, so the position of brake man is viewed as a standout amongst the most regarded employments at this amusement park, applicants are normally chosen from Linnanmäki’s accomplished group of ride administrators. Vuoristorata’s brake administrators are tutored by more established brake men and experience two weeks of preparing, covering both hypothesis and practice. Despite the age, With the help of the brake men, Vuoristorata remains the most popular ride at Linnanmäki.
Genral Details of Vuoristorata roller coaster
Length: 960 m
Height: 25 m
Top speed: 60 km/h
Duration per trip: approx. 2 minutes 15 seconds
Capacity: 1200-1320 persons per hour
Designer: Valdemar Lebeck (from Denmark)
Country of manufacture: Finland
Image Source: Linnanmäki Amusement Park
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