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Ålandsparken in Mariehamn
Alandsparken is located in the city of Mariehamn, on the beautiful Aland Islands between Finland and Sweden. Aland is an autonomous province of Finland, but it is closer to Sweden both mentally and geographically. Mariehamn is a perfect place to spend a holiday and it offers several attractions along with the amusement park. Cruises between Finland and Sweden cost practically nothing, and you are able to visit three amusement parks during one trip: Grona Lund in Stockholm, Alandsparken in Mariehamn and Linnanmaki in Helsinki.
Alandsparken locates next to Viking Line and Silja Line terminals. As a matter of fact, from the park you can actually see these giant cruisers entering the harbour. The amusement park itself is a great place for the families with children. There are some major rides in the park but most of the rides are intended for the kids. There are also plenty of other attractions in the area, a large games arcade and a restaurant.
Pay one price wristbands are available, and I recommend these for the kids. However, for the adults it may be more economical to pay as you go.
Address: Alands Tivoli Ab, Mockelobrinken 11, FIN-22100 Mariehamn, Finland
Phone: +358 18 13713 or +358 18 17913
Telefax: +358 18 17613
The rides are classified in four categories:
1) Major rides (children are not allowed alone or not allowed at all)
2) Family rides (children are allowed alone, but adults are also permitted) The line between the major rides is usually a matter of opinion
3) Children's rides (adults are not allowed)
4) Attractions (other than rides)
|Major rides||Family rides||Children's rides||Attractions|
|Dodgem track||Mini Roller Coaster||Elf Carousel|
|Super Hang||Major Tom|
|Nautic Jets||Cups and Saucers|
|El Paso Train|
The images were taken in summer 1999.
Super Hang is one of the major rides in the park.
This Paratrooper is a lifting version. There are also Paratroopers in Tykkimaki
amusement parks and in the Sariola's, Seitera's and Suuronen's carnivals.
Bumper Cars are located on top of the hill.
You can experience high velocities in this ride.
Nautic Jets are the classic Shoot-the-Chutes rides in a modern form.
Your boat is towed on top of the lift hill where it is released. At the end of
the track there is a ramp and you fly in the air until you splash into the water.
There are two Nautic Jets side by side and they are operated by tokens.
Mini Roller Coaster
Miniature version of the roller coaster is manufactured
by Zamperla, Italy.
This carousel is intended for the small children.
Another carousel for the kids.
El Paso Train
El Paso train goes through the mushroom.
Kiddie ferris wheel Major Tom looks great.
I would had liked to ride it too.
Manufactured by Modern Products, England.
Cups and Saucers
No amusement park or carnival is complete without
the cups and saucers ride.
Mini Jets are the miniature version of the great
Allen Herschell ride, Hurricane. Jets are manufactured by Zamperla, Italy.
This tiger may eat you alive if you do not take your shoes off.
Bumper boats are coin operated rides.
There are many attractions in the park other than
rides. Disney Show includes famous Disney Characters.
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
This castle is another example of the fairytale related
The park also includes a minigolf-track, coin operated miniature cars, climbing wall, Hansel's and Grethel's house, Little Red Riding Hood's house, slide and a small zoo.Home