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Updated 22.09.99

Many legendary rides have been removed from the Linnanmaki amusement park. Where are they today? Hopefully the following gives you a clue. The year after the name of the ride indicates the operating years in Linnanmaki.


Hurricane, 1955 - 1978

Hurricane used to be in the site where Polyp stands today. The image has been taken in Tykkimaki amusement park.

Round Up

Round Up, 1960 - 1975

Round Up was located in Panorama's site. It operated in Sarkanniemi in 1976. It was moved to Tykkimaki in 1986. The image has been taken in Tykkimaki amusement park.


Airborn, 1962 - ?

Airborn was replaced by the Rainbow. It was moved to Tykkimaki in 1988. The ride was probably in store for couple of years.


Calypso, 1967 - 1974

Between 1975 and 1984 Calypso was operating in Sarkanniemi. It arrived Tykkimaki in 1986. Calypso was replaced by the Enterprise.

Car Track

Car Track, 1967 - 1995

The Car Track was dismantled, because they built a toy museum in the site. The track operates now in Tallinn, Estonia.

Dodgem Track

Dodgem Track, 1968 - 1981

Between 1982 and 1984 the bumper cars operated in Kalajoki. They arrived Tykkimaki in 1986.


Cortina-Jet, 1970 - 1987

Cortina-Jet used to be in the same site where Top Spin stands today. It was moved to Tykkimaki in 1988. Calypso was replaced by the Breakdance.

Pirate ship

Captain Kid's Pirate Ship, 1970 - 1973

The Pirate Ship was not a ride, but a play area for the kids. It located in the Fairytale Valley. It was my favourite attraction when I visited Linnanmaki for the first time in 1972. I was 7 years old at the time (yes, I'm very old now).

Pic: Markku Jaaskelainen


Octopus, 1979 - 1984

Octopus replaced Hurricane, but operated for a couple of years only, until it was demolished. It was replaced by the Polyp.

Pic: Markku Jaaskelainen

Ferris Wheel

Kiddie Ferris Wheel, 1979 - 1996

Kiddie Ferris Wheel was replaced by the bigger wheel (High Chaparral) in 1997. The old one operates in Tallinn, Estonia today.

Hully Gully

Hully Gully, 1984 - 1985

Hully Gully was moved to Tykkimaki in 1986.


Apollo 1986 - 1997

Apollo replaced Hully Gully, but it was replaced by the Samba Balloon in turn. Apollo must be in Tykkimaki today.


Katapult, 1992 - 1993

Katapult operated in Linnanmaki just for two seasons. It was a good ride, but technically very unreliable. It was replaced by the Top Spin in 1994.

Pic: Markku Jaaskelainen

Kiddie Octupus

Kiddie Octopus, 1990 - 1996

Octopus used to be in the Fairytale Valley next to the Meteorite. It was moved to Tykkimaki in 1997.


Enterprise, 1975 - 1998

Enterprise is manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf, Germany. Millions of customers rode it during the 24 year period, but I was the very last person ever to ride it in Linnanmaki. If I only had known it when I rode it first time in 1975. Enterprise is in Tykkimaki today.