Updated 07.08.01Contact details
The Tykkimaki amusement park locates in Kouvola, eastern part of Finland. Park has less rides than Linnanmaki or Sarkanniemi parks, but in some sense this park is the finest in the country. First, the appearance and the athmosphere of the park is fantastic. Second, there are less visitors which means less chaos, no queues for the rides, the ride times are considerably longer and they start the ride if there are just a few passengers aboard. In the same amount of time you can have at least twice as much fun as in the other parks.
The third, but most importand factor, is that the park houses many good old classic rides. All these rides are the ones you really miss when they get removed from your favorite park. However, there are plenty of new rides around as well. The park has also a terrarium with exotic birds, reptiles and even alligators, midway games and a games arcade. Pay one price wrist bands are available inside the park.
Tykkimaki amusement park opened its gates in the year 1986. It's the sisterpark of Linnanmaki amusement park, since both parks have the same owner, Children's Day Foundation. This is the sole reason why there are so many ex-Linnanmaki classics in the park, like Hurricane, lifting Paratrooper, Cortina-Jet, Round Up, Calypso, Enterprise, etc. The number of annual visitors is 200 000.
Address: Tykkimaki amusement park, P.O. Box 24, 45201 Kouvola, Finland
Phone: +358 5 778700
Telefax: +358 5 7787266
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|
|Airborn||Horse Carousel||Mini Cars||Fun House|
|Enterprise||Water Slide||Frog Trail||Hall of Mirrors|
|Cortina Jet||Hully Gully||Mystery House|
|Round Up||Clown Around||(Zoo)|
|Wave Swinger||Traffic City|
|Bumper Cars||Bumper Boats|
|Orient Express||Pump Pump|
The images were taken in 1997, 2000 and 2001. The years indicate when the rides arrived to the park. Thanks to Michael Pantenburg, Volker Drexler and Victor Canfield for the ride information.
This Airborn is the very first lifting Paratrooper ever made.
It originally came to Linnanmaki amusement park 1962. Manufactured by Frank Hrubetz.
Also known as Bayern Curve.
Cortina-Jet used to be in Linnanmaki between 1970 and 1987.
It was replaced by Breakdance. Manufactured by Schwarzkopf, Germany.
This is the all time favourite ride of the webmaster,
your most humble servant. Hurricane is another ex-Linnanmaki ride from
1955 to 1978. It disappeared for years, but finally got a new life
if Kouvola. Manufactured by Kaspar Klaus, Germany. The official name of the
ride is Roto-Jet, but this one is most likely named after the Allen Herschell Hurricanes.
Also known as the Condor. Manufactured by Huss, Germany.
Round Up, 1986
Tykkimaki is the third major amusement park for this
very same Round Up. It arrived Linnanmaki amusement park 1960 and was moved to
Sarkanniemi park year 1977. Manufactured by Hrubetz.
There is a similar ride in Sarkanniemi, but it was manufactured by Zierer.
This ride is manufactured by Zamperla.
Bumper Cars, 1986
It is most likely, that this very same dodgem building
was located to Linnamaki 1968. Between 1982 and 1984 it operated in
Kalajoki. Manufactured by Claudio Sartori
Calypso is even better than it's predecessor, Breakdance.
This ride has also been operated in Linnanmaki amusement park, 1967...1974.
Calypso is extremely rare ride these days. Send me Email if you happen to
know another Calypsos. Manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf, Germany.
In Terrarium you'll find exotic birds, reptiles
and even alligators.
Orient Express, 1989
This ride is manufactured by the same company
than the City Experess in Linnamaki. However, Orient expess is one
year older. Manufactured by Mack.
Horse Carousel, 1987
Manufacruder by Melle L'Autopede Gent Gand.
For kids only
The cars on this track are basically bicycles.
You have to pedal in order to got it through!
Hully Gully, 1986
This ride amused kids 1984 and 1985 in Linnanmaki.
It was replaced by Apollo. Manufactured by Claudio Sartori, Italy.
Hall of Mirrors, 1986
This attraction contains traditional mirrors with distorted images.
Turtle Train, 1988
Manufactured by Zamperla, Italy.
Kiddie Octopus, 1997
Octopus used to be in Linnanmaki until 1996.
Manufactured by Barbieri.
The Suomen Tivoli travelling fair has got a similar
ride. Manufactured by Zamperla, Italy.
For kids only
Traffic City contains miniature vehicles and streets for kids.
The building in the background is Cinema 180, that was located in Tykkimaki
1989. It no longer contain any film equipment.
Fun House, 1986
In this house everything is upside down.
Orbit cars are coin operated. Manufactured by Tornado International.
Mystery House, 1997
Mystery House contains optical and audio-visual
illusions. Most of the tricks inside used to be in Linnanmaki
amusement park between 1989 - 1996.
Apollo was operating in Linnanmaki between 1986-1997.
Enterprise operated in Linnanmaki between 1975 and 1998.
Manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf, Germany.
Pump Pump, 2000
Pump Pump is a Space Shot for the children. Manufactured by Zamperla, Italy.
Water Slide, 2001
The slide has two different tracks. You go down on tiny rafts.
Zoo is a free of charge attraction. There are sheep, goats,
pigs and even a pony for the youngsters to ride.
This castle is also free of charge.
If you still got some energy left, you can
continue with the bouncy mattress.
Disco Jet operated in Tykkimaki until 1998. It was leased
from Skogh, Sweden. Please Email me if you know the manufacturer of this ride.