Linnunrata

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Linnunrata
Linnunrata Linnanmäki Helsinki.JPG
Entrance to the Linnunrata coaster at Linnanmäki.
Linnanmäki
Coordinates 60°11′16″N 24°56′24″E / 60.18778°N 24.94000°E / 60.18778; 24.94000Coordinates: 60°11′16″N 24°56′24″E / 60.18778°N 24.94000°E / 60.18778; 24.94000
Status Operating
Opening date 1 May 2000
General statistics
Type Steel – Enclosed
Manufacturer Zierer
Designer Werner Stengel
Model Force - Custom
Height 23 ft (7.0 m)
Length 1,181.1 ft (360.0 m)
Speed 24.9 mph (40.1 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 0:50
Linnunrata at RCDB
Pictures of Linnunrata at RCDB

Linnunrata is a roller coaster located at Linnanmäki in Helsinki. It was known as Space Express during 2000-2003 seasons, but when Linnanmäki started a new naming policy in 2004, using only Finnish names for its rides, the ride was renamed Linnunrata. Linnunrata means Milky Way in Finnish.

When inside, to get to the rollercoaster, you first walk through some space station -styled rooms. The actual ride has an outer space style, starting by flashing bright LED lights.

The roller coaster is built inside an old water reservoir, and for the time being is the only indoor roller coaster ride in Finland.