PowerPark

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PowerPark
Logo PowerPark.png
PowerPark.JPG
Location Alahärmä, Finland
Coordinates 63°13′42″N 022°51′35″E / 63.22833°N 22.85972°E / 63.22833; 22.85972Coordinates: 63°13′42″N 022°51′35″E / 63.22833°N 22.85972°E / 63.22833; 22.85972
Owner Lillbacka enterprises
Opened 1999, rides area 2002
Operating season May to August (rides area) /
throughout the year
Area 130 ha (320 acres)
Rides
Total 34
Roller coasters 5
Water rides 1
Website www.powerpark.fi
Thunderbird in the PowerPark amusement park.

PowerPark is a large scale karting and amusement park in Alahärmä, Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. The main karting track already resembles an F1 circuit, but they also have a hectare-large indoor track, the largest in Europe.[citation needed] Other than that the resort also contains a restaurant, large hotel, a camping area with cottages and all sorts of amusement rides.

PowerLand[edit]

Major rides[edit]

Name Manufacturer Model Opened Ride type
Thunderbird GCI Wooden Coaster 2006 Rollercoaster, wood
Cobra Vekoma Boomerang 2005 Rollercoaster, looping
Joyride L&T Systems Coaster 47x21 2003 Rollercoaster
Neo's Twister Fabbri Mpouse 40 2011 Rollercoaster
Piovra Soriani & Moser Polyp 2004 Thrill ride
Typhoon Technical Park Typhoon 2004 Spectacular
Booster Fabbri Booster 2003 Spectacular
Music Express Barbieri Musik Express 2002 Thrill ride
Dragon Tower Moser Rides Mach Tower 2012 Freefall
Giant Wheel Fabbri Giant Wheel 34 2003
La Paloma Zierer Vertical Swing 2005
Bumper Cars Gosetto / cars IE Park Bumper Cars 2003
Fiesta Mexicana Zamperla Vertical Swing 2007 Thrill ride
Pegasus Technical Park Pegasus 2008 Spectacular
Kwai River Interlink LG Log flume 2013 Water ride

In 2007, a worker died after being hit by the Typhoon ride. According to the news, she was retrieving a shoe. After the incident, the park was closed earlier than usual and both workers and customers were given crisis aid.

Family rides[edit]

Name Manufacturer Model Opened Ride type
Dino Safari Jeep Zamperla 2002
Crazy House Barbieri 2003
Time Machine 2005
Galeon Zamperla Disk'O 2007 Thrill ride
Mine Train Zamperla Family Gravity Coaster 80STD 2007 Rollercoaster
Devil's Mine Hotel Gosetto Dark Ride 2007
Real Snacks Jetski Zierer Jet Skis 2013 Thrill Ride
Balloon Tower Technical Park Balloon Tower 2008

Kiddie rides[edit]

Name Manufacturer Model Opened Ride type
Jumping Star Zamperla Jumping Star 2002
Rio Grande Train Zamperla Rio Grande 2003
Wild Horse Carousel 2002
Mini Jets Zamperla 2003
Mini Tea Cup Zamperla Teacup Ride 2002
Chain Carousel Sopark Wave Swinger 2002
Mill River 2005
Chuck Wagon Zamperla Ferris Wheel 2005
Jump Around Zamperla 2007
Pirate Ship Lappset 2002
Captain Hook Zamperla 2009
Lion King Technical Park Flying Twist - Aladino 2011

Removed rides[edit]

Name Manufacturer Model Opened Ride type
Tapis Volant Fabbri Flying Carpet 2002–2005 Thrill ride
Dark Ride Emiliana Luna Park Ghost Train 2005–2006
Mega Drop Fabbri FreeFall 2002–2011

Horse centre[edit]

The Riding Centre of PowerPark is being completed and will start its operations in 2008. The Centre is located in a peaceful place, behind a small woods, in the vicinity of PowerPark. The Riding Centre will provide horse treks of different kinds in South Ostrobothnian landscapes.

External links[edit]

Media related to PowerPark at Wikimedia Commons