Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 3rd Jan 2014.
Such a shame it just looks a bit meh compared to the original concept picture
Looks a bit family-ish for Intamin. Linnanmäki was crying out for a proper circuit thrill coaster as presently it's already too family-oriented so hoping this rides better than it looks!
Passed by the park the other day and could see a substantial amount of track already up - hopefully can get some pictures later on this week in what short amount of daylight there is over here
Just two pieces of track left to install:
I believe track is now complete!
Tiaga is testing, looks verrrry slow:
And now Tiaga is testing for real:
Looking very promising indeed!
I've been wanting to do Finland for ages and now seeing this is tempting me to book stuff
First Tiaga POV:
Its not completely fair to judge a POV, but it doesn't look particularly forceful - more Blue Fire than Taron.
Looking forward to the first reviews coming in.
Just a quick post saying that I rode this yesterday and it's a very good ride. Anyones fears about it being a family ride can safely be thrown out the window
There are some very good airtime moments and some of the transistions are fabulous. One particular section has snappy right, left, right, left turns all while descending down at an angle.
For me it's what Icon should have been. I must admit I think I prefer the ride to Taron, however Tarons themeing makes that a complete package whereas Taigia is completely unthemed.
Very good ride!!!!
Having now ridden I have to echo this. Top quality coaster, another Taron for me in that it didn't look hugely good on POVs but it's actually very good in reality. Its real competitor in Europe I'd imagine is iSpeed but this is a far more interesting and varied layout, with some fabulous airtime moments and one incredible inversion (the 2nd).
I'd say this now makes Linnanmäki a park to actively visit. Before this it was a little bit meh but now it really feels a bit more complete for its size.
Coaster Touring / Park and Ride Media have today released their video of Taiga which they have created for Intamin (which I think features the longest cut of the IMAscore music I've yet found...)
I must say Taiga has one of the most underrated theme park soundtracks and the train design looks really good. I'm now hoping to visit over the next few years because it looks like the best rollercoaster maybe in Scandinavia possibly beating Helix?!
It wouldn't have beaten it had Helix still been in 2016 condition, but unfortunately I've heard that the rattle on it more recently has hugely affected it's rideability. Taiga is still incredibly smooth even after 2 years and if you ride in the dark, after a full day of operation it's genuinely stunning.
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