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Tykkimäki’s anniversary

Linnanmäki is the senior citizen, Särkänniemi the middle-aged man and Tykkimäki the fresh young adult. This year, Finland’s third largest amusement park reaches the age of 30.

In its first summer, the area of the Tykkimäki Amusement Park was half what it is now and it only had six rides.

Of the rides that were there during the opening season, Whale Boats, Taifun and House of Surprises still exist, the latter of which attracts the most visitors as children of any size are allowed into it.

Classics and views

The amusement park is situated at the top of a naturally beautiful bridge surrounded by pine forests at a height of 100 m above sea level. Starflyer takes its passengers up another 72 m. If you keep your eyes open, you can see for miles and the views are amazing at a speed of 70 km/h.

A visit to Tykkimäki is a nostalgic trip for some parents, as several of the rides they will recognise from their childhood at Linnanmäki. With their children, they can take a journey back in time on Calypso, Enterprise, Skyride or Kouvola Wheel, which used to be called the Helsinki Wheel when it was at Linnanmäki.

New for the anniversary year is the Kouvolan Lakritsi 5D-Cinema, where you can take an exciting journey in a submarine to the depths of the ocean with all kinds of sea creatures. In addition to the moving seats, you can also expect some other special effects.

Tykkimäki also a zoo

Tykkimäki is also known for the fact that, even on the busiest summer days, you don’t have to queue much. The park also has several rides whose safety restrictions allow children just 90 cm tall to try.

Behind the Orient Express and the Atreenalin Rope Trail in the trees, Tykkimäki has its own little quiet corner, Animal Farm with its fences and little barns.

It has hens and cocks, miniature pigs, rabbits, sheep and lambs, goats and kids and, just as in previous summers, ponies and a donkey that can be ridden.

For the last 16 years consecutively, the animals and their owners have been coming from the Hemböle Animal Farm. They are used to people and love to be stroked and petted.

Therefore, at the Animal Farm there are no rules forbidding visitors to touch the animals. Instead, there is a sign that says: ”You may climb over the fence to groom the sheep.” Or: ”You may feed the animals.” With regard to the miniature pigs, there is, however, an instruction that the pigs should not be patted but stroked.