Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic Message – 17/03/20
CF Live event status – As planned, monitoring
The health and well being of our members and CoasterForce Live attendees is very important to us. CoasterForce is monitoring the advice given by the Government, health organisations, and the parks we plan to visit. Considering the current official advice and the date of this CF Live, we are currently planning to go ahead with this event. This decision may change and this message will be updated accordingly. If this event is cancelled, CoasterForce will refund any payments already made. If you have made travel and/or accommodation arrangements, please check with them for their specific Covid-19 advice.
We’re heading to the depths of Scandinavia!
Known for its pine forests and picturesque lakes you wouldn’t expect Finland to have three hidden gem theme parks.
We’ll be starting at Särkänniemi – an amusement park boasting five roller coasters including a rare Intamin Invert and Zamperla launched Motocoaster. ‘Hype’, only the second Premier Sky Rocket II installed in Europe. The park itself is owned and operated by the city of Tampere and is supplemented by various other attractions including a zoo, planetarium, aquarium and art museum. It is simply not to be missed!
On Day 2, we’ll be checking out PowerPark, home to the most northerly located roller coaster in the world! PowerPark is only 21 years old, but this hasn’t stopped it developing into an well-established park with a huge variety of rides and attractions. Thunderbird, a GCI woodie, is a fan favorite and we’re certain it hasn’t let up hauling round! We’re incredibly excited to check out Junker, a new(ish) Gerstlauer Infinity coaster which features one of Europe’s most intense launches! Some of the best go kart tracks in the world , and the largest indoor track in Europe reside at PowerPark! Get ready get set and go for the CF Grand Prix!
We’ll be finishing the trip at Linnanmäki, featuring a sumptuous eight creds in its compact central Helsinki footprint! Featuring the ‘Ace Coaster Classic’, Vuoristorata, the wooden coaster is one of only seven in the world to feature a full time ‘brakeman’! And let’s not forget what could well be CoasterForce’s most anticipated ride, Taiga, an Intamin multi-launch.
CoasterForce will arrange accommodation, ground travel and park tickets! If you are lucky enough to grab a spot on this pre-book trip, all you need to do is make your own way to Helsinki on meet up day! This will be an intense trip, with a lot of time spent traveling hoping between hotels and parks.
The estimated itinerary is:
2 hour drive to Sarkanniemi
3 hour evening drive to first hotel
Short drive to PowerPark
3 hour evening drive to second hotel near to Tampere.
2 hour morning drive to Linnanmaki / Helsinki airport + public transport to Linnanmaki
We are contacting the parks to make this trip extra special!
All this for £260 per person!
Please do not book flights or time off work until your place on this trip has been confirmed. This trip is strictly limited to 28 people so please register as soon as possible!
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL 28 SPACES HAVE BEEN FILLED.
We’re still looking for reserves to be added to the list. If you’re interested, please email email@example.com.
Ride with us!
This CoasterForce Live is being organised by Chris Brown.
Keep an eye on this page and our Forums for important information and any announcements.