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|Onsite construction||RCS GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||LSM Launch Coaster|
|Riders per train||16|
|Propulsion||Two LSM launches|
Top speed106 km/h
History[edit | edit source]
Taiga was officially announced on March 22, 2018 following multiple teasers. The layout and specifications were also confirmed. The ride will replace Vonkaputous, the park's former Premier Rides water coaster.
In September 2018, the first pieces of track arrived at Linnanmäki. This was followed by the beginning of vertical construction and the reveal of the full layout in October 2018.
In February 2019, the track was completed. This was followed by the beginning of test circuits in late April 2019.
On May 12, 2019, it was announced that the coaster would be opening on June 18, 2019.
Design[edit | edit source]
Taiga begins with a rolling LSM launch into the first inversion, a zero-g winder. Then, Taiga does a stengel dive down to the bottom of the hill. It rises back up into an overbanked turn, followed by a pair of turns back up the hillside. Then, Taiga dips into the second LSM launch, flying overtop of a pathway and rising into a top hat. The following 32-meter drop runs over Pikajuna, and the zero-g stall immediately afterwards goes over Tulireki. This stall is a little odd, though, as it twists to the right during its descent. Then, Taiga hits a micro-bunny into the Immelmann. After the Immelmann, Taiga executes a series of banked turns, followed by an S-curve sequence and twist dive to the bottom of the hill, and then an airtime hill that twists to the left. A zero-g roll ensues, and then there's one final turn into the brake run.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Taiga is russian origin name for a subarctic zone of evergreen coniferous forests situated south of the tundras and north of the steppes in the Northern Hemisphere.
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Linnanmäki|
|Present||Kirnu • Linnunrata Xtra • Pikajuna • Salama • Taiga • Tulireki • Ukko • Vuoristorata|
|Former||Katapult • Kiddie Roller Coaster • Vonkaputous|