Kouvola-pyörä

Kouvola-pyörä ("Kouvola Wheel") is a Ferris wheel located at Tykkimäki amusement park in Kouvola, Finland. The ride was formerly known as Helsinki-pyörä ("Helsinki Wheel"), and it was located at Linnanmäki amusement park in Helsinki. The wheel was opened to public in 1964. It originally had the name Boston-pyörä ("Boston wheel") that referred to a cigarette brand, but the name was later changed due to new legislation concerning public cigarette and alcohol advertising. The wheel was made in Germany and its diameter is 24 meters. Until 1998 it was the largest Ferris wheel in Finland. Later it was topped by Giant Wheel of Suomen Tivoli, the largest movable Ferris wheel in the world.

At Linnanmäki park, the old Helsinki-pyörä was replaced in 2006 with a bigger one, Rinkeli. Helsinki-pyörä was relocated to Tykkimäki park in 2007 - Tykkimäki often buys old rides from Linnanmäki and Särkänniemi parks.

External links

* [http://www.linnanmaki.fi/en Linnanmäki]
* [http://www.tykkimaki.fi/en Tykkimäki]
* [http://www.linnanmaki.fi/easydata/customers/linnunrata/files/panoraamat/h_helsinkipyora.html Panoramic view from the wheel]


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