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Premier Rides celebrates new coaster in Finland

Baltimore’s own supplier of theme park attractions is celebrating the opening of its newest thrill ride.

Premier Rides spent the last year creating the new Hype roller coaster, which officially opened at Finland’s Särkänniemi Amusement Park in June. The engineering company is known for designing and manufacturing roller coasters, water rides, and observation towers and wheels throughout the world.

Premier Rides Hype
Photo courtesy of Premier Rides

According to the company, Hype is a triple-launch coaster based on the California award-winning SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, and has the most current launch system technology available in the industry. Once riders are throttled out of the home station, gravity takes control and pulls passengers forward, backward, and through a series of twists and turns (featured above). The new attraction is the theme park’s largest investment to date.

“All of us at Premier Rides are honored to have partnered with Särkänniemi to deliver an incredible roller coaster,” said Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides.

“By incorporating our latest technologies – including our most advanced magnetic launch system—we were able to deliver the first triple-launch experience with the highest inversion to the Nordic Region… and all the buzz from the fans shows that the encounter lives up to the ‘hype!’”

Other leading attractions from Premier Rides include Revenge of the Mummy™ at Universal Studios and Joker’s Jinx at Six Flags America in Prince George’s County. To learn more about the company, visit premier-rides.com.

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