|Model||Corkscrew with Bayerncurve|
|Height||75 ft (23 m)|
|Drop||68 ft (21 m)|
|Length||2,400 ft (730 m)|
|Speed||40 mph (64 km/h)|
|Corkscrew at RCDB
Pictures of Corkscrew at RCDB
Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster located at Playland At the PNE amusement park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is famous for its appearance in the 2006 motion picture Final Destination 3 (known in the movie as Devil's Flight) and the 2012 motion picture Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, as well as the popular television series Smallville (season three's "Magnetic"). The bonus disc of the FD3 DVD set includes behind the scenes footage shot on and around the coaster, documenting the challenges involved in shooting the complex scenes.
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Vekoma of the Netherlands originally built the ride in 1985 for Boblo Island park in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. The corkscrew concept was introduced by Arrow Dynamics in 1975 with a roller coaster that now operates at Silverwood in Idaho. Several models can be found throughout the world, some with additional inversions such as a vertical loop. Known for delivering high thrill without high cost, many parks include them in their ride list. While milder than today's larger coasters, they are ideal for a guest's first upside down ride.