Corkscrew (Playland)

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Corkscrew
Corkscrew (Playland).jpg
Playland (Vancouver)
Coordinates 49°17′02″N 123°02′09″W / 49.283890°N 123.035719°W / 49.283890; -123.035719Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 123°02′09″W / 49.283890°N 123.035719°W / 49.283890; -123.035719
Status Operating
Opening date 1994
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Vekoma
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)
Inversions 2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
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 Final Destinatoon 3 DVD set includes behind the scenes footage shot on and around the coaster, documenting the challenges involved in shooting the complex scenes.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed] While milder than today's larger coasters, they are ideal for a guest's first upside down ride.[citation needed]

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