Bocaraca (roller coaster)

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Not to be confused with WhirlWind (Seabreeze).
Previously known as Whirlwind
Parque Diversiones
Status Operating
Opening date 2005 (2005)
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Coordinates 40°52′42″N 76°30′18″W / 40.878346°N 76.505005°W / 40.878346; -76.505005Coordinates: 40°52′42″N 76°30′18″W / 40.878346°N 76.505005°W / 40.878346; -76.505005
Status Relocated to Parque Diversiones
Opening date 1993 (1993)
Closing date 2004 (2004)
Playland (New York)
Status Relocated to Knoebels Amusement Resort
Opening date 1984 (1984)
Closing date 1992 (1992)
Replaced Jet Star
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Whirlwind
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 64 ft (20 m)
Length 1,148.3 ft (350.0 m)
Speed 37.3 mph (60.0 km/h)
Inversions 2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Bocaraca at RCDB
Pictures of Bocaraca at RCDB

Bocaraca is a steel roller coaster located at Parque de Diversiones in Costa Rica. It is a standard production model Vekoma Whirlwind double corkscrew roller coaster, featuring a 64-foot (20 m) lift hill, and a pair of corkscrews separated by a turn. Overall track length is 1,184 feet (361 m). Borcaraca previously operated at Knoebels Amusement Resort from 1993 to 2004 as Whirlwind[1] and before that, it opened at Playland (New York) in 1984 operating there until 1992 under the name Whirlwind as well.[2] The ride opened at Knoebels in 1993, replacing the Jet Star. The Whirlwind was removed after the 2004 season due to space constraints at Knoebels. After being removed, the ride was moved to Parque de Diversiones where it opened in 2005, and still operates there to this day.[3] While at Knoebels and Playland, the coaster was the only Vekoma corkscrew coaster in the USA to feature two separate corkscrew elements, as opposed to a double corkscrew.


  1. ^ "Whirlwind - Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort (Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA)". Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Whirlwind - Playland Park (Rye, New York, USA)". Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Bocaraca - Parque Diversiones (La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica)". Retrieved 2016-03-09.