Apocalypse (Lunapark)

Roller coaster in France
Watch the on-ride POV
Apocalypse in 2018
Location Agde, Occitanie, France
Coordinates 43°16′46″N 3°30′16″E / 43.279453°N 3.504317°E / 43.279453; 3.504317
Status Operating since 22 June 2012
Flamingo Land
Name Corkscrew
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Coordinates 54°12′34″N 0°48′37″W / 54.209400°N 0.810261°W / 54.209400; -0.810261
Operated 1990 to 2011
Spanish City Amusement Park
Name Corkscrew
Location Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Operated 1983 to 1989
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Corkscrew with Bayerncurve
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 22.9 metres
Drop 20.7 metres
Top speed 64.4 km/h
Length 731 metres
Inversions 2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Riders per train 24

Apocalypse is a steel roller coaster located at Lunapark in Agde, Occitanie, France. It has previously operated in the United Kingdom at Spanish City Amusement Park and subsequently at Flamingo Land.


The roller coaster first opened at Spanish City Amusement Park in 1983.[1][2] It was called Corkscrew and was the second of two Corkscrew with bayerncurve installations to open in the United Kingdom, the first being Corkscrew at Alton Towers, which opened in 1980. Corkscrew arrived at Flamingo Land in 1990.[3] It was situated in the Thunder Mountain Canyon area which in later years became the Plaza area. It was dismantled after the 2011 season, and the plot where it stood remains vacant. Following a repaint and a new sign to match its new name, Apocalypse opened at Lunapark on June 22, 2012.



Colour scheme

Throughout its history, the ride has had white track and blue supports. It has a double corkscrew element.


Single train with 6 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train. When the ride first opened in 1983, it had two trains built by Arrow Dynamics, however only one is present at Lunapark. The ride has a transfer track.


Pictures of the roller coaster at Flamingo Land.


  1. RC352 - NFCA Digital
  2. "Take a crazy journey into space!". Sunday Sun. 1983-07-10. p. 15. Retrieved 2024-01-14.
  3. Flamingo Land Resort Advert (1990) - YouTube

External links

Articles on Flamingo Land