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Apocalypse (Lunapark)

Apocalypse (Lunapark)

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roller coaster
Corkscrew (Flamingo Land) 1.jpg
The roller coaster while at Flamingo Land.
Location Agde, Occitanie, France
Status Operating since June 22, 2012
Flamingo Land
Location Malton, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Operated 1990 to 2011
Spanish City Amusement Park
Location Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
Operated 1983 to ?
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel
Model / product Corkscrew with Bayerncurve
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height75 feet
Drop68 feet
Top speed40 mph
Length2400 feet

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.

History[edit | edit source]

The roller coaster first opened at Spanish City Amusement Park in 1983.[1] 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. Corkscrew arrived at Flamingo Land in 1990.[2] 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.

Design[edit | edit source]


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

Trains[edit | edit source]

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 Corkscrew opened, it had two trains built by Arrow Dynamics, however only one is present at Lunapark. The ride has a transfer track.

Image gallery[edit | edit source]

Pictures of the roller coaster at Flamingo Land.

References[edit | edit source]

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