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Bocaraca (Parque Diversiones) 2012 02.jpg
The roller coaster in 2012.
Parque Diversiones
Location La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica
Status Operating since 2005
Knoebels Amusement Park
Location Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Operated 1993 to 2004
Replaced by Flying Turns
Playland Park
Location Rye, New York, USA
Operated 1984 to 1992
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product MK-1200 Whirlwind
Type Steel
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 19.5 metres
Top speed 60 km/h
Length 350 metres
Inversions 2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics

Bocaraca is a steel roller coaster located at Parque Diversiones in La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica.


The roller coaster first opened in 1984 at Playland Park in New York as Whirlwind, alongside the Wild Cat.[1] It operated until 1992 when it was dismantled. The roller coaster opened at Knoebels Amusement Park in 1993, replacing Jet Star which closed the previous year.[2] It closed in 2004 and was sold to Parque Diversiones in Costa Rica.[3] The space where Whirlwind stood is now occupied by Flying Turns. The attraction reopened as Bocaraca in 2005.



This is a relatively short roller coaster with a curved first drop and two separate corkscrew inversions. This roller coaster has a compact footprint, with a bend in the middle of the station.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. The train was built by Arrow Dynamics and has over-the-shoulder harnesses.



External links

  • Bocaraca on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Knoebels Amusement Park