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|The roller coaster in 2012.|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||60 km/h|
|Riders per train||28|
The roller coaster first opened in 1984 at Playland Park in New York as Whirlwind, alongside the Wild Cat. 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. It closed in 2004 and was sold to Parque Diversiones in Costa Rica. The space where Whirlwind stood is now occupied by Flying Turns. The attraction reopened as Bocaraca in 2005.
- "High hopes for Playland". The Daily News. https://www.newspapers.com/image/488285996/.
- "Whirlwind twists above Knoebels". https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35174922/pottsville-republican/.
- "Knoebels sells Whirlwind to Costa Rican park". The Daily Item. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35295092/the-daily-item/.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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