Corkscrew (Playland)

Roller coaster in Canada
Watch the on-ride POV
Corkscrew in 2009
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Status Defunct
Operated 1994 to 2018
Boblo Island
Location Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
Operated 1985 to 1993
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Corkscrew with bayerncurve
Type Steel
Hourly capacity 1,100
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

Corkscrew was a steel roller coaster located at Playland in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Built by Vekoma,[1] it was formerly located at Boblo Island from 1985 to 1993, where it was called the Screamer.

In May 2019, Playland announced that Corkscrew would not reopen.[2]



2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


The Corkscrew has been featured in two films: Final Destination 3, where it was known as the Devil's Flight and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.



  1. "Boblo scares up business with a new roller coaster". Detroit Free Press. 1985-02-13. p. 3. Retrieved 2024-01-14.
  2. Parmar, Tarnjit (2019-05-03). "Iconic Corkscrew rollercoaster permanently closed as Playland opens this weekend". City News Everywhere. Retrieved 2022-04-19.

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