Roller coaster in Finland
Watch the on-ride POV
Location Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Coordinates 61°30′21″N 23°44′38″E / 61.505773°N 23.743755°E / 61.505773; 23.743755
Status Defunct
Operated 1 May 1987 to 2009
Rider height 120 cm minimum
Replaced by MotoGee
Clacton Pier
Location Clacton-on-sea, Essex, England, UK
Coordinates 51°47′08″N 1°09′19″E / 51.785608°N 1.155313°E / 51.785608; 1.155313
Operated 1983 to 1985
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product MK-1200 Whirlwind
Type Steel
Track layout Figure-8
Hourly capacity 28
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 19.5 metres
Top speed 60 km/h
Length 350 metres
Inversions 2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics

Korkkiruuvi (Finish for Corkscrew) was a steel roller coaster located at Särkänniemi in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland.


The coaster started its life at Clacton Pier, where it operated as Whirlwind from 1983 until 1985. It was subsequently sold to Särkänniemi, where it opened as Korkkiruuvi on 1 May 1987. It would continue operating here up until 2009, after which it was removed to make way for MotoGee. The ride was eventually bought up by Terra Park, but never managed to operate there before the park closed permanently.



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

Colour scheme

White track and blue supports. Used to feature yellow track and white supports.


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 were built by Arrow Dynamics and had over-the-shoulder harnesses.

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