Whirlwind...the forgotten corkscrew coaster

Thursday, December 6, 2001 10:20 PM
Whirlwind is probly my favorite corkscrew coaster (yes i know it is terribly short, but there is never a wait) and the most unique I have ever seen.  Those of you who have ridden it, did you enjoy it, and would you like to see more like it?

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Phly the Pheonix

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Friday, December 7, 2001 2:39 AM
I have never ridden Whirlwind, but I've ridden Corkscrew at CP and Python at BGT. I happened to like both of them. You just have to position your head a certain way from causing your head to hit the harness, as most of you already know. The thing I like about them are the drops, they always get my stomach, especially in the back of the train......which I like! But I don't like how they are so short (duration).

*** This post was edited by cdrpointcrazy4 on 12/7/2001. ***

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Friday, December 7, 2001 4:45 AM
It's forgotten for a good reason if you ask me...

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Jes
Webmaster, Jes's Roller Coasters
"Thank You Jeff Putz"

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Friday, December 7, 2001 4:49 AM
I rode the original corkscrew at KBF.  Funny how, years later, the company I used to work for bought the park.  I remember looking at the old corkscrew with the awe I now look at Magnum and MF and the other huge coasters.

Times and technology have changed incredibly.

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Friday, December 7, 2001 5:06 AM
I really like that design. The Whirlwind coaster at Särkänniemi (called Korkkiruuvi) was my first coaster that went upsidedown. 

The layout is very compact but the coaster still manages to throw two corkscrews and couple great turns with some nice head-chopper effects. It's not scary but gives a fun ride and I don't even consider it rough. And the best part is that there isn't much waiting.

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Friday, December 7, 2001 7:05 AM
I remember riding the Whirlwind when it operated at Rye Playland in NY.  That was when I had first started riding upside-down coasters and it seemed so great at the time.  Then, when the coaster arrived at Knoebels, I was disappointed.  It made me appreciate the Jet Star even more, although I still got to ride it in Wildwood.

Is it a bad ride?  No.  Uneventful?  Definitely.  That's probably why it is "forgotten".

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Friday, December 7, 2001 10:54 AM
That ride is over before it begins and that's about all there is to say.
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Friday, December 7, 2001 11:52 AM
Uhhh... "Pheonix Phan".... it's Phoenix.
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Friday, December 7, 2001 3:22 PM
I'm sure he knows by now! :) And anything at Knoebels beats 90% of the other attractions in the US!
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Friday, December 7, 2001 4:25 PM
Yes I do know that it is spelled miscorrectly, but unfortuneately I have started to do that just b/c every other site/messenger service already has that name taken!

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Phly the Pheonix

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