|Click here to watch the on-ride POV|
|The train finishing the corkscrew section|
|Designer / calculations||Ron Toomer|
|Model / product||Custom Looping Coaster|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed48 mph
Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. When opened in 1976, it was the first roller coaster in the world with three inversions. The ride was built by Arrow Dynamics and opened six days after Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain.Citation needed Cedar Fair's Flash Pass can be used on the Corkscrew.
Location[edit | edit source]
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
3 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 three trains are painted red with white stripes, blue with white stripes and white with blue stripes. They are designed like this because they debuted in 1976, the U.S. Bicentennial.
Ride experience[edit | edit source]
When the pneumatic station brakes are released, the train rolls out of the station due to a slight decline in the station and down a small drop. The train the goes round a declining 180 deg curve until reaching the lift hill. A lift chain pulls the riders up the 30 deg lift hill at a speed of 5 mph. Then riders drop 65 feet at a 45 degree angle, reaching speeds of 48 mph. After this riders traverse a bunny hop and a vertical loop. It then coasts up a slight incline and curves around a 180 degree slight decline into the double corkscrew element, across the midway path. In the "eye" of the corkscrews, it is traveling at 38 mph. After this, Corkscrew goes through trim and block brakes and back to the station.
Historic Significance[edit | edit source]
Corkscrew was the first roller coaster with three inversions when it opened on May 15, 1976, overtaking Corkscrew at Knott's Berry Farm (now located at Silverwood). It lost this record in March 1980 when The Demon opened at Six Flags Great America. It was also the second modern roller coaster with a Vertical loop, opening six days after Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Also, Corkscrew was the first roller coaster to feature a corkscrew located above the midway, and the first inverting coaster ever at Cedar Point.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Corkscrew has thrilled over 30 million riders since opening in May 1976.
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
The train going through the Corkscrew (http://www.joyrides.com)
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Most inversions on a roller coaster (3)|
May 1976 - 1980
|Most inversions on a roller coaster (3)
May 1976 - 1980
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