Corkscrew (model)

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Status Discontinued
First installation Corkscrew (1975)
Last installation Vortex (1982)
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Dimensions 320 feet x 100 feet

Corkscrew was a steel roller coaster designed by Arrow Development.


The first installation, Corkscrew at Knott's Berry Farm, opened in 1975. It was the first modern inverting roller coaster. Another three instalaltions opened across the United States that year.


The main attraction of the layout was the double corkscrew element, after which it was named.


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.