Corkscrew (Silverwood Theme Park)

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Corkscrew
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Corkscrew in 2006
roller coaster
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Silverwood Theme Park
Location Athol, Idaho, USA
Status Operating since 1990
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
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Knott's Berry Farm
Location Buena Park, California, USA
Operated June 6, 1975[1] to 1989
Replaced by Boomerang
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Corkscrew
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 800
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height70 feet
Drop62 feet
Top speed46 mph
Length1250 feet
Inversions2
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Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster located at Silverwood Theme Park, and previously located at Knott's Berry Farm. When Corkscrew originally opened it held the world record for most inversions on a roller coaster and is considered to be the first modern inverting roller coaster.[2]

This corkscrew is the prototype which was erected at Arrow's factory in California.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

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

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Knott just a berry farm. The San Bernardino County Sun
  2. Corkscrew - Silverwood Theme Park, Silverwood Theme Park

External Links[edit | edit source]

Most inversions on a roller coaster (2)
1975 - May 1976
Preceded by
Early inverting roller coasters
Most inversions on a roller coaster (2)
1975 - May 1976
Succeeded by
Corkscrew