Corkscrew (Silverwood Theme Park)

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Corkscrew
Corkscrew (Silverwood) 2006 02.jpg
Corkscrew in 2006
Silverwood Theme Park
Location Athol, Idaho, USA
Status Operating since June 22, 1990
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
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
Product Corkscrew
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 800
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 70 feet
Drop 62 feet
Top speed 46 mph
Length 1250 feet
Inversions 2
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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.

History

From 1975 to 1989, the coaster operated at Knott's Berry Farm. After it was dismantled, it was moved to Silverwood Theme Park. Corkscrew would open at its current location on June 22, 1990.[3]

Design

Elements

Trains

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

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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