Corkscrew (Valleyfair)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Location Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
Coordinates 44°47′58″N 93°27′19″W / 44.799336°N 93.455389°W / 44.799336; -93.455389
Status Operating since May 23, 1980[1]
Cost $2.8 million
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Custom Looping Coaster
Type Steel
Riders per train 24
Hourly capacity 1,300
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 85 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 1950 feet
Inversions 3
Duration 1:30

Corkscrew is a steel roller coaster located at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota, USA. Built by Arrow Dynamics, Corkscrew opened in 1980 and is nearly identical to its sister roller coaster, Corkscrew, at Cedar Point. The only differences are the addition of a final helix and the omission of the camelback before the vertical loop. Corkscrew is currently the only roller coaster at Valleyfair with inversions.



Color scheme

Orange track with yellow inversions and blue supports. The coaster used to feature blue track and white supports, but was repainted in 2011.[2]


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.



  1. "Valleyfair's Corkscrew pulls out stops on fun park panic". The Minneapolis Star.
  2. "Snoopy's back for another ride".

External links

Articles on Valleyfair