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.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

Design[edit | edit source]

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

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.