History[edit | edit source]
The first Corkscrew with bayerncurve model was Super Wirbel at Holiday Park in Germany. It was also the first inverting roller coaster in Germany, one of the first in Europe and the first roller coaster by Vekoma.
In the mid-nineties, Corkscrew at Alton Towers received new trains from Vekoma. On Super Wirbel, Vekoma replaced the train bodies for the 2003 season. For the 2009 season, Corkscrew at Genting Theme Park also received new trains of a more modern style from Vekoma.
The installation at Alton Towers closed after the 2008 season. The double corkscrew element was kept and placed at the park entrance. This practice was repeated at Holiday Park. After the closure of Super Wirbel, the double corkscrew element was placed at the entrance to Sky Scream, Super Wirbel's successor.
Design[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
All installations opened with trains built by Arrow Dynamics. They had the following layout:
Installations[edit | edit source]
There have been eight installations, four of which remain operating.
Spanish City Amusement Park
Agde, Languedoc-Roussillon, France|
Malton, Yorkshire, England, UK
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, England, UK
|June 22, 2012
|Corkscrew||Alton Towers||Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK||April 4, 1980||Closed November 9, 2008|
Formerly Time Twister
Formerly Super Spirale
|Genting Theme Park
Jolly Rodger Amusement Park
Movie Park Germany
Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia|
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
Bottrop, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
|1994 - 1997
|Closed August 31, 2013|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
|Beto Carrero World
Penha, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Closed November 11, 1990
|Super Manège||La Ronde||Montréal, Québec, Canada||1981||Operating|
|Super Wirbel||Holiday Park||Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany||1979||Closed October 31, 2013|
|Tornado||Walibi Belgium||Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium||1979||Closed 2002|
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.