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Interlocking corkscrews

Interlocking corkscrews on Superman Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Interlocking corkscrews are two corkscrew inversions that spin around each other; one turns riders upside down over the other. Usually, only a banked curve separates the two corkscrews. It was first used by Bolliger & Mabillard.

Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa, opened in 1993, was the first roller coaster ever to feature interlocking corkscrews.

Dragon Challenge, opened in 1999, was the first inverted roller coaster with interlocking corkscrews, as well as the first and only roller coaster to have two separate tracks interlock with each other - the first corkscrew on the "Chinese Fireball" track interlocked with the corkscrew on "Hungarian Horntail". The roller coaster closed in 2017.

Nemesis Inferno was the only inverted roller coaster with interlocking corkscrews on the same track from its opening in 2003 until 2016, when the Chinese-built Soaring Dragon & Dancing Phoenix opened at Nanchang Wanda Park.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Name Amusement park Country Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Batman - The Dark Knight Six Flags New England
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 20, 2002 Operating
Bizarro Six Flags Great Adventure
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 2, 1999 Operating
Dominator
Formerly Batman: Knight Flight
Kings Dominion
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
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USA
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless May 24, 2008
May 5, 2000
Operating
Closed September 16, 2007
Dragon Challenge Universal's Islands of Adventure
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted May 28, 1999 Closed September 4, 2017
Dragon Khan PortAventura Park
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Spain
Bolliger & Mabillard Sit-Down May 2, 1995 Operating
Happy Angel Wanda Theme Park
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China
Golden Horse Inverted June 2017 Operating
Huracan Belantis
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Germany
Gerstlauer Sit-Down June 26, 2010 Operating
Insane Speed Janfusun Fancyworld
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Taiwan
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless 2001 Operating
Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Sit-Down April 20, 1993 Operating
Nemesis Inferno Thorpe Park
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UK
Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted April 5, 2003 Operating
Nitro Adlabs Imagica
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India
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless October 2013 Operating
Scream! Six Flags Magic Mountain
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 12, 2003 Operating
Soaring Dragon & Dancing Phoenix Nanchang Wanda Park
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China
Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment Inverted May 28, 2016 Operating
Superman / la Atracción de Acero Parque Warner Madrid
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Spain
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 6, 2002 Operating
Superman Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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USA
Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless March 11, 2000 Operating

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