Corkscrew
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Location: Country Carnival
Type: Arrow Steel Corkscrew Roller Coaster
Year Opened: 1990
Restrictions: 48" minimum
Specs:

  • Height: 70 feet
  • Drop: 62 feet
  • Speed: 46 miles per hour
  • Length: 1250 feet
  • Inversions: 2 (double corkscrew roll)

Overview

The Corscrew is a traditional steel roller coaster with a chain lift hill that takes riders down a drop and through a double corkscrew inversion. The ride circles the Scrambler and is traveled parallel by the Antique Cars. Riders wear Over-The-Shoulder-Restraints (OTSR's).

History

The Corkscrew was built in 1975 for Knott's Berry Farm park in Buena Park, California. It was the first roller coaster in modern times to turn riders upside down. As the years passed, the ride saw decreasing popularity at Knott's when newer, more thrilling roller coasters were installed at competing parks, as well as Knott's itself. When Knott's made the decision to bring in a new roller coaster (a Vekoma Boomerang called "Boomerang"), they sold the Corkscrew coaster to Silverwood, making this Silverwood's first roller coaster. The ride has gone through different paint color schemes at Silverwood and currently sports yellow supports, black track, and red trains.

The ride is known for being somewhat rough, due to the uncomfortable supports that result in riders' heads banging around during the ride. The ride is also extremely short from start to finish. These two factors combined typically result in very short lines.

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