Upside down and all around is the forte of this triple-looping roller coaster. Built during the nation's Bicentennial, the Corkscrew entertains spectators standing below as it whizzes by with its inverted cargo of screaming passengers. In 1993, the Corkscrew flipped more than 1.8 million riders upside down. More than 35.3 million riders have gone head over heals since its operating (through the 1993 season).
|Track Length:||2,050 feet|
|Lift Height:||85 feet|
|Overall Dimensions:||200 feet wide, 1,000 feet long, located on 5 acres|
|Model:||Corkscrew roller coaster with two helical curves and a 360-degree loop|
|Structure:||Tubular steel track and support beams|
|Track Construction:||Two 5-inch diameter pipe rails on 48-inch centers, supported horizontally by 14-inch diameter pipe.|
|Features:||When it was constructed in 1976, the Corkscrew was the first ride with a 360-degree vertical loop and two helical curves. Shoulder restraints hold riders securely and comfortably. Non-riders can walk directly underneath the ride as its track spans the midway.|
|First Hill Speed:||48 mph|
|Eye of Corkscrew:||38 mph|
|Coaches:||Three trains with nylon wheels|
Six four-passenger coaches on each train
|Ride Capacity:||1,752 rides per hour|
|Ride Manufacturer||Arrow Dynamics, Clearfield, Utah|
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