Corkscrew is one of signature roller coasters for intermediate riders. Although it is overshadowed by many bigger roller coasters now, Corkscrew once was the star attraction at Cedar Point.
After being lifted 85 feet in the air and dropped 65 feet, you are tossed upside down not once; not twice; but three times, all at a top speed of 48 miles per hour. The ride was manufactured by Arrow Dynamics and designed by Ron Toomer at a total cost of $1,750,000. Corkscrew opened in the United States Bicentennial Year of 1976, and because of this, it dons a red, white, and blue color scheme.
When Corkscrew opened in 1976, it became the first ever roller coaster to contain three inversions, and it was the first roller coaster to span a midway.
Like Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Iron Dragon, this ride ran on three trains until the 2011 season, when the three roller coasters dropped down two-train operating schedules to better meet intervals.
Corkscrew is located along the midway near Power Tower and Top Thrill Dragster.
Details on Corkscrew
Height: 85 feet
Speed: 48 miles per hour
Height Requirement: 48 inches
Thrill Level: ★★★★★
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