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Built-in 1976, America's Bicentennial year, the Corkscrew proudly displays its patriotic red, white and blue colors as it sends guests upside down over the Cedar Point Midway. Built on five acres, Corkscrew begins with an 85-foot tall lift hill. From there riders cruise along 2,050 feet of tubular steel track at speeds of up to 48 mph and are sent upside down in a 360-degree loop and two corkscrews. When Corkscrew opened on May 15, 1976, it was the first roller coaster in the world to feature three inversions and the first to span a midway. Since its opening, Corkscrew has given more than 30 million rides.

See related: Corkscrew Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1976 Steel Loop Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Angle Of Descent
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    3 - 24 passenger
  • Train Designer
    Arrow Dynamics

Corkscrew Facts & History

Inversions: Vertical Loop, Two Corkscrews

Opening date: May 15, 1976

Estimated cost: $1.75 million

Train has six cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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