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Gravity Defying Corkscrew

Silverwood Theme Park

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In 1975 this roller coaster opened as the Corkscrew at Knott's Berry Farm and became the world's first modern roller coaster to go upside down. Playing an important role in roller coaster history, Gravity Defying Corkscrew, continues to thrill guests at Idaho's Silverwood Theme Park.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1990 Steel Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics, Karl Bacon

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 62 feet
  • Height: 70 feet
  • Inversions: 2
  • Length: 1,250 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 24 passenger
  • Top Speed: 46 mph
  • Train Mfg: Arrow Dynamics

Gravity Defying Corkscrew Facts & History

Inversions: Double Corkscrew

1990 – Corkscrew relocated from Knott's Berry Farm (Buena Park, CA)

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

Ride capacity: 600 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Silverwood Theme Park to ride this roller coaster.

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