The Corkscrew

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    Cedar Point - Ohio

    Left the SLR behind since you can't ride with it on the coasters. Used the Panasonic in sports mode to take this shot.
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    Built in 1976, Corkscrew was the first coaster ever to have inversions featuring a walk way underneath. It consists of an elevated station that houses the patriotic cars, made in combinations of red & white, white & blue, and blue & white.

    The ride is 2,050 feet (620 m) long, consisting of blue tubular steel track with a 48-inch (1,200 mm) separation between tubes, built on 5 acres (20,000 m²), rides for 1 minute and 40 seconds,

    Height 85 ft (26 m)
    Drop 65 ft (20 m)
    Length 2,050 ft (620 m)
    Max speed 48 mph (77 km/h
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    Happy Thursday

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    Explore # 288 - 8/14/08
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    1. ~ ♥ Maral ♥ ~ [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      Nice capture Michael ~ got dizzy just looking at it .. lol .. hope all is well ! Not looking forward to Monday morning traffic either !! grrrr ~

    2. DMF Photography 80 months ago | reply

      As has been said, AWESOME timing. It looks like a metallic wave. Also, getting something this good with a point-and-shoot goes to show it's the eye - not the camera.

    3. famkefonz 80 months ago | reply

      You are invited to post this Remarkably Fascinating Shot in:

      Golden Aardvark Award
      Golden Aardvark Award

    4. Nature Photos by Scott 80 months ago | reply

      Fantastic!!!! My Favorite Park, I grew up in Michigan. Went there 3 or 4 times a summer.
      I was just there a few years ago, The best Rollercoasters anywhere!!!!

    5. perdom 79 months ago | reply

      I have been seeing this picture but I didn't have time to put a comment. Now, I came back to say that this is spectacular! Great Job!

    6. Benji Pla 79 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!!!Nice capture!!

    7. Red All Over 79 months ago | reply

      I've recently bought the same Panasonic that you used to take the picture and I've been a little disappointed with the picture quality at times. But now I've seen this I'm excited because I'm thinking it must just be me since this photograph is excellent!

    8. creed_400 77 months ago | reply

      A classic since 1976!!

    9. eternity_ 76 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot!
      I also have a picture of The corkscrew from when i visited! :)

    10. m.carterr5 [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Coaster Enthusiasts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Andrew 94 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Cedar Point Amusement Park, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. <3Ashley 65 months ago | reply

      great shot!

    13. chelsea.majoros* 55 months ago | reply

      I love riding on the corkscrew! such a fun ride!

    14. Ryan Leemhuis Photography 41 months ago | reply

      Great angle, good work!

    15. ferchoron 33 months ago | reply

      Nice perspective!! i love it!! i worked there =)

    16. thomas23 22 months ago | reply

      Wow....well done!!

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