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.
    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

    Happy Thursday

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    Explore # 288 - 8/14/08

    iCamPix.Net, MrClean1982, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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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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