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The Corkscrew

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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Explore # 288 - 8/14/08

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