Corkscrew at MIA

Monday, July 30, 2001 10:42 AM
I ran into this picture the other day looking for wallpaper,and this pic looks a lot like the Corkscrew at MiA, but I'm not sure, what do you think?
http://www.webshots.com/photos/013095.html
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Monday, July 30, 2001 10:56 AM
That sure looks like it.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 11:30 AM
Doesn't it though? I wish they would use more descriptive captions at Webshots, letting you know exactly where the photo was taken. Unfortunately, I haven't been to MIA in over 10 years, so I really can't remember any more than the layout looks right.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 12:01 PM
Dunno about that one.....The station looks really odd (more like a fake rock) than what it looks like in real life. It could be....but maybe not.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 12:15 PM
That has got to be the old Geauga Lake corkscrew. Ahh I can still remember back when corkscrew was the biggest thing in the coasting industry and Geauga Lake. We had one of the originals
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Monday, July 30, 2001 12:26 PM
What ever happened to the Geauga Lake Corkscrew? Where is it now?

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Monday, July 30, 2001 1:10 PM
Too much grass. It's not the MA corkscrew.
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Monday, July 30, 2001 1:11 PM
That's the MIA one, I've seen that in pictures of it before...

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Monday, July 30, 2001 1:24 PM
It isn't the MiA one, The MiA Corkcrew has a big white building as it's station. That isn't MiA's Corkscrew's station in the picture...

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Monday, July 30, 2001 2:25 PM
NOPE IT'S NOT MIA's

First, it's Geauga Lakes.
1) MIA built theirs in 1979, the year after the large sweeping brace supports (holding the inversions up) were discontinued
2) Look in the background off to the right, you can see the BLUE monorail train and next to it the Matterhorn
3) Geauga lakes was white (factory paint) when first installed
4) The Geauga lake Corkscrew is at a Park called MGM Dizzee World in India and re-named "Roller Coaster"

www.mgm-india.com/dizzeeworld
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Monday, July 30, 2001 5:21 PM
Thanks john!

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Monday, July 30, 2001 6:42 PM
Ladies and Gentlmen the always-informative John Peck! Round of applause for the man!

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, August 3, 2001 1:53 AM
Shucks! Im blushing!
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Friday, August 3, 2001 4:58 AM
I don't know about Geauga Lake. I know it was all black. I never remember it being white, though I'm not sure John. It might be the one that was at the Grand Ole' Opry Amusement Park (now defunct). I was there around 1986-87. I remember it had the same layout as Geauga Lake's version and it was white. Plus, that park had beautiful landscaping from what I remember. Geagua Lake never did.
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Friday, August 3, 2001 6:23 AM
That is WITHOUT A DOUBT the Geauga Lake Corkscrew. I had a season pass there when I was a kid, and that was my favorite coaster. There is no doubt in my mind that is Geauga Lake.

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Friday, August 3, 2001 6:26 AM
It wouldn't be right if it didn't say this...

SAVE THE STATION!!! :)

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
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Friday, August 3, 2001 8:41 AM
You know what would be a real trip? If Cedar Fair actually decided to keep the station! Are the dimensions the same as a boomerang? I wouldn't be surprised if they replaced the old Corkscrew with a new boomerang...

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, August 3, 2001 9:22 AM
Both Corkscrew and Double Loop were installed as white coasters. It wasent until 80 or 81 when both got painted "Funtime Black' (along with the Viper at Darien Lake, though I don't know what color it was to begin with, but since it was installed in 82, I assume it was black)

The Opryland Corkscrew is sitting in pieces at the Old Indiana Parking Lot.

I also got my reinstallation information from www.rcdb.com. (credit is due there)

It would be a trip to see a Boomerang use the Corkscrew station at MIA, though I think the Boomerang station is straight as opposed to the Corkscrew station which angles down slightly to allow the train to move on its own when the brakes are released....So, you would have to level out the floor, anyway.......WHEW!
*** This post was edited by john peck on 8/3/2001. ***
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Friday, August 3, 2001 8:03 PM
um, this might not have anything to do with the topic, but its not worth starting a new thread, but is Geauga Lake pernounced "jug" lake or ge-a-ga? ive heard em both, and im confused.

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Friday, August 3, 2001 8:46 PM
I've always heard it "Ge-aw-ga." Whether that's right or not, I'll let others (Ohioans, specifically ;)) decide.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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