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 ------------- THIS IS THE VOICE OF KENNYWOOD.....
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.
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"
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.
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...
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. ***