Oldest Operating Arrow Looper

Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:17 AM
With the demise of Orient Express, it's got me wondering what is the oldest operating Arrow looper?
------------------
Nashville needs a theme park!
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:25 AM
With a quick check of rcdb.com I believe the oldest Arrow Custom Looper is Corkscrew at Cedar Point.

------------------
Josh
CCI here I come!
"It all started with a Mouse" - WED

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:28 AM
Where would the one at Camden Park fit into this? I'm not sure where it was before it came to Camden Park, but it's been there a good while.
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:31 AM
Well, considering Camden doesn't have an operating Arrow looper...

-Nate (who notes that the true oldest Arrow looper is now at Silverwood)
*** This post was edited by coasterdude318 11/1/2003 3:33:49 PM ***

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:40 AM
Ah, yes...Operating. A small detail, but, yes, harrrumph, not to be ignored. Guess I should stick to my football game here unless I can pay better attention to the wordings.
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 10:48 AM
It's not Corkscrew at Cedar Point. That doesn't count relocated coasters. The Canobie Corkscrew at Canobie Lake Park opened in 1975 at Old Chicago as The Chicago Loop. Corkscrew at Cedar Point opened in 76'. If you mean continually operated than I guess Corkscrew at Cedar Point would be the one but the oldest I think is Canobie's Corkscrew. Unless you can find one older of course.

------------------
1-S:RoS @ SFNE
2-Boulder Dash
3-Yankee Cannonball
*** This post was edited by SFNE Dude 11/1/2003 3:49:27 PM ***

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 11:18 AM
The oldest Arrow looper would be the first arrow looper. The Corkscrew at Silverwood was the first modern coaster to go upside down. This ride was originally at Knott's Berry Farm. Of course, I take Arrow looper to be any arrow ride that goes upside down. If you are strictly speaking of verticle loops, then I am not sure.
------------------
"Every day is a bad day on Hollywood and Vine!"
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 11:42 AM
How bout lochness monster the first looping arrow with inter connected loops. deffenitly built before the oreint express.
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 12:02 PM
Oldest Arrow currently operating with inversions: Corkscrew, Silverwood [opened as Corkscrew at Knotts in 1975].

Oldest Arrow *with a loop* operating: Corkscrew, Cedar Point [opened in 1976].

There's your answer.

mOOSH
------------------
The only 2004 Wood Coaster Calendar still available, plus holiday & all-occasion cards. All at S&D Greetings.

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 5:08 PM
SFWoA's Double Loop opened in '77 and was the first to feature back to back loops.

Is there any Arrow loopers left out there that have back to back loops?

Moosh is right with the oldest Arrow loopers/corkscrew

------------------
Zero g Network
*** This post was edited by shaggszgn 11/1/2003 10:09:35 PM ***
*** This post was edited by shaggszgn 11/1/2003 10:12:57 PM ***

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 5:30 PM
The Demons(SFGAm, PGA), the Great American Scream Machine (SFGAdv) and Viper (SFMM) certainly have back-to-back loops. I'm sure there must be others...
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 5:35 PM
(SF)Great American: And Carowinds too. Carolina Cyclone. First coaster to break the 4 inversion barrier, 1980. Only to be followed by Viper at SFDL in 1981.

------------------
The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 6:01 PM
Duh! Where has my mind gone today. I've ridden anther coaster with back to back loops many times, which is Vortex at PKI.

------------------
Zero g Network

+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 7:43 PM
So since Cedar Fair owns both WOF and CP, how likely do you think it is that Corkscrew at CP is soon to go? Sure Corkscrew is sort of an icon for the park with the inversions over the midway, but then again OE was sort of an icon for WOF with the interlocking loops and the first boomerang "Kamikaze Kurve" element. Are Corkscrew's days numbered?
------------------
Nashville needs a theme park!
+0
Saturday, November 1, 2003 7:49 PM

The Jet Coaster said:
(SF)Great American: And Carowinds too. Carolina Cyclone. First coaster to break the 4 inversion barrier, 1980. Only to be followed by Viper at SFDL in 1981

Actually it was one of several coasters to break that record in 1980. The Turn of The Century clones at the Great Americas also re-opened that year with two Back to Back Vertical Loops, in additon to there Corkscrews. Of course, they were then renamed The Demon. And, I'm sure they opened earlier in the year than the Cyclone did as well.

Carolina Cyclone is also a mirror image of Turn of The Century/Demon. Meaning that it follows the same layout, only on opposite sides. It is obvious Arrow almost made that layout a catalog design.

------------------
"The Mountain Slidewinder. Voted The #1 Non-Rollercoaster Ride in America Amusement Business Magazine, 1991"
*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 11/2/2003 12:55:34 AM ***

+0
Monday, November 3, 2003 4:49 AM
mOOSH: I had completely forgotton about Silverwood's Corkscrew being the original Knott's ride! I guess that happens when a park acquires two kick-a** wooden coasters!

------------------
-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

+0
Monday, November 3, 2003 5:47 AM
Viper and GASM also have back-to-back loops.

------------------
A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

+0
Monday, November 3, 2003 8:01 AM
Shockwave at SFGAm HAD back to back loops. First Multilooper as well I believe

------------------
I am one.
I am Turbo.
Top Thrill in the front row... anything else is lame
X...Whoa

+0
Monday, November 3, 2003 8:06 AM
However, according to RCDB, SFWoA's Double Loop is the only one that features back to back loops as it's only inversions. Together with Nessie, they are the only two that have exclusivley loops for inversions.

Later,
EV
-----
"Everybody has desperate days of quiet questioning.
Everybody has times when they feel like they don't fit in."
- Color Theory, So Many Ways, 2001

+0
Monday, November 3, 2003 8:31 AM
First "mega-looper" was Vortex. I'm defining "mega-looper" as giant drop, 6+ inversions.

------------------
A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...