Original Arrow Corkscrews?

Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:02 PM
Other that the obvious coasters named Corkscrew, what are some of the Arrows left from the Corkscrew building spree?
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:06 PM
The Steamin' Deamon at The Great Escape is an original Arrow corkscrew type coaster... it was originally built in 1978.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:12 PM
There are many in Japan, and also the one at Michigan Adventures is an original...same with the one at Idlewood in Idaho.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:16 PM
There's the Demon at Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, CA.  It was built in 1976.  Incidently, it was my first coaster ride, back in 1980 or so.

 

Chris

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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 4:18 PM
BGT's Python was from 1977, probably is not long for the park, or even ths state, maybe the continent.  I hope someone else gets it, should BGT give in to its lack of ridership.  It's pretty smooth compared to the ones I've ridden of similar age...The one at Silverwood in Idaho I beleive was "the original" at KBF if I remember right, from 1975.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 7:29 PM
Your right.....Silverwood's IS the very first looping coaster since the early 1900's. It originally operated at Knott's when it opened in '75.

There are numerous corkscrew models, and a visit to www.rcdb.com will turn up tons. You'll notice that around 1978 or 79 they offered the models with two large cylindrical loop supports instead of the webbing.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 9:56 PM
Kinda off topic in a way, but I have always loved the way the "webbing" on early Arrow loopers/corkscrews looks.  To me, its much more pleasing to the eye than the steel cylinders that support just about every inversion on every steel coaster nowadays.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2001 10:06 PM
The coaster that now resides at Canobie Lake park(Canobie Corkscrew) debuted as the Chicago Loop at Old Chicago in 1975.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 12:58 PM
Chitown, you beat me to it!

Another one is CP's corkscrew. Debuted the same year as Revolution, and I belive it was the first coaster to contain a vertical loop and corkscrews.

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 1:07 PM

cmiesen said:
There's the Demon at Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, CA.  It was built in 1976.  Incidently, it was my first coaster ride, back in 1980 or so.

Chris



Acually, SFGAm's was built in '76 as the Turn of the Century. Then re-themed to be Demon in '80. While Marriot rethemed TOTC, they built PGA's Demon in 1980. Possibly the reason you rode it after 1980?
 

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Thursday, September 6, 2001 2:59 PM
The one at Knott's was the first.  All others were second.
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Thursday, September 6, 2001 7:28 PM

ARROW GUY said:
Your right.....Silverwood's IS the very first looping coaster since the early 1900's. It originally operated at Knott's when it opened in '75.
There are numerous corkscrew models, and a visit to www.rcdb.com will turn up tons. You'll notice that around 1978 or 79 they offered the models with two large cylindrical loop supports instead of the webbing.
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Just to correct you:  Corkscrew @ knotts was the first modern ride to invert riders, Revolution at SFMM was the first looping coaster.

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