Python at Bush Gardens and Canobie Corkscrew.Same?

Friday, December 7, 2001 12:04 PM
well Python was one of the first arrow loopers and so was canoibie corkscrew. I have heard they are exactly the same?

are they the same and if you have ridden both which one is best, and what Busch Gardens park it Python located?

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled

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Friday, December 7, 2001 12:09 PM
Python is at BGT, and will probably not be long for the park.  Ridership is laughable (cry-able?).  If you want, you can re-ride til your ears bleed.  We go on weekdays, and even in the front, no need to leave.  Of course, you HAVE to feel sorry for the lonely ride-ops, which generally means at least two spins just to cheer them up a bit...
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Friday, December 7, 2001 12:15 PM
Having ridden Python and having just looked up photos of Canobie Corkscrew - I'd have to say the look to be the same. Although according to each ride's stats at RCDB they're not exactly the same. Close at least. Very similar probably.
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Friday, December 7, 2001 12:27 PM
The reason they are probably a little different was because the corkscrew at Canobie was originally indoors at the mall Old Chicago in Bollingbrook, IL.  But they both are standard Arrow Corkscrew layouts.  Anyone else have any other ideas?

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Friday, December 7, 2001 12:38 PM
Here's an interesting fact about these two coasters.

If you were to get a park brochure for Canobie and look at the picture of the corkscrew coaster.  It really is Python at BGT.  I'm not kidding.  I noticed this this past year when I went to the park.  The picture clearly shows Python and the credit at the bottom says photo courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa.  Kinda strange if you ask me, but it is clear when you see it. 

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Friday, December 7, 2001 1:07 PM
I do like how python is all hidden back in the trees and stuff. 
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Friday, December 7, 2001 3:32 PM
Lord Gonchar beat me to it! But I'll add that Canobie's (Chicago Loop) was built in '75, the same year as the first Corkscrew which runs at Silverwood. Python opened in '77. Other than that, the only difference is the amount of puke at the exit!
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Friday, December 7, 2001 6:45 PM
I've been on both and the Canobie Corkscrew was easily smoother.  They both are walk-on rides.  It goes by so fast that you have to ride it a few times to be satisfied.
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Saturday, December 8, 2001 9:42 AM
i always thought canobie corkscrew was smooth for its age
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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
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Saturday, December 8, 2001 3:58 PM

rollergator said:
Python is at BGT, and will probably not be long for the park.  Ridership is laughable (cry-able?).  If you want, you can re-ride til your ears bleed.  We go on weekdays, and even in the front, no need to leave.  Of course, you HAVE to feel sorry for the lonely ride-ops, which generally means at least two spins just to cheer them up a bit...
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same with flashback at SFMM (when it is open) they were so bored, i mean no one was on the ride except me, the only difference is that no matter how it makes the ride ops feel, you DO NOT want to ride twice ;)

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