Yes, it's always been at Michigan's Adventure. There is a strange story about the ride I remember reading once a while back concerning the ride. Back when the park was just a deer park called Deer Park Funland, the Jourden family wanted to start adding amusement rides. When they approached Arrow about building the Corkscrew in the late 70s, Arrow basically ignored them thinking that they couldn't afford to install it. Arrow was more interested in selling their new groundbreaking looping coasters to larger, more established parks. Somehow, the Jourdens were able to convince Arrow that they were serious, and the ride was finally sold to them. The ride became a huge hit for the park after it was installed in 1979, and eventually helped establish them as a regional amusement park.
Corkscrew has always been at MIA. It wasent used or any thing like that. But the Jourdens did convince arrow to let them get it. And im so happy they did. *** Edited 11/26/2006 11:32:08 PM UTC by Coasterkid85***
Again, it's only from a story I read a while back. My guess is that they just didn't take them seriously at first. Also, Arrow's schedule got dramatically busy after the debut of the first Corskscrew at Knott's Berry Farm in 1975. It seemed like several Arrow looping and non-looping designs were built during that decade, mostly to larger theme parks. They also were installing log flumes and other rides to many parks during this period as well, thus they're schedule may have been full for installations. I guess you could say that the 1970s through the 1980s were Arrows "golden years". *** Edited 11/26/2006 4:27:55 AM UTC by Brother Dave***
Corkscrew was indeed the first coaster for Deer Park Funland, later called Michigan's Adventure. It joined other larger parks like Knott's Berry Farm, Opryland, Myrtle Beach Pavilion (moved from nearby Magic Harbor), Geauga Lake, and Busch Gardens Tampa to get the same coaster (to name a few).
The park's second coaster was Wolverine Wildcat, added in 1988.
Zach's Zoomer wasn't added until 1994, making that actually the THIRD coaster added to Michigan's Adventure!