Question about Michigans adventure's corkscrew.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:39 PM
crazy horse's avatar I thought that arrow was (at the time) the only company that produced the log flume rides.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:49 PM
Sorry, I'm mistaken. I checked some resources that confirm that the Geauga flume is indeed an Arrow flume built in 1972.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 1:48 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar Yes. Corkscrew is michigan's adventure's first coaster. It ran great for several years, and back when it was Deer Park funland, there was hardly ever a line to ride. It was also right at the end of the old main midway, So, you didn't have to walk very far to get to it. The Spider was located where the coasters cafe sits.

This was also back when the park was still filled with big old trees. So, it was a great looking coaster when it first opened. But, After the trees fell, it just looked horrible. And, was pretty much the only ride in that spot for years!

If you went back in time, you would not believe what a dump the park was before Cedar fair purchased it. *** Edited 1/9/2007 6:49:53 PM UTC by Timber-Rider***

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 1:56 PM
CPLady's avatar The park wasn't a "dump" before Cedar Fair purchased it. Maybe it wasn't as popular before Shivering Timbers was built, but it was NOT a dump.

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 2:43 PM
Anybody know the story with that kooky spine section, just after the short footer in this pic?

http://www.rcdb.com/ig218.htm?picture=4

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 3:13 PM
Some of you might be interested to know that MA's corkscrew was the only one of those clones to have the corskcrews supported by only the spine of the track. I believe it was also the first Arrow coaster to use this type of support. All of the other similar corkscrew models were supported by a steel arch. Arrow then starting using this method of supporting loops and corkscrews by only the spine of the track on their larger coasters.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig178.htm?picture=1

http://www.rcdb.com/ig218.htm?picture=5

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 4:28 PM
Does anyone have any pictures of the park back when there were the trees? Also, what is with that weird spine under the corkscrew, it looks mis-shaped...
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Tuesday, January 9, 2007 7:37 PM
The Corkscrew got a sweet new paint job when Cedar Fair bought the park so now it looks a lot better than it used to with the all white track and supports, but now the tracks orange and yellow with red track.It looks better now!!!
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