Corkscrew (Valleyfair)

Corkscrew (Valleyfair)
Corkscrew (Valleyfair).jpg
First drop and the first inversion (the loop)
Location Valleyfair
Coordinates 44°47′59″N 93°27′23″W / 44.799611°N 93.456272°W / 44.799611; -93.456272Coordinates: 44°47′59″N 93°27′23″W / 44.799611°N 93.456272°W / 44.799611; -93.456272
Status Operating
Opened 1980
Type Steel
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Track layout Out and Back
Lift/launch system Chain-lift
Height 85 ft (26 m)
Length 1,950 ft (590 m)
Max speed 50 mph (80 km/h)
Inversions 3
Capacity 1300 riders per hour
Max G force 3.5
Height restriction 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)
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Corkscrew is the name of a roller coaster at Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota featuring one vertical loop and two corkscrews. Built in 1980, Corkscrew was planned to reflect the design of its sister roller coaster Corkscrew at Cedar Point. It is notably one of the first roller coasters to feature a double corkscrew, as well as a vertical loop. The only differences are the addition of a finale helix and the omission of the camelback before the loop. Until the hypercoaster Wild Thing (the fifth highest and fastest roller coaster in the world at the time it opened in 1996), Corkscrew was the only outdoor all-steel roller coaster in Minnesota. Corkscrew is currently the only roller coaster at Valleyfair with inversions.

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