Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Corkscrew, a roller coaster at Cedar Point. (The minimum height to ride is 48 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
The first coaster in the world to go upside down three times. Designed by Arrow Dynamics, it was built in 1976. It features an airtime hill, a vertical loop and a double corkscrew that turns riders directly over the midway.
I'm a sucker for coasters with inversions built in the 70s and 80s. I know this ride is ultra-tame but it's one of my favorites! A little uncomfortable though. - Raymond Ass
This is a corkscrew coaster that's actually better than the traditional ones because others lack a loop. It may be pretty rough but it's so short it's actually bearable. Ride it if you really want to but it's not a must ride at all. - Bradley Keith
Rode 8/29/2012 - It is a classic. Great little pop of airtime over the bunny hill. This is a great ride to introduce people to going upside down. It is an Arrow coaster so expect some roughness, but that is part of the fun! If line is over 15 minutes come back later. - Jeff K
This ride hurts really bad and I would only consider it to people have never gone upside down on a roller coaster before. - Shayne Nissen
I hated it. It just hurt. I found the corkscrews to be the best Part unlike most. I had no idea that a hill can be that rough. The worst is the loop. It has lots of whiplash. Not fun. 3/10 - Edward Morgan
I thought this was really scary when I first rode it in 1979! Today, not so much. Still, it's a classic. I found the tight loops put some pressure on my lower back, which I didn't enjoy. 4/10 - Roger S
The only thing that makes Corkscrew any better than Shockwave @ SF Over Texas is the corkscrew over the midway. A pretty good ride though. Intensity: 5.5/10 - Will Gibson
Ride in the back. Me and my cousin rode in the front and noticed that half of the drop was very slow and sped up half way through the drop. The second corkscrew was kind of rough and the ride was way too short. Dont ride if the line is more than 15 minutes long. Another tip, ignore the signs that say how long the line takes. 4/10 - Steven D
Too rough for me. I experienced a lot of headbanging and actually had a bruise on my back from the seat. Usually doesn't have a long line, but it isn't worth waiting more than 5 minutes to ride. - Jamie Bennish
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