Flamingo Land's classic double looping corkscrew rollercoaster.
|Theme Park||Flamingo Land|
|Closed||29 October 2011|
|Model||MK-1200 Corkscrew with Bayerncurve|
|Max Speed||40 mph|
Following a few years at Spanish City Amusement Park in Whitley Bay between 1983 and 1989, Corkscrew arrived at Flamingo Land for the 1990 season.
The ride was one of the first inverting corkscrew rollercoasters in the UK, with Alton Towers' Corkscrew having opened in 1980. It was designed by Arrow Dynamics and manufactured by Vekoma.
Corkscrew's lift hill would take riders up to a height of 75ft above Flamingo Land for some views over the Yorkshire skyline, before the train descended the first drop and navigated through the double corkscrew inversions.
The ride remained at the park until 2011 and, unlike at Alton Towers, retained its original Arrow trains. This may be one of the reasons that Flamingo Land's Corkscrew felt much smoother than Alton's, especially in the latter years.
The Corkscrew queueline
Two Vekoma coasters side-by-side: Corkscrew interacts with Velocity
Corkscrew's track seen from Flamingo Land's cable car
Corkscrew's original Arrow train
One of the trains off the track for maintenance