Ride The Corkscrew Again . . . Almost

by Mike on February 8, 2008

in Anything Else,Rhode Island

This one’s for the Rhode Islanders. Like me, many of you have fond memories of Rocky Point, that cheesy amusement park from yesteryear. We will never taste chowda and clamcakes in the World’s Largest Shore Dining Hall, spit on the fat lady in the House of Horrors or be drenched by flume bacteria water ever again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go down memory lane every now and then.

Many of the park’s rides were auctioned off when the park was sold. One of the park’s main attractions, the Corkscrew, wound up in Seattle. Even more miraculously, some Rhode Islanders did too. Lucky for us, they filmed their ride on the relocated rollercoaster and now we can ride the corkscrew again, sort of.

As you watch the video, you’ll be amazed at the familiar sounds and how you will remember exactly where the turns and loops are.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan February 8, 2008 at 5:34 pm


I loved the Corkscrew back in the day! It wasn’t until later that I realized how small it was, and how fast the ride was. Yet the lines were always crazy.

So they took a 25 year old seaside roller coaster, sent it across the country, repainted it, and put it back together for local consumption?

Now THAT’S a scary ride!


Chris February 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Except for the loop, it looks like the same Arrow Dynamics (fm’r roller coaster company that made other rides like Great American Scream Machine and Big Bad Wolf) corkscrew coaster at Canobie Lake Park and Busch Gardens Tampa.

Those two were great and I’m sure the RI Corkscrew was too.


Leave a Comment

You can use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Previous post:

Next post: