ROLLER COASTER PICTURES: 125 Years of Thrills

ROLLER COASTER PICTURES: 125 Years of Thrills
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First Roller Coaster With Multiple Loops

In 1975 the Corkscrew at California's Knott's Berry Farm quite literally turned the roller coaster world upside down. It was the first tubular steel coaster to turn riders upside down and the first coaster of any kind with two loops.

Though six- or seven-loop coasters are now common, riders still thrill to the original, though far from its original home--the Corkscrew has been moved to Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho.
—Photograph courtesy Garry Whipple
 
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