9 Amusement Rides That Changed the Industry (4)

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1968 – The Corkscrew Roller Coaster Opened at Knott’s Berry Farm in California

     This amusement ride was the first roller coaster of any kind to invert riders twice. The Corkscrew launched the industry into a new era of amusement rides. This roller coaster gave amusement enthusiasts a glimpse at what was now possible. The arms race had begun. Every few years a new roller coaster would open boasting that it now had the most inversions of any amusement ride in the world. The title of world most inversions was always short-lived. At the time this article was written The Smiler at Alton Towers in the United Kingdom held the record with 14 inversions!
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