Corkscrew Review

For today's review, we'll be going back in time to my visit to Toshimaen to review Corkscrew. Yep. Just an ordinary Arrow Corkscrew. Once you got in the cars and pulled down the OTSRs, you were off. After a small dip and turn, we began to climb up the lifthill. As you climbed the lifthill, you got a lovely view of Toshimaen, its water park, and the surrounding neighborhoods. But before you could say anything else, you went into the turnaround and down the drop. The drop wasn't too bad. Just a typical Arrow Drop. Then you dipped up and went through another turn. Still nothing special. Don't expect any laterals over here. Then you rolled through two corkscrews. The corkscrews were all right. I mean, they weren't any better than your typical ordinary corkscrews, but at least they didn't hurt. So consider that to be good news. We then go through a big turn and into the brake run. I'm sorry, but I find the Arrow Corkscrews to be a boring ride simply because they don't do much. Just drop, turn, corkscrews, brakes. Vekoma has a MUCH better standard corkscrew model. While I can respect the standard Arrow Corkscrew layout for being the coaster layout to have proper inversions (Not counting those death traps in the early 1900s that pulled 14 Gs). But yeah, by todays standards, it's just really boring. But hey, at least it wasn't painful like the horrible clone at Michigan's Adventure. Well, it's gone. And I'd be lying if I said that I'm sad that this ride no longer exists.


Location: Toshimaen

Opened: 1979

Died: August 31, 2020

Built by: Arrow

Last Ridden: November 15, 2018

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.

Canobie Lake Park

Michigan's Adventure

Nagashima Spaland


Corkscrew Photos