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After an amazing 28 years of operation, the time has come to bid farewell to the UK's most iconic rollercoaster - The Corkscrew. Unveiled to a crowd of over 30,000 in April 1980, the ride has since carried over 43,449,840 guests through it's double helix. A special day of celebration will be held on Sunday 9th November, which will be the last ever day the Corkscrew will operate. Book now to avoid disappointment.

*Rides available on 9th November: Spinball Whizzer, Squirrel Nutty, Oblivion, Submission, Enterprise, Corkscrew, Rita - Queen of Speed, Marauder's Mayhem, Heave Ho, Runaway Mine Train, Duel, Nemesis, Air, Blade, Monorail. Note: Annual Pass holders receive entry to this event as part of their 12 month's unlimited entry.
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#1
Wondered when they would get round to pulling that down. It was good when I was 10 though!
#2
I remember riding it when it was back in Whitley Bay - must have been 20 years ago & it felt a bit past it then!
#3
Blimey! What a blast from the past! I remember spending hours queuing, riding, queuing, riding and was amazed by the ride! My how things have changed! The rides these days are amazing but I will remember the Corkscrew fondly!
#4
Where's the deal?
#5
termite
Where's the deal?


£20 entry
#6
termite
Where's the deal?


entry £20 adults, £10 kids:whistling:
#7
I remember riding it when it was back in Whitley Bay to, must be my age but it did not seam to rough back then, its very dated now, time to move on, air set the standard for smooth quality rides
#9
This was actually the most terrifying ride for me, as I almost fell out the bloody seat each time it went upside down.
#10
I went on it year after it was there and stood for ages waiting to get on but last year it felt like a rough ride showing it's age. But look at the wild mouse at Blackpool if you haven't got a bad back when you get off it your lucky. But still we go on them and will be next month lol.
#11
#12
i saw the corkscrew stuck in the loop a few years back, it was the week rita opened got a pic of it somewhere
#13
zAndy1
Expires today :roll:



you better be quick then
#14
Who scratched their name on the back of the seat? :whistling:
#15
God, it's my 28th birthday this month and I think to honour it I should get myself down there! Last chance to make my ears bleed being rattled in my all time fave, gutted. Think I'll ring the council tomorrow and ask them to reinstate a fairground in Morecambe starting with this!
#16
toonnufc
I remember riding it when it was back in Whitley Bay to, must be my age but it did not seam to rough back then, its very dated now, time to move on, air set the standard for smooth quality rides


Different ride. Same name. The one from Whitley Bay was moved to Flamingo Land at Malton. However Im being picky as both rides are identical.
#17
Still a great ride, went on it this year for the first time in about 10 years.
#18
When I first went in the early 80's there was a ride called the 'bob sleigh' which now has 3 rides in it place but that was a good ride I remember following my Uncle down who flew of at a bend he had to prove it wrong lol.
#19
Its one hell of a ride even after all these years :)
#20
I went to alton towers last month and the wait for the corkscrew was as long as it was for rita. Getting quite tatty and the cover where you get on the ride stank of mould. Still better than i thought it would be.:)
#21
Corkscrew. Total icon.
I was gutted when they stopped the black hole and will miss the jolty corkscrew ride.
#22
Siddy;3111788
When I first went in the early 80's there was a ride called the 'bob sleigh'.

that was my favourite ride at Alton Towers the first time we went - can't imagine why they shut it :whistling:http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/history/oldrides/coasters/alpine1.jpg
#23
darkovo
Who scratched their name on the back of the seat? :whistling:

Aint that vandalism? Anyway, it'll be a laugh, better than paying £32+ to get it and then £8 for fast track. Good deal, heat added :-) xx
#24
Yeah its probably about time for this ride to be replaced...its extremely rough and rattly.
#25
I was on the one in Flamingo Land on Wednesday (and at Alton Towers back in June) - classic ride, will be missed (although it probably won't be by those who got whiplash on it!)
#26
Deserves to be preserved!

Let's start a petition :thumbsup:

Allan
#27
Very Last Chance to ride Corkscrew ...before it falls down!
#28
Thanks for the picture of the Bob ride. Think about it now you'd have to strap in helmets on and thats the fun and risk gone lol.
#29
I knew this would happen as soon as they changed owner and to give a month's notice so most people won't be able to get up there is a disrespectful kick in the face.

They now have only Hexx that's unique. I'll be going to Thorpe Park in future, which doesn't have Alton's building restrictions, 50 mile walks to get anywhere and has much better rides now.

(And yes I'm aware Thorpe Park shares an owner)
#30
I haven't been to Alton Towers and doubt I'll make it this year. I have a Merlin Pass so will go next year but miss the corkscrew :(
#31
We were there last weekend and went on. I still love it. It shows how much rollercoasters have moved on though in the last 20 years.

It is definitely feeling it's age now though. Looking pretty rusty, very rattly and if you look it when it's running there is quite a lot of play in the rails these days. Still it will be a shame if it goes.
#32
This was aweful!

Im only 17 so i wouldnt have seen it when it was super technology but when i went on it about 2 years ago it did not feel safe and i also got whiplash each time it came out of the corscrew loops.

Not surprised they are getting rid of it, someone probably claimed for compo.
#33
i think some of the new ones are **** compared to this.. just my ipinion.
#34
andyfisher100
This was aweful!

Im only 17 so i wouldnt have seen it when it was super technology but when i went on it about 2 years ago it did not feel safe and i also got whiplash each time it came out of the corscrew loops.

Not surprised they are getting rid of it, someone probably claimed for compo.


that's the idea lol - proper ride! remember the raging bull then, hey what about the black hole, that was top, shame, real shame.
#35
Any idea what's going in it's place?
#36
neilc
that was my favourite ride at Alton Towers the first time we went - can't imagine why they shut it :whistling:http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/history/oldrides/coasters/alpine1.jpg


dang i was just about born then! that ride was at winsor safari park lol
#37
and what happened to the magic carpet? early 90s
#38
It was on my floor now its on my wall... Don't know how a magic carpet did that though............ :whistling:
banned#39
jakenjo
, hey what about the black hole, that was top, shame, real shame.


Yeah, i remember the time when it came off its rails and some poor sod died inside in the dark !!:?
#40
Mr Product
Yeah, i remember the time when it came off its rails and some poor sod died inside in the dark !!:?


'Some poor sod' a.k.a 'the person standing up whilst on the ride'

If you act like a toolbag on a ride then accept the consequences.

Fond memories of the corkscrew......and that swings ride next to it. I remember being stood under it when someone spewed & spattered everyone in a 10 metre radius. :-D

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