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Filming Arrow History at Silverwood in Idaho

Posted By Kristopher M. Rowberry, Thursday, July 9, 2015

 

Filming Arrow History at Silverwood in Idaho - June 30th, 2015



After the incredible hospitality that was shown to us at Lagoon Park in Utah (and for that matter, at every park we visited in the past three weeks) we figured that would be it.

Boy, were we wrong.

First off, what a surprise we were in for upon entering Silverwood. This park is stunningly beautiful, clean and oozes quality (If quality can ooze).

The reason we were here – ironically at the end of our journey – was for the start of Arrow’s foray into inversions, with the venerable and famous Corkscrew.

After meeting our contact Mark at the park, we made it inside and began setting up for POV and b-roll footage of the ride.

How refreshing to find a park that not only knows the history behind their rides, but embraces that history. To think, this ride once stood in Mountain View, CA, only to be purchased by the Knott family, and now lives it’s life out here in Idaho.

Only in America.

There’s no mincing words – the ride is old. It FEELS old. It rattles more than other corkscrews (it was the first after all) but the park it lives in now is committed to keeping the ride around for many years to come (as you’ll find out in the documentary).

We also learned that on this trip, when people invite you to do things in parks, you never say no. In this case, the park gave us the opportunity to walk the log flume lift hill and get this shot.



Why is it significant? Because we also have this shot of the ride when it was in Mountain View.

Yeah. Mind blown.

What a perfect way to end the biggest chunk of filming for our documentary. It truly has gone FULL CIRCLE. Or maybe tubular steel, to be more appropriate…

  

(Photo: Robert Ingle)

  

(Photo: Robert Ingle)


(Photo: Robert Ingle)

- Kris Rowberry

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Tags:  Arrow  Arrow Development  Arrow Dynamics  Corkscrew  Corksrew silverwood  Knott's Berry Farm  Kris Rowberry  legacy of arrow  Mountain View  Nicholas Laschkewitsch  Robert Ingle  roller coaster documentary  Silverwood  Silverwood Theme Park  tubular steel 

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