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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:16 am

Running 2 trains on a Thursday in April sounds pretty sensible to me.

Cycling a hilariously ridiculous number of empty trains (sometimes for an hour plus) before opening the ride on any day where it's even remotely cold-ish is just a Carowinds thing. It's how they roll. I've never seen any other park cycle as many trains before they open a ride as they do.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 am

It's that time of year again, and it looks like I'll be visiting on the same weekend I did last year. This time I'll have more than 2 hours in the park, but I have a feeling I'll be sticking with Fury and Afterburn re-rides all day. :lol:

Naw, I think I'm going to try and check out the waterpark. I haven't had the opportunity to ride one of the 'wall' slides nor have I been on the rapids ride. I know I'll be back at Carowinds later this year, so I think this visit I'll check out some of the rides I haven't been on in years.

Oh and I guess I need that boomerang credit still.. :oops:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:02 pm

At long last! I return to ride my favorite coaster (for at least another couple of weeks! ;) ) Fury tomorrow! :airtime: Bringing my kids for their first time at the park as well! Weather looks beautiful, and I should be able to get a night ride in this time! Here's hoping everything goes smoothly!

Does anybody know whether you actually CAN get your guests in for the early ride time if you're a Passholder? I know it says you can't on the site, but you've always been able to at CP, so it'd be strange if it was a Carowinds exclusive restriction...
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby AndrewA86 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:32 am

Does anybody know whether you actually CAN get your guests in for the early ride time if you're a Passholder? I know it says you can't on the site, but you've always been able to at CP,


Hey, hold on a sec... I have NEVER been able to get guests in for early ride time at CP...

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:23 pm

Did you guys see this? Cedar Fair filed this in the US. My first thought was Carowinds!
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Here's a map of the Copperhead region:
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Cedar Fair parks within this range:
-Carowinds (Hmmm)
-Kings Dominion (Not likely for 2019)
-Dorney Park (lol)
-World's of Fun (just made it, but already has snake-themed Mamba)
-Kings Island (barely on the edge?)

Maybe the region doesn't matter, there's certainly no Diamond Back Rattlers in Ohio.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Afterburner » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:39 am

Considering how Cedar Fair seems to actually want to get back to a Carolinas theme for Carowinds, a copperhead theme makes a lot of sense. The name "Copperhead Strike" does feel a bit awkward, though.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:37 am

I’d honestly prefer just “copperhead” but at the end of the day the names of the rides don’t matter so much.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Afterburner » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:46 am

Yeah, especially since people would just end up shortening it to Copperhead anyway.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am

Afterburner wrote:Considering how Cedar Fair seems to actually want to get back to a Carolinas theme for Carowinds, a copperhead theme makes a lot of sense. The name "Copperhead Strike" does feel a bit awkward, though.




I agree. I feel like a lot of the ride names that CF and SF have been going with lately feel quite awkward. I guess its just a corporate thing.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:37 am

"Copperhead Strike" screams GCI to me, but we'll see. Trying not to get my hopes up, but a GCI at this park would be perfect.
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