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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:34 am

I saw a Carowinds commercial on my local station here in Greensboro, NC this morning. It was all about Camp Snoopy. I remember seeing ads on TV in this market for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Carowinds when I was a kid but can't remember seeing one in many years.

Planning to spend all day there Saturday and get my first coaster rides of 2018.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby TwistyTie » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:05 pm

Could it be an Intamin Blitz coaster? I know it’s been a while since Cedar Fair worked with Intamin, but it seems like the name would fit it perfectly...
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:11 pm

TwistyTie wrote:Could it be an Intamin Blitz coaster? I know it’s been a while since Cedar Fair worked with Intamin, but it seems like the name would fit it perfectly...

What's a Blitz coaster? :p

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:23 pm

^ I would . . . :p
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bobbie68 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:06 pm

Hi everyone! I am sorry to ask another how to tackle this park but could really use some advice. We are traveling back from Florida on a Saturday in June and will only have a few hours to hit a couple of rides. We are platinum holders with cedar point and want to take advantage of it. We only have about 4 hours in the park but we only want to ride Fury, Intimidator and Nighthawk. We want to ride Fury more times than the others.

I was wondering if the Platinum pass gets me early entry? If it does or not what is the best strategy for the park. We can be there for early entry or when the park opens. Is there a specific route to get to the rides you recommend? I know a lot of parks when they early entry have some sections roped off.

We are so excited to ride Fury the most. I appreciate all the help and thank you! :)

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 pm

^Be sure to ride Afterburn! That ride is not to be missed it is fantastic!
In my opinion El Toro and Intimidator 305 ride fairly and are free of material roughness.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:01 pm

There is ERT on Saturdays in June. 30 minutes early for Fury 325, Camp Snoopy, and water park.

Ride Fury 325 during ERT then hit Nighthawk as throughput is crap on that one. I also highly recommend Afterburn, it is indeed fantastic.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:17 pm

Here's your only acceptable schedule for the day:

Arrive early for ERT on Fury
At park open go directly to Nighthakw and get your ride on that garbage out of the way
Ride Intimidator since you're right there
Walk back to Afterburn and ride it, back row or bust
Head back over to Fury and re-ride it until you force yourself to leave

Caution: you will be tempted to ride Intimidator again on your way out since it's right by the exit. If you do, it will only make you want to walk all the way back to Fury again to make that your last ride. It's that good. You've been warned!

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby KIJester » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:24 pm

^This

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bobbie68 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:49 pm

Thank you everyone great advice! I would probably go back and do Fury again LOL! I love to end on my best ride at every park :)

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