Carowinds Discussion Thread

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Card » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:56 pm

CaptainUnknown wrote:Unfortunately, it's looking like my trip next week will be a wet one. High chance of thunder and rain my entire visit. So on a scale of Six Flags Great Adventure during Holiday in the Park to Six Flags Great Adventure in the Summer, how is the weather policy? I expect the high rides to shut down for lightning, but what rides shut down for anything more than a light drizzle?

Also, while I expect the magic seats on Intimidator/Fury to be the back, do any of the other coasters have magic seats? What seats are recommended--especially on Nighthawk/Hurler/Vortex?

From my experiences a few years back, I would honestly say that for those three - especially if you're anything like me - you will hate them no matter where you sit. Grab the coaster credits, then go ride something that's actually fun instead.

Oh yeah, and while Fury is amazing fun in both the front and back (that feeling of getting yanked over that first drop is UNREAL), I notice you also forgot to mention Afterburn, which I also like as a backseat ride. You'll know why when you get whipped like a muhvugga through that batwing.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:05 pm

Haven't ridden Vortex, but you should shoot for the front on any B&M Stand-Up. Also, keep your knees bent a little/crouch prior to the restraints locking so the "seat" stays a little lower. Don't ride like that, though- after it locks, stand up straight and lean forward a little. If you ride these defensively, you might enjoy them. They're really intense rides.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jonskinny12 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:06 am

It seems that most people on here say that Fury is a front seat ride. Maybe it had to do with riding the front seat on the first train of the day before it warmed up, but I greatly preferred the back to the front. That first drop in the back goes on forever. It's an amazing ride either way though.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:20 am

Ed Farmer wrote:Haven't ridden Vortex, but you should shoot for the front on any B&M Stand-Up. Also, keep your knees bent a little/crouch prior to the restraints locking so the "seat" stays a little lower. Don't ride like that, though- after it locks, stand up straight and lean forward a little. If you ride these defensively, you might enjoy them. They're really intense rides.

From my experience riding Vortex (a grand total of 1 time) I had kept my knees bent as one does on a stand up coaster, but the issue was bashing my head on the restraints. It was a just an unpleasant ride for my head.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Samuel » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Given Cedar Fair's efforts to address aging coasters and improve parks from within, is anyone else surprised that this new coaster is coming before a Vortex or Hurler transformation? And disclaimer: this isn't a complaint! I look forward to the new Mack; a unique coaster that spreads out the quality attractions in the park sounds good. But even if Hurler/Vortex are addressed next, they'll be a few years behind the other parks that moved on redos like Patriot, Rougarou, & Twisted Timbers.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:03 pm

On the Whyte Lightning poster in the park:

"Durable, dependable, guaranteed over 137 miles."

137 miles = 1 minute 37 seconds for the ride time?
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby defrocker » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:15 pm

There was recently a teaser that said something about a duration being 2:25 I think. I may be pulling that number out of nowhere but I seem to remember that being the case.

Also, 137 was seen at CP on the teaser poster for CW's dive coaster. Not sure if there's a connection or not.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby pproteinc » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:53 am

^ This is the most recent teaser off of there IG page.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Sven20 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:27 am

Ride time 2:27
Passengers 16 per train
Track length 3255ft
Inversions or launches 2 could be both as ICON has 2 launches and 2 inversions.

530?? Barn length or tunnel

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:49 pm

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