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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Satans Hockey » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:14 pm

Fantastic report, definitely going to try to get back to Carowinds next year.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:44 pm

Great report, Jarmor...thank you!

I REALLY like what Carowinds has done in the past few years. The heritage theming, Fury, local-flavor food festivals, water park expansion, new hotel and now another really awesome looking, unique coaster.

Okay, sign me up for another trip to visit family in Charlotte next year! :b
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby John Peck » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:27 am

Awesome, Jarmor! Thanks a bunch!

After seeing the ride pad go in for what looks very much to be the Flyers, does anyone think that they could be up and running by Haunt or Winterfest? I can't tell though if a control shed has been started or not. I'm not making a trip this year, I'm just looking for opinions.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby wsixflags » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:29 pm

could there be the return of Woodstock Gliders?
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:37 pm

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:05 pm

So Copperhead Strike, was that a launch over a hill? If so what a 180 from not so long ago when it seemed every ride had trimmed hills, imagine if we now launch over them.
Looks like a fun ride, I already had Carowinds slated for 2019 but now its deff happening.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby carowindsman » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:35 pm

Fury325 Golden ticket

Carowinds’ Fury 325 named Best Steel Coaster by Amusement Today

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:47 am

carowindsman wrote:Fury325 Golden ticket

Carowinds’ Fury 325 named Best Steel Coaster by Amusement Today

Anyone else not know this already happened? :lol:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 am

On Saturday the park provided a construction tour of Copperhead Strike's progress.
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But first, let's check out some of the SCarowinds decor. I think this area is inspired by Sweeney Todd as it is called "fleet street"
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In the area near Fury 325, it seems to be a scrape yard of sorts . . .
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In the County Fair, they have a new pirates theme scare zone.
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Ok, lets get this tour going . . .
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In case you forgot.
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First stop, a large, familiar concrete pad. No more was said as to what will inhabitat it but I have a good Idea.
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Looking out at the site of Copperhead Strike. The coaster will sit on a hill so you should get some good shots from the entrance to Blue Ridge Junction.
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There will be a path somewhere around here.
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This were, I cant remember, lets just call them coaster buttplugs.
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I think this will get a face lift. . .
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As we walk around, you get to see who is responsible for erecting the coaster.
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Hi Intimidator!
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And for your viewing pleasure, supports.
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Well that's it. I will leave you with another view of Fleet Street . . .
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:00 pm

So, Im making a trip home for Thanksgiving, and since I always need a layover in Charlotte I always check Carowinds.
It seems they actually are open for limited hours for "winter fest" including one day from 2 - 10 :O
Anyone been here for this winterfest/know what it is? Is the full park open? I can handle cool weather but am unsure if I should bite the bullet and finally go this year, when the park may not be crowded at all (?) or wait till next year when itll be warmer and the new coaster is open
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