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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 am

I am glad Copperhead Strike will operate during Winterfest next year. I think I read somewhere that Cedar Fair specifically requested that it be able to operate in colder temperatures, which I'm sure wasn't a problem for Mack since Helix and Blue Fire likely operate in temperatures much colder than the Carolinas experience anyway.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:53 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:I think I read somewhere that Cedar Fair specifically requested that it be able to operate in colder temperatures, which I'm sure wasn't a problem for Mack since Helix and Blue Fire likely operate in temperatures much colder than the Carolinas experience anyway.


:lol: Carowinds starts everything at or below 40 degrees anyway and they usually seem to keep the rides running even if it dips below that temperature later. Every coaster in the park has the ability to operate the majority of the time for Winterfest given the seasonal averages even if they do decide to follow their existing guidelines. They don't run the coasters because they don't want to run them. I've heard this rumor too but this supposed request seems mostly unnecessary.

That said, I'm glad they're running Copperhead Strike. Hopefully they don't pull a BGW and swap something out (like Afterburn).

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:55 pm

^ I can see that happening since it is on a dead end and it wasn't much (if anything) back there.

Due to the ride lines, its painfully obvious that they need something to spread the crowds out of the lines. Upon reflecting back, I think all the flat rides were actually open. With the demographic of the crowd I saw, I don't know if even opening up some more coasters would even help since I saw more families with kids who weren't tall enough for some of them (the coasters).

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby dorneyparkrules » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 pm

The 2019 operating hours are now up! https://www.carowinds.com/explore/calendar-and-hours
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:43 am

As these parks continue to release their calendars I continue to be surprised by the fact that nobody is willing to push that insanely-profitable Haunt season out to the next weekend (especially with Halloween being so late in the week).

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Postby ScreaminNewEngland » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:28 am

^ Keep in mind that small window between Haunt and Winterfest that they have to take down all the halloween props and replace them with millions of lights.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:46 am

Cedar Fair has made it incredibly clear that they don't mind putting up Christmas decorations during Haunt. Kings Dominion's terrifying haunt event was a winter f*cking wonderland of holiday cheer when we were there. :lol:

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:54 am

^Yup. Windseeker was closed at Scarowinds, as they had already strung the lights on it for Winterfest.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:02 am

I think getting a head start on putting up lights is one thing during haunt since when they're off they're not really noticeable especially in the dark but giant ornaments, trees, wreathes I mean doesn't really look great next to things themed to death and horror :lol:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:but giant ornaments, trees, wreathes I mean doesn't really look great next to things themed to death and horror :lol:


They have made it abundantly clear that they don't care, didn't they put a skull on the big pixel-mapped tree or something last year? :lol:

Also, it was more of a general observation that wasn't just about Carowinds. Six Flags doesn't seem to be doing it either and we KNOW they don't care. I'm sure there's a reason for it but it seems weird to me since Haunt is such a cash cow.

Edit: Yeah, this picture was taken during Scarowinds (source: Carowinds Connection).
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