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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:14 pm

coasterbill wrote:Glad they ran it yesterday. We heard that it was closed all day Saturday and the park closed early due to the terrible 50 degree weather with abundant sunshine. We were laughing pretty hard from the Nitro queue when we saw that.


I was in Charlotte all day Saturday (no Carowinds this trip). The wind was pretty high most of the day. I found a weather report that said gusts were up to 10 mph Saturday at Charlotte Douglas. I call BS. I was outside and walking a lot of the day and I would guess the gusts were more like 20-25+ mph.

I worked off of boom lift equipment for many years and we grounded all of our aerial work at 25 mph winds.

Not sure what the guidelines are for Fury, but Saturday was a blustery day in the Queen City.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:58 pm

hoppedup wrote:I would guess the gusts were more like 20-25+ mph.

Wow, I hope nobody died.

... this park is a parody of itself sometimes. :lol:

You're talking about wind gusts that would MAYBE, POSSIBLY close a typical Sky Ride.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:51 pm

I know Fury is always hauling ass when it hits the trim brake, so I guess those kinds of wind would not be an issue.

Have we subpoeanaed the records from Fury's anemometer yet? :lol:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:17 pm

I mean, it doesn’t really matter in the end. Carowinds is gonna Carowinds. Moral of the story is that I won’t go there unless it’s summer or I’m in the area anyway. I’ll probably keep laughing at them though.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:14 pm

But if you go when it's a "cold" 50 degrees, you can laugh at all the people who think it's too cold to ride Fury in the front row.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:40 pm

coasternut79 wrote:A few pics from the last official operating day before Winterfest:


Fury looks so gorgeous in those photos! I hope Kings Island gets a giga coaster some day.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:32 pm

DBru wrote:Fury looks so gorgeous in those photos! I hope Kings Island gets a giga coaster some day.


:lol:

At least the world's tallest and fastest hyper coaster isn't a bad consolation prize.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:30 pm

So we’ve been informed by the bartender that the park no longer has beer jail, but ONLY on the South Carolina side of the park. Get it together, North Carolina :lol:

(Yes, this is an actual, honest-to-god, insane rule :lol: )
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

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