So as promised, I'm back to do a Photo TR of CAROWINDS!
(If you don't like to read my little stories, scroll down NOW!)Pt. 1
So, a little backstory, to explain why I would drive 9 hours to visit Carowinds. I mean I LOVE Afterburn, but the only major attraction they've added since my last visit was Intimidator. Being that I'm an Intamin fanboi, AND I'd ridden Intimidator305 4 weeks prior, Intimidator232 really wasn't high up on my list... BUT destiny/fate/chance/whatever had other ideas.
My girlfriend and I have been restoring our bedroom, in a classic victorian house built in 1902. Trying to get period-correct furnishings, we bought a hand-carved mahogany head/foot board for our bed. The problem is that the head/foot boards were for a bed size that doesn't exist anymore. From what the man at the local antique store told me, there used to be a common bed size that people now call 3/4 size, he says this is because its 3/4 the size of a modern day queen bed. So anyways... WE NEED TO FIND A 3/4 BED!
So by CHANCE, her grandmother (filthy stinkin rich home designer) HAS a 3/4 bed i storage in her basement! Only problem, she lives 9 hours away in North Carolina. So we get ready, borrow her other grandmother's SUV, hookup her dad's BUSTED ASS trailer, and set out! To make the trip worthwhile, ALISHA suggests we go to Carowinds! She's definitely my hot coaster mama now! ON TO THE Photo TR!
I had been to Carowinds once before, back when I was young, and my family vacations revolved around amusement parks I had picked out, LOVE MY PARENTS!
Although Afterburn kicks major ass, nothing else at the park really stuck in my memory from my youth. However, we had a lot of fun this visit.
The park seemed really well taken care of. The coasters all seemed to have a fresh-coat of paint, the buildings did too. There were also plenty of flowers/topiaries around the park, adding to the pleasant aesthetics. But the BEST looking part of the park... was that it was EMPTY! All summer long, Alisha and I have been getting soooo lucky, every park we've been to have been ghost towns, which I really dig. But there was ONE major downside, the heat
. I forget what the exact temperature was, but it was humid as F*** and it felt like we were on the SURFACE OF THE SUN!! Absolutely dreadful, this was seriously the ONLY time in my entire life that I have debated leaving an amusement park within an hour of arriving. It was a miserable time, until about 4 o'clock; a thunderstorm rolled in, and after passing in 45 minutes, the temperature was PERFECT. So the day ended on a strong note, aka night time Afterburn MARATHON! Anyways, heres comes the pics!
Well my computer is having difficulty continuing right now, so I'll post the rest, and do a review tomorrow! Hope you guys enjoyed part 1 of my Carowinds Photo TR!!!
Thanks for reading!