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Photo TR: Paramount's Carowinds Pre Season!

Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:04 pm

Today was filming for the B-roll for media day (wed) and also a dry run day. The best thing about it is that they invited the friends and family of the employees to participate in the dry run! All I have to say is PKI you better use the "voted best kids area" til the cows come home because I do forsee a change!
I think the park is being slick dubbing nick central as a "kids area" With rides like the flume, scooby the flyers, rocket power and the flying dutchman's revenge (unbelievable ride im not gonna spoil it for you guys!). I think I have found my fav section of the park. I was able to learn how to "snap" on my first go 'round and I think im hooked! I think im gonna have to be scraped off of the flyers and flying dutchman!

I really, REALLY want to thank the park for being so kind and open to us and let us "sample" the goods and give us all the latest. Even had a chance to talk to Dale Kaetzel who was very personable and wants us to "spread the word!" (which I am gonna do, trust me!". Natividad & Scott who are like our "fairly odd parents" always seems to come thru and renews all of our faith in carowinds and keeps the turnstiles turning!! They better becareful im gonna get use to comming to the park when its pratically empty!!

But other than that it was a great day and a pretty large crowd for the 3 hours it was open to the public!

Oh yeah, PKI thanks for the flyers and PCW thanks for the seastorm!
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The ride before everything was added. On that day it was running and it was thought that, that was the top speed...boy was I wrong!
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All the themeing has been added...
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I think I spelled that right...
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Just a shot looking into phase I of nick central
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For some reason I like this theming...
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Paramount's Carowinds Presents the world's first afro-american them park attraction!
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The "oddest" coaster around!
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The best regular (not counting the giant versions) flat going right now... lol lol
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Somebody brought an outfit. Lets hope for no wardrobe malfunction!
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Waiting to "blast off".
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Attaching the anti-snapping device!
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On location at bikini bottom!
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Just a shot of steal.....err BORG
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This is the support for the new hyp...(**gets dragged away from the pc by some men in black...**)
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Last edited by jarmor on Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:48 pm.

Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:18 pm

Nice pics! Thanks for posting the report!

--Robb "Carowinds is my 2nd favorite Paramount park behind PKD" Alvey

Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:28 pm

ANTI-SNAPPING DEVICE!!! Please do explain thanks. I hope they still snap like they did at PKI. I'll be down there next weekend. I hope that I am not disappointed.

Jonathan

Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:43 pm

I was just kidding about the anti-snapping device lol lol. It has a real good speed to it that made snapping very easy! Another thing that was very noticable was the characters. They were soo animated (as if they weren't before). Today they were dancing and playing w/ the guest! I tip my hat to anyone who is a character in the park because we generally dont give them the credit they are owed (unless its a groping tiger :P )
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