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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:13 am

carolinatycoon wrote: And people are talking about how newer rides to Carowinds are on the South Carolina side of the park. It doesn't mean Cedar Fair is showing favoritism to that state, hence the park address being "14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC".

It all bals down to it being cost effective when it comes to tax breaks and permits when building in SC. Thats why pretty much all major attractions, as of lately, have been built on the SC side...
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:46 am

It's sad that all the NC side has to offer is Carolina Cobra, Hurler, & Vortex, all of which are worse-than-average coasters. :lol: (And, there's Boomerang Bay, beat that SC!)
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby carolinatycoon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:56 am

I mean the rides are built where there is room. But some idiotic people think that CF is showing favoritism for South Carolina. Both states claim the park, but if it came down to it, the park is in North Carolina.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:02 pm

I think it's time for the federal government to step in and declare the park to be the "District of Carowinds" (or "DCW," for short). ;)
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:34 pm

Nice,let's see how long we have till vertical construction?then again,KD's tower parts arrived a while ago & so far nothing has gone up yet.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:24 pm

carolinatycoon wrote:I mean the rides are built where there is room. But some idiotic people think that CF is showing favoritism for South Carolina. Both states claim the park, but if it came down to it, the park is in North Carolina.


I don't think they are favoring SC. Though it's a bit too much of a coincidance that most of the new rides are in the SC side, though it might be just because of space and/or cheaper taxes in SC.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:18 am

Not so much taxes but easier to get permits approved. That was said by the park when asked why everything seems to be coming to the SC side...
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby megametal » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Wasn't Carolina Cobra on the NC side? As well as Ricochet? Technically, the park is 1/3 in NC and 2/3 in SC, so it would make sense to have most stuff in SC.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:43 pm

megametal wrote:Wasn't Carolina Cobra on the NC side? As well as Ricochet? Technically, the park is 1/3 in NC and 2/3 in SC, so it would make sense to have most stuff in SC.


Carolina Cobra & Ricochet are on the NC side.

Though, the 2 major coasters: Intimidator & Afterburn are in the SC side. Nighthawk, the 3rd largest is mostly on the SC side, I believe it crosses the border. Then, Thunder Run crosses between states, with the station & lift on the SC side. That leaves Carolina Cobra, Carolina Cyclone, & Hurler being the major coasters on the NC side and they're not really the greatest coasters.
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