Our next park is carowinds park right on the boarder of north and south Carolina. As a matter of fact, half the park is in one state, and the other half in another.We spent 2 days at this park and really did enjoy both of the days. For both days, we bought the all day dinning plan and it was worth every penny. We ate most of our meals in the new Harmony hall. They have a great selection of food and some great tasting ribs fresh out of the smoker.
I also have to say that fury is in my top 5 now. I would rate it slightly better than millennium force due to the forces and different elements of the ride.The rest of the park was very nice as well. I was able to score a thunder road farewell pin that they were handing out at the exit of the ride. The other rides I was impressed with were afterburner and Intimidator. The rest of the coasters(besides hurler) were fun but cookie cutter.
The landscaping in the park is very nice, and has plenty of shaded areas. What is it with the frogs all over the place in this park?
Onto the pictures....
Our drive to the park was beautiful.
We took the tunnel!
After that great drive, we have finally arrived at our destination.
Pick a lane
The new entrance area reminds me of cedar points.
The park reside in 2 states
Our first stop
It also has a great tunnel
Just like Disney, they make you exit thru the gift shop
Lots of fury swag to be had
Some of the ride signes
B&M is on a roll
The new Harmony hall was a great addition to the park. I was talking with a manager, and she was telling me that this was a prototype for the other parks. I would love to see one of these at cedar point.
Lots of air conditiond seating inside
There are lots of food selections inside
Here are a few of the choices
This place had some great ribs
You can even make your own salad.
In the mood for an adult beverage? They have that covered as well.
You see...this is the problem with the world today.
One last look inside Harmony hall brings us to this scale model of the parks old entrance
Never knew the park had a train ride.
This old school arrow coaster was not too bad.
It goes right over the midway like cedar points
Seemed like a popular ride
Believe it of not, this boomerang had no headbanging due to differant harnesses. How come more parks can't go with this type?
Decent ride, but VERY slow crew
Time to say bye to an old friend
Classic racing coaster
It was really hard to get a shot of this ride
They had a tribute out near the coaster
The park has a fun, but short mine ride coaster
Most of this ride is underground
This stand up coaster was next on the list.
Vortex had a short layout
They were only running 1 train today
Nothing going on here. Looks like a good spot for a dark ride.
Sidewinder (the Boomerang at Hershey Park) has the same restraints as the Carowinds Boomerang and they are awesome. I wish all the Boomerangs would change to these restraints as they are very comfortable and they completely eliminate the head banging.
Coaster Count: 228 Last Coaster: Iron Rattler Top Ten: 1) Superman The Ride 2) Millennium Force 3) X2 4) Skyrush 5) El Toro 6) Twisted Colossus 7) Maverick 8) Shambhala 9) Lightning Rod 10) Mako
VegasBaby wrote:Sidewinder (the Boomerang at Hershey Park) has the same restraints as the Carowinds Boomerang and they are awesome. I wish all the Boomerangs would change to these restraints as they are very comfortable and they completely eliminate the head banging.
I didn't know that. We passed on the boomerang at Hershey last time we were there.
Here are a few shots from our day in the mountains on the way to kings Dominium. We spent the day traveling down the blue ridge parkway, and were even able to eat breakfast in a restaurant with a great view of the mountains.
Coming into the mountains.
I would highly recommend driving down this parkway if you get the chance. The views are awsome.
It was a bit hazy the day we were able to visit.
Lot's of cool tunnels on the road.
This was our view from our table at the restaurant. Again, it was quite hazy
They had some killer blueberry pancakes
One of our stops along the blue ridge
Lots of education to be had
Here is our clan
There were lots of pull offs on the parkway to see things like this.
One last view of the mountains before our next stop on the trip
This is a really nice report thus far. The I-81/Blue Ridge Parkway corridor is one of the two or three nicest drives in the entire US in my opinion. Everyone who might be traveling in the area should really strive to take a portion of their trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway and/or Skyline drive.
Where was the restaurant where you had the blueberry pancakes?
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