Scott's Coaster Closet

An amazing collection of roller coaster history!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Yummy! I just ate donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 297
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Location: Pegasus Galaxy
Gender: Male

Media TR - Carowinds' Carolina Cobra -- New Vekoma trains

Postby SeaWhippet » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:23 am

Just a got back from the media event for Carowinds' Carolina Cobra, the Vekoma Boomerang relocated from Geauga Lake. Despite dreary overcast skies and eventually rain, the park offerd a nice lunch, band, CC ice sculpture and even live snakes (no Cobra's ... sorry. ;) ).

Opening remarks came from Bart Kinzel, Carowinds VP/GM. Dick Kinzel was also in attendance but did not speak. Along with new paint on Borg-Hawk and lots of landscaping, there are BIG things planned for this park in 2010 and the years ahead. And where the old Arrow log flume once was you'll find a nice big construction fence where work is underway on "something"...

The new Vekoma trains are major improvement over the standard vehicles. Though the "vest" rests snugly against ones shoulder and chest, there's still a LOT more rider freedom. And there's NO additional seatbelt-thing attaching the restraint to the car body. This "should" speed up cycles as the crew gets used to the ride.

Here a few pics I got before the sprinkle became a downpour.

Gotta run, we're off to a wet Spring Fling at SFOG!

-S
100_7983.JPG
100_7973.JPG
Bart Kinzel
100_7972.JPG
Snakey ice sculpture
100_7975.JPG
100_7979.JPG
100_7978.JPG
100_7974.JPG

Resident Asian
User avatar
 
Posts: 160
Joined: 22 May 2008
Location: NC
Gender: Male
Age: 30

Postby revilolee » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:18 am

It's looking great. And I wanna know what that "something" is lol.
Image

I prefer to mate with donkeys over humans!
 
Posts: 2084
Joined: 27 Oct 2007
Location: Manassas Va.
Gender: Male

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:46 am

Seems like a repeat of Dominator's media day what with the bad weather but the ride sure looks nice & I actually like how the sign & logo turned out.It looks like the GP who were in attendance for the event certainly enjoyed the ride experience,boomerangs can be quite enjoyable so long as the restraints don't kill your head during the ride.....man we need a new boomerang or invertigo at KD since SFA decided to remove two face because that was actually an enjoyable ride.

"Can I get clamshells out of this ATM?"
User avatar
 
Posts: 1836
Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Location: SL, UT
Gender: Male

Postby montezooma » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:30 pm

I like the look of those new trains. Not a fan of the color of the ride tho. Now you have me very excited for 2010, I wonder what it could be???

Thanks Scott for the update
Image
Check out Season 5 of
Shane's Amusement Attic
NOW PLAYING
New Season, New Posts, New Logo...Old Stuff!

Doesn't know how to spell "Enthusiast."
User avatar
 
Posts: 1892
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Location: Lacey, Washington
Gender: Male
Age: 23

Postby Six Flags Enthuseast » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:01 pm

I like the colors, and the trains........ I think those are fantastic! They should put those on every Vekoma corkscrew/boomerang! =)

Yummy! I just ate donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 297
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Location: Pegasus Galaxy
Gender: Male

Postby SeaWhippet » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:13 pm

One can only guess, Shane. We just saw a nice new privacy fence covering the loading area and lagoon of the old Arrow flume. I guess time will tell re: 2010 ...

Which came first the turtle or the donkey?
User avatar
 
Posts: 173
Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Location: 20 Minutes From Kings Island!!!!!!!!!
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Postby silvercrew1 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:09 pm

Restraints are looking a lot better than usual. Looks like there is an actual enjoyable boomerang out there!

This B&M donkey is so smooth!
User avatar
 
Posts: 142
Joined: 07 Mar 2008
Location: STL
Gender: Male

Postby nrs2420 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:13 pm

Those trains look much nicer, I would love to see what they feel like on the Ninja here at SFSTL.

Yummy! I just ate donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 297
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Location: Pegasus Galaxy
Gender: Male

Postby SeaWhippet » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:44 pm

There are a LOT of painful Vekoma/Arrow coasters out there that would only benefit from these restraints.

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
User avatar
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 30 Mar 2009
Location: UnKnown
Gender: Male
Age: 25

Postby AsianInvasion815 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:22 pm

Is that 2nd spike on an angle?

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron