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Carolina Cobra Media Day v2.0

Postby MillenniumChild » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:44 am

Cobra looked amazing at night!
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Wilson from Fox News Rising
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Cobra all lit up
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Media!
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I like this shot!
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Cobra Roll.
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The lifts.
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Loop action!
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Hmmm. Where is everyone?
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The tent was almost as big as the coaster.
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New coaster. New palm trees. New banners! lol.
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Pretty palm trees!
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Cobra in Ice!
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I tried to take this home but it was just a little too heavy :(
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I'm hungry.
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New Cobra train
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I like this picture.
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Cobra sign again.
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Awwww.... Such a pretty bow!
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Nicktoons shaking their booty
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More booty shaking
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Welcome!
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They even rolled out the red carpet for me!!!
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Nice band.
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Postby Pufferfish » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:32 pm

It's awesome that you got to go to the media day. I just got back from spending opening day in the park, and let me tell you, Cobra was straight up awesome. They really did some miracle work with those trains. There was no head banging and the only time the train ever shook was going forwards into the cobra roll. I'd say that I'm actually happy CF moved this ride to Carowinds. It has officially replaced Expedition Everest as my favorite Vekoma. It really is a large improvement on what used to be in that location.
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Postby revilolee » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:32 pm

Nice pics. ^ I'm glad to hear the restraints make for a better ride. I'm gonna miss seeing FSS in that spot though...
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Postby MillenniumChild » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:05 am

Thanks.

I was shocked at how smooth this ride was. It really rode like a brand new steel coaster. Major kudos to Vekoma.

The seats are so comfy you feel so relaxed and have tons of room. No headbanging at all.
It's impossible to bang you head and the only little bump you feel is heading into the cobra roll fowards. The rest of the ride is as smooth as glass.

Carolina Cobra is by far the best Boomerang out now. Hopefully other parks decide to purchase the new train so everyone can feel how amazing Boomerangs can be.

A BIG thanks to Dani, Bart and everyone else who put this amazing media event together. Also a huge thanks to Vekoma for putting together an amazing train.

Now lets start planning that 2010 coaster media event. ;)

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Postby paintballer » Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:13 am

Pufferfish wrote: It has officially replaced Expedition Everest as my favorite Vekoma.


Andrew, Do you realize you just said a Boomerang is your favorite Vekoma? :omg:

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Postby Vid_w » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:58 am

MillenniumChild wrote:Carolina Cobra is by far the best Boomerang out now.


Ha, you should ride Praters boomerang, with the awesome trains, that only have lapbars!
Than we'll see which is the best boomerang! :Pr

Also, i'm really glad the new trains are working out this good! Especially since Gardaland's Magic Mountain got them for the 2009 season!
can't wait to try them out!

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Postby MillenniumChild » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:36 am

Well maybe the best boomerang i have ridden. The one with just a lap bar looks awesome. I wish Carowinds would have purchased that train.

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Postby Sticky Nicky » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:51 pm

With all of the talk about how comfortable the new trains are, why is it that other parks are not upgrading their boomerangs or any other arrow/vekoma for that matter with these trains.

I wonder how much these cost compared to the $1 million for the new SLC trains?

Looked like a great media event as well. I think Cedar Fair is giving this park a lot of love and care, something Paramount rarely did.
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Postby MillenniumChild » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:30 pm

I think once other parks see the sucess with this one we might start to see more coming. Just depends if the parks want to pay for the new train.

I could be wrong but i thought i overheard the new Cobra train was $1 Million at media day.

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Postby Rocket Rodder » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:50 am

Interesting... but what makes this Boomerang stand out from the others?

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