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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Tue May 22, 2018 5:15 am

Just wanted to chime in and say that the US National Whitewater Center is really close to Charlotte and it is a ton of fun as well. There is whitwewater kayaking and rafting, climbing walls, zip lines, ropes courses, mountain biking, live music, food, craft beer and more. There is a $5 parking fee so you can go in and look around pretty cheap before you commit to an activity pass ($59)


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Postby PKI Jizzman » Thu May 24, 2018 9:41 am

CaptainUnknown wrote:I know this has been discussed before, but since I'm feeling lazy right now, what do people think of the Comfort Inn across from the park? I'm looking at booking three nights there the first week of August and I can get a really good deal there through my timeshare.


Stayed there last year and it was fantastic. If we weren't driving to Columbia after the park tomorrow I'd stay there again. The employees were beyond nice, gave me the highest floor + facing the park when I asked, had a very solid free breakfast, and yeah it's right across from the park. Made it very easy in and out.

Very cool to see those footers! I'll be at the park tomorrow dodging thunderstorms so I'll take some pictures if I can carve out some time between Afterburn and Fury :b
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu May 24, 2018 12:55 pm

I've never stayed at a bad Comfort Inn in my life and I've stayed at a ton of them.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri May 25, 2018 1:48 pm

With the radar looking like abstract art, I'm thankful that we were able to get in a few rides on Afterburn, Fury, and Intimidator!

Flew in and went straight to the park at noon - the jumbo fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo are awesome. $22 bucks held all of the luggage for both my brother and I. 2 backpacks and 2 duffle bags! Get the fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo! Yay fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo!

The park had numerous amounts of school groups so most riders had 15-30 min waits. Fury, Intimidator, and Afterburner were doing an okay job with operations. School groups, you guessed it, equal tons of line jumping. It was abysmal.

Afterburn is still my favorite coaster in the park! It's relentless, but so smooth and there is 0 headbanging. Each element is so fluid and perfect it's crazy how fast you take them.

Intimidator is just fine for a B&M hyper. It exceeded my expectations last year and did the same this year.

Fury is such a re-ridable, hands up, pure fun coaster. It's not too intense to scare away riders and it's got more action going on than any of the B&M hypers. The twisty bits might surprise you with a little pop out of your seat, but don't expect any groundbreaking airtime. It's definitely got stronger than what you'd assign to a B&M coaster.

Random notes - haha what is up with these "nutritional shaved ice"s? Phone was in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo so no photos but they're selling these shaved ice cones and billing them as nutritional haha.

Bathrooms everywhere. Most with AC. This was great!

Can't wait to visit again this summer and take my time going through the park.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby inlina » Fri May 25, 2018 4:18 pm

CaptainUnknown wrote:I know this has been discussed before, but since I'm feeling lazy right now, what do people think of the Comfort Inn across from the park? I'm looking at booking three nights there the first week of August and I can get a really good deal there through my timeshare.


We were there spring break just gone. We were not fans. The rooms were old, beds uncomfortable, the bathrooms not very clean, air conditioners noisy and the breakfast just like most other similar hotels. I cannot recommend from our recent experience.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby sdcfan88 » Fri May 25, 2018 6:26 pm

Thinking about heading out that way for the first time next week after the holiday weekend. What would be the best day to go?

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Fri May 25, 2018 6:49 pm

^Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday will likely have school groups.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Fri May 25, 2018 8:18 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
RyanTPM wrote:Those are 100% Mack footer anchors =)


Yep! Went and double checked a few construction photos of Time Traveler and DC Rivals. Definitely very similar!

I'm so pumped for this. Assuming it's what we think it will be, this is a perfect fit for Carowinds, and the US gets another huge Mack coaster!


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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sat May 26, 2018 9:50 am

Yeah it's the parks second Mack coaster . . .
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby carowindsman » Mon May 28, 2018 4:08 pm

Just some photos I took today. Park wasn't to busy but was nice easy walk ons for everything . Fury was the only one that was maybe 15 mins. I was never good at taking pictures so sorry.
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