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Too bad Cedar Fair dropped Intamin. An Intamin giga would fit much better than a B&M because they already have Intimidator.

 

Question: Do you have any proof that Cedar Fair dropped Intamin? I mean, sure, they haven't ordered a ride from Intamin in a while, but that doesn't mean they dropped them. They could always go back to Intamin if they wanted. But as of now, Cedar Fair loves B&M, and will probably keep buying from B&M for a while.

 

I'm sure Fury325 is a great addition for Carowinds , even though it is a B&M. Remember coaster enthusiasts only count for a small fraction of what parks actually earn. I'm sure the GP will eat this thing up.

 

At Banshee Bash I was talking to the Kings Island president and I mentioned that I liked Kings Island better than my home park KD but still thought I305 was my favorite steel. I then said I guess we won't be seeing too many more Intamin coasters at Cedar Fair and he kind of smiled and nodded.

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I'm curious, why do B&M gigas have the four across seating, and the newer hypers don't??

 

I think it's because some of the outer seats can be a little more rough and shaky (relative term for a B&M) as opposed to the 4 across.

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^But wouldn't you expect the outer seats on the four across ones to be rougher as they are further from the centre of the train than the ones on the new trains?

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I'm curious, why do B&M gigas have the four across seating, and the newer hypers don't??

 

I think it's because some of the outer seats can be a little more rough and shaky (relative term for a B&M) as opposed to the 4 across.

 

I think the main reason Leviathan and Fury 325 have 4-across seating is to set them apart from the Hyper coasters at the same park (Behemoth and Intimidator). If the Gigas had the V-trains, the rides would be way to similar to their Hyper counterpart! Even the GP would notice!

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I'm curious, why do B&M gigas have the four across seating, and the newer hypers don't??

 

I think it's because some of the outer seats can be a little more rough and shaky (relative term for a B&M) as opposed to the 4 across.

 

I think the main reason Leviathan and Fury 325 have 4-across seating is to set them apart from the Hyper coasters at the same park (Behemoth and Intimidator). If the Gigas had the V-trains, the rides would be way to similar to their Hyper counterpart! Even the GP would notice!

 

I've only ridden one hyper with the new seating [ Intimidator] and it didn't ride any different, but personally I don't like the way they look, so I'm glad the giga has the four across.

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It amazes me for the fact we are all here for our common love of theme parks and roller coasters, yet people don't respect other's opinions, and not to mention the amount of condescending A$$ holes that live here just when there is a difference in opinion. Just goes to show that in this world, there really will never be a day where people, even with common interests, can coexist without all the drama.

 

What is so hard to grasp that this ride just doesn't do it for some people? My God... And then to be torn down over your opinion!? Do you realize how freaking ignorant you sound!? That's literally the same thing as getting upset that the person in front of you at subway ordered something you don't like.

 

Geeks picking on geeks. We're supposed to be safe here but the cool kids will still gang up on the outsider and put him in a locker.

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Carowinds has a "meh" line up of Coasters, maybe (a BIG MAYBE) I will try to make it there.

 

I couldn't agree more, I honestly don't even find Afterburn all that great, I'm sure this ride will be great and all, but in general, they still have a rather tepid lineup.

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It amazes me for the fact we are all here for our common love of theme parks and roller coasters, yet people don't respect other's opinions, and not to mention the amount of condescending A$$ holes that live here just when there is a difference in opinion. Just goes to show that in this world, there really will never be a day where people, even with common interests, can coexist without all the drama.

 

What is so hard to grasp that this ride just doesn't do it for some people? My God... And then to be torn down over your opinion!? Do you realize how freaking ignorant you sound!? That's literally the same thing as getting upset that the person in front of you at subway ordered something you don't like.

 

Geeks picking on geeks. We're supposed to be safe here but the cool kids will still gang up on the outsider and put him in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo.

I know your post isn't meant to be funny but that word filter made me laugh out loud.

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^But wouldn't you expect the outer seats on the four across ones to be rougher as they are further from the centre of the train than the ones on the new trains?

 

From my personal experience the V style trains seem to have more vibrations and roughness, especially on Diamondback. I don't know if this is true for all of V style trains.

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I took a trip to Charlotte over the weekend to visit Carowinds. This was my first time at the park. I’ll speak on Fury 325, before I get into my review. While standing next to the not working Fury 325 display, a teenage girl and her mother were looking at the details and ride layout. The girl was reading out loud and kept saying “That’s Intimidator!” as she looked. She repeated that 3 or 4 times and I couldn’t help but to laugh. Point is, the GP notices the similarities in the ride just like we do.

 

I got to the park around 3 p.m. Saturday and the parking lot was a lot packed. The tollbooth and entry plaza are much needed additions to the park. Once getting through the long security line, I didn’t hesitate to grab a Fast Lane Plus to make the best of my time. As I moved around, I expected the park to be a lot like KD and KI but it was a completely different feel. There was nothing impressive about the layout or ride placement and it was lacking the character of the other two former Paramount Parks I’ve visited. Ride ops were also extremely slow and I think I spent more time in brakes than I did riding. On the positive side, the park does have a good amount of coasters, plenty of shade, and a nice kids area. I also think the park is going in the right direction with the entry plaza and a record breaking coaster. I hope they plan on adding a flume in the near future followed by a launched coaster.

 

Intimidator-Easily the best ride in the park. Everyone screams Intamin but the B&M hypers are extremely fun too. This one has awesome floater airtime from any seat.

 

Nighthawk-I just don’t like these. lol

 

Afterburn- The best placed coaster in the park and very fun. The front seat delivers like the rest of the B&M inverts minus Talon and Silver Bullet.

 

Thunder Road- This was pretty much the Rebel Yell and Racer, could use a little track work.

 

Woodstock Express- A little rough but small enough that it didn't matter. I’m going to build one of these in my back yard.

 

Vortex-Does anyone like stand ups?

 

Hurler-I expected this one to be terrible but it wasn’t bad at all. The first drop to the second turn was really smooth. The last two turns were rough but no enough to complain about.

 

Ricochet-Standard mouse. I enjoy these.

 

Carolina Cobra-I passed on the boomerang

 

Carolina Cyclone-The train was stuck on the lift when I got to it and I tried to wait it out by riding Ricochet, but it stayed down for the rest of the night.

 

Carolina Goldrusher-This was the surprise of the trip. The helix and final drop into the tunnel at night was a blast. The goes in the category with Adventure Express.

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It amazes me for the fact we are all here for our common love of theme parks and roller coasters, yet people don't respect other's opinions, and not to mention the amount of condescending A$$ holes that live here just when there is a difference in opinion. Just goes to show that in this world, there really will never be a day where people, even with common interests, can coexist without all the drama.

 

What is so hard to grasp that this ride just doesn't do it for some people? My God... And then to be torn down over your opinion!? Do you realize how freaking ignorant you sound!? That's literally the same thing as getting upset that the person in front of you at subway ordered something you don't like.

 

Geeks picking on geeks. We're supposed to be safe here but the cool kids will still gang up on the outsider and put him in a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo.

I know your post isn't meant to be funny but that word filter made me laugh out loud.

 

lol I just caught that

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I took a trip to Charlotte over the weekend to visit Carowinds. This was my first time at the park. I’ll speak on Fury 325, before I get into my review. While standing next to the not working Fury 325 display, a teenage girl and her mother were looking at the details and ride layout. The girl was reading out loud and kept saying “That’s Intimidator!” as she looked. She repeated that 3 or 4 times and I couldn’t help but to laugh. Point is, the GP notices the similarities in the ride just like we do.

I think that is the exception rather than the norm. I am a programming assistant at a radio station and our facebook page has over 105,000 'likes.' We posted the Fury 325 pictures and it's been seen by over 650,000 people and counting. Currently, over 1,000 people have commented on it and I have read each and every one of them. Not one person mentions it being similar to Intimidator (because it's not). In fact, it's mostly, 'OMG, SEASON PASSES NEXT YEAR!!!!1111one"

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After flipping through 20+ pages of complaints from the "haters" and counter-complaints from the "lovers", I think we've all missed an important question:

 

Will the ride ops uniforms for Fury:325 be like this?

 

 

Or this...

 

 

Or this:

 

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So apparently Arthur Levine think that people will grey out on the helix on F325. It's a B&M so I wouldn't expect that. http://themeparks.about.com/od/rollercoasternews/fl/Carowinds-to-Unleash-its-Fury-in-2015.htm

 

While it doesnt look that forceful in the concept art/video, I wouldnt discount it just because its B&M. I have greyed out before on the Incredible Hulk Coaster quite a few times, and Im sure a select few other Beemers have done the same.

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