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P. 403 - Park opening for a limited Holiday Event!

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On the subject of Banshee, it was a "perfect storm" of sorts. First, opening day was a Friday... and not just a "Friday" it was "Good Friday" (named after Jesus being crucified and dying on the cross, in case any of you are unaware of the term) so all sorts of people being off school and on Easter and spring break decided to go to Kings Island that day. The weather was very nice, and after such a cold winter in 13/14, a day at the park was welcomed. Plus, the park opened at noon, so everyone got there at the same time. Add to a major crash-course in training, and you got 4 to 7 hour lines. I wasn't there. I had to work, but I did go the day after (Saturday) and the lines never went past 2 hours—if that.

 

Okay back to Carowinds....

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You're underestimating the excitement this coaster will bring to non coaster enthusiasts. If I'm not mistaken, Kings Island was ridiculously busy early in the season because of Banshee.

 

Because that's Kings Island. They bring in about 2-3 million more than Carowinds already, plus they're known to have epic opening days/weekends.

 

Anybody have an idea of what the crowds could be like on the Saturday after Fury opens (April 4)? I'm going to visit some friends in the Raleigh/Durham area and take them to Carowinds that day (unless for some reason Fury is delayed past that date).

 

The Saturday after is during the 2wk spring break operation a Saturday that early in the season isn't bad at all. The only ride you'll probably be in line for over an hour is Nighthawk, everything else would be around 15-20mins or a simple walk on. Anything on and after Memorial Day is when Saturdays are stupid crazy due to the waterpark being in operation.

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GwaziBSRider1 wrote:Anybody have an idea of what the crowds could be like on the Saturday after Fury opens (April 4)? I'm going to visit some friends in the Raleigh/Durham area and take them to Carowinds that day (unless for some reason Fury is delayed past that date).

 

 

 

The Saturday after is during the 2wk spring break operation a Saturday that early in the season isn't bad at all. The only ride you'll probably be in line for over an hour is Nighthawk, everything else would be around 15-20mins or a simple walk on. Anything on and after Memorial Day is when Saturdays are stupid crazy due to the waterpark being in operation.

 

Awesome, thanks!

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Anybody have an idea of what the crowds could be like on the Saturday after Fury opens (April 4)? I'm going to visit some friends in the Raleigh/Durham area and take them to Carowinds that day (unless for some reason Fury is delayed past that date).

 

If the weather is nice it may be busier than previous years if Fury is indeed open...and I see no reason it shouldn't. Spring break for CMS starts the day before. Historically it's not too bad though. I doubt there will be lines of an hour + or anything, but most likely busier than opening weekend.

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The old style seats (like the ones on Fury) are less susceptible to the B&M rattle than the V formation seats. The B&M rattle isn't a big deal anyway but if I had to pick a preferred type I'd go with these for that reason.

 

And B&M seems to have stopped using pre-drops across the board. I'm not sure why that is.

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