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

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I completely despite Maverick and everything that poorly designed, head banging piece of crap stands for

 

I agree Maverick sucks, nobody should ride it

and get in that slow moving queue ahead of me.

 

Ejector airtime and ridiculously amazing transitions all with great new pain free restraints (even though it was fine before) is just a complete waste of time.

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I completely despite Maverick and everything that poorly designed, head banging piece of crap stands for

 

I agree Maverick sucks, nobody should ride it

and get in that slow moving queue ahead of me.

 

Ejector airtime and ridiculously amazing transitions all with great new pain free restraints (even though it was fine before) is just a complete waste of time.

 

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I completely despite Maverick and everything that poorly designed, head banging piece of crap stands for.

 

Majestic

Alluring

Valorous

Exilirating

Resounding

Igniting

Captivating

Kinetic

 

Brilliant! Maverick has no head banging anymore either, so that statement seems pretty outdated, "despite" his opinion of it.

 

Looks like I went to Carowinds on the wrong couple of days. Would have loved to get more rides on Fury 325 and Thunder Road before it closed.

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I think the show Epic Adventures on Travel Channel has given a hint at a coaster name change! Nighthawk was called Carolina Cyclone!....lol

Also before Fury 325, Intimidator was the longest steel coaster in North America. Someone didn't do their fact checking.

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^^ The amount of inaccuracies in the show is making my skin cringe. Personally, I love the random shot of Canada's Wonderland at the beginning when showing clips of Carowinds.

 

Some unique perspectives and views is about all this show is worth so far.

 

EDIT: "It's the tallest thing in all of Charlotte North Carolina!" Really? I can name 17 skyscrapers in Uptown Charlotte that are taller...

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Yeah there were a lot of inaccuracies and really stretched facts. If you go by duration (according to my quick "fact" checking on rcdb - so keep that in mind), Intimidator is actually the longest steel coaster in North America. But the other 99% of the time when you refer to coaster length, you're talking about track length.

 

Does anyone know if that's actually true about the duration? Does it have a really slow lift or something? I saw the duration listed as 3:33 and a number of other long steel coasters listed at 3:30.

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Yeah there were a lot of inaccuracies and really stretched facts. If you go by duration (according to my quick "fact" checking on rcdb - so keep that in mind), Intimidator is actually the longest steel coaster in North America. But the other 99% of the time when you refer to coaster length, you're talking about track length.

 

Does anyone know if that's actually true about the duration? Does it have a really slow lift or something? I saw the duration listed as 3:33 and a number of other long steel coasters listed at 3:30.

It was hyped as being 3:33 long because Dale Earnhardt's number was 3. No other reason.

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Yeah there were a lot of inaccuracies and really stretched facts. If you go by duration (according to my quick "fact" checking on rcdb - so keep that in mind), Intimidator is actually the longest steel coaster in North America. But the other 99% of the time when you refer to coaster length, you're talking about track length.

 

Does anyone know if that's actually true about the duration? Does it have a really slow lift or something? I saw the duration listed as 3:33 and a number of other long steel coasters listed at 3:30.

 

Not a slow lift, but really slow operations where you sit stacked on the brake run. That's where the 3:33 comes from

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Boomerang Bay becoming Carolina Harbor - can't wait for the details to be revealed. Carowinds has one of the most dated, run-down water parks in the chain so this is much needed, especially since often the Carolina heat during the summer is too warm to even be in the dry side of the park!

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I went to Boomerang Bay a while ago and felt that everything was just too spaced out. I understand how crowded it gets...but I feel like if they remove some of the older slides and utilize their space better they wouldn't have to get rid of Thunder Road. But I'll welcome the new additions as the slides there now are really old and everything feels out of date.

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I went to Boomerang Bay a while ago and felt that everything was just too spaced out. I understand how crowded it gets...but I feel like if they remove some of the older slides and utilize their space better they wouldn't have to get rid of Thunder Road. But I'll welcome the new additions as the slides there now are really old and everything feels out of date.

Well they didn't have to get rid of Thunder Road either way with all that space on the other side of Thunder Road that could've been accessed similarly to how Kings Dominion did it... anyways the mistake has been made so I hope the water park expansion is great for what it is. I have a feeling this will be a large expansion but I hope they also completely overhaul the existing water park. It's painfully dated and tired feeling.

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Had an awesome first trip to the park today, the park was surprisingly quiet for a Friday in August so we managed to get loads of laps in on the coasters. We got on Fury X 10, Intimidator X 8, Afterburn X 4 and the other coasters once.

 

Fury was superb, such a rush in the front row. The speed just doesn't let up all the way through, great ride! Not a patch on I305 for me personally though. Intimidator was a real surprise, easily my favourite B&M hyper I have ridden, with the others being Nitro, Apollos Chariot and Shambhala. Great airtime on all the hills, a really fun coaster and my favourite at the park. Afterburn was excellent aswell, the most intense coaster in the park, my third favourite coaster in the park. These three coasters are a great trio of headliners for the park. A real variety in ride types too. The rest of the coasters were all just meh, at least Hurler here was a lot better than the version at Kings Dominion.

 

Overall a really nice park with a great feel to it, would love to come back some day.

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