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

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1. They built a 6600 foot long B&M rather recently. In fact, it was this year. If they would do anything like Maverick, it will take a while. Extreme specificity only makes your disappointment worse.

2. Next year, the year after adding the very long B&M, Carowinds is adding a rather large waterpark expansion. Along with an incoming expansion, Carowinds has an already existing shoot-the-chutes ride.

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We also need like 6 new flats- world's biggest S&S screamin' swings- 125 ft structure and 150 ft high and 70 mph), a HUSS giant frisbee(160 ft. tall and 75 mph), zemparla air racers, a mondial top scan, a 67 mph 300 ft tall power tower in the thrill zone, and a topspin ride.

Carowinds has a somewhat decent collection of flat rides, including an Enterprise, a Looping starship, a Windseeker, a drop tower, and a dark ride(already one step ahead of CP). A giant frisbee is the only thing I see as realistic. Some people know the park much better than me, so they may think differently. The drop tower Carowinds already has is in Thrill Zone. Do you see a problem with adding a 300 foot power tower in the same area as a 174 drop tower?

 

TL;DR: I think the KD locals are migrating.

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They need to have Maverick at Carowinds. It should be taller and faster.

 

No they don't... they just got a giga coaster last year, this year they're getting a huge waterpark expansion, new interactive ride and possibly a Top Scan. Carowinds doesn't need anything right now. You people are being beyond ridiculous.

 

I think it should be 3 minutes long, 125 feet tall and a high speed of 80mph. It should be red with gray supports and should have a lsm launch lift. I think it would be good.

 

This idea is awful. The ride needs to be AT LEAST 3 minutes and 13 seconds long and the speed should be no more than 79 MPH. Otherwise I'll boycott the park forever.

 

PS: When did this become the Darien Lake thread?

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No they don't... they just got a giga coaster last year, this year they're getting a huge waterpark expansion, new interactive ride and possibly a Top Scan. Carowinds doesn't need anything right now. You people are being beyond ridiculous.

 

It's only December and already you talk like it's 2016?

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Thanks guys. I was just saying what I wanted and not what was really reasonable. But I would really want is a coaster other than B&M to bo our next coaster. We already have 4 and if we don't have another manufacturer soon, we might just become too B&M coastered. Thanks for the feedback!

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Thanks guys. I was just saying what I wanted and not what was really reasonable. But I would really want is a coaster other than B&M to bo our next coaster. We already have 4 and if we don't have another manufacturer soon, we might just become too B&M coastered. Thanks for the feedback!

 

There are many benefits to building a B&M. The only downside is the cost. They are very photogenic and reliable, they have great capacities, and are overall fun rides. I heard many people say their favorite roller coaster at Carowinds is either Fury 325 or Afterburn. With B&Ms dominating the top spots, adding another B&M wouldn't be too bad of a decision.

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Dorney just released their budget for 2017, and it is certainly not enough for a coaster.

 

 

And you know/saw this how.......

 

Yeah there are PRETTY strong rumors that we will be getting a new coaster next year. (Dorney Park)

 

as a fan of dorney and a frequent visitor where are these rumors?

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Dorney just released their budget for 2017, and it is certainly not enough for a coaster.

 

 

And you know/saw this how.......

 

Yeah there are PRETTY strong rumors that we will be getting a new coaster next year. (Dorney Park)

 

as a fan of dorney and a frequent visitor where are these rumors?

 

The most credible sources are people who want a new coaster next year.

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Why so? Thats what a park map is for and if youre a regular park goer you should know the layout of Carowinds like the back of your hand it's not a big park land wise. Pretty sure you'll walk up on it with no issues. I wouldnt mind if they didnt announce it and let it be an epic surprise.

 

If they are to announce it, I'm thinking in the next week or two. It's around the time the surprise ride of slingshot was announced last year.

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That is a good point though. If you are a regular park goer you really should know what the park layout is. Especially is you've lived in the Charlotte/Fort Mill area for over 10 years and you've been more than three times every summer. But, I would still like an announcement. That would bring even more people than the water park expansion and garden warfare stuff. There would also be more of a hyped up wait for 2016. That' just my Caropinion (Carowinds opinion-not funny bur do you get it?word play)

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So it's going to be almost 80 degrees in Charlotte this weekend, as far north as New Jersey and in every park around Carowinds (Dollywood, SFOG, BGW) people will be flocking to the parks. When is Carowinds going to get with the program and have another holiday event? I can't believe they haven't re-visited that idea yet.

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Carowinds invited the media out on wed to give a live progress report of the highly anticipated Carolina Harbor water park expansion at Carowinds. The media was invited on a walking tour of all things Carolina Harbor, the new and the old. Not going to be much on words so i'm just gonna lay out some tidbits.

 

-This will be the largest water park (acreage wise) in the Carolinas.

 

-White Water West is providing all of the new hardware.

 

-The park has a self appointed deadline of may 1st to have everything ready and complete for inspection, certification and to get everything trained for the area.

 

-The older slides have painted supports because they are not galvanized steel as the newer slides are (hence why the older slides have painted supports and the slide duo complex of 13 and next years slide complex will not be painted.

 

-The bucket atop Seaside Splashworks is custom designed (as their is no "standard" size bucket) and intricately weighted to properly tilt and swing back and forth with little to no stress on the structure.

 

-The park is still looking to see what, if any, (live) entertainment product they will have inside Carolina Harbor.

 

I also asked about the about the lazy river, if it will ever be expanded. From the gist of things, it would be more feasible and financially sound to add an additional lazy river than to add on to the current.

 

Ok . . . on to the photos.

 

The lot of full with slide parts.

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One of the larger props for Seaside Splashworks

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In case you were wondering who was providing the hardware . . .

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More props!

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On ground level, these buckets are huge!

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Water POV.

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Cant wait to see it all put together . . .

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Starting early for scarowinds lol . . .

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If I were a betting man . . . I would bet these are part of the constrictor slide.

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Speaking of . . .This will surely be the highlight for thrillseekers!

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The park is gonna be finish far before may 1st if they keep this up.

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This duo complex came in 2013 . . .Provided by proslides (The park generally works with proslides and whitewater. I asked about polin . . . they seem to not have ever heard about them).

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The current slides all got a new paint job/scheme.

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There once was a large deck area over here that no one used. (Now that i'm thinking of it . . . i'm not too sure if the mini golf was still there.

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This large area is where the Seaside Splashworks will be located.

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More new paint jobs . . .

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The element under the yellow umbrella will be gone in favor of a newer, cooler element for the kids.

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In addition, the current splash treehouse has received some paint to go with its new Pirates landing theme.

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This current family restroom/changing area is being expanded to offer 5 more family restrooms!

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The new colors REALLY have breathed life into this once hum drum looking complex.

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The now old wave pool . . .

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This will be the site of the new Harmony Hall style restaurant, Harbor House, featuring what would be some of the best food you can get in a theme park. The seating will be outdoors as opposed to the indoors of Harmony Hall since most people would be still wanting to enjoy the sun.

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Now we are looking onto the site of what will be the new wave pool, Surf Club Harbor.

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But first, lets look at the awesome color scheme of Storm Surge.

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This will be the new pump house. I "heard" this pool will be the wilder one while the current one will be a little more mild.

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In addition to the new Carolina Harbor exclusive entrance there will also be a new Bathhouse near as you enter it.

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Lets take one last look at Blackbeard's Revenge before heading out.

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Overall I see this expansion being as big as Fury325 on the scale of bringing more guest into the park and I cannot WAIT for it to open! Also, the park has a dedicated website . . . HERE . . . with live webcams and other exclusive content!

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I must confess: it'll be strange to drive by Carowinds and not see Thunder Road anymore, but a few more additions to their water park that was surely in need of an upgrade. And what's better than a lazy river? How about TWO lazy rivers! Speaking about lazy rivers ( and this is just my opinion), they could turn one of those lazy rivers into a cool attraction like Schlitterbahn did to their lazy river attraction when they turned your normal lazy river ride into a ride called "Conga" that was full of fog tunnels, scary props, and lots of things that squirt water at you.

 

It'll be interesting what it'll be this coming May.

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So Im doing a little researching because im bored. And under B&M on wiki, (yes i know its wiki) i was looking at all their coasters. And for Fury 325 it classifies it as a hypercoaster. So i went and try to fix and it it says this, | ''[[Fury 325]]'' || ''Hyper Coaster'' || [[Carowinds]] || {{flagicon|United States}} United States || 2015 ||{{cite RCDB|coaster_name=Fury 325|location=Carowinds|rcdb_number=12273|accessdate=August 21, 2014}}

 

Any one know why B&M does this?

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