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Judging from other posters, isn't Behemoth still pretty well received at CW? Seems that Intimidator suffered a different fate.

 

I thought Behemoth and Leviathan complimented each other very well. They both offer something a little different. Behemoth is a great coaster with a really cool location over the water.

 

It should also be pointed out though that Fury is much better than Leviathan and Behemoth is much better than Intimidator, so there isn't such an intense contrast between the two rides at Canada's Wonderland. I don't think anyone would say that Intimidator is a bad ride, but Fury really does make it look bad.

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You won't be dissapointed. The first drop is more memorable than Millie, the middle section is out of control crazy fast, and the last 3 hills have insane ejector air.

 

Where do you like to sit? I'm typically a last row kinda gal myself unless I'm on Ka or TTD, but take suggestions into account for new rides.

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You won't be dissapointed. The first drop is more memorable than Millie, the middle section is out of control crazy fast, and the last 3 hills have insane ejector air.

 

Where do you like to sit? I'm typically a last row kinda gal myself unless I'm on Ka or TTD, but take suggestions into account for new rides.

 

Sadly, due to CF's ridiculous assigned seating policies, I didn't get a front row ride on Fury yet...

 

HOWEVER, I did ride it in the second row once, the back row three times, and the second to back row once, and I MUCH preferred my rides in the back or second to back row, over the ride in the second row. I know that the front is way better than the second because of the view, and the lack of obstructions, but Fury took the #1 spot on my favorite coaster list, by virtue of those back row rides. So I would definitely say that back row is awesome, and is likely going to give you a wilder overall ride than the front row will!

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Can anyone give me feedback on how busy things "might" be next Friday?

 

We are driving down from Richmond on our way to Atlanta and are making a stop here for one day only. We probably won't get there until 12/12:30 and will stay til close (8pm from what I see). Hoping to hit all the coasters but naturally want as many laps on Fury as I can get. Don't want to spend the $$ on fast pass unless I have to but with our time being limited I may not have a choice if its busy.

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Not busy.

 

Today is a beautiful Friday and if you check out the Fury Cam you'll see it's only a stair wait. Besides the waterpark, Carowinds is only busy on Saturdays and during Scarowinds. Expect waits for Nighthawk and Ricochet but you'll have no problem getting tons of rides and re-rides in on Fury, Afetrburn and Intimidator (if you care).

 

Of course a bunch of random groups can change things but I highly, highly doubt it.

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So @ 6:30 this morning our local news (in Philly mind you) had a tiny report of how Carowinds lost power last night/yesterday. I had just woken up and was half asleep but the missus had been up and was watching when I noticed a shot of a Windseeker stuck halfway up on the screen and I immediately woke up and asked her to rewind/turn it up. They mentioned 3 coasters had to be evacuated and that people were stuck on Windseeker for 2 hours. It made me LOL because of how often it seems these rides get stuck (I get that it was because of a power outage, not the ride malfunctioning).

 

I checked to see if it was mentioned here since I don't post in this thread often - I didn't look too far back but was surprised that if it was on my local news someone else hadn't posted about it (since it was probably deemed "newsworthy" elsewhere). Anyways, I just thought it was funny that they seemed to focus on the Windseeker during the piece since they have such a terrible rep around here for being such pieces of crap. Full disclosure: I've only ridden one once at CP last year and luckily did not get stuck LOL but was very underwhelmed (other than the spectacular view) compared to the Star Flyers I've ridden.

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^ Whenever I'm at parks with GP friends they all go crazy over Windseekers or Starflyers. Evidently they think it'd be far scarier than any of the coasters which is kinda funny. Getting stuck on one for 2 hours would suck, though.

 

Somehow I missed that they're (still) assigning seats on Fury. Forgive me for not searching back more than 2 pages to check, but do they allow you to politely ask to wait in order to be seated in a certain row like on Skyrush? Or is there no discussion and you're assigned a random row and that's that? Glad to hear Fridays are pretty empty as we'll be hitting Carowinds up for the first time Friday 7/29.

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Speaking of crowds, a buddy and I will be going to Carowinds next Wednesday evening and a full day on Thursday. What should I expect the crowds to be like? I think we're going all on on FP+ for Thursday, especially considering this is his one and only theme park trip all year.

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^ Whenever I'm at parks with GP friends they all go crazy over Windseekers or Starflyers. Evidently they think it'd be far scarier than any of the coasters which is kinda funny. Getting stuck on one for 2 hours would suck, though.

 

Somehow I missed that they're (still) assigning seats on Fury. Forgive me for not searching back more than 2 pages to check, but do they allow you to politely ask to wait in order to be seated in a certain row like on Skyrush? Or is there no discussion and you're assigned a random row and that's that? Glad to hear Fridays are pretty empty as we'll be hitting Carowinds up for the first time Friday 7/29.

 

I'm working on a TR, but the short answer is that I was given a polite "no" just last week, citing efficiency and policy. The most flexible policy that I was able to get was "go to any open row" on Intimidator, but Afterburn & Fury were non-negotiable assignments.

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^ Whenever I'm at parks with GP friends they all go crazy over Windseekers or Starflyers. Evidently they think it'd be far scarier than any of the coasters which is kinda funny. Getting stuck on one for 2 hours would suck, though.

 

Somehow I missed that they're (still) assigning seats on Fury. Forgive me for not searching back more than 2 pages to check, but do they allow you to politely ask to wait in order to be seated in a certain row like on Skyrush? Or is there no discussion and you're assigned a random row and that's that? Glad to hear Fridays are pretty empty as we'll be hitting Carowinds up for the first time Friday 7/29.

 

In my own experience, I've never politely said "hey, would you mind if I grabbed the front row?" And had them turn me down

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^^ +1. I always try to be extremely polite when I ask for a seat preference. Sometimes we're told to wait a cycle or so, but it's never been a problem. Sucks you got turned down, Sam.

 

Spend the money you were going to spend on that on beer or something. Lol

 

What would make you think I would be interested in spending my money on something like beer?......

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^^ +1. I always try to be extremely polite when I ask for a seat preference. Sometimes we're told to wait a cycle or so, but it's never been a problem. Sucks you got turned down, Sam.

 

Spend the money you were going to spend on that on beer or something. Lol

 

What would make you think I would be interested in spending my money on something like beer?......

 

 

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It really depends on the attendant working at the time. All the coaster generally no longer have preferred seating especially on heavy days. With Fury in order to sit wherever you want it have to literally be a walk on type day. On heavier days most time they will say policy is there are no preferred seating. Some are rude and just tell you no then what lane to go to even if you want say the last row(8) but the put you in the row ahead (7) they will still say no lane 7 please and thank you. The sea from front to back so it sucks if your the type to get right back in line as you may end up in the same row or a row ahead or one back vs a to talk different part of the train.

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