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

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For those who enjoy BBQ - check out Mac's Speed Shop not too far from Carowinds.

http://www.macspeedshop.com/southend/

My friend and I stumbled upon this place. It was pretty good with a decent BBQ type atmosphere.

 

Also, right before the entrance is Frugal MacDoogal where you can see reflections of Fury in the front windows!

http://www.frugalmacdoogal.net/

I almost learned the hard way what I already knew, which is not to drink parking lot beers at Amusement parks... Next time we'll be more discrete.

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So we went to Taste of Carowinds yesterday since we’re visiting the in-laws who live ten minutes away. Before going I was confused as to why this event was even a thing and after going I’m infini

I don’t think you get what I’m saying at all.  As a fan, I’m really glad they opened Carowinds for like a month even though this event was really stupid because I got to ride two coasters and I w

Probably. It’s a Christmas tradition.

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Mac's Speed Shop is tits

I’m only 20 and this new slang is getting over my head

 

:O WAIT, we should do a daily slang forum where everyday we teach everyone a new slang word people use in this generation. ((((:

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“Cedar Fair Roller Coaster Construction” FB page just posted these photos:

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When compared to Helix’s construction photos, you can definitely see the resemblance...

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Mac's Speed Shop is tits

I’m only 20 and this new slang is getting over my head

 

i work on cars, and it is, or was a pretty prevalent saying back in the day in the garage. i don't hear or see it too often these days. guys would also say the other body part as well.

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Those are 100% Mack footer anchors

 

Yep! Went and double checked a few construction photos of Time Traveler and DC Rivals. Definitely very similar!

 

I'm so pumped for this. Assuming it's what we think it will be, this is a perfect fit for Carowinds, and the US gets another huge Mack coaster!

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I know this has been discussed before, but since I'm feeling lazy right now, what do people think of the Comfort Inn across from the park? I'm looking at booking three nights there the first week of August and I can get a really good deal there through my timeshare.

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Just wanted to chime in and say that the US National Whitewater Center is really close to Charlotte and it is a ton of fun as well. There is whitwewater kayaking and rafting, climbing walls, zip lines, ropes courses, mountain biking, live music, food, craft beer and more. There is a $5 parking fee so you can go in and look around pretty cheap before you commit to an activity pass ($59)

 

 

https://usnwc.org/

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I know this has been discussed before, but since I'm feeling lazy right now, what do people think of the Comfort Inn across from the park? I'm looking at booking three nights there the first week of August and I can get a really good deal there through my timeshare.

 

Stayed there last year and it was fantastic. If we weren't driving to Columbia after the park tomorrow I'd stay there again. The employees were beyond nice, gave me the highest floor + facing the park when I asked, had a very solid free breakfast, and yeah it's right across from the park. Made it very easy in and out.

 

Very cool to see those footers! I'll be at the park tomorrow dodging thunderstorms so I'll take some pictures if I can carve out some time between Afterburn and Fury

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With the radar looking like abstract art, I'm thankful that we were able to get in a few rides on Afterburn, Fury, and Intimidator!

 

Flew in and went straight to the park at noon - the jumbo lockers are awesome. $22 bucks held all of the luggage for both my brother and I. 2 backpacks and 2 duffle bags! Get the lockers! Yay lockers!

 

The park had numerous amounts of school groups so most riders had 15-30 min waits. Fury, Intimidator, and Afterburner were doing an okay job with operations. School groups, you guessed it, equal tons of line jumping. It was abysmal.

 

Afterburn is still my favorite coaster in the park! It's relentless, but so smooth and there is 0 headbanging. Each element is so fluid and perfect it's crazy how fast you take them.

 

Intimidator is just fine for a B&M hyper. It exceeded my expectations last year and did the same this year.

 

Fury is such a re-ridable, hands up, pure fun coaster. It's not too intense to scare away riders and it's got more action going on than any of the B&M hypers. The twisty bits might surprise you with a little pop out of your seat, but don't expect any groundbreaking airtime. It's definitely got stronger than what you'd assign to a B&M coaster.

 

Random notes - haha what is up with these "nutritional shaved ice"s? Phone was in a locker so no photos but they're selling these shaved ice cones and billing them as nutritional haha.

 

Bathrooms everywhere. Most with AC. This was great!

 

Can't wait to visit again this summer and take my time going through the park.

-Zz

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Hanging out underneath Fury!

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Mother nature was furious today, but thankfully gave us a 3 hour window to ride some great B&Ms

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I know this has been discussed before, but since I'm feeling lazy right now, what do people think of the Comfort Inn across from the park? I'm looking at booking three nights there the first week of August and I can get a really good deal there through my timeshare.

 

We were there spring break just gone. We were not fans. The rooms were old, beds uncomfortable, the bathrooms not very clean, air conditioners noisy and the breakfast just like most other similar hotels. I cannot recommend from our recent experience.

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Thinking about heading out that way for the first time next week after the holiday weekend. What would be the best day to go?

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Those are 100% Mack footer anchors

 

Yep! Went and double checked a few construction photos of Time Traveler and DC Rivals. Definitely very similar!

 

I'm so pumped for this. Assuming it's what we think it will be, this is a perfect fit for Carowinds, and the US gets another huge Mack coaster!

 

There was a photo of a wooden back that says Mack on it.

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