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

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I like how they're theming the station. Looks better than the standard Cedar Fair "warehouse" motif.

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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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Wow! I gotta say, they're doing an excellent job with not only this ride, but everything going on around it.

 

They're actually putting in PAVERS instead of just flat boring concrete *cough* Six Flags *cough*

 

And that fireplace, my gawd, that is not a cheap addition!

 

Hat's off to Carowinds and their new installation, this actually looks like a ride I'd make a trip out of my way to go actually ride Copperhead Strike and enjoy the other festivities at the park.

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Wow the theming and style of the new area and the station building is looking to be on the same level as SDC/DW. I will be curious to see the finished product.

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Can't wait for this! I'll be there March 22-23.

 

Also planning a week long trip to Florida in April and finishing up at Coaster Campout at Carowinds April 26-27. It's not much of a bargain, since we have platinum passes and meal plan, but the cool factor of camping out in a park and 1.5 hours of ERT on Copperhead Strike after park close should make it a cool experience. Anybody else ever done this one?

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I was thinking about it... but oh lord are those tent spaces expensive!

 

It says ALL proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Softens the blow. If we have 4 people, it will be $62.50 each, mostly for perks we already get. It's more about the experience, really. This being NC, it could be 40° or 90° in April, though.

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It's not my thing but it sounds like a great event and it's awesome that all of the money goes to charity.

 

pssssssst: If you can itemize then the fact that you can argue that many of the goods and services received in exchange for your donation hold no value to you is a good thing because you can deduct almost the entire cost if that's how you roll and you feel confident making that argument if need be. Oh and uh... this is not advice, disclaimer, disclaimer... blah blah blah. Don't listen to me.

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Just an FYI, I checked with Carowinds and you can only pitch one tent, even though they give you a 12' x 12' space. If you take 4 people, you're going to need a big tent.

 

edited to add: The $250 price includes dinner, breakfast buffet, late night snack, ERT on Fury 325 and Copperhead Strike, and two full days admission to Carowinds and parking. Not really a bad deal for non-passholders/meal plan owners if you take 4 people.

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We did Coaster Campout at Cedar Point last year. It was a blast and by far our favorite trip to the park. It's worth it for the experience. The only downside is that Carowinds isn't as large as Cedar Point, so spending two days there might get a little boring.

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Wow! First, that music selection was sick as hell. It was so weird and kinda thrashy and technical-ish. Really cool drumming. NOT what I'd expect from a coaster video.

 

Second, that actually alleviates some of my concern. I kept telling myself the small/compact layout will work for its speed but I kept fearing itll be slow as hell...that does look like it whips over the hills and turns with more oomph than I expected! Cant wait to ride

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^ Cedar Point is the only park to offer this perk that I am aware of (and it's for those with Platinum, and has to be done in-park). It's not on the benefits page for Carowinds and every park I've been to I've always asked and they look at me cluelessly. Even had them scan me at Dominion and the computer specifically said no discounts available for Fast Lane. Never hurts to try

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^ Cedar Point is the only park to offer this perk that I am aware of (and it's for those with Platinum, and has to be done in-park). It's not on the benefits page for Carowinds and every park I've been to I've always asked and they look at me cluelessly. Even had them scan me at Dominion and the computer specifically said no discounts available for Fast Lane. Never hurts to try

 

Alright thank you very much!

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POST REMOVED!!!

 

Once again, why do we have to keep reminding people to

 

PLEASE WAIT UNTIL TPR CAN POST OFFICIAL NEWS

 

Seriously, it doesn't make you look "cool" that you were the first to post something, it doesn't help in any way, it just make the admins have to do MORE WORK and hate you just a little bit more each time we have to write something like this.

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That double-up launch combo looks great. I wouldn't want to be the type of enthusiast who bitches about Copperhead Strike. I don't understand the skeptics about this ride.

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That double-up launch combo looks great. I wouldn't want to be the type of enthusiast who bitches about Copperhead Strike. I don't understand the skeptics about this ride.

 

I agree. This coaster has a lot going for it, particularly the four major hang time moments (jojo roll, both loops, and top hat) as well as a sweet ejector hill, airtime hill launch, and super comfortable and open-air restraints. The theme and colors are also fantastic. I can’t wait to ride it sometime in the next couple years.

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