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

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Looks like a great add...thanks for the reports, guys!

 

Really glad to see CF investing heavily in this park. When we visited several years ago (before Fury), we both thought that while fun, it was really a one and done park for us. Since then, they went out and got their signature attraction, did a much-needed revamp of their water park and now have a highly themed family coaster that looks like a ton of fun.

 

With Fury and now Copperhead Strike, I now feel like another trip to Charlotte is in order in my future.

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And the new hotness is down. We came back for our third ride with FL+. Problem is you can't see the FL + line wait until you are way into the queue. It's been down about 15 minutes. I think we are going to bail. We didn't even attempt CS last night. Line was ridiculous.

 

My thoughts on the coaster: it is unique. It is fun. The slow loops give great hangtime. The inversions are fun and there is some good airtime, especially on the last hill before the station. Probably my 4th favorite coaster here. But again, perfect addition for Carowinds.

 

ETA: I'm wearing a purple Phoenix tie dye. If you see me, say hi.

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Thanks for the reports! The ride looks and sounds amazing. As a fan of the Mystic Timbers shed, I'm intrigued about this barn experience. Guess I'll have to wait and see whenever I can make it out there.

 

The entrance sign/snake looks great too. Nice spot for pictures.

 

Glad to see the gliders return. I loved those things during my visit in 2017. Second favorite flyers for snapping (only because I've ridden the king of flyers). It's nice that they found a new location in the park. I felt a little weird riding them and trying to snap as a single adult in Camp Snoopy.

 

Also, is the blue ice cream the same flavor as the KI blue ice cream or a bit different?

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^ this actually across the board on all coasters. You can’t even have sunglasses on without a strap. They’ll make out your glasses and hats in a locker or station bin if available. Not matter if you turn your hat backwards or how secure it feels, in the bin it goes.

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Came to the park opening day.

 

Waited about 45 mins for the gates to open. I'm not great on trip reports

 

-Got right to Copperhead only waited about 25 mins - I give it a 8-10 Great addition to the park. The launch isn't forceful as I would of thought but the layout more than makes up for it. The theming is amazing.

-Afterburn - Still one of the best Inverted coasters

-FURY - Still running strong didn't notice any rattle but we were front row

-Intimidator was running good (It did stack a lot)

-Ricochet and Cyclone were running good for what they were.

-Hotel is coming along nicely

-SAD Rip Roarin Rapids is done

 

 

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The offerings we had at Blue Ridge Country Kitchen were delicious. For those who are interested in such things, here are a couple of pics:

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Rotisserie beef from Blue Ridge Country Kitchen with greens

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Rotisserie chicken with mac n cheese

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Yesterday I saw people asking for the front and they formed a line on what appears to be an emergency landing and stairway near the front row. At first I was wondering how people got up there then I saw they would pass each other and get to the back. While nothing is guaranteed as there is still a sign stating as such, it never hurts to ask.

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On one hand I wouldn’t put too much stock into other people’s reviews but at the same time it’s a Mack with a top speed of 50 mph so it’s probably unreasonable to expect a relentless thrill machine. The term “family coaster” is ridiculous but like... were you expecting Maverick?

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I'm actually really bummed from reading people's reviews. I didn't think this was supposed to be a family coaster...

Enthusiasts often have really poor definitions of a "family coaster." Yes, it's "family oriented" in that it's not an extreme OMFG I'm-about-to-die experience, and that children who've gotten over the fear of inverting may like it, but it's not a family coaster by any reasonable person's standards.

 

Honestly anything more intense than Sooper Dooper Looper can't be called a family coaster imo. From what I can tell based on reviews, it's still totally in the park's top 3 (depending on how much you like each of the B&Ms), and it's definitely a thrill ride.

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On one hand I wouldn’t put too much stock into other people’s reviews but at the same time it’s a Mack with a top speed of 50 mph so it’s probably unreasonable to expect a relentless thrill machine. The term “family coaster” is ridiculous but like... were you expecting Maverick?

 

I was expecting something closer to Helix.

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