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the Carowinds PhotoTR that you have been waiting for, or not


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I got off work friday morning at 7am and realized it was the opening of carowinds (yeah strange for a friday to open a park). So I came home and woke up Sean and said we are heading to carowinds! Sean is from cali and all he talks about is SFMM and disneyland so I figured it was time for a "change". We get to the park and first thing he ask is "are there rides like the haunted mansion?"...after our long talk about his soon-to-be encounters of attack of the trashcans and the difference between cedar UNfair and disney parks we were ready to go in! Our first ride was BORG/hawk, which to my amazement he really liked! The sign for the coaster is NOT complete and I dont care what the park may say I feel the sign is in it's first stage. Now correct me if i'm wrong but didnt the park just have an offseason? So...why isn't there a finished sign for the coaster! It's not like they are installing a huge B&M hyper coaster and took up their time (oh yeah have to wait until 2010 for that ). Anyway...as it as been mention the sphere isnt there anymore and the area looks very boring without it.

 

We made some rounds around the park and rode pretty much everything. The yo yo's looked fun but not for me. The flyers are the highlight of the park and with that and top gun I dont know how the park would do w/o them! Anyway here are the pictures enjoy!

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edited shot of last pic!

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This concludes this Photo TR!

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Awesome!

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I left sean to hang w/ jimmy. He's smarter, WAY smarter!

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Thanks Kings islands...you're the best!

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Is there any other cedar UNfair parks w/ this much scenery?

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I still look tired...

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This is my favorite area of the park. I just wished the rest of the park would have the carolina theme. I can see a redneck area where hurler is currently

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pretty much the norm the whole day

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SAME shot this time B&W

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Same shot w/ shadow added to bring focus to the subject.

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This was the best shot of the day, simply because I took it!

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It kinda sucks to have people know you are a bootleg photographer because they ALWAYS want free shoots!

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I'll call it "grill - the ride"

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I have to admit it...this tower always gets me!

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DANG IT Sean! This is NOT hong kong disneyland!

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I'll pay anyone 100.00 and bail for making a sign that reads "golden" and then go to the park and nail it above the "shower" sign!

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"Im not a real model but I like to tell myself that"

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After being up since 9pm the prev night I think im pretty beat!

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"I cant believe it's 6.25 for a 16 ounce cup of beer"

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Now after seeing the prices lol!

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...and after finding out they have margarita's also.

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Sean after finding out we're on the way to get some beer!

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Ya know its kinda "sad and pathetic" when you have to feel up a character cut out!

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Heh heh...

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Talk about cheating death! This coaster watched final destination one too many times!

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E-M-P-T-Y

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relaxing area

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I like the closeness of southern star but I would like it more if there was some water around it.

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This is my kinda park - EMPTY!

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Im sure it took months of planning to come up w/ the name and logo.

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The new yo-yo kinda really does fit in. I welcome all flat rides!

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New theater sign....aaaannnnddd sean.

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This coaster will never really need a paint job! See paramount was smart about something! (or could it have been they couldnt figure out what color to make it and ran out of time lol)

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Gotta love this shot!

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PLEASE cedar UNfair if you have any ounce of dignity PLEASE keep this on the station for old time sakes!

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...and another picture for myspace.

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Sean needed a smoke break...

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The restrooms were pretty clean!

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One thing I can say is the characters were out in full effect!

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It just looks empty now...

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LAME!

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Something doesnt look right...

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And here I am in all my glory! Relax I still have the hair it's just "compressed"!

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riddlers....err...vortex taking on the first drop!

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I even called vortex Riddlers Revenge!

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"Hi, i'm Sean and I cant stop talking about Superman Ultimate Escape, even though it's sooo 90's"

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The "not-so-cool looking like the BORG Ass sign" sign.

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I still think they could have kept the stars...

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First shot of the day Borg/hawk thru the trees!

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Grill the Ride is much better than Drop Tower...think we can convince them?

 

Im gonna try to get them to turn it into a redneck themed zone! Change hurler to rebel yell and paint the confederate flag on the front of the red train! Change the name of the go-karts to two-bobs do-hickeys and of course drop zone to Grill - the ride!

 

Very good photos.

 

I think Paramount needs to re-decorate the place up again, badly. All I saw was sidewalk, buildings, and gated dead grass areas.

 

The park does look weird w/o any theming where there was theming.

 

Well off the topic but Sean is sexy as hell. hahahahahha

lol cant let him see you say that he already has the "big head"

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The sign for the coaster is NOT complete and I dont care what the park may say I feel the sign is in it's first stage.... Anyway...as it as been mention the sphere isnt there anymore and the area looks very boring without it.

 

I agree, I hate the new nighthawk sign, altho it looks kinda cool at night when it lights up. And we really do need something to go where the sphere used to be, it just doesnt look right.

 

*EDIT* Hey, at least Nighthawk has a logo, Afterburn currently doesnt have one.

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