Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Photo TR: Carowinds


Recommended Posts

I have made the trek from Richmond to Carowinds 3 times this year because of Fury, it is that good. I would put Fury as #2 steel behind I-305.

The park had really made some big strides in the past year and CF is really putting its stamp on the park. Thunder road leaving is really sad especially after all the work they just put into it but I give CF credit that at least they are letting everyone know about coaster removals now well ahead of time so that people can get their last rides in.

I am not much of a writer but I wanted to share my pics I have taken from spots that you don't see too often so enjoy.

 

also if anybody is disapointed in the lack of Intimidator pics here are my photos from when it was new.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=54840

 

JEFF

20150424_092903.thumb.jpg.61a52410dea0d80ab96c304cb81a98f5.jpg

Quite an impressive greeting when you arrive at Carowinds

DSC05965.thumb.JPG.e4f21928947ebb962c6c9349a13a2612.JPG

DSC05983.thumb.JPG.110fc7030058c3f4afe6845efbe63a03.JPG

DSC06033.thumb.JPG.dd710b9af76aa5d44c08c2d532551333.JPG

DSC01407.thumb.JPG.cc72f4c5c26257f54906e5fba866b8ce.JPG

DSC05999.thumb.JPG.27207d8823a1efdc58387fed6a46bf60.JPG

DSC05986.thumb.JPG.1b87e8f6fd7bae06b1d70b6a8106b5bd.JPG

DSC06030.thumb.JPG.a9410c1e4accbffa354e1ff0cd27a494.JPG

DSC06032.thumb.JPG.98693909061eb6ca60c71401c05bf9e7.JPG

DSC06057.thumb.JPG.ead2884aa1ca1f401d54b9b821e77373.JPG

DSC06058.thumb.JPG.1c1579ff178af659d88be9d6f2661c9c.JPG

DSC06175.thumb.JPG.8d35edf6782534f22d43c3bdb8def580.JPG

DSC06177.thumb.JPG.b1b9f3bcd89c56eb66b7349b09997999.JPG

DSC06125.thumb.JPG.350f63895e02d67c698aef209f42de45.JPG

DSC06106.thumb.JPG.8d76504cd42a7714cd7f43996c9f8c90.JPG

DSC06120.thumb.JPG.89d1b2b986f6e5141616896a4ad16efb.JPG

DSC06121.thumb.JPG.a75d43940601c594bab1cf0ab92bb957.JPG

DSC06122.thumb.JPG.41709c23b80dca057477f3121ba43652.JPG

DSC06141.thumb.JPG.c4ab07cbf26b60e398506a528d764fe8.JPG

DSC06148.thumb.JPG.75c7b227994897e9a4bd633720b2741f.JPG

DSC06136.thumb.JPG.04e53b0d7daae7d7cfbd2731307d817b.JPG

DSC06137.thumb.JPG.87e40d288d6baf90aa94c9a6874fa9c3.JPG

DSC06160.thumb.JPG.fa9e148abaa4619d6bfdd60dc5177a7f.JPG

DSC05980.thumb.JPG.d04ef25d4770e25b8882772d360e5e05.JPG

more to come

Edited by pkdcoaster
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 20
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Thanks for the photos - very unique shots! Fury sticks out very well on the Carowinds skyline.

 

My only complaint about the look of the ride is the choice of colors for the seats (light blue) and lap bar (neon green). Those are going to get very worn/dirty very quick and look disgusting. I wish parks would just go black//black on the seats and restraints.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the photos - very unique shots! Fury sticks out very well on the Carowinds skyline.

 

My only complaint about the look of the ride is the choice of colors for the seats (light blue) and lap bar (neon green). Those are going to get very worn/dirty very quick and look disgusting. I wish parks would just go black//black on the seats and restraints.

 

I agree with you that they will get dirty quickly...especially the neon green lap bar. But I actually like the colors. They stand out nicely and I'm glad they went with that! While the black on black would be better to cover up the worn and dirt collected from it, I don't think I would like the trains as much as they wouldn't fit too well with their color scheme. I really do like what they have now!

 

The photos are amazing!!! I went to Carowinds when Intimidator opened and I can't believe how many changes the park has made in a few years! Fury 325 looks amazing and I need to make a trip back to Charlotte sometime!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thunder Roads last days.

 

I will give it to Carowinds, they were running all 4 trains on a weekday and the ops were really into it interacting with the crowd and racing them consistently throughout the day. If you are gonna send a classic coaster out in style, this is how you do it.

DSC06661.thumb.JPG.4ea5e5b374e118ccdbbb1a7ea2862405.JPG

DSC06662.thumb.JPG.dfbb306419ee7a42995066292520984c.JPG

DSC06663.thumb.JPG.4c95a42e4b8de3a36444084ec88e2c06.JPG

DSC06674.thumb.JPG.88bb25d350a7d81a2e918a77f64daa3c.JPG

testing after the thunder

DSC06677.thumb.JPG.c7efc7f269dc1a841c37f04c0975e6d9.JPG

DSC06678.thumb.JPG.b345389c22c1f8aec179b68211090219.JPG

DSC06682.thumb.JPG.ce4211dc8903664c22dea02b68714290.JPG

DSC06689.thumb.JPG.d1734dbe61454b1496d2aea5fcec5134.JPG

DSC06690.thumb.JPG.a168607d4815f8ad99ba8d6c393e0b1f.JPG

DSC06702.thumb.JPG.cf6f3cee341b2b22451d7ee23413dca5.JPG

DSC06721.thumb.JPG.f460d3e184d9089d58a5f4a3e49e9011.JPG

DSC06698.thumb.JPG.16175661ddf2593c040f71585b89ec3e.JPG

DSC01658.thumb.JPG.4c5d50504f5a0b57f029f492129c1459.JPG

Fading away

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the compliments everyone. Honestly it is alot of "work" to get unique shots because they take alot of time out of a day you could be spending riding coasters so usually I only take the time to do this at parks that I frequent often. Alot of parks have good photo spots buried in the water park or tucked away in remote spots in the parking lot. Sometimes it is a hassle taking camera gear in street clothes to the top of an 80ft water slide past dripping kids but Thunder road was worth it and I think the shots were well worth it especially with the plentiful racing going on all day. I actually was confronted twice by 2 seperate park security guards in the parking lot next to Thunder road wondering what I was doing out there. They were nice about it though and said alot of people have been going out there to get pics and video.

 

JEFF

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Absolutely amazing pictures of Thunder Road. There are some really special moments caught in a few pics!

 

It's such a shame they are removing Thunder Road. It's a solid coaster and there are so many options to keep it, but it is what it is. The return run may be boring, but the ride out is awesome and full of airtime. It is also really smooth except for those last 2 hills.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Fury is one impressive mass of steel. Those curves and twists are a work of engineering art. Carowinds looks like a great park I would love to visit someday. Sad they are losing Thunder Road, these racing coasters are disappearing all over the place. Maybe a RMC transformation is in the works? You never know now that they are really turning these older coasters into something fresh and exciting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/