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Postby bluestreak » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:42 pm

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Interesting video. I think I can see that train lean, but it's tint so it ain't easy to be seen.
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Postby hoppedup » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:50 am

How often is the southern gate open? And does it ever open early enough for ERT? It is a lot closer to Copperhead Strike. I went six times last year and I never even checked to see if it was open.
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Postby bluestreak » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am

hoppedup wrote:How often is the southern gate open? And does it ever open early enough for ERT? It is a lot closer to Copperhead Strike. I went six times last year and I never even checked to see if it was open.


I've been to the park maybe 10 times. The only day that the lot looked slightly busy was my first time there which was the day Thunder Run closed and that was the only time I've ever seen the South gate open. I assume they only use it on super busy days
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Postby yawetag » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:44 am

Used it last year to enter the park at opening time on a day I wouldn't consider "busy".

I'm going to call a couple days before to see if they're planning on using the South Entrance on season pass night and/or Opening Weekend.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:29 pm

Did the park announce they were removing their river rapids ride? I just noticed the giant void on the 2019 map where it once stood.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:13 pm

Curious where you're viewing the 2019 map.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bluestreak » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:55 pm

Mike240SX wrote:Curious where you're viewing the 2019 map.


On their socials.

Getting rid of the rapids ride gives a lot of room for a great ride. GCI maybe? But, that being said a park in a state as hot as the Carolinas shouldn't be without a water ride IMHO. But we shall see.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:57 pm

It's not gone . . . at least in its current form. It's just sitting and waiting on "confirmation".
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby carolinaman » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:20 pm

This is from Carowinds Twitter
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