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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon May 18, 2015 10:30 am

Absolutely! Fury chews through the line really fast... Nighthawk on the other hand turns a short line into a 90 minute wait constantly.

PS: Save time for Afterburn re-rides too... just throwing that out there. ;)

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Postby JJLehto » Mon May 18, 2015 10:34 am

coasterbill wrote:Absolutely! Fury chews through the line really fast... Nighthawk on the other hand turns a short line into a 90 minute wait constantly.

PS: Save time for Afterburn re-rides too... just throwing that out there. ;)


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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Mon May 18, 2015 1:17 pm

I've been planning a trip to Carowinds for the first time ever this summer. It'll likely be in July but I don't have a set date yet.
I was reading up on summer weather in Charlotte and it's not a good prognosis. What's the likelihood on any given day we'd get rained out or stormed out in July?
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby cwgator » Mon May 18, 2015 3:34 pm

Generally during summer in Charlotte it rains/storms in the afternoon as it heats up (when it does) and it's usually quick moving and lasts maybe 30 minutes. It's rarely an all day wash out, unless it's remnants of a tropical storm/hurricane from the Gulf or Atlantic. Of course there are always other exceptions since weather pretty much happens when it happens. Just pay attention to the forecast as close to when you're going to plan accordingly.
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Postby pproteinc » Mon May 18, 2015 3:35 pm

UrbanLegend wrote:I've been planning a trip to Carowinds for the first time ever this summer. It'll likely be in July but I don't have a set date yet.
I was reading up on summer weather in Charlotte and it's not a good prognosis. What's the likelihood on any given day we'd get rained out or stormed out in July?


Pretty much close to every day because of the intense heat and the humidity here. pop up thunderstorms are the norm in the afternoon / evening hours but it's like for 5-10 mins. Either way the park never closes its gates nor the ride unless lighting is present; all rides remain in operation during rain fall.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Max.schollen » Thu May 21, 2015 1:32 pm

I've found a nice video on YouTube about Fury 325

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby FSUFanChris » Sat May 23, 2015 11:18 am

Carowinds just announced the closure of Thunder Road. July 26th will be the last ride.
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Postby VF15 » Sat May 23, 2015 11:25 am

^
It's too bad it has to go since it looks like a fun woodie, but I guess it's the only way for them to expand the water park. It is possible that I might be visiting Carowinds in July, so I might get a chance to ride it before it's history. :)

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby timetrial3141592 » Sat May 23, 2015 11:25 am

FSUFanChris wrote:Carowinds just announced the closure of Thunder Road. July 26th will be the last ride.



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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Password121 » Sat May 23, 2015 11:43 am

^Not for an I-box transformation. Pending removal for a major waterpark expansion in 2016.
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