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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby ImNotOneOfYou » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:52 pm

CCook129 wrote:Thanks guys. I was just saying what I wanted and not what was really reasonable. But I would really want is a coaster other than B&M to bo our next coaster. We already have 4 and if we don't have another manufacturer soon, we might just become too B&M coastered. Thanks for the feedback!


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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby dorneyfan93 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:13 pm

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jmillzy wrote:Dorney just released their budget for 2017, and it is certainly not enough for a coaster.



And you know/saw this how.......


Yeah there are PRETTY strong rumors that we will be getting a new coaster next year. (Dorney Park)


as a fan of dorney and a frequent visitor where are these rumors?

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby ImNotOneOfYou » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:20 pm

dorneyfan93 wrote:
Suspence1127 wrote:
DorneyKid14 wrote:
jmillzy wrote:Dorney just released their budget for 2017, and it is certainly not enough for a coaster.



And you know/saw this how.......


Yeah there are PRETTY strong rumors that we will be getting a new coaster next year. (Dorney Park)


as a fan of dorney and a frequent visitor where are these rumors?


The most credible sources are people who want a new coaster next year.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby markysharky17 » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:05 pm

Any news on the Mondial Topscan? It's strange how they haven't announced it yet.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CCook129 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:35 pm

Yeah they HAVE to announce that. It's big news. They can't just build it somewherevand expect us to actually look for it!

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby pproteinc » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:12 pm

Why so? Thats what a park map is for and if youre a regular park goer you should know the layout of Carowinds like the back of your hand it's not a big park land wise. Pretty sure you'll walk up on it with no issues. I wouldnt mind if they didnt announce it and let it be an epic surprise.

If they are to announce it, I'm thinking in the next week or two. It's around the time the surprise ride of slingshot was announced last year.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CCook129 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:18 pm

That is a good point though. If you are a regular park goer you really should know what the park layout is. Especially is you've lived in the Charlotte/Fort Mill area for over 10 years and you've been more than three times every summer. But, I would still like an announcement. That would bring even more people than the water park expansion and garden warfare stuff. There would also be more of a hyped up wait for 2016. That' just my Caropinion (Carowinds opinion-not funny bur do you get it?word play)

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:44 pm

So it's going to be almost 80 degrees in Charlotte this weekend, as far north as New Jersey and in every park around Carowinds (Dollywood, SFOG, BGW) people will be flocking to the parks. When is Carowinds going to get with the program and have another holiday event? I can't believe they haven't re-visited that idea yet.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby drummermattk » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:04 am

^I think i read somewhere that Cedar Fair is going to try a winter even out in Cali, maybe California's Great america. AND if its a hit it could be moved to other parks. I wish my Home park would continue Winterfest (aka Kings Island).....Time will tell
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:12 am

Carowinds invited the media out on wed to give a live progress report of the highly anticipated Carolina Harbor water park expansion at Carowinds. The media was invited on a walking tour of all things Carolina Harbor, the new and the old. Not going to be much on words so i'm just gonna lay out some tidbits.

-This will be the largest water park (acreage wise) in the Carolinas.

-White Water West is providing all of the new hardware.

-The park has a self appointed deadline of may 1st to have everything ready and complete for inspection, certification and to get everything trained for the area.

-The older slides have painted supports because they are not galvanized steel as the newer slides are (hence why the older slides have painted supports and the slide duo complex of 13 and next years slide complex will not be painted.

-The bucket atop Seaside Splashworks is custom designed (as their is no "standard" size bucket) and intricately weighted to properly tilt and swing back and forth with little to no stress on the structure.

-The park is still looking to see what, if any, (live) entertainment product they will have inside Carolina Harbor.

I also asked about the about the lazy river, if it will ever be expanded. From the gist of things, it would be more feasible and financially sound to add an additional lazy river than to add on to the current.

Ok . . . on to the photos.

The lot of full with slide parts.
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One of the larger props for Seaside Splashworks
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In case you were wondering who was providing the hardware . . .
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More props!
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On ground level, these buckets are huge!
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Water POV.
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Cant wait to see it all put together . . .
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Starting early for scarowinds lol . . .
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If I were a betting man . . . I would bet these are part of the constrictor slide.
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Speaking of . . .This will surely be the highlight for thrillseekers!
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The park is gonna be finish far before may 1st if they keep this up.
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This duo complex came in 2013 . . .Provided by proslides (The park generally works with proslides and whitewater. I asked about polin . . . they seem to not have ever heard about them).
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The current slides all got a new paint job/scheme.
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There once was a large deck area over here that no one used. (Now that i'm thinking of it . . . i'm not too sure if the mini golf was still there.
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This large area is where the Seaside Splashworks will be located.
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More new paint jobs . . .
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The element under the yellow umbrella will be gone in favor of a newer, cooler element for the kids.
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In addition, the current splash treehouse has received some paint to go with its new Pirates landing theme.
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This current family restroom/changing area is being expanded to offer 5 more family restrooms!
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The new colors REALLY have breathed life into this once hum drum looking complex.
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The now old wave pool . . .
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This will be the site of the new Harmony Hall style restaurant, Harbor House, featuring what would be some of the best food you can get in a theme park. The seating will be outdoors as opposed to the indoors of Harmony Hall since most people would be still wanting to enjoy the sun.
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Now we are looking onto the site of what will be the new wave pool, Surf Club Harbor.
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But first, lets look at the awesome color scheme of Storm Surge.
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This will be the new pump house. I "heard" this pool will be the wilder one while the current one will be a little more mild.
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In addition to the new Carolina Harbor exclusive entrance there will also be a new Bathhouse near as you enter it.
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Lets take one last look at Blackbeard's Revenge before heading out.
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Overall I see this expansion being as big as Fury325 on the scale of bringing more guest into the park and I cannot WAIT for it to open! Also, the park has a dedicated website . . . HERE . . . with live webcams and other exclusive content!
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