Welcome to Carowinds, Park 13 on our Eastcoaster 2023 Road Trip
Let's walk right down the state line and be in both North and South Carolina at the same time
Like Worlds of Fun, Carowinds is also celebrating 50 seasons. Not to take anything away from this awesome park, but we were underwhelmed by their celebratory offerings at Carowinds, but we digress
Thanks to FastLane we can do this park in whatever order we want, so why not Fury first.
This coaster is just so much fun. We love how it shows off its speed and power. We wish that a certain blue "gigacoaster" named after a constellation would have been built in a similar manner
We loved the new color scheme for Carolina Cyclone
We found out that this was not on FastLane so we "got" to wait in this line. Not sure it was worth it
Goldrusher is an interesting ride. Not sure I'd call it a minetrain, but that's what it reminded us of
We were really looking forward to riding Copperhead Strike. First off, what the heck is up with that queue line. Glad we had FastLane as that thing is SFSTL level long
As for the ride, we determined that we all liked it, but didn't exactly love it. If you rode in the front the ride was super smooth. The further back you go, the train develops a weird rattle that's not overly pleasant. One of our crew got a horrible headache from it. Again, not a bad ride, we just weren't blown away by it.
We will always ride snappable gliders
So I am super happy that Carowinds is into developing themed areas now
Gear Spin - I imagine we'll be getting one of these soon at WOF
Air Racer - seriously every park needs one of these
One of my favorite B&M inverteds is at this park - Afterburn
Pretty cool how it has a new themed section to belong to
Nighthawk doesn't like me. Yeah I rode it, but it beat the crap out of me
So the last time we were here I was very unimpressed by Intimidator. Wow, I don't know what's different but this thing is an airtime machine
Kiddy Hawk proved to be smoother than its cousin at Kings Island
Wilderness Run is NOT a kiddie coaster. What the heck was that thing. If you know you know
Another former Paramount Park, another junior wooden coaster
Who's a good boy?
Decided to go up in the Skytower
Lots of space here if they take out the old rapids ride and the amphitheater
Stupid Vortex never opened today
I wonder how much longer this thing has
Pretty fun getting up in the air to see the park. The AC was nice too
Hurler. That's the only thing nice I can say about this ride
Drop Tower. At least this one was operational
Flying Cobras is there behind the far superior ride Do-Si-Do
This ride is just weird. It looks like it could be really cool and then you get on it and you're like, this ride is really "meh"
We had a good day at Carowinds. Hopefully a certain park in KC can experience a similar growth spurt here in the coming years