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Carowinds discussion

Discussion in 'Worldwide Park Discussions' started by BizarroAj, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. BizarroAj

    BizarroAj Administrator

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  2. CannonballLover

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    My guess is its 325 feet.

    I was in NC this weekend and I saw an ad for Carowinds. I got a pic. Will upload shortly.
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    The layout has been found of their new coaster!!
    http://screamscape.com/html/carowinds2015_1.htm
  3. tge98

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    so there is a 99% chance thats a B&M giga, just by looking at the layout
  4. CannonballLover

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    Looks like a must hit coaster too.

    B&M's aren't that great. If it was Intamin I'd be drooling. Nitro didn't have great forces. :(
  5. wipeoutfan

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    ^Agree with you on Nitro. The airtime seemed a bit lacking. It was okay.
    However, Apollo's Chariot has got some mean airtime.
  6. listless

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    I'm planning my Carowinds visit for next year, if it is anything like a bigger KI Diamondback (that one is amazing)
  7. BizarroAj

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    ^ The park already has a B&M hyper that IMO is better than diamondback. I don't know why CF doing this again, putting 2 big B&Ms in the same park.
  8. wipeoutfan

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    ^Yeah, don't get me wrong, I love B&M, but most of their hypers are really just cookie-cutter and the same experience.
  9. mrceagle

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    did Nitro get Trimed? back in 2001 the coaster had plenty of forces.

    Anyways. While I giga seems plausible I rather it be a wing coaster or something family focused.
  10. djcyberlegend

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    I don't recall seeing any trims on Nitro, just the mid-course brake run that allows it to run three trains.
  11. wipeoutfan

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    ^I definitely remember seeing some trims on Nitro. They are at the bottom of the second and third hills. Killed the ride in my opinion.
  12. mrceagle

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    Anyways Carowinds. A giga on top of a Hyper is a bit pointless. not all that needed at bigger parks not sure why they think it's needed here. It barely competes with anything. Dollywood is the closest big park at over 2.5 hours away. SFOG is is nearly 4 hours away. They should be focusing on attraction that build on the experience not the thrill level.
  13. Equinox

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    We've got ourselves a layout!

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    A guess as to where the coaster could be...
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    And the first official poster advertising the new ride:
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    All of these images are from Screamscape. A full article about the new coaster can be seen here: http://screamscape.com/html/carowinds.htm
  14. mrceagle

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    thanks though Canobie fan posted that 10 posts ago.
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  15. Equinox

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    Oops. Didn't see that post. Sorry.

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