Everything else goes here, including discussion of parks outside of Carowinds and any off-topic discussion
By RollerBee
#28266
Name: Chris "Opie"
Age:: 21
Sex:: Male
Where You're From: Lexington
Where You Live Now: Lexington (One of the few who hasn't left)
Mode of Transportation: 99 Ford Taurus
Job (or School): Bus Driver
Hobbies (outside parks): Model Railroading (N scale)
Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: DCCC
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox, Wii, N64, SNES
Favorite Game(s):
Music You Listen To: Popular
Favorite Movie(s): Haunted Mansion, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Top Gun
Favorite Book(s): Utopia, Full Tilt
Favorite Food(s): Mac & Cheese, Pizza, Lexington Style BBQ
Favorite TV Show(s):
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Starcoasters.com
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Don't remember anymore

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 1991(2)-2006
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder Road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flying Dutchman's Revenge
Favorite amusement park: Six Flags Over Georgia
Favorite roller coaster: Blue Streak at Cedar Point
Favorite non-coaster ride: MaXair at Cedar Point
Anything else you want to say:
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By bgwfreak
#28268
Name:Wes
Age:37
Sex:M
Where You're From: Mint Hill, NC
Where You Live Now: same
Mode of Transportation: 99 VW Beetle
Job (or School): Account Coordintoar (Sales/Customer service)
Hobbies (outside parks): cycling, writing, church, singing
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: King's College Accounting Grad.
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii, SNES
Favorite Game(s): Rock Band 2
Music You Listen To: 70s/80s rock/pop, Christian
Favorite Movie(s): Lord of the Rings (the series), The Matrix
Favorite Book(s): The Bible, Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings series
Favorite Food(s):Almost anything
Favorite TV Show(s): 24, Battlestar Galactica (RIP), Biggest Loser, Smallville, American Idol
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: The building of Borg Assimilator
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Ever since riding Mind Bender at SFOG as a teenager.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1973 (seriously)
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Favorite roller coaster: Nitro (Intimidator #2)(steel) Voyage (wood)
Favorite non-coaster ride: Hmmm.. never really thought about that
Anything else you want to say: I also write for http://www.thrillnetwork.com
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By MarkD
#28269
Name: Mark (formally known as Foreseer)

Age: Born September 1961
Sex: M

Where You're From: Ashtabula, Ohio

Where You Live Now: Kannapois, NC

Mode of Transportation: 2012 Ford Exploder Limited. lol

Job (or School): Transbotics (Makers of Automated guided vehicles for major Manufacturing Companies Worldwide) Trackless Vehicles like Ratatouille and Pooh's Honey Hunt just Industrial size and strength.

Hobbies (outside parks): Woodworking, Construction around the house

Sports Teams You Cheer For: NC State Wolfpack, Stewert-Haas racing, Clemson Tigers, Panthers

College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:

Video Game Systems Owned: All of them at one time or another and I do mean ALL of them.

Favorite Game(s): Halo, Call of Duty, Left 4 Dead, Bioshock series.

Music You Listen To: Anything but Country. I Like OLD Country not this new junk.

Favorite Movie(s): Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror.

Favorite Book(s): The kind I don't have to read.

Favorite Food(s): Pizza, Hot Dogs, Jambalaya, almost anything on the grill.

Favorite TV Show(s): The Walking Dead, Benny Hill (R.I.P.) Star Trek, Falling Skies, Face Off

What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Internet search a many years back.

How long you have been interested in amusement parks: After my first trip to Cedar Point in 1966.

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since opening day 1973

Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator then Afterburn

Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Flyers

Favorite amusement park: I'll get back to you on this one. US or other Country? Hmm!!

Favorite roller coaster: The ORIGINAL Beast, not the one that lives there today.

Favorite non-coaster ride: Duddley Dooright at I.O.A.

Anything else you want to say: Not much other than I have grown to know and respect and like everyone I've met from here. Opinions differ but that's what makes the world go 'round.
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By Edwardo
#28273
Name: C. Edward Beavers
Age: 28
Sex: M
Where You're From: Welch, WV
Where You Live Now: Welch, WV (Sadly)
Mode of Transportation: Nissan Xterra
Job (or School): Welfare Worker
Hobbies (outside parks): HTML, Music, General Travel
Sports Teams You Cheer For: WVU Mountaineers & Marshall Thundering Herd
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Mt. State University Dropout
Video Game Systems Owned: PS2, N64, Super NES, NES, Gameboy Advance, iPhone
Favorite Game(s): RCT series, Mortal Kombat
Music You Listen To: Loads. Love Prince, Janet, Madonna, Daft Punk
Favorite Movie(s): Star Trek (2009), Wrath of Khan, 7 Pounds, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, and Bring it On
Favorite Book(s): The first 3 Hannibal books
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, Sushi, chocolate
Favorite TV Show(s): Idol, Heroes, LOST, Chuck
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I think Jarvis when he was posting at Buzz
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Forever (28 years)
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since I was in grade school
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Gun (Duh)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Are there any?
Favorite amusement park: Dollywood
Favorite roller coaster: Phantom's Revenge
Favorite non-coaster ride: Tower of Terror Disney's California Adventure
Anything else you want to say: Hi, I'm Clint. Thanks for playing, and we have some lovely parting gifts for you
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By montumax
#28315
Name: guess

Age: 4 years younger than Foreseer

Sex: what's that? dirt porn is the only way to go

Where You're From: Morganton

Where You Live Now: Shelby/Earl

Mode of Transportation: 20004 Sport Trac

Job (or School): retail hell

Hobbies (outside parks): videogames, writing, reading, comics...

Sports Teams You Cheer For: Tony Stewart #14, barely have an interest in the Panthers, gave up on baseball when Ripken retired

College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Cleveland Community

Video Game Systems Owned: all Ataris, Nintendos, Playstations, Segas (yes, all of them, including portables) you should see the backroom)

Favorite Game(s): any Resident Evil, Silent Hill, zombie games, Grand Theft Auto...

Music You Listen To: classic rock, 80s new wave, Pink Floyd is the group!

Favorite Movie(s): Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Batman, any horror (F13, Saw, Texas Chainsaw, etc) Risky Business, Halloween, Prince of Darkness, The Empire Strikes Back (the only good SW movie)

Favorite Book(s): anything by King, Patricia Cornwell (early Cornwell), Phil Rickman

Favorite Food(s): mac and cheese, potatoes, and bacon

Favorite TV Show(s): Doctor Who, Twin Peaks, 24, CSI (original), Supernatural, Lost, Fringe, Addams Family, X-Files, Millennium,

What brought you to Carowinds Connection: hmm...Carowinds?

How long you have been interested in amusement parks: most of my life

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: since it opened

Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: White Lightnin' (Ricochet)

Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: the Flyers

Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Favorite roller coaster: Apollo's Chariot (steel), Legend (wood)

Favorite non-coaster ride: Knoebel's Haunted House

Anything else you want to say: not really.
By LocoDriver
#28348
Name:Steve
Age:36 for one more day
Sex:male
Where You're From:Charlotte
Where You Live Now:Shallotte
Mode of Transportation:Dodge Dakota
Job (or School):CSX Transportation
Hobbies (outside parks):riding the quad with my son
Sports Teams You Cheer For:Duke, Dallas & Phillies
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:UNCC, CPCC & USAF
Video Game Systems Owned:Intellivision, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Playstations 1 & 2, Game Boy (several models)
Favorite Game(s):Ken Griffey Jr Baseball, Madden & NCAA Football
Music You Listen To:A little bit of everything
Favorite Movie(s):Pulp Fiction
Favorite Book(s):Anything by John Grisham
Favorite Food(s):Steak, Pizza
Favorite TV Show(s):Don't know
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Carowinds is my home park and my love/interest in coasters
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:20 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:30 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds:Top Gun (afterburn)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:flyers and drop zone/tower
Favorite amusement park:BGE, IOA or Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster:Hulk at IOA
Favorite non-coaster ride:
Anything else you want to say:
By macbeth
#28414
Name: Noah
Age: Lower Teens
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Vale
Where You Live Now: Vale
Mode of Transportation: Parent
Job (or School): WLMS
Hobbies (outside parks):
Sports Teams You Cheer For: None
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: NC State
Video Game Systems Owned: DS, GameBoy advanced
Favorite Game(s): Brain Age
Music You Listen To: Nightwish, concert/marching band
Favorite Movie(s): Hard Candy, Carrie
Favorite Book(s):Spanking Shakespeare
Favorite Food(s): Soft Pretzels
Favorite TV Show(s): Two and a Half Men, House
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Searching Carowinds on google
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since i was 7
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since i was 3
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Hurler
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Zone (Tower...whatever)
Favorite amusement park: Dollywood
Favorite roller coaster: Thunderhead
Favorite non-coaster ride: Drop Zone
Anything else you want to say: yo
By lanigan911
#28475
Name: Nic
Age: 29
Sex: Yes please
Where You're From: CLT
Where You Live Now: CLT
Job (or School): The Big Blue Box/SAHD
Hobbies (outside parks): Computers, Video Games
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers/Hurricanes/Suns/Red Sox
Video Game Systems Owned: Too Many
Favorite Game(s): Sports Games
Music You Listen To: Lots
Favorite TV Show(s): Chuck
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: The same thing that brings everyone else here: Google, of course!
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Over a decade
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: All my life
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Does this one really need an answer?
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Nick Zone
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point, though I've never been. Otherwise, probably KD.
Favorite roller coaster: Flight of Fear/Volcano/TOP GUN
Favorite non-coaster ride: Oaken Bucket (R.I.P.)
By kruss9610
#28503
Name: Kevin
Age: 46
Sex: M
Where You're From: Casper, Wyoming
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: Toyota Camry (with a 5 speed!)
Job (or School): Babcock Power
Hobbies (outside parks): Anything that gives an excuse for the use of power tools, learning guitar
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Don't
Video Game Systems Owned: Don't
Favorite Game(s):Backgammon
Music You Listen To: 80's and whatever the kids have that isn't Rap
Favorite TV Show(s): House
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Lurking
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since I started at Arrow in 1988.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1997, when I started at PP.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Goldrusher (the line is too long for Top Gun)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Scooby's Haunted Mansion
Favorite amusement park: Busch Williamsburgh.
Favorite roller coaster: SFMM Viper (personal reasons)
Favorite non-coaster ride: Skyrail (Australia)
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By Mountain3307
#28540
Name: Pat
Age: 35
Sex: m
Where You Live Now: Rock Hill
Job (or School): public safety
Hobbies (outside parks):R/C Racing
Sports Teams You Cheer For:Penguins, Charlotte Checkers and Anyone who is playing the Red Wings
Video Game Systems Owned: X360, Wii
Favorite Game(s):HALO, COD
Music You Listen To:Anything
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: surfing the net..
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: quite some time
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 3 years now..
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Flyers, anything I can ride with my kids..
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: The Beast, MF, Steel Phantom(RIP)
Favorite non-coaster ride: Spongebob Theater (for the air conditioning)
Anything else you want to say: CHanged my screen name.... was the Army of 1
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By Adam4884
#28636
Name: Adam
Age: 25
Sex: M
Where You're From: Houston, TX originally but grew up in Gastonia
Where You Live Now: Gastonia (long story)
Mode of Transportation: Toyota Solara
Job (or School): Just graduated with my Masters from the University of Virginia
Hobbies (outside parks): Traveling, aviation, movies, music
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Appstate, UVA, UT Longhorns, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Appalachian State (undergrad) and UVA (Grad)
Video Game Systems Owned: Nintendo Wii
Favorite Game(s): Guitar Hero, Wii sports
Music You Listen To: Mainly Rock, music on 106.5 is a good sampling of what I like
Favorite Movie(s): Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Phantom of the Opera (yes I am a romance guy at heart)
Favorite Book(s): I'll get back to you on that one....have spent the past year reading for school so just now starting to read for pleasure again
Favorite Food(s): Max&Cheese, Enchiladas, Burgers, Pizza.
Favorite TV Show(s): Family Guy, Project Runway, Ghost Hunters, American Dad, Queer as Folk
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Because I love Carowinds of course!
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: for about 10 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: for about 16 years now
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Rapids
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Favorite roller coaster: Apollo's Chariot
Favorite non-coaster ride: I'll get back to you on that one
Anything else you want to say:
By BoociferPatch
#28643
Name: Patrick the Patchman
Age: 17
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Charlotte
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: Car
Job (or School): High School for me
Hobbies (outside parks): Movies, Video Games, Books, Bowling etc.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Charlotte Bobcats, Philadelphia Phillies etc.
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Either University of North Carolina or Coastal Carolina University.
Video Game Systems Owned: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Gamecube, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, and a borrowed Playstation Portable.
Favorite Game(s): Bioshock, Goldeneye 007, The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, Madworld, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros Brawl, and much more.
Music You Listen To: Everything.
Favorite Movie(s): Superbad, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Donnie Darko, Pineapple Express, Back to the Future Part II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight, Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., Wall E, Gran Turino.
Favorite Book(s):Eldest, Brisignr, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Holes, Go Ask Alice, and too many to count.
Favorite Food(s): Meatballs, Hamburgers, I DRINK MILKSHAKES! I DRINK THEM UP!
Favorite TV Show(s): 24, Lost, Prison Break, and too many to count
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: The great community and funny stuff that people say on here/
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Everything about them.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 2003. Been a season pass holder since 2004.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Phantom Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Epcot
Favorite roller coaster: The Time Machine
Favorite non-coaster ride: Mission: Space
Anything else you want to say: Grit your teeth, bare the load, enjoy your ride on Thunder Road!
By amazingdadnc
#28713
Name: Brian
Age: 43
Sex: M
Where You're From: Yadkinville, NC
Where You Live Now: Yadkinville, NC
Mode of Transportation:
Job (or School): IT
Hobbies (outside parks): tae kwon do
Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: App State and Gardner-Webb
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii
Favorite Food(s): Homemade Buffalo Wings
Favorite TV Show(s): Two and a Half Men
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: newfound love of coasters
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: really only this year
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: sporadically but this yr 4 times
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: carolina cyclone
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:
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By AMartin777
#28716
Name: Alan Martin
Age: 40 (ARRRRRRGHHHH!)
Sex: Man
Where You're From: Raleigh, NC. (Born somewhere close to my mother)
Where You Live Now: In a beautiful house... with a beautiful wife... well, how did I get here?
Mode of Transportation: '11 CRV (though a switchback from the office to the house would be nice)
Job (or School): Code Monkey (I write computer programs all day)
Hobbies (outside parks): Music, Designer Board Games (http://www.boardgamegeek.com), eating, slinkys on escalators, panning for gold, collecting old tin cans and tons of other things
Sports Teams You Cheer For: The Carolina Hurricanes Mighty Mights
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Vance-Granville Community College (AAS) - I don't have fancy degrees like Jonathan and Johnny B
Video Game Systems Owned: Nin64, Super Nin, PS2, Commodore64, Amiga500, DreamCast, GameCube and Wii (Yea for our Christmas Present)
Favorite Game(s): Agricola, Carcassonne, Power Grid, Amun Re, Battle Line, Balloon Cup
Music You Listen To: Beatles, Jethro Tull, XTC, Chris De Burgh, Carley Simon, Freddy, uhhh... this would take all week
Favorite Movie(s): Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, Cold Mountain, uhhh....this would take all week
Favorite Book(s): ummmmmm............. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.... ditto
Favorite Food(s): Mexican, Sushi, Seafood, practically everything.
Favorite TV Show(s): Tudors, Dexter, discovery channel, history channel, VH1 Classic, etc.
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: MY BROWSER!!! HAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA (seriously, a google search on roller coasters in about 2003)
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: My whole life! became an "enthusiast" in October 2003.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since about 1981
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Taxi Jam! HAAAAHAAAAHHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAAA (seriously, Thunder Road because it was the first coaster I ever rode in my life and/or Intimidator!)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: That odd little path that cuts an alternate route over by Top G.... oops, AFTERBURN!
Favorite amusement park: Kennywood
Favorite roller coaster: The Legend
Favorite non-coaster ride: Wed-Way people mover at WDW and/or Carowinds Flyers
Anything else you want to say: It's always better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
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#28745
Name: Alex

Age: 15

Sex: male

Where You're From: Blue Ash, Ohio (20-25 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati, 15 minutes from Kings Island)

Where You Live Now: Blue Ash, Ohio

Mode of Transportation: school bus and a Mitsubishi Eclipse

Job (or School): Sycamore High School

Hobbies (outside parks): playing sports like football, baseball, volleyball, hanging out with freinds, playing video games

Sports Teams You Cheer For: Cincinnati Reds (MLB), Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) and the New England Patriots some (NFL), University of Cincinnati (college football and basketball(, The Ohio State University (college football and basketball), Xavier University (college basketball), Jeff Gordan (Nascar) and Jimmy Jognson (NAscar).

College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Hope to attend the University of Cincinnati or The Ohio State University

Video Game Systems Owned: Nintendo 64, PlayStation 2 (I've had it for years and it's starting to not work), I might get a PS3, Wii, or another PS2

Favorite Game(s): MAdden Football (PS2), NAscar 08 (PS2), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 (PS2), Need for Speed Underground

Music You Listen To: Rap, Reggae, R&B, Rock, Alternative

Music Artists: Fergie, Black Eyed Peas, Natasha Beddingfield (sp?), Nickelback, Eminem, Godsmack, Metallica, Taylor Swift, Green Day, many others

Favorite Movie(s): The Dark Knight, the Harry Potter movies, Will Smith movies, Taken, and many others

Favorite Book(s): the Harry Potter series

Favorite Food(s): steak, fries, burgers, corn, green beans, hot dogs, cake, brownies, chocolate chip or M&M cookies, and others

Favorite TV Show(s): the CSI franchise, House, The Amazing race, Criminal Minds, Survivor, Numbers, Flashpoint, Monk (chich is entering its final season), Psych, Mythbuster, Burn Notice, shows about construction and roller coasters, and others

What brought you to Carowinds Connection: KICentral, KD Fansite, and looking at speculation of the new coasters

How long you have been interested in amusement parks: I've been going for most of my life, I've become more interested in them over the past year

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Never been

Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: N/A

Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: N/A

Favorite amusement park: Kings Island, Magic Kingdom, Epcot

Favorite roller coaster: The Beast :D :) :D

Favorite non-coaster ride: Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom

Anything else you want to say: I love roller coasters and I think it would be fun to design them or build them. I hope to visit many amusement/theme parks in my life and ride many rides.
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