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#28767
Name: Jacob
Age:: 21
Sex:: Male
Where You're From: Greenville, SC
Where You Live Now: Greenville, SC
Mode of Transportation: 2001 Toyota Tacoma
Job (or School): Greenville Drive (minor league baseball team) for work
Hobbies (outside parks): Video games, sports, cars, outdoor activies, etc.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Clemson University, Carolina Hurricanes, Panthers, Packers, Braves, and Red Sox
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Tri-County Technical College and Clemson University
Video Game Systems Owned: PS3, PSP, Nintendo Wii
Favorite Game(s): Grand Theft Auto, Resistance, NCAA College Football, Metal Gear Solid, Need for Speed, Killzone
Music You Listen To: Rock
Favorite Movie(s): Lord of the Rings, Dark Knight
Favorite Book(s): I don't know if I have a favorite
Favorite Food(s): Anything italian
Favorite TV Show(s): Family Guy, CSI, Amazing Race
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Google apparently
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Who knows

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 1993-2005. I'm planning to go July 24th of this year. First time in four years.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Anything that doesn't cost extra money to ride
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Don't know
Favorite non-coaster ride: Don't know
Anything else you want to say: Bloo Q Kazoo :mrgreen:
#28836
Name:Danielle B. Swords (Dani)
Age:24
Sex: Female
Where You're From: Portsmouth, OH
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC (5 minutes from Carowinds)
Mode of Transportation: 2009 Kia Spectra
Job (or School): Public Relations Manager for Carowinds
Hobbies (outside parks): sports, reading, playing piano & drums, singing, writing, boating, attempting to cook meals that are edible...
Sports Teams You Cheer For:THE Ohio State Buckeyes, Cinci Reds & Bengals, Carolina Panthers (yes, I've assimilated), and NO TEAMS from Michigan or Pittsburg
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
Video Game Systems Owned:0
Favorite Game(s):N/A
Music You Listen To:All sorts, granted I'm not the biggest rap or blue grass fan, but I enjoy my fair share of 90s hits, broadway, Allman Brothers, Brad Paisley, etc.
Favorite Movie(s):For the Love of the game (Kevin Costner)
Favorite Book(s): Solar Flare by Larry Burkett, any Dean Koontz books, any Lauren Weisberger books, Michael Crichton (RIP), James Patterson (when I'm too lazy to read well written books), etc.
Favorite Food(s):SOUPS! I love soups, and using left-overs to make soups, and throwing some veggies in the crock pot. EASY cooking.
Favorite TV Show(s):Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Family Guy, & Seinfeld
What brought you to Carowinds Connection:When I began working at Carowinds I was told by coworkers about the site and have enjoyed reading the chatter daily :)
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Since I was a little girl, my family traveled to KI, Cedar Point, (then) Sea World, & Dollywood, but the real interest kicked in when I was 15 and got a job at Kings Dominion. I worked there for 8 seasons and then moved to Carowinds in late July, 2008. It is a hard park not to fall in love with and I am very happy to be at Carowinds.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:My first visit to Carowinds was for my interview on July 23, 2008. I fell in love with the park almost immediately and knew this park was home.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Nighthawk, Justification:although it is clearly no Afterburn, the flying coaster plays more mindgames on me.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:XTREME SKYFLYER!
Favorite amusement park:Carowinds, of course ;)
Favorite roller coaster:probably Volcano:the blast coaster at KD
Favorite non-coaster ride:Drop Tower at KD
Anything else you want to say: Now that you've gotten to know your Carowinds contact, I hope to get to meet all of the Carowindsconnection posters at Coaster Stock on July 24!
#28844
Name:Carowindsgirl1972
Sex: female
Where You're From: NC
Where You Live Now: NC
Job (or School): ride warrior
Hobbies (outside parks): letterboxing, petting my dog
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers, Duke!!!!!!
Video Game Systems Owned: Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
Favorite Game(s): animal Crossind and mariokart
Favorite Movie(s):Twilight, the descent, scary movie series, saw IV, Hancock, The gingerdead man, the ring, the uninvited, the hills have eyes, the dark knight, i-go to japan
Favorite Book(s): twilight saga, clique series, maximum ride series
Favorite Food(s):cheese(cheddar &gouda),nachos and cheese, and cheese fries
Favorite TV Show(s): Total Drama Island/total drama action, 6teen, ed edd and eddy, franklin, hannah montana, sonny with a chance, spongebob, draka and josh, iCarly, zoey101, deal or no deal, the price is right, 1 vs. 100, jeopardy, wheel of fortune, cash cab, secret life of the american teenager, greek, Lost, CSI Miami, Hey arnold, Tom and Jerry, Wild Thornberrys, George lopez, American Idol
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I googled "Carowinds 2010 and came to the ***official dirt moving thread***
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Since last spring
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:I went for the 1st time 6 years ago, but only started riding the coasters last season.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds!!!
Favorite roller coaster: Goliath & El Toro
Anything else you want to say: kittys are fuzzay
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By Mr.Nitro
#28861
Name: Mike Jefferson
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Charlotte, NC
Where You Live Now: Charleston, SC
Mode of Transportation: 2006 Hyundai Tiburon
Job (or School): Sprint
Hobbies (outside parks): video games
Video Game Systems Owned: PS3, N64, Wii, NES
Favorite Game(s): Super Smash Brothers, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Music You Listen To: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Backstreet Boys, Nickelback, Madonna
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter Series
Favorite Food(s): Chicken...any kind : )
Favorite TV Show(s): WWE, Real World/Road Rules Challenges, Big Brother
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: My love of Carowinds
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: all my life
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: All my life
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn (it will always be Top Gun to me)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Danny Phantom Flyers
Favorite amusement park: Universal Studios
Favorite roller coaster: Apollo's Chariot
Favorite non-coaster ride: The Amazing Adventures of SpiderMan @ Universal
By chargercrazy
#28863
Name: Eric, AKA the bearded dude
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Mt. Holly, NC
Where You Live Now: Stanley, NC
Mode of Transportation: It changes daily, but I have a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT, 1999 Chevy Cavalier, 1997 Ford Ranger, 1977 Chrysler New Yorker, and 1970 Dodge Charger 500 in my stable. It's amazing that all of them run but one. I'll let you guess which one.
Job (or School): AREVA NP, Inc. I design I&C systems for nuclear power plants.
Hobbies (outside parks): Mopars, Knives, Video Games
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Atlanta Braves, Dallas Cowboys, NC State (GO PACK!)
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: North Carolina State University
Video Game Systems Owned: NES, Sega Genesis, N64, XBOX, Wii, XBOX 360
Favorite Game(s): Sports games, especially NCAA football and MLB; driving games (Forza 2 at the moment), and RCT Series
Music You Listen To: Classic Rock, check out my LastFM: http://www.last.fm/user/chargercrazy
Favorite Movie(s): The Goonies, Forrest Gump, The Bourne Trilogy, Tombstone
Favorite Book(s): Most stuff by Robert Ludlum
Favorite Food(s): Too much to list here
Favorite TV Show(s): Lost, 24, House, Fringe, CSI original
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Lurked for a while, then joined so I could post about being stopped by the cops for taking pictures of Thunder Road from the parking lot
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: a long time
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: since I was a small child
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The Flyers, what else?
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Favorite roller coaster: Apollo's Chariot
Favorite non-coaster ride: probably the Flyers
Anything else you want to say: Nothing much.
#28921
Name: Bryon
Age:: 29
Sex:: Male
Where You're From: Burlington, NC
Where You Live Now: Waikiki, Oahu
Mode of Transportation: foot. No car needed living in Waikiki
Job (or School): School
Hobbies (outside parks): Video games, surfing, Biking
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Duke, and Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Hawaii institute of hair and design
Video Game Systems Owned: None
Favorite Game(s): RCT 1,2 and 3
Music You Listen To: Mostly everything, love club music
Favorite Movie(s): Harry Potter, Almost anything Pixar. Love animated films.
Favorite Book(s): love reading, anything fantasy.
Favorite Food(s): Asian, American and Italian.
Favorite TV Show(s): Family Guy, Simpson and America's next top model
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Google search
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Ever since I was a little boy

How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 1992-2007.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Southern Star
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds
Favorite roller coaster: FOF
Favorite non-coaster ride: Drop tower KD
Anything else you want to say: Nope
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By mpgeden
#28949
Name: Matt Geden
Age: 34
Sex: Male
Where You're From: New Jersey
Where You Live Now: Greenville, SC
Mode of Transportation: 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Job (or School): Accountant-CPA
Hobbies (outside parks): Basketball, playing with my kids, video games
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Clemson, Missouri, Yankees
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Montclair State University
Video Game Systems Owned: Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Nintendo 64, PS2
Favorite Game(s): Sports Games
Music You Listen To: Christian, Rock
Favorite Movie(s): Stand by Me, Full Metal Jacket
Favorite Book(s): Bible
Favorite Food(s): BBQ
Favorite TV Show(s): Law & Order
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Google search Carowinds
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Had a Season pass to Six Flags when I was 3, so about 30 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: about 10 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn/Top Gun and Hurler
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Scooby-Doo
Favorite amusement park: Magic Kingdom
Favorite roller coaster: Screaming Eagle at Six Flags St. Louis
Favorite non-coaster ride: Anything that goes upside down or really fast
Anything else you want to say:
By Jimmy H
#28980
Dani@Carowinds wrote:Name:Danielle B. Swords (Dani)
Age:24
Sex: Female
Where You're From: Portsmouth, OH
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC (5 minutes from Carowinds)
Mode of Transportation: 2009 Kia Spectra
Job (or School): Public Relations Manager for Carowinds
Hobbies (outside parks): sports, reading, playing piano & drums, singing, writing, boating, attempting to cook meals that are edible...
Sports Teams You Cheer For:THE Ohio State Buckeyes, Cinci Reds & Bengals, Carolina Panthers (yes, I've assimilated), and NO TEAMS from Michigan or Pittsburg
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
Video Game Systems Owned:0
Favorite Game(s):N/A
Music You Listen To:All sorts, granted I'm not the biggest rap or blue grass fan, but I enjoy my fair share of 90s hits, broadway, Allman Brothers, Brad Paisley, etc.
Favorite Movie(s):For the Love of the game (Kevin Costner)
Favorite Book(s): Solar Flare by Larry Burkett, any Dean Koontz books, any Lauren Weisberger books, Michael Crichton (RIP), James Patterson (when I'm too lazy to read well written books), etc.
Favorite Food(s):SOUPS! I love soups, and using left-overs to make soups, and throwing some veggies in the crock pot. EASY cooking.
Favorite TV Show(s):Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Family Guy, & Seinfeld
What brought you to Carowinds Connection:When I began working at Carowinds I was told by coworkers about the site and have enjoyed reading the chatter daily :)
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Since I was a little girl, my family traveled to KI, Cedar Point, (then) Sea World, & Dollywood, but the real interest kicked in when I was 15 and got a job at Kings Dominion. I worked there for 8 seasons and then moved to Carowinds in late July, 2008. It is a hard park not to fall in love with and I am very happy to be at Carowinds.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:My first visit to Carowinds was for my interview on July 23, 2008. I fell in love with the park almost immediately and knew this park was home.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Nighthawk, Justification:although it is clearly no Afterburn, the flying coaster plays more mindgames on me.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:XTREME SKYFLYER!
Favorite amusement park:Carowinds, of course ;)
Favorite roller coaster:probably Volcano:the blast coaster at KD
Favorite non-coaster ride:Drop Tower at KD
Anything else you want to say: Now that you've gotten to know your Carowinds contact, I hope to get to meet all of the Carowindsconnection posters at Coaster Stock on July 24!

thats pretty cool we drive the same car!
#29071
Name: Graham Bargeron
Age: 14
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Charlotte
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: My parents...
Job (or School): Homeschooled
Hobbies (outside parks): Football, aquariums, technology and anything else that falls into the nerdy category.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Steelers, Panthers, Yankees, Braves, Georgia Bulldogs
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: New Tribes Bible Institute; UNCC for architecture
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii, jailbroken iPod (gameboy color games baby!), gameboy advance.
Favorite Game(s): Need For Speed, Call of Duty
Music You Listen To: anything from classical to heavy metal. AKA, everything
Favorite Movie(s): Dark Knight, Transformers, I Am Legend
Favorite Book(s): Black-Red-White(ted dekker) the Bourne Series, Safely Home
Favorite Food(s): Anything edible. Literally. I just ate some kid that was trespassing on my property.
Favorite TV Show(s): Lost
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Google, major interest in theme parks and the construction of Intimidator
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Around 10 years.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: My entire life!
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: INTIMIDATOR!
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: The flyers or Boo Blasters. You have to admit... the special effects are pretty sweet.
Favorite amusement park: Disney World
Favorite roller coaster: Tie between Rock N Roller Coaster and of course the Intimidator.
Favorite non-coaster ride: Tower of Terror
Anything else you want to say: I absolutely love this site. I'm classified as a major nerd in my circle of friends because I'm so obsessed with roller coasters. I thought I had some coaster-disease when I stumbled onto this site... I love this website! :)
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By coasterbruh
#29106
carowindsgirl1972 wrote:Name:Carowindsgirl1972
Sex: female
Where You're From: NC
Where You Live Now: NC
Job (or School): ride warrior
Hobbies (outside parks): letterboxing, petting my dog
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers, Duke!!!!!!
Video Game Systems Owned: Gameboy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii
Favorite Game(s): animal Crossind and mariokart
Favorite Movie(s):Twilight, the descent, scary movie series, saw IV, Hancock, The gingerdead man, the ring, the uninvited, the hills have eyes, the dark knight, i-go to japan
Favorite Book(s): twilight saga, clique series, maximum ride series
Favorite Food(s):cheese(cheddar &gouda),nachos and cheese, and cheese fries
Favorite TV Show(s): Total Drama Island/total drama action, 6teen, ed edd and eddy, franklin, hannah montana, sonny with a chance, spongebob, draka and josh, iCarly, zoey101, deal or no deal, the price is right, 1 vs. 100, jeopardy, wheel of fortune, cash cab, secret life of the american teenager, greek, Lost, CSI Miami, Hey arnold, Tom and Jerry, Wild Thornberrys, George lopez, American Idol
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I googled "Carowinds 2010 and came to the ***official dirt moving thread***
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Since last spring
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:I went for the 1st time 6 years ago, but only started riding the coasters last season.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds!!!
Favorite roller coaster: Goliath & El Toro
Anything else you want to say: kittys are fuzzay


I totally love that show lol...Its just too dang funny! No robot chicken??? Squidbillies???
By Jimmy H
#29152
Dani@Carowinds wrote:Gotta love the gas mileage ;) I travel too much to VA and OH to get a gas-guzzler. Only had it for about a month.

yours isnt silver is it? cause mines silver ive had mine a little while havent got to take it to carowinds for its first time yet though not to crazy over mine i would rather have a gas guzzler :lol:
By b&mcoaster1095
#29188
Name: Ian
Age: 14
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Fairbanks, Alaska (No joke!)
Where You Live Now: Rock Hill, SC
Mode of Transportation: Parents
Job (or School): High School, baby! 8)
Hobbies (outside parks): Cooking, Swimming, Video Games, Marching Band!
Sports Teams You Cheer For: NY Giants, Carolina Panthers, Syracuse Orangemen, USC Gamecocks
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Hopefully Columbia University in NYC
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii, Playstation 2, Gamecube, PSP, iTouch?
Favorite Game(s): Iron Chef America...
Music You Listen To: Pop, Rock, Alternative, Classical
Favorite Movie(s): Finding Nemo... :|
Favorite Book(s): "And Then There Were None"
Favorite Food(s): Italian, Mexican, Haute Cuisine
Favorite TV Show(s): Wipeout!, Big Brother, Top Chef, and others
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: googled "Carowinds 2010 Coaster"
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since May 2008
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: My whole life since I was 2.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Can't decide between Afterburn and NightHawk
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Zone...? (I'm still learning how to snap on the Flyers) :wink:
Favorite amusement park: Hersheypark and Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Magnum XL-200 and Fahrenheit
Favorite non-coaster ride: I guess...our former log flume. I haven't been on any good flats.
Anything else you want to say:Someday, I want to take Kinzel's job. Oh, and never drink the water from a water fountain at Sea World...
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By melissakbs
#29207
Name: Melissa
Age: 38
Sex: F
Where You're From: all over NC, lived in Charlotte from 1985-1994. Graduate of South Meck.
Where You Live Now: Lincolnton
Mode of Transportation: Dodge Minivan
Job (or School): 11th grade English teacher, 12th grader Career Planning teacher at a private school
Hobbies (outside parks): Reading blogs, magazines, shopping
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers, FSU
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Graduate of Wingate U.
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii
Favorite Game(s): Mario Kart
Music You Listen To: Country, NPR (does that count?), a little bit of everything
Favorite Movie(s): 80's movies
Favorite Book(s): I love Kathy Reichs and Clyde Edgerton books, and short stories by Southern authors
Favorite Food(s): Shrimp & grits, pita chips and hummus, Cheerwine, McDonald's iced coffee, Cook-Out barbeque sandwiches
Favorite TV Show(s): I am obsessed with The Office!
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I was searching for info on season passes and Google brought me here.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Only until recently when we got season passes for the family. Even though I lived in Charlotte for 10 years, I never went to Carowinds when I lived there!
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: First trip with the kids was in May. Before that it was in 1984 with my youth group when I lived in High Point.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: I don't like roller coasters, my husband loves them though. His favorite is Thunder Road.
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Spongebob Action Theater, Rip Roarin Rapids.
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds of course! I also liked Disney, we went last year.
Favorite roller coaster: n/a
Favorite non-coaster ride: It's a Small World
Anything else you want to say: I like bringing a different view to the forum since we go for family fun. I also want to give a shout out to the Carowinds Early Years webmaster-great site!
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By cgreene
#29270
Name: Cody
Age: 16
Sex: male
Where You're From: gastonia
Where You Live Now: gastonia
Mode of Transportation: none right now so parents
Job (or School): senior in high school
Hobbies (outside parks): play metal guitar
Sports Teams You Cheer For: chicago bears
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: not decided
Video Game Systems Owned: xbox 360
Favorite Game(s): all the guitar heroes
Music You Listen To: any metal
Favorite Movie(s): i dont know really
Favorite Book(s): eragon series
Favorite Food(s): smoked turkey legs
Favorite TV Show(s): dont have one
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: intrest in future plans
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: for a few years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 16 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: flyers
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens Europe
Favorite roller coaster: Apollo's Chariot
Favorite non-coaster ride: Curse of Darkastle
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