General Carowinds discussion
By RollerBee
#62451
I notice the bridge is staying and there is no fountain in the courtyard also. We got our answer as to what the giant mound of dirt is for too. I would like to see more concept art of the new maingate.
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By Axel
#62453
Now that the official announcement has been made, RCDB has added it to their web site.
http://rcdb.com/12273.htm

Roller Coaster: Fury 325

Amusement Park: Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)
Classification: Roller Coaster
Type: Steel - Sit Down
Status: Under Construction opening 2015

Make / Model: Bolliger & Mabillard / All Models / Hyper Coaster

Length: 6,602 ft
Height: 325 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 95 mph
By mark40511
#62455
Jonathan wrote:I agree. Leviathan is an amazing ride but its only problem is that it ends a bit quickly. This is 1,200 feet longer. Carowinds has a #1 steel contender. Just let that sink in for a second. As someone who grew up going to the park, it's still hard to believe.



Jonathan, I know! I think that's why I love Carowinds so much because I grew up going there and I can't BELIEVE it either! Crazy!!
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By Axel
#62456
Jonathan wrote:
VolcanoDiva wrote:Fastest Giga coaster? Cedar Fair must not be checking the speedometer at Intimidator 305...


Intimidator-305 was officially clocked at 90 MPH I believe.


That's what RCDB is call it:

Rank Speed Roller Coaster Amusement Park Location Opened
1st 149.1 mph Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11/4/2010
2nd 128 mph Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, USA 5/21/2005
3rd 120 mph Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 5/4/2003
4th 106.9 mph Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan 12/21/2001
5th 100 mph Superman: Escape from Krypton Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, USA 3/15/1997
Tower of Terror II Dreamworld Coomera, Queensland, Australia 1997
* 99.4 mph Ring Racer Nürburgring Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 10/31/2013
6th 95 mph Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan 8/1/2000
* 95 mph Fury 325 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 2015
7th 93 mph Millennium Force Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 5/13/2000
8th 92 mph Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 5/6/2012
9th 90 mph Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, USA 4/2/2010
By tylerSC
#62460
Great announcement this morning and very impressive stats. When I originally heard talk of a Carowinds giga, I thought possibly slightly taller and longer than Leviathan, but not overtaking Millenium Force. Possibly 307 or 308 feet tall, and a little over 5,000 feet long. But we will be getting a record breaking 325 foot tall coaster over 6, 000 feet long. Very impressive and can't wait to ride next year.
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By Axel
#62461
mark40511 wrote:
Jonathan wrote:I agree. Leviathan is an amazing ride but its only problem is that it ends a bit quickly. This is 1,200 feet longer. Carowinds has a #1 steel contender. Just let that sink in for a second. As someone who grew up going to the park, it's still hard to believe.


Jonathan, I know! I think that's why I love Carowinds so much because I grew up going there and I can't BELIEVE it either! Crazy!!


That's how Canada's Wonderland felt for almost 30 years until CF built Behemoth... they finally have two world-class coasters. We are almost certainly looking at next year's Golden Ticket Award for Best New Atrraction for 2015 (sorry Holiday World)... and I bet it won't take more than 2 years to overtake Millenium Force, Bizarro, Nitro, etc. as the Top Steel Coaster.
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By Chris
#62462
Jonathan wrote:I agree. Leviathan is an amazing ride but its only problem is that it ends a bit quickly. This is 1,200 feet longer. Carowinds has a #1 steel contender. Just let that sink in for a second. As someone who grew up going to the park, it's still hard to believe.

These yungins have no idea how insanely crazy this is. Carowinds. #1 coaster. CAROWINDS?!?! :clap:


Axel wrote:That's what RCDB is call it:

Rank Speed Roller Coaster Amusement Park Location Opened
1st 149.1 mph Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 11/4/2010
2nd 128 mph Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey, USA 5/21/2005
3rd 120 mph Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 5/4/2003
4th 106.9 mph Dodonpa Fuji-Q Highland Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan 12/21/2001
5th 100 mph Superman: Escape from Krypton Six Flags Magic Mountain Valencia, California, USA 3/15/1997
Tower of Terror II Dreamworld Coomera, Queensland, Australia 1997
* 99.4 mph Ring Racer Nürburgring Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany 10/31/2013
6th 95 mph Steel Dragon 2000 Nagashima Spa Land Nagashima, Kuwana, Mie, Japan 8/1/2000
* 95 mph Fury 325 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 2015
7th 93 mph Millennium Force Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, USA 5/13/2000
8th 92 mph Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Vaughan, Ontario, Canada 5/6/2012
9th 90 mph Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia, USA 4/2/2010

Is that really RCDB's official records? Wow, they mess that up pretty bad. We are 7th. With the 5th place tie, both count as 5th place but they take the 5th and 6th place spot (if that makes sense). So the next one up (F325 and SD2000) would be 7th place (and the next coaster is 9th since F325 and SD2000 take the 7th and 8th spot).
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By Axel
#62465
VolcanoDiva wrote:Intimidator 305 can definitely push upper 90s and low 100s easily.

Now that I think about it, every coaster I worked at except Backlot had a range for speed.


as news souces told it "shortly after Intimidator 305 opened in 2010, Kings Dominion added trim brakes which slowed its original speed of 94 mph. In 2011, Kings Dominion modified the ride and removed the trim brakes. That put it back in the speed rankings, but at a slightly slower 90 mph."

I remember the advertised 94 mph signs when it first opened up... which later came down. And these are maximum speeds... not a "range" or averages.
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By redrunner97
#62466
Jonathan wrote:I agree. Leviathan is an amazing ride but its only problem is that it ends a bit quickly. This is 1,200 feet longer. Carowinds has a #1 steel contender. Just let that sink in for a second. As someone who grew up going to the park, it's still hard to believe.


There's a lot of butthurt fanboys all over the world right now.
But WE get to hold our heads up high.

I can't believe this. I'm almost in shock. Our little park is now, without a doubt, in the big leagues.
Let's all celebrate! I think we might be taking home some Golden Tickets next year! :lol:
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