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    Classic Cars on hot summer nights, SKyline Chili, 80's Freestyle, NFL, Kayaking, RuPaul, and of course......ROLLER COASTERS!!!

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  1. Two quick questions regarding the Coney Mall pic above... Where is the "actual" Monster ride in that photo? Seems to be dismantled or something as it appears only the center mechanical part is there. Also, in regard to Racer, assuming that the pic was taken in the 70's, there seems to be an already existing pathway under the drop to access the other side of Racer in the FoF area, so why did they feel the need to remove Racer's last dip?
  2. We got Carolina Cobra in 2009 and Timmy in 2010 but I guess it doesn't count if it's a relocated coaster.
  3. There (eventually) will be three large cranes brought on-site to complete the lift hill and drop based on Fury 325 construction pics.
  4. Gotcha, was hard to see at first. thx
  5. This is all so fascinating....I don't recall Mosley Erecting connecting two track pieces for the bottom of lift with Fury 325. In this pic, there is only one track piece and one crane. I wonder what the main difference is? pic source: Mosley Erecting
  6. FWIW, here are some aerial shots of Fury 325 and Intimidator 232 from Carowind's Skytower. The Skytower is 262 ft for reference, but when riding Timmy, you can't really look back and see Fury's lift hill due to the angle but when you are riding Fury and look over at Timmy, they don't seem that much different in height even tho stats confirm that you are actually 93 feet higher than Timmy. Not sure how far above sea level the park is but that area just south of Charlotte is very flat. The only hill I can recall in the park is over by Afterburn and its not that much of a grade to impact height. In any case, here are the pics for reference. Source: http://coastertalknobszone.blogspot.com/2018/06/carowinds-trip-report-and-construction.html and Swampfoxer on Flickr:
  7. CedarIslander, the short answer is Yes, they will turn and aim the camera wherever construction is at that point along the project. If you search for Fury325 time lapse on YouTube, you can see how they (Carowinds) re-aimed the webcam to get the most of what construction was taking place at that time.
  8. Just curious, why does the ride stat on KI website say "Length of First Drop: 447 feet"?
  9. I think what may be confusing is that when KI opened and some rides were relocated from Old Coney, they used the old moniker that sat above Shooting Star coaster station for the Round Up ride which was back by the mat racer slide. Pic sources: visitkingsisland.com & Pinterest
  10. As an amateur historian, along with my parents taking me to Old Coney Island on the river as a child to ride both Jack Rabbit and Shooting Star, I would LOVE to have the new coaster named Shooting Star if we are indeed contemplating a space theme.
  11. That's cool, I wish they would do this at all CF properties.
  12. Hello fellow decoders...My siblings and I grew up in Kings Mills in the 70's, just outside the park and both my parents and grandparents told us kids the Roswell story many times. To my best recollection here is the story we heard..... Yes, a UFO -and it's extraterrestrial crew- crash landed in the New Mexico desert near Roswell on July 2, 1947. They believed the site was cleaned up by Air Force personnel from Roswell Army AFB. Eyewitnesses reported that 3 foot tall grey-skinned aliens died in the crash and their space vessel (along with them) were shipped off to WPAFB and warehoused in Hangar #18 for testing/research. Any relevance to KI's new Giga theme, I have no clue.
  13. Absolutely correct ohiocoasterfan, we saw the go cart track fence over by Hurler sporting this banner on that very date. pic courtesy of Carowinds Connection
  14. I know I'm about five days too late for this response, but our Giga didn't even have the first support up until 9/29/2014 for Fury 325. Then again, we don't have to allow for inclement weather and such so I assume they knew they would have plenty of time to construct for a 3/25/2015 opening.
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