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Carowinds 3/26/2017

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Now this will be a bit less detailed than you are usually expecting from me, as I have quite a busy few days ahead of me and I do not have the time to do a huge summary of literally everything like I did for say October 7th+9ths trip report, I am sorry if that is a bit dissapointing but it seems that after not really having much to do from October until now life is going to be ramping up in how busy I am!

In a big surprise, I started my coaster season early and went to Carowinds Amusment Park yesterday with fellow KICer Thoe124. It was a great visit... up there in the best visits of all time for me at an amusement park. :D IT WAS GREEEAATTT. I met some great people there.... the park was great. :) No crowds whatsoever... 75 degrees... lil rain.... perfect otherwise... it was overall such a fantastic theme park! :D 

Thoe124 will be making a vlog of our trip as well which may give a visual guide of our experience. :) 




Ride Count:

Fury 325: 17? (I kinda lost track lol)

Intimidator: 2 

Hurler: 4 (INCLUDING a twice in a row zen ride in the front row... the whole train all for myself! :D )

Carolina Cyclone: 1

Nighthawk: 1

Afterburn: 2

Vortex: 2

Highlights and Thoughts (From my Facebook Post earlier today)

1) Fury 325 is one amazing and awesome and just freaking fantastic awesome exceptional intense fast breathtaking roller coaster. My new number 1. I rode it around 17 times.... twice in a row during the rain which was quite an experience! And twice in a row in row 4 on the last train of the night. It is also VERY intense. Something that astounded see me. It truly deserves the #1 roller coaster in the world title. So intense. So smooth. So great. My first giga... And I couldn't be happier! 20/10
2) The park has a very nice layout.... Kings Islands is better but I really like the areas and themes. It all flowed together.
3) Hurler is an UNDERRATED rollercoaster. It isn't that rough at all. Which absolutely surprised me. I ended my day before riding fury by getting two zen rides in a row on Hurler in the front seat. So memorable. 8/10
4) Intimidator has less accommodating seats than Fury. But I'm glad I was able to fit. They turned off the trim brakes it seems for our visit because the ride was testing so slowly in the morning. And it was a LOT better than I had heard about it. So much airtime that my FunPix lanyard was lifted out of my shirt! 10/10.
5) Afterburn is such a great invert. So intense. Quick. And not really sickening. Better than Banshee. But not better than my favorite b&m invert. Montu. But it's up there. :] 9.7/10
6) FunPix is a great investment. And for those curious you keep your same password and username from last year this year... found that out after wondering why I didn't get an email.
7) Vortex was one weird ride. I liked it. But I see why stand up rollercoasters are reviled. My gut hurt for 20 minutes afterwords. But it was a neat new experience. I can now say I've ridden a stand up rollercoaster. :D 7/10
8) Carowinds is a very friendly park with very nice employees and a very clean and very well maintained park. And very efficient ride operations.
9) Their WindSeeker is VASTLY worse in every single category compared to Kings Islands. It goes 1/2 the speed of ours. Is surprisingly less accomdating(I got a walk of shame on it!). And is just not as good. Makes me glad for our WindSeeker.
10) Met a LOT of new people at the park. It's kind of rare to meet on the whim fellow rollercoaster enthusiasts.... And I'm glad I did! :D
11) Sales tax seems to be VERY high... Which kind of made some things a bit more expensive than I first thought.
12) chance of rain + a Sunday + perfect weather otherwise = PERFECT DAY TO GO. :D
13) park seems to be like holiday world in which it empties out an hour before close. Got very dead at around 7 pm.
14) DRINK WATER. I had to take an hour long break because I was getting dehydrated at the park. Felt very nauseous and everything. I guess my body is getting older and I need to take it a little more easier than I used to. :]
15) nighthawk was VERY shaky but a pretty good ride. I liked it. :] 7/10
16) cargo shorts make rides more of a tight fit when filled with stuff.
17) I realized on this visit I still have a LOT of progress to go with losing weight. And this all gave me the encouragement to do so.
Overall. I had a GREAT first visit to carowinds. I hope to come back soon. I truly had the best day ever. I'm so glad I was able to go. Thank you Carowinds for the fantastic visit.
10/10. BEST DAY EVER. :]

Heres my funpix below! :D



















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Excellent trip report!
How did you like the area where the new rides were located in?
I have yet to get down there to ride Fury 325.  One of these years I will get down there to ride it.

I liked it. It felt like a carnival experience and fits very well into the park. :]
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Sounds like you had a great time. I hope to get down there in June/July to make Nighthawk my 100th coaster! I'm also interested to ride Vortex and Fury, which I hope to make #99 and #101, respectively.

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