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On 12/9/2018 at 5:22 PM, Oldiesmann said:

Looking forward to visiting Carowinds this summer (planning a Carowinds and KD trip in July, with a possible stop at BGW as well depending on time and finances)

We must like having eerily similar travel plans to each other because I'm also planning a SE trip with those parks and possibly Dollywood in addition to that.  

If you're planning a St Louis trip the next summer, I'm gonna get suspicious.  

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52 minutes ago, silver2005 said:

We must like having eerily similar travel plans to me because I'm also planning a SE trip with those parks and possibly Dollywood in addition to that.  

If you're planning a St Louis trip the next summer, I'm gonna get suspicious.  

I actually did consider a trip out west next summer (SFStL, SDC and WoF) but decided a Carowinds/Kings Dominion trip would be more affordable, plus I've been wanting to hit those parks for a long time.

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I would say it is a one day park if you are going on a non-Saturday.  If you want to hit every coaster, try and do a Sunday or thru the week.  The three B&Ms all have good capacity but I found their ops to be lacking on their other rides so that could slow things especially on a Saturday.

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I plan on one day at each including BGW.  With the shorter drive between Doswell/Williamsburg and Charlotte, I may hang out in downtown Charlotte before heading to Carowinds.  

If I go ahead and add Dollywood, I plan at least 3 days in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge including the GSMNP, downtown Gatlinburg, and at least 2 alpine coasters.   Also, a round of putt-putt.   

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We will be making our first trip to Carowinds this year.  Planning to go down for Friday, March 30 (during spring break), and then make a week trip during the summer, hitting Carowinds for 2 days and Kings Dominion for another couple of days.  Super excited for the new coaster as well as getting to ride Fury 325 for the first time ever!!!

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Wow. Great to see that others are making the same trip I have been planning since November. June is when I am going to visit Carowinds for the first time ever and then Kings Dominion for the first time since Twisted Timbers opened. I am really looking forward to Fury 325.

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31 minutes ago, txdrummer said:

Wow. Great to see that others are making the same trip I have been planning since November. June is when I am going to visit Carowinds for the first time ever and then Kings Dominion for the first time since Twisted Timbers opened. I am really looking forward to Fury 325.

Yeah, this is our first year with Platinum.  We are planning on doing 3 days at Cedar Point early in the summer.  Then later in the summer take a week and hit KD and CW.  Super excited for all the new coasters this year will bring!!  And, of course, many many trips to Kings Island :)

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Carowinds is a blast!  I went 2 summers ago. Its funny how it is in 2 states at ones. You can be on 1 coaster but go back and forth between 2 states. I think Fury is the only coaster  that does this.

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Hmm.  That is interesting.  It sits on a very large tract of land.  How often is the ampitheater used at Carowinds?  Together, they take up a sizeable amount of real estate near the main entrance to the park.

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