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Winterfest at Carowinds 12/2/2017

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We moved to SC in November.  Now my home park is Carowinds.  My son and I visited Carowinds to check out their Winterfest on 12/2/2017.  It was warm enough to not have jackets but most of the people here did.  Unfortunately, Fury 325 and Intimidator are not part of rides that are open during Winterfest.  Afterburn is open, however.  Because of Fury 325, I have not ridden this B&M Invert in 2 years.  Last 2 years, I came to Carowinds only to ride Fury 325.  

It was extremely busy approaching Carowinds BLVD on I-77.  The traffic was back up to I-485.  We got to the park at 5 pm and head straight to Afterburn.20171202_170916.jpg

It was still little bright but you can see some of the themes.  

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Skating rink was next to Intimidator.

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We rode a few flats but mostly walked around enjoying the views and atmosphere.  WindSeeker was used for a large decoration.

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This was the musical section with changing lights.

 

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The shade tunnel area was converted to a light show.

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Front entrance.

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Even Santa likes to ride Fury 325.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We moved to SC in November.  Now my home park is Carowinds.  My son and I visited Carowinds to check out their Winterfest on 12/2/2017.  It was warm enough to not have jackets but most of the people here did.  Unfortunately, Fury 325 and Intimidator are not part of rides that are open during Winterfest.  Afterburn is open, however.  Because of Fury 325, I have not ridden this B&M Invert in 2 years.  Last 2 years, I came to Carowinds only to ride Fury 325.  
It was extremely busy approaching Carowinds BLVD on I-77.  The traffic was back up to I-485.  We got to the park at 5 pm and head straight to Afterburn.20171202_170916.thumb.jpg.02a3ded8c314fa3e267521cc2a03ead2.jpg
It was still little bright but you can see some of the themes.  
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Skating rink was next to Intimidator.
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We rode a few flats but mostly walked around enjoying the views and atmosphere.  WindSeeker was used for a large decoration.
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This was the musical section with changing lights.
 
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The shade tunnel area was converted to a light show.
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Front entrance.
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Even Santa likes to ride Fury 325.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looks like a good time.

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8 minutes ago, malem said:

I'd love to see your photos, but it appears that you deleted the attachments while editing your post. You'll probably want to edit again and re-upload them.

If there's an issue with the forum, let me know and I'll try to get it fixed.

Sorry.  There were some duplicates so I deleted them.  I re-posted.  Thank you.

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40 minutes ago, chugh43 said:

@Rustbucket heading down there just after Christmas...anything that is a don't miss at WinterFest Carowinds Edition? 

Electro-Spin is a great flat that is open during Winterfest.  I am not sure a must see but I really liked the music coordinated lights in front of Ricochet.  It was very well done.  

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How were the crowds for Winterfest at Carowinds?

I need to get back down to Carowinds.  It has been several years (a year or two before Fury opened), since I was last at Carowinds.  They have added lots of stellar attractions to the park in that time frame.

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30 minutes ago, CoastersRZ said:

How were the crowds for Winterfest at Carowinds?

I need to get back down to Carowinds.  It has been several years (a year or two before Fury opened), since I was last at Carowinds.  They have added lots of stellar attractions to the park in that time frame.

It was Saturday and around 58 degrees F when we got there.  The park was rather busy but was getting extremely busy by 7 pm.  When we were riding the Afterburn, I could see the traffic backed up on both directions with entire service road to the park packed.  Granted, there is a Cabela's there now but still....  Just looking at that, I would say the park was as busy as some Halloween Saturdays.

Yes.  Ride Fury and decide for yourself.  I am still deciding my old standby Bizarro (Superman) is still my favorite over this one.  

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