#ThanksThunderRoad Celebration Underway at Carowinds

It’s hard to believe that the iconic Thunder Road at Carowinds is going to see its last rider on July 26, 2015. Thunder Road was one of the handful of coasters built in the 1970s that helped lead the wooden roller coaster revolution and ushered in this most recent age of hyper-, mega- and giga-coasters. I know that I’ll be making an other visit or two to enjoy a final ride on Thunder Road. #ThanksThunderRoad.



Classic Coaster Memorabilia, Rides through July 26

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Carowinds and coaster fans alike join in to say, ‘ThanksThunderRoad’.  The iconic wooden coaster is set to give its last ride on Sunday, July 26.

Carowinds will offer riders special Thunder Road memorabilia to celebrate this historic coaster.

  • From now until July 26, the first 100 riders will receive a FREE commemorative Thunder Road button.
  • Starting July 13 through July 26, the first 48 riders (first two trains of the day) will get a FREE celebratory poster of the wooden coaster, in addition to the aforementioned commemorative button.

Additional keepsakes will be available for purchase including Thunder Road model sets, commemorative pins, t-shirts and more.

Thunder Road opened in 1976 and has given nearly 40,000,000 rides to fans.  Guests have until July 26 at 10 p.m. to take part in the Thunder Road celebration.

To read more about Thunder Road’s history, to view park hours or to purchase a season pass, visit https://www.carowinds.com.


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