Carowinds Roller Coasters Video Review
The Carowinds roller coasters may not be as well known as other amusement parks in the United States, but that doesn’t mean that you should ignore the 13 coasters of this Carolinas-based amusement park.
Not familiar with Carowinds? It’s a 398-acre amusement park that straddles the North and South Carolina border, near Charlotte, NC. Carowinds opened in 1973 and was acquired by Cedar Fair in 2006.
For this ImagiNERDing video, George takes a look at all 13 of the Carowinds roller coasters chronologically from opening day to now. He also offers a bit of history and his personal opinion on each of the roller coasters. There’s something at Carowinds for every level of coaster fan. With a variety of different coaster types from different manufacturers, you’ll find your favorite type of coaster here.
Carowinds Roller Coasters
- Carolina Goldrusher – mine train from Arrow Dynamics
- Woodstock Express – wooden coaster from Philadelphia Toboggan Company
- Carolina Cyclone – steel coaster from Arrow Dynamics
- Vortex – steel standup coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard
- The Hurler – wooden coaster from Custom Coasters Int.
- Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbie – a steel junior coaster in Planet Snoopy
- Afterburn – steel inverted coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard
- Ricochet – steel mouse coaster by Mack
- Flying Ace Aerial Chase – suspended family steel coaster by Vekoma
- Nighthawk – Vekoma Flying Dutchman steel coaster
- Carolina Cobra – Vekoma shuttle coaster or boomerang
- Intimidator – steel hyper coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard
- Fury325 – steel giga coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard