Carowinds’ Intimidator Reviews, POV Video, & a Poll

Roller Coaster News

Carowinds’ new hyper coaster Inimidator opened to the public on Saturday and I’ve been scouring the Web, local news stations, and talking to my friends who have ridden it to see how it is. I live about 30 minutes from the park, but I wasn’t able to make it to Media Day as I was welcoming a new member to our roller coaster loving family. I’m sure I’ll get to ride it soon. But, for now here’s a professional Intimidator POV video:

Note – This video was filmed by professionals with permission from the park. For safety reasons, please DO NOT take a camera on a roller coaster.

Early Reviews of Intimidator: Airtime and Short Waits!
From the early reviews, it looks like Bolliger & Mabillard have done it again! I’ve read and heard only positive reviews that include mentions of abundant airtime at the crest of those hills. People were also noting the surprisingly short wait for the ride’s opening day. How short were the waits on Opening Day? 10 to 15 minute waits in the middle of the day!

It was pretty chilly for Charlotte and it’s still March. But, I’m sure that as word gets around the lines will be pretty long. Intimidator’s three train 1600 rider per hour ride capacity, the fact that they assign seats, and a single rider line should all add up to a quickly moving line even when the park gets packed. I’m looking forward to giving it my own official review. I’m excited to see how it measures up to other B&M hypers like Goliath, Nitro, & Apollo’s Chariot. Carowinds is going to send me press material from Media Day. So, check back for updates.

Also, check out this Intimidator reviews thread at Carowinds Connection and after you ride it, feel free to rate it using my Rating System and leave a short review or comment below.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

What’s Your Take?
Do you plan on riding Intimidator at Carowinds this year? Have you already ridden it? What’d you think? Leave a comment below.

Founder of My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.


  1. i lost my phone on diamond back and im really upset about it… lost literally EVERYTHING.. picturers, messages, and i still havent gotten it back in 2 days… what are the chance they will find it and return itto me?

    • I'd say your chances aren't good. When they say "secure loose articles" that includes things like cell phones. It may sound silly, but you're not really supposed to even have phones on rides just for this reason. I lost my little Samsung Juke on Scream at Magic Mountain. That really stunk because I was on the other side of the country and couldn't call home or be reached as easily. I'd keep checking with the park, but I wouldn't expect them to find it. Sorry.

  2. the ride is alsome and very fast i think you should try it it will make you feel like a alsom teen or adulit or kid you should ride .-*-

  3. Greaat ride


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