Mysterious Box Appears at Carowinds

Mysterious Box Appears at Carowinds, Teasing 2009 Roller CoasterScreamScape has pretty much confirmed the rumors that Carowinds (located near Charlotte, NC) will be getting a relocated Vekoma Boomerang next year. The coaster is shuttle coaster that was formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake. Now a box has mysteriously appeared at the park’s entrance. Like, Cedar Fair did with Kings Island’s...[Read More]

Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds

Relocated Boomerang Coaster Coming to Carowinds in 2009ScreamScape has pretty much confirmed the rumors that Carowinds will be getting a relocated Vekoma Boomerng next year. The coaster is shuttle coaster that was formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake. As with several other Geauga coasters, Head Spin will find a new home at another Cedar Fair park. Someone came across a construction company’s jo...[Read More]

What’s In A Name? Part Two

The Name Game: The Latest Coaster Name Changes Happening in 2008 Former Paramount Parks Lose Movie Licensed Names, ThemingDon’t be surprised if you return to your park this summer and find that the names of a few attractions have changed. The five former Paramount Parks that have been purchased by Cedar Fair went into the final stage of their acquisition which meant the renaming of rides nam...[Read More]

Bondi Beach @ Carowinds Web Cam

Bondi Beach Web Cam | CarowindsCarowinds is my new home park now that I’ve moved to Charlotte, NC. For 2008 they’ll be adding a wave pool. At 34,000 square feet, Bondi Beach will be the park’s second and largest wave pool. You can track Bondi’s progress via Carowinds’ web cams. The park is also adding a new ride called Yo Yo that Carowinds describes as a whirling swin...[Read More]

Scarowinds Trip Report Part 2

Scarowinds Trip Report Part 2 County FairThe County Fair section had the feel of a busy carnival. It was full of bright lights, music, and games that were actually attracting customers. It was also home to the wooden racing coaster Thunder Road. Normally, it races one train with forward facing cars and one train with backward facing cars. This night, only the forward facing side was operable. It h...[Read More]

Scarowinds Trip Report Part 1

Scarowinds Trip Report, Part 1Since it’s Halloween, I figured I’d recap my trip to Scarowinds, Carowinds Halloween event. I arrived at the park just before 7 PM. I was looking forward to returning to Carowinds both for some night rides and to ride a few coasters for the first time. I’d been to Carowinds back in 2004 with my fiancee, but we skipped a few coasters. Right away, I no...[Read More]

Carowinds Trip to Close Out ’07

Carowinds Trip Next WeekFor my final trip of the season I’m planning a return trip to Carowinds, my new home park here in Charlotte, NC. I went back in 2004 with my then fiancee. The park was full of clones and similar coasters so we skipped quite a few. Plus, BORG Assimilator had just opened and had an extremely long line. I’m looking forward to getting on the coasters we skipped: Hur...[Read More]

Carowinds to Close Flying Super Saturator

Get Wet While You Can – Flying Super Saturator to CloseCarowinds will close Flying Super Saturator at end of the 2007 season. FSS is a steel suspended coaster where guests could use water canons mounted near the ride to shoot water at riders. Its a very similar coaster to the RollerSoaker at Hersheypark. No word yet as to why the coaster is being removed. I would assume it that ridership was...[Read More]

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