Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:05 PM
Amazingly precise timing? Or clever marketing?
Regardless, good to see Carowinds has been busy these past few years. What is this, three new coasters (Nighthawk, Carolina Cobra, Intimidator) within the past few years? Looking forward to riding this one.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:56 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:02 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:26 PM
Looks just like Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens just a little higher. I'm very mildly afraid of heights, no more than the average person I'd say, but that ride was the only thing I've gone on where I got that 'oh poo' feeling. I haven't been to carowinds in years but I'll go to ride that.
That's exactly what I thought when I saw it....definitely Apollo's chariot. It's been a very long time since I went to Busch Gardens though so I can't remember how high or long that one is.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:33 PM
Edited by Go To Girl, 28 August 2009 - 10:36 PM.
Posted 29 August 2009 - 02:06 AM
Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:25 PM
And this one is too massive to just link to the image so you'll have to click it:
This coaster is gonna make Apollo's Chariot look like Scooby Doo. The reason they seem so similar is they are both hypercoasters designed by Bollinger and Mabillard. The major difference is the lack of trim brakes, the new elements in the layout and the theater seating on the trains. Its faster, longer, taller, and its gonna have more air.
Best thing that's ever happened to lil ol' Carowinds if you ask me.
Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:39 PM
I think our new coaster would easily be the best of all B&M hypers if the original plans had been carried out- that is- the first drop would have been steeper- around 80+ degrees- and the turn up to the micro-brake would have been a tight helix instead of just a turn...
How do you know this?