Fans of Carowinds theme park visit again and again for the extreme thrills and wealth of family-friendly fun. With insane coasters like Fury 325 and festivals such as WinterFest, visitors are treated to endless entertainment at Carowinds. The Carowinds 2019 season is set to be a fantastic experience for new guests and season ticket holders alike.
Wondering what Carowinds has in store for 2019? We’ve got the answer.
Blue Ridge Junction
In 2019, Carowinds will debut a brand new section of the park called Blue Ridge Junction. In this area, guests will find a thrilling new roller coaster, a remodeled restaurant named Blue Ridge Country Kitchen, and the return of the fan-favorite ride, Mountain Gliders.
Blue Ridge Junction will immerse guests into the easy-living culture of the Carolinas. As you walk around, marvel at the gorgeous landscape, dynamic colors, and renowned hospitality of the Carolinas.
Carowind’s New Roller Coaster: Copperhead Strike
Adrenaline junkies are sure to love the Carowinds 2019 season for one big reason: Copperhead Strike.
This brand-new roller coaster features 3,255 feet of steel track for a 2 minute and 24 second ride that’ll blow you away (perhaps literally.) Copperhead Strike begins with a launch of 0 to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. Just as you think it couldn’t get any faster, a double launch thrusts you into the last half of the ride. Did we mention there’s 5 head-over-heel inversions, too? This makes Copperhead Strike the double launch coaster with the most inversions on the continent!
Of course, as with most roller coasters these days, Copperhead Strike has a story.
According to local legend, it’s impossible to beat Granny Byrd’s award-winning jam. You can try and try, but it won’t come close to the perfection she’s created. Now, you have a chance to get your hands on it. But to obtain it, you’ll have to sneak out to a run-down farm in the middle of the country on the outskirts of the Blue Ride Mountains. Also, there’s copperhead snakes everywhere. You might want to keep an eye out for them!
Once you reach the farm, you notice something is definitely not right. That’s not jam she’s cooking… it’s… well, you’ll see! All of a sudden, you hear a loud noise and you’ve been caught. Of course, the only way to escape your fate is on Copperhead Strike!
Copperhead Strike coaster specs:
- Coaster Type: Double Launch coaster
- Launching System: Linear Synchron Motor (LSM)
- Number of Launches: 2
- First Launch: From 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds
- Second Launch: From 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds
- Track Length: 3,255 feet
- Number of Inversions: 5
- Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds
- Height Requirement: 52″
- Trains: 3
- Riders per Train: 16
- Amount of Steel Used: 530 tons
- Ride Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, Waldkirch, Germany
Will you be brave enough to conquer Copperhead Strike at Carowinds in the spring of 2019? You’ll have to wait and see!
Plan Your Carowinds 2019 Trip
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