It is owned by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. March 31, , marked the opening of a acre theme park on the border of North and South Carolina named Carowinds. The park, inspired by the West Coast's Disneyland, was the vision of a developer named E. Pat Hall, and the first phase of a grand plan that called for 2, acres of land in and around Hall's home town of Charlotte, North Carolina to be developed into a complex also containing a golf course, resort, hotels, motels, a marina, and other development. Disappointing attendance plagued Carowinds in the park's second year, but Taft Broadcasting, already the owner of Ohio's Kings Island and Virginia's Kings Dominion , stepped up and purchased the theme park along with eighty-five adjacent acres of land, and went to work spending two-million dollars on park improvements, along with adding the Happy Land of Hanna Barbera, containing a second smaller-sized coaster with the wooden Scooby Doo's Ghoster Coaster.
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The following collection of mini reviews doesn't include all of the park's roller coasters. It does provide a rundown of five of them. The company that designed and manufactured Intimidator, the Carowinds ride that sits near the front of the park, can seem to do no wrong when it rolls out its signature hypercoasters. Read my full review of Intimidator at Carowinds. Like many inverted coasters, Carowinds' thrill machine includes lots of inversions and huge bursts of positive G-forces.
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This hyper coaster is one of the tallest, fastest and longest of its kind in the Southeast. In fact, along with Fury , it is one of the top 10 tallest steel roller coasters in North America. Featuring seven extreme drops and lasting over three minutes, this coaster is a favorite among thrill seekers everywhere. A wall of fame dedicated to Dale Earnhardt can be found at the entrance of the Intimidator, along with a replica of the infamous No.
I rode Fury again. And then I rode Fury one more time. Nearly every theme park enthusiast is a credit hunter… and so am I. Although I often claim that dark rides and entertainment are the most important elements of an amusement park, I love coaster count and coaster bingos as well.