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Carowinds | County Fair | Flat Ride Expansion

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by Hyde, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Hyde

    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    As part of Cedar Fair's nostalgic ride pickers, Carowinds will be receiving four new flat rides, and retheming a portion of the park to a "County Fair": https://www.carowinds.com/experience-2017/county-fair

    A new lineup of family fun is coming to the place where the Carolinas come together! Take a step back through time and experience the home-grown thrills of a early era Carolina County Fair. True to this classic tradition, guests will experience a blast from the past with FOUR new rides, new food offerings, experiences and an atmosphere full of timeless fun for all ages!

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    Electro-Spin - Get ready for a jolt of fun when Electro-Spin sends riders through a freely rotating orbit through the air on its floorless gondolas. This unique ride will leave thrill seekers awed by its arsenal of tangled tricks.

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    Zephyr - This classic family swing ride will suspend guests as the ride rotates in a circular, wavelike motion – all while serving up some breathtaking views of the new County Fair and the rest of the park. (Yes, this is a picture from Dorney Park)

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    Rock 'N' Roller - A staple of any County Fair, the Rock ‘N’ Roller is a fast-paced circular ride that will rock n’ roll you around and around, up and down as high-energy tunes and spectacular lighting complement this awesome experience. (Again, picture from Dorney Park)

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    Do-Si-Do - This super-fun spiraling adventure will send guests flying through the air and gliding up, down and around as three giant arms rotate riders in different directions – all while increasing speed and elevation. (And picture from Cedar Point)

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    Carowinds will also be renaming the Carolina Cobra Vekoma Boomerange to "The Flying Cobras", carrying a new stunt fighter theme.

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  2. SimonSays99

    SimonSays99 Guest

    Always great to see US parks upping on their flat ride package which are mostly quite limited compared to European parks. And a TopScan is always something to relish in!
     
  3. TheCoasterCruiser

    TheCoasterCruiser Well-Known Member

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    Nice flats all of them, good to see. Though the overall area looks mediocre at best, but that's how they do it :--D
     
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    Nice little addition to the park, for sure. I just hope they don't actually end up painting the wave swinger either of those gross pink or faded 70's yellow colors. They are so esthetically pleasing as rides - especially when they get the paint scheme right.
     
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    This is a nice idea. Looks like a solid line up of decent flats.

    Anyone know whether anything else came of this project to find classic flats??
     
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    This could look really cute on an evening.
     

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