Carowinds announces Intimidator for 2010

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:16 PM | Contributed by ridemcoaster

Carowinds' new Intimidator will stand 232-feet (23-stories) tall at its highest peak and send guests plunging down a 211-foot first drop at a 74-degree angle, reaching speeds in excess of 75 miles per hour. The second (178-feet) and third (151-feet) hills are also taller than any roller coaster at Carowinds. With 5,316 feet of track the Intimidator will feature high speed twists and turns including seven steep drops.

Visit the official Carowinds Intimidator site.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:38 PM
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RatherGoodBear said:
I know of people from Allentown who have gone to Dollywood and Busch Gardens instead of KD. With all due respect to ridem, why not try to direct them to KD or Carowinds instead?

RGB snuck one in.. bla.. double post taboo for me.

Totally agree.. And thanks for the respect ;)

Whenever we have friends/family visit who enjoy parks, we always traverse both parks actually. Busch is always our natural start because its close and free for my guests. But since KD is an hr away we always trek up there with guests as well.

I agree. This is a pinnacle year (2010) for CF to push their Platinum pass. Especially if one can travel between at the very least KD and CW which is about 5 or so hours between each other.

Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:48 PM
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Your "my house" link is not working. ridem.

Good idea, Bear. I always wonder why CF doesn't try the easy stuff, like marketing other nearby parks to upsell the season passes, when looking for ways to be more profitable.

Last edited by LostKause, Saturday, August 29, 2009 12:51 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:02 PM
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Fixed.. Stupid DNS.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009 1:50 PM

I always wonder why CF doesn't try the easy stuff, like marketing other nearby parks to upsell the season passes, when looking for ways to be more profitable.

It's because that would be too obvious!!!!

Say, you're working on a car and you loose electrical power. You spend all day checking out the battery, alternator and other componants, but overlook a plug that worked its way loose.

To oversimplify, this is how a company might work.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:46 AM

Just as an example, I was cruising around the Dorney Park website, and finally got to the season pass page.

Under the Platinum Pass option, it lists all the parks and waterparks within the chain. But none of them are linkable. It's obvious that providing links would get more people to at least take a look and maybe stir some interest. Much better than expecting people to Google each park individually. The only company link I found was at the bottom of the page, but that kicks you into the corporate page.

You want people to spring for $160 a person, then shouldn't you give them some incentive to do so? Give them a better idea of what they're getting by spending the extra money over the typical park season pass.

Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:34 AM
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It almost seems as if Cedar Fair doesn't want season pass holders to visit other parks. (?)

Sunday, August 30, 2009 7:19 AM
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I have wondered the same thing LK. While we have had zero issues, I have read others reports about not being able to get in at the turnstiles with their KI PP. They have to go to GR for entry.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:26 AM
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I think that's reading into things a bit. But as I mentioned somewhere else, apparently the accounting at the corporate level is a mess. First, parks don't get anything for passes used there but processed elsewhere. Second, if you process a pass at a park other than the one you got it from, that park ends up getting the revenue for it, which is beyond stupid. It goes back to the issue of them not having an Ohio strategy, for example.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:46 PM
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Dammit. I was campaigning for awesomest member.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:26 PM

Now that just sounds disgusting... ;)

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