Carowinds construction update - 20 Sep 03

Sunday, September 21, 2003 9:51 AM
Can you believe that they're not wasting time at all?! I was there yesterday the 20th of September, and was surprised to see how fast moving they are with Stealth.

Some tracks, yes tracks, are already at Carowinds on the grass next to the parking lot near the north gate. I'd say much of the station has arrived, some other various tracks (I'm pretty sure at least two of them were corkscrew track), and some lift hill parts.

Smurf Island has been flattened out, some gravel has been prepared for the south entrance to the Smurf Island. Pink markers have been set up in various places.

Click here for pictures. Enjoy. I actually have a lot more, but these should be sufficient. E-mail me if you'd like more. If you have any questions about certain pictures, please do not hestitate to ask.

Here's to 2004 as a good year for Carowinds!

Edit: pictures URL updated--moved to my blog. Enjoy!

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson
*** This post was edited by The Jet Coaster 9/23/2003 12:57:47 PM ***

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Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:29 AM
Now I'm sad. :(

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www.SFMWZone.com

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Sunday, September 21, 2003 6:41 PM

GoliathKills said:
Now I'm sad. :(


All your Stealth are belong to Carowinds. You have no chance to repair make your time. Ha ha ha ha.
*** This post was edited by Cameraman 9/21/2003 10:42:33 PM ***
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Monday, September 22, 2003 11:46 AM
Cam, that was one of the funniest things I've seen since the original movie that was adapted from.

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'No matter how skilled the designer is, every time we push the envelope we learn new things about coaster design.' --Dana Morgan
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Monday, September 22, 2003 4:17 PM
I was there on Saturday too, it was mobbed. I saw the Stealth track and I really hope they paint it. Vortex and Drop Zone look bad enough, a new coaster at least needs a new coat of paint. Also, do you think the trains will be refurbished, same, or new, and if so will they look like Stealth's or more like X-Flight's with the zero car.
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Monday, September 22, 2003 4:49 PM
Well both those links say "Nicer page to come soon". But I think I'm the only one that completely stoked about the move! I live in South Carolina, and have never ridden a flying coaster so I'm verrrry :) about this!

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Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?

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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:18 PM
I'll definately try to get down to PC and compare Stealth to Batwing here at home.

Cameraman, that was total ownage. I have to go back and see the original again now..:)

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A friend's response to my constant yelling at the top of Power Tower. And I'll ride it again and again...:)
*** This post was edited by ThunderStorm 9/22/2003 9:21:00 PM ***

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Monday, September 22, 2003 5:34 PM
Cam, that made my day... hardest laugh i have had all day! ;)

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Shaun Rajewski
CoasterLine
http://www.coasterline.com

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Monday, September 22, 2003 6:19 PM
Here is a link to a different site with an update on the construction. While not as smooth or comfortable as X-Flight (probably Batwing too) Stealth was still a bunch of fun. I'm sure it will be very popular.

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com

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Monday, September 22, 2003 6:55 PM
I think the upper restraints on stealth's trains are probably more comfortable then the ones on Batwing/X-Flight,Stealth's upper restraints had a wider surface area which means better support for your chest while the new style that was used on Batwing has much thinner straps that really dig into your armpits during the ride.
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Monday, September 22, 2003 7:22 PM
Yes, Saturday was most definately mobbed. I've never seen that many people at that park before. And I'm glad to see the construction move along so smoothly. The view across that area is so much better now. They should've flattened it out years ago.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2003 8:58 AM
In case no one noticed, I updated the url for the pictures. They're here now. RollerJunkie--is that a nicer looking page for ya? ;)

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson

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