Saturday, March 19, 2005 4:29 PM
I am taking my first trip to Carowinds next weekend using my PKI annual pass and had a couple of questions about the park.
1. Does TG:TJC have big boy seats like DD?
2. How busy do you think it will be next Saturday?
3. What coasters or other rides do people think are must rides?
Saturday, March 19, 2005 9:13 PM
Yes, Top Gun has big boy seats. I think it's row 5 & 6, but it's in the middle of the train.
Historically, Saturday's are the busiest day for Carowinds but that could always depend on the weather. I don't think it will be so crowded that it's unmanageable. If you are use to PKI crowds, then PCWi will seem empty.
Gosh, you are asking what other rides are "must" rides? Well, for starters, go over to Nick Central and say hello to your old flyers. I'll leave it at that. I don't think you'll have any problem visually seeing what rides you want to ride.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 11:23 PM
Ride the wood at Carowinds, best maintained in the eniter chain, IMHO.
Yes, even Hurler (just avoid that back seat unless you want a headache).
Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:27 AM
HURLER is SOOOO fun I don't know why so many people don't like it! Coaster fans always say they want to feel out of control when they ride a wood coaster and that is EXACTLY what Hurler does! Plus the air time isn't bad either....hope you have fun on your trip.
Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:47 AM
Thanks for all your help. I am definately going to try out Carowinds wood collection. I'm not too worried about Hurler. I'm comfortable riding SOB and Racers that people call rough. I just pick my seat carefully. It's good to here that Top Gun has big boy seats. I knew most of the newer B&M's had them but it was built about the time all of that started. The last Inverted I rode was Raptor about 7 years ago but I was stapled in so bad I couldn't hardly breath. It was not fun. I am hoping not to need them though. I was just a little to big to ride DD last September but I've lost 80 lbs since then. I've been going South Beach Diet and was I have one more question. Is there any good low carb food at the park? I saw there's a Subway but, is there anything else.
Monday, March 21, 2005 3:24 AM
Usually I've got answers quickly, but this time I'm kind of stumped beyond Top Gun. If you don't have a Setpoint in your track record, then Flying Super Saturator is one that I would wait for, unless it's really cold and they have the water effects turned off, then it wouldn't be as exciting.
Monday, March 21, 2005 10:03 AM
Hurler is the bomb-diggity, other than that, TG:TJC and possibly Thunder Road, most of the stuff is *credit-lap material*. But they have excellent staff, the wood is very well maintained, and they have a one-time record holder of an Arrow looper (sorry, wrong thread)....;)
FSS probably IS very cool, but suffers from capacity issues.....my only lap so far was a "dry run" due to *frigid* temps, around 80*...;)
bill, wonders WHY parks don't *clearly indicate* which rows have big-boy seats...