The park has decided to do away with the Carolina Sternwheeler altogether. It has been completely removed from the park. This unique family attraction that opened with the park in 1973 is no more. Appararently the park could not find any use for the boat in a stationary location. I am very sad over this decision to say the least. The Drop Zone has been repainted though. Looks very nice!
That sucks, it could have been a cool eating place or something. Oh well, glad Drop Zone got painted, it was looking crappy. Now if they would just buy some more paint and hit the Vortex! Can't wait to see the (Stealth) paint, I hope it's black with neon green.
I am truly pissed. I was happy with the park's desision to just leave it stationary, but now they've decided to get rid of it all together, I'm not quite sure what the park is coming to. Next thing you know, they'll be trying to remove the Skytower.
(But then again, I guess I should be happy that it made it to 2003, considering the Monorail got removed a decade earlier)
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My point is we are losing something that should remain in the park even if it remains as a decoration, the queen is a park icon for Carowinds. Stealth can't be all that great otherwise it would still be at PGA, and something else would of left.
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Honestly, did you think that you did much good with that "letter"? It was full of spelling/grammatical errors, and you also used the word ya'll to a corporation... and misspelled it at that (y'all). For pete's sake, you called the Skycoaster a dangerous ride.
Make sure that when you represent yourself as a webmaster of a fan site, let them know you represent 8 people who have joined your site. I certainly don't want them to think that you represent sane folk who don't accuse the park of doing dumb things.
I'm sure they'll also be impressed with your hotmail email address. *rolls eyes*
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Dude , Telling a park that one of their rides is dangerous is just dumb. It's like telling someone that there pancakes have food poisoning , without having taken a food-poisoning 101 class. Always , always , when protesting with a letter , don't diss the people you are protesting.
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The letter was completely unneccessary. Who knows what they did with it, for all we know, they could of taken it out for construction or repairs? Who knows, but Carowinds isn't going to be the same park it was back in the 70's and 80's. It is owned by a movie company now, and some rides will revolve around movies, while other additions, such as the Boardwalk, will deal with the Carolina's. Times change, things come and go, there is no need to write a letter like that - it isn't going to change their minds. I'm sure they have college degrees and know exactly what they are doing...
I say good riddance... what kind of boat shuffles anyhow? It would most likely clash with the theme of the flying coaster so bipity bopity boo. It was a nice way to see the turtles though... and yes they were real!