Nickelodeon Central Coming to Carowinds in 2003

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:17 AM
Max Cannon received his press kit yesterday, so I should receive mine today, and I will post the text to the news section then if someone doesn't do it first. For 2003, the Old World Marketplace section of Paramount's Carowinds (adjacent to Animation Station and near the front gate) is being transformed into Nickelodeon Central, like the area at Paramount's Kings Island. A Rugrats Runaway Reptar coaster will be installed, and the Powderkeg Flume will be changed into Wild Thornberrys River Adventure. The Gauntlet will also sport a Nickelodeon theme. For those counting, that makes 5 coasters in the last 6 years, with only one of those coasters being an adult coaster. This addition will be great for Carowinds' family appeal, and the 'rumor' remains aboout a big ride for 2004.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:09 AM
That's good news for families with kids. Unfortunately, in my opinion, this was the year that PC needed to get ANOTHER landmark rollercoaster to put them back in the hunt with SFoG for my season pass $$. The good news is when I have kids, my choice for a park with enough kiddie rides will be simple. I like the idea of a Runaway Reptar, but not at the expense of what they, and ALL of the South needs, a good out and back hyper coaster!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:28 AM

Ain't that the truth Homey G.! Someone please build a hyper, I'm dying over here lol. I can only take so many 8 to 12 hour trips, it's getting hard on the car and wallet. ;)

I can't believe they're getting *another* family type coaster. I used to actually like RRR too, but it has gotten very shaky and annoying lately. I wouldn't expect anything less from Vekoma I guess though.

Joe, who was looking forward to a sweet Giant Huss ride at PC next year, oh well

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:48 AM

While I can appreciate Paramount's determination to add family rides to their parks, I think that they are making a little bit of a mistake by passing on the opportunity to add something more thrilling.

But its nice to see money being spent at the park, regardless of what is being added.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:48 AM
God.. did I call it, or did I call it? I may not have really said anything.. but after my PKI trip, I just *knew* that Powderkeg Flume would get rethemed to Wild Thornberries. This area should be very cool, looking foward to it already!

"Good things come to those who wait.." '04 will be awesome!

*** This post was edited by JamminJ on 8/21/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 7:53 AM

Naw, this is no mistake, just look at how well PKI does by focusing on the kiddies.

Families spend the large amounts of cash that eventually pay for the thrill rides we all love.

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"The perfect machine, you seemed to be, when I built you up in my mind..." - Reverend Jon Autry

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