Paramount`s Carowinds Suggestions

Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:09 PM
I will be visiting Paramount`s Carowinds later this month for the first time, (home park is PKI and get in free with PKI season passes) What are your suggestion/tips for this park. Thanks!

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:39 PM
Get some new coasters!
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:43 PM
Yeah.. PC is my homepark, so all I can say is Wear comfy shoes, If you like waterparks, bring a swimsuit (waterpark is included with admission) and bring lots of money (expensive park) and ride Top Gun: The Jet Coaster as many times as you can. :)
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 1:57 PM

Bull fan said:
"Get some new coasters!"




That is a very helpful tip there Bull Fan. I take it that you have not been to Carowinds at all and do not have the slightest idea of what Carowinds has to offer.

Make sure you arrive in enough time so you can take advantage of the ERT on Top Gun. ERT begans around 9:30 on most days, but some days it starts even earlier.

Since you do have a season pass you might want to think about riding Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion. It is the first dark ride at Carowinds. I found it was pretty fun, though I only went through it one time.

Try to go through the week if you can since the crowds will be not as bad as on the weekends.

If you would like some pics of Carowinds that go to www.coastertown.com and click on the Carowinds link. there is a total of 175 pictures for Carowinds.

Hope you enjoy your trip to the Carowinds

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 4:49 PM
How do you get the ERT on Top Gun? Thanks for the information and link to the site with excellent pictures on Paramount`s Carowinds!

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Sunday, June 3, 2001 5:18 PM

coastersrz said:
"How do you get the ERT on Top Gun?


Do not enter throught the mail entrance. If you do then you will not be able to have ERT on Top Gun. Go to the South Gate to enter the park.

All you need is to show your pass to the attendant at the entrance of the line. He will let you get on.

When are you planning on going anyway?


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Sunday, June 3, 2001 6:08 PM
Late June, so with my PKi gold season pass I can get ert on Top Gun at 9:30?


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Sunday, June 3, 2001 6:45 PM

Yes it will be able to ride Top Gun with your PKI Pass.

Drop me a line when you are going to be there. I might drive down and meet you.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 8:07 PM
Actually, CoasterDave, I was at Carowinds about a
year ago and thought it had a mediocre coaster selection. Top Gun is a great inverted, but nothing else was worth writing home about.
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Sunday, June 3, 2001 8:26 PM
I've been to carowinds and they definately need some new coasters baddly.

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Monday, June 4, 2001 6:21 AM
Prepare for long rant about my home park :)

*Bring a bathing suit (will explain later)*

First off, do not go on a Saturday. However, if for some reason you do go on a Saturday then ERT on Top Gun and Scooby Doo is from 9-10. On weekdays it is from 9:30-10. Get there about 10 minutes before ERT and when arriving in the parking lot drive past the first wave of cars parked around to the back gate (just head for top gun). Make sure you ride Top Gun: The Jet Coaster many times (back and front you MUST ride at least once in the front seat) and Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion is fun too.

There is no need to go to the simulator since you've probably been to the one at PKI so hit the re-tracked Thunder Road. Make sure you try fowards in the back and very front, and backwards also, since this year it appears to be the better of the 2 tracks. In the area near Haunted Mansion there are 3 ways to go: into Animation Station, accross a bridge, and down a hill. Go down the hill. This will take you past the waterpark and past the Flying Super Saturator.

Go back to the Cyclone, Drop Zone, and Hurler and ride them. The Hurler for me is easily the second best coaster in the park. Make sure you ride in car 1 seat 2 as you will be floating the entire ride :). I guess you can ride Vortex although I don't like it that much myself.

Eat lunch at Wings, Casey's Grill, or the pasta shop at the front entrance (I recommend Wings for a couple reasons). If you eat at Wings you will be right beside the waterpark and the Super Saturator, which you should do next. So you don't like waterparks? That doesn't matter. Going on the Super Saturator in street clothes is an easy way to be miserable all day. Change into your swimsuit and ride the Super Saturator (believe me its worth the wait). If you have the time, I STRONGLY recommend riding the highest slides on Pipeline Peak. They really are great.

If you have time you can go to Animation Station and ride the ACE classic coaster Scooby Doo. If you spend the entire day at the park then make sure you try and ride Top Gun at night before you leave, preferably in the front seat. Enjoy your trip :)

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Monday, June 4, 2001 2:30 PM
Thanks for the Carowinds help! I look forward to making my first trip their in a little more than three weeks!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 8:43 AM
I`m leaving for my trip Saturday morning. So for the ert on Top Gun, you enter the entrance by Top Gun? And the ert is from 9:30-10? Thanks for the help I can`t wait to ride all of their coasters. Again, thanks for the help!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 1:26 PM
The ERT on Saturdays and Sundays at Carowinds is from NINE O'CLOCK, not 9:30. It continues 'til TEN O'CLOCK.

And yes, THE FRONT ROW is a MUST!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 2:07 PM
The ERT on Top Gun is at 9 AM on WEEKENDS. On weekdays it starts at 9:30.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 4:10 PM
I`m leaving on Saturday, but I won`t get to Paramount`s Carowinds until late Thursday and Friday morning. Do you enter the entrance by Top Gun? Thanks, I guess my last post was a little confusing, I leave Saturday but will be at Myrtle Beach until Thursday (and yes, I`m planning on hitting the Pavilion and Hurricane one evening!)

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