Reptar ready to roar in Nick Central at Carowinds

Posted Wednesday, January 15, 2003 8:31 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Paramount's Carowinds continues to work on their new Vekoma junior inverter, Runaway Reptar. The new ride is like the one at Paramount's Kings Island, and will open this spring.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003 8:35 AM

I love the umbrella like support structure on the left of the bottom photo.

Gives it a neat look..

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 8:44 AM
Maybe they could cover it up with a huge awning of some sort and add to the theme. Then they could do that at PKI as well since they are the same rides, or not.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 9:19 AM
Was anything removed to put this in? When I was there last year, the kiddie section looked pretty tight on room.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 9:39 AM
I was under the impression that this would be identical to the one at PKI....the stats are certainly very close...7' in track length, 1 mph, etc. But this one sure LOOKS different, more than just the *umbrella*. Seems weird to be getting one at WA, which is also just a bit different. These are great family rides.....the *perfect* complement to a junior woodie...;)
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:00 AM

Intamin Fan,

They removed a lazer quest arena and an arcade to make room for the ride.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:11 AM
As Tim said, the lazer quest and arcade building was removed (hence why the prices were so insanely cheap on laser tag all year :)), and the Old World Marketplace area is being transformed into Nick Central. It looks like these photos were taken from Smurf Island. That area is well due for a rehab, and it should be nice. The flume will get the Wild Thornberrys treatment, and the Gauntlet (non-inverting falling star) will be themed and named "Rocket Power Air Time." Definitely an interesting name...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:31 AM
Intamin Fan - They're creating an entirely new section, you see. They're leaving animation station alone, their current kiddie area. This year, they're adding Nick Central - a new kiddie section! Kiddies galore...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 10:42 AM
Kiddie sections are very nice, especially at the Paramount parks. What park other than PKI has 4 kiddie coasters? Some parks don't have that many "adult" coasters... Plus, with so much for the kids to do, it keeps them out of the way on the midways.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 11:05 AM
Have news posters always been able to put photos in they're posts?

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 11:05 AM
If you call that helicopter crap a coaster, than PC has 4 as well, otherwise you're right.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 11:26 AM
Boo. Give us a big rollercoaster.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 12:03 PM
Maybe with your 'SAVE THUNDER EAGLE!!11' campaign you can get us another one.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 12:20 PM
If you count the helicopter PKI has 5. Anyway great addition IMO. I wish CP would have went this rout as opposed to the sitdown version.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 12:22 PM
The Helicopter is crap cause I can't ride it without Bill's method of childnapping.

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*** This post was edited by Homey G. on 1/15/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 2:29 PM
"Helicopter crap"? I do hope you're not referring to the pint-sized version of HSTC that *is* Topcat's Taxi Jam...ROFL. (I'm so old I remember Topcat on its original run). The list of coasters I have gotten to ride through some method of *temporary adoption* (the preferred term BTW, and *always* with parental permission mind you) also includes Spacely's Sprocket Rockets - giving me a *clean sweep* at SFGAm, and recently Pteranodon Flyers. PF could have been better if not for ALL the braking, but for more, you're gonna have to read the TR.... In a strange twist of policy, PKD *does* allow adults to ride without kids on their Taxi Jam.

edit: Also, Reptar is a darn fine character in his own right....although Phil and Lil could have made a fine dueling kiddie coaster...;)

Personally, my feeling is if I can ride it, I will. Also, parks should allow adults to ride these coasters when there are no kids waiting or wanting to ride...(DON'T strain the lift motor on my account...they're really there FOR the kids). But I want to have *experienced* the ride so I can relate it to others (who might have kids, or just *be* kids). I also think the *youngster* in me is able to really ENJOY the ride for the thrill that it IS, unencumbered by the adult's notion of the thrill that it ISN'T....

bill, thinking there *must* be a lesson in there somewhere *** This post was edited by rollergator on 1/15/2003. ***

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 3:55 PM

rollergator,

I think the Carowinds version is almost identical. The layout looks to be the same. Perhaps we aren't used to seeing it from this angle or something?

-Sean

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 5:04 PM
I have ridden Silver Streak(Same layout) at PCW, without any hassle.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 5:29 PM
rollergator said...


Also, parks should allow adults to ride these coasters when there are no kids waiting or wanting to ride.

LoL have a Coastercon at PKI, fill that train up with some ACER's, and you'll have one damn broken chain lift atfer 10 minutes, I'll bet.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 5:47 PM
Bill, Bill, Bill... oh the folly of you...

Of COURSE I'm not talking about Taxi Jam, (which I have a damn fine onride photo of myself and a pint sized, and cute little girl, who looks to be soon devoured by my terrible face of doom), I'm talking about that Chopper Chase crap.

Get with your kiddie coaster knowledge man!

Brian, who acknowledges that Taxi Jam has some ejector air at the end of the course.

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*** This post was edited by Homey G. on 1/15/2003. ***

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