Runaway Reptar On Its Way Up at Carowinds

Saturday, January 11, 2003 2:31 PM
I've been told that the track for Reptar is now up, so next time I go by I should have some photos. Here are photos of the clearing and the track in the parking lot from different dates: http://www.starcoasters.com/parkgalleries/carowinds/offseason1 Meanwhile, the name of the Gauntlet is supposedly going to be Rocket Power: Airtime. So, for those of you complaining about Top Thrill Dragster, well... ;). Nick Central should be a good addition to Carowinds and I'm looking foward to it. Enjoy the photos...

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Jonathan Hawkins
Starcoasters.com
"There is a cluster of bees at the top of the lift. Sorry for the inconvenience."

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 3:06 PM
Thanks, StarCoasters! Those are great. I wanted to ask to see if anyone knew how construction was going, but I didn't think anyone would be able to know because the ride is like in the dead center of the park! Can't wait to drop a visit.

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If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot 'em?

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 3:25 PM
I have an earthshattering idea that you could do next time you are there. You could just park your car and grab your camera and just walk right into the park and right to the construction area and snap us a few shots of what is going on. You could maybe take some upclose video with your new digital video camcorder. So what if those signs tell you not to trespass. It is not like people really follow what the say at other parks.
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Saturday, January 11, 2003 3:26 PM
Great idea Dave! I'll have to remember that next time I go to check out the Supe... I mean Reptar construction! ;)

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Jonathan Hawkins
Starcoasters.com
"There is a cluster of bees at the top of the lift. Sorry for the inconvenience."

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 3:32 PM
I have another idea. It's legal if no one is there so just check out that no one is there and then grab some pic with some great zooming ;)
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Saturday, January 11, 2003 5:54 PM

StarCoasters said:
I've been told that the track for Reptar is now up, so next time I go by I should have some photos. Here are photos of the clearing and the track in the parking lot from different dates: http://www.starcoasters.com/parkgalleries/carowinds/offseason1 Meanwhile, the name of the Gauntlet is supposedly going to be Rocket Power: Airtime. So, for those of you complaining about Top Thrill Dragster, well... . Nick Central should be a good addition to Carowinds and I'm looking foward to it. Enjoy the photos...

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Jonathan Hawkins
Starcoasters.com
"There is a cluster of bees at the top of the lift. Sorry for the inconvenience."



Nick cent.,great addition. Thats not right

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 6:12 PM

Nick cent.,great addition. Thats not right

I did think that way, and still do.

BUT, that park needs all the help they can get. There attendance is no where near what it should be with 12 coasters. Just barely cresting 2 million, while Kings Dominion, Dollywood and SFOG get around 2.5 million annualy.

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"Grit Your Teeth, Bare The Load, Enjoy Your Ride, on Thunder Road"

*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 on 1/12/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 6:19 PM

No... I had no idea Carowinds had such low attendance. Charlotte is like one of the biggest cities in the country, which is odd for Carowinds. I'm really surprised about Dollywood though. That park seems like it would do the worst out of any park. It has the dirtiest entrance and makes the park look so bad. I can't believe it's doing better than Carowinds, holder of 2 B&Ms, 2 woodies and an Arrow. Opposed to Dollywood with.. um.. just one Arrow. It just doesn't add up.

BTW Dukeis#1, the correct quote is "Grit your teeth, bare the load, enjoy your ride, on Thunder Road"

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If it's tourist season, why can't we shoot 'em?

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 6:30 PM
Yes, in 2000 Charlotte was the 26th largest city in the US. However, lets take a look at what Charlotte is made up of. Tourism? I think not. It's banking, and that is all of what Charlotte is about. I don't have the stats, but if Dollywood's attendence is higher than Carowinds, think about the fact that Dollywood is open much longer each year. Carowinds is not a Kings Dominion or a Six Flags Over Georgia, and I doubt it will be in the near future. From an enthusiasts point of view, sure, you can whine all you want about Nick Central, but its a great addition from a logical business point of view.

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Jonathan Hawkins
Starcoasters.com
"There is a cluster of bees at the top of the lift. Sorry for the inconvenience."

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 8:06 PM

Yea. Carowinds is not exactly located in a destination spot. Carowinds relies mainly on locals to fill the park.

Dollywood is in a spot that attracts 12 million tourists in a year. Dollywood does not have to rely on locals to put money in Dolly's pocket, and would still have an outstanding attendance if No locals came. However, Carowinds has to fight for its vistors, meaning that they'll cator to the "in" market at the time, Also meaning there attendance won't be very high, but enough to keep the park afloat.

Nick Central (while it has its theming issues) is a good way to get kids back into the park, considering that teenagers seem to be the main crowd at Carowinds. I'll be glad to see them focus on Familys for at least one season, especially When the Park World is mainly centerd around "Hard Cor Thrills" these days.

RollerJunkie: Thanks for the correction, I knew there was something screwy with "It's time to ride Thunder Road"

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"Grit Your Teeth, Bare The Load, Enjoy your ride, on Thunder Road"

*** This post was edited by Dukeis#1 on 1/12/2003. ***

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