shows Paramount's Carowinds spring time

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2002 4:50 AM | Contributed by StarCoasters has posted 71 new photos from four visits to Paramount's Carowinds this season. The photos include Ricochet media day and pics from the around the park.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:06 AM
Curious: What's so awful about Vortex?

If the shoe fits, find another one.

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 5:45 AM

Blah, that's Jonathan's opinion. :)

To me, Vortex isn't all that awful. It's a nice, intense ride. However, I guess because, knowing Jonathan, extreme roughness isn't in for him. :) What a wuss. ;)

But after riding Mantis and Riddlers Revenge, Vortex ain't my favorite, either. But still, Vortex is still nowhere boring. :)

Great pics, Jonathan. My next visit, embarrasingly, will probably be June and will probably be my ONLY visit this year unless my mom lets me drive there. Darn you :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 8:38 AM
Vortex hurts! Thats whats awful about it.

Joey Ciborek, Florida Coaster Club, Member
"And all the sea around the KRAKEN darkened"

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:38 AM
It looks like Carowinds is on a roll to re-theme the park. Last year they redid the front entrance. I think it'd be great if they worked on a different area each year and added a hyper coaster to make the park complete.


Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:46 AM
It doesn't hurt that much! The corkscrew is the only very intense/rough part of the whole ride. The very back is the best because you get a little airtime over the hill after the loop. Oh and the park looks very nice year so come to Carowinds and don't forget to ride Vortex because its not that bad!:)
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 11:57 AM

Yup, it doesn't hurt. You're just hearing overstatements. Vortex, in short, is a short, intense, and a good ride!

Will Johansson

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 12:58 PM
Awsome. I am so pleased to see Carowinds get better and better. This is truely a great park. It just needs some upgrades. And that it is getting. Now all the park Needs is a bigger coaster. please! Carowinds needs a Hyper Coaster, or a Flying Coaster, or Floorless. But i think that the thing they will go for will most likely be a Hyper coaster. And that would be so Awsome. I grew up very near Carowinds. So the park is very close to my heart. And i hope that one day they get a Record-Breaking coaster.
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 2:04 PM
Ok guys, don't overblow my caption for that Vortex pic now . Sure, Vortex isn't my favorite ride in the world, but it really isn't that bad. It is fairly rough, but not enough to bother me. I just never 'get anything' out of it.

|| Jonathan Hawkins || *** This post was edited by StarCoasters on 4/17/2002. ***

Thursday, April 18, 2002 8:32 AM
Vortex is not that bad. It is just short. And i never get anything out of it. Sure it is ok. It is a little thrilling. But I have already rode the thing countless times. So when i got to Carowinds this year i may not ride it again. but i might. Just so that i can say i have ridden everything there again, and again. boy they need something new.
Thursday, May 9, 2002 6:35 PM

Vortex is way to short. Its a ok ride but if the line is long i dont know if its really worth it..... I am going to carowinds this sat. again YAY last tem we didnt ride vortex because the line was long. cant wait to go agian im gonan go early ride time so i can get a few rides on TG whoo hooo!



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