The world’s Tallest and Fastest Giga Coaster To Debut At Carowinds
Carowinds is kicking off their 2015 season with a bang! Cedar Fair has invested in a $50 million dollar multi-year investment that will change the face of the park forever. Fury 325 will be a big part of that change, and will be a record breaking new Giga-Coaster that delivers the thrills Carowinds is known for.
The new coaster by manufacturer Bollinger and Mabilllard is a first for the company. The new Giga-Coaster will be 325 feet tall, with a first drop that will be a steep 81 degrees. There’s also some cool features planned such as an underground tunnel that will dive under a new entrance walkway. Fury 325 is a nice long ride clocking in with a ride time of over three minutes! Riders will hit speeds of 95 mph on 6,602 feet of track! Fury 325 will simulate the wild, daring and spontaneous flight of a hornet. The new ride will be visible from uptown Charlotte, renewing the park’s skyline and serving as a symbol of changes to come.
Fury 325 will be the centerpiece of a complete overhaul of the park that will bring more of the culture of the Carolinas to the park. New rides and food will be added to the park to bring the heritage and history of the area of the park. The park entrance will also be revamped into a huge new plaza that will include a new ticket and passholder processing center.
Video-Introducing Fury 325
“Starting with Fury 325, we plan to make Carowinds a destination for thrillseekers to celebrate the Carolinas,” says Mike Fehnel, Carowinds vice president and general manager. “The new ride will build on the heritage of the park, creating new memories and traditions for our loyal fans and future guests from around the world.”
“The tradition of the park is so important to those who have grown up here,” says Fehnel. “It’s long overdue that we gave our fans a new energy surrounding Carowinds, which will build on our legacy as the premiere entertainment destination for generations of Carolinians.”
Those who can’t wait until Spring 2015 to experience Fury 325 can take a virtual ride below!
Video-Take a ride on Fury 325 at Carowinds
Carowinds is certainly making a statement with this coaster showing that they are a real player in the amusement park game. Adding Fury 325 will change not only the face of the park, but will also give local residents a record breaking coaster that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Last week, the park received teal and green track. Park officials say the construction is right on schedule to be completed in Spring of 2015.
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