Today I am sharing Sights of Carowinds from March 2019! I visited the park last weekend mainly to ride Copperhead Strike, the park’s new Mack roller coaster.
I went around the park and crafted all of these photos with the best sights of the park and of the park’s new roller coaster.
I hope you enjoy the photos that are displayed in this blog post. I also tried some different display formats than usual to better fit the contents.
I took a ton of photos of Copperhead Strike. That is Carowinds’ new roller coaster for 2019 and is the reason many visitors are coming to the park this year.
The ride was constucted by Mack Rides from Germany and is a Double-Launch roller coaster. It is a great addition to the park and favored by many.
All of the photos in the gallery relate to the coaster. Due to this, I thought it would be practical to include a small description for each photo detailing the section of the ride. This way, the Sights could focus on the specific part of the ride to give more information about what is shown in the photo.
The Copperhead Strike roller coaster and ride experience is not only very impressive, but the theming around the ride and inside the queue line is too.
Compared to many other Cedar Fair parks (most have little to no theming – at least not noticeable) the queue line has a lot of theming that relates to the ride.
It is very noticeable and is a nice touch and fit for the coaster’s theme. It also looks well done, not like it was put together in 5-minutes. Many other roller coasters that have some theming in the park or at Carowinds’ sister parks, they look like it took a very short amount of time. Meaning, they looked rushed and not done well.
The Intimidator roller coaster is a Bolliger and Mabillard Hyper roller coaster. A Hyper coaster has a lift hill over 200-feet but not over 300-feet.
The ride has some theming to Dale Earnhardt – a racecar driver. The coaster has good trains and the color scheme fits the theme.
Carowinds has a great themed area for kids! Camp Snoopy – like many other Cedar Fair parks has kids rides, food, and shops.
It also has great landscaping and some unique sights around the area. I never noticed some of the sights in my other visits but I really explored the area during my visit this year. The park does a really nice job in their area. I think it may even be better than Kings Island’s kid areas.
Kings Island won the Golden Ticket Awards for Best Kids Area since 1998. I thought that they had the Best Kids Area but I think that Carowinds may have a better one since it is not focused on just the rides. Remember the balance of an amusement park from a few posts back? That is why I think that it is such a wonderful area.
Carowinds’ Juke Box Diner. While the food at this location is not the best the outside of the restaurant and the vehicles outside look appealing.
Just like Cedar Point’s Coasters Drive-In and many other similar Cedar Fair locations they look very appealing but the food is not very high-quality.
I wanted to get a photo with Hurler in the background like I did in 2018 (it looks cool with the outside of the diner) but it was closed almost the entire time. The only time during my trip that it was open was for an hour on Saturday night.
The Fury 325 roller coaster. It was constructed in 2015 by Bolliger and Mabillard – the same company that built Intimidator. It is a Giga coaster which means that the height of the lift hill is greater than 300-feet but less than 400-feet.
This coaster won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World in 2016, 2017, and 2018. In 2015, it won the Best New Ride in the same award venue.
It is an award-winning ride and is very intense. It is highly ranked by many people.
The name and color scheme for the coaster is very suitable to the coaster. Almost everyone who rides it loves the ride. Many think it is the best roller coaster in the entire park – even with Copperhead Strike now open in 2019.
One of the things that I find very unique about Carowinds is the postcards that can be found around the park.
Of course, they all are imaginary advertisements to something in the park but I find them a nice attribute to the park.
You do not really see something like this at many other amusement or theme parks – making it special.
Inside Carowinds there are a lot of ponds and water in different forms around the park.
Near those areas there are a lot of awesome sights that can be seen if guests take a moment to enjoy it.
Carousel Park is another themed area inside of Carowinds. In the area the main attraction is The Grand Carousel.
It was built in 1923 and is the oldest ride in the park. It was built during a time known as the “carousel golden age”. During this time period, carousels were being built all over the United States.
It was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company and is #67 out of 87 made. It is a popular historic attraction and still enjoyed today at Carowinds.
Thank you for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the photos that I took while sight-seeing at Carowinds.
I really enjoy taking in all of the different things at different amusement parks. I spend hours finding the best shots around the park to share as unique parts of the park.
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