Warmer weather attracts thrill seekers who live in apartments in Charlotte. Carowinds, the "Thrill Capital of the Southeast" offers something new every year, and the 2012 season brings you WindSeeker.
WindSeeker sends riders soaring 301 feet above the park at over 30 miles per hour and provides dramatic views of the greater Charlotte region. The three minute ride begins when the ride’s carriage, featuring 32 two passenger swings, slowly rotates while climbing to the top of a 301-foot tower. Riders will experience a sense of weightlessness as the swings reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour and the arms extend outward at a 45-degree angle.
Inspired by the racing legend Dale Earnhardt, Intimidator™ dominates the skyline at 232-feet tall, sends you plummeting down a 211-foot first drop, then races through more than a mile of high speed twists and turns, including seven extreme drops in excess of 75 MPH!
Carowinds has the most hair-raising rides, the wettest water park, the most sizzling stage shows, and tons of other cool stuff everyone can enjoy. Carowinds is 122 acres of ultimate entertainment for the entire family.The park is currently open on weekends, but opens for daily operations the last week in May.
Image from Carowinds website