Carowinds announces record-breaking ride to debut next Spring

Posted August 21, 2014 1:27 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News
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Carowinds has confirmed its plans for 2015 at last and FURY 325 is the final name chosen for their new B&M Giga-Coaster.

It will have white supports, Teal Swarm track with Stinger Green highlights, and as the name implies, stand 325 feet tall before dropping you down at an 81º angle and hitting 95 mph.

Your 3:25 minute long ride will soar along 6,602 feet of track featuring a number of memorable moments, like a sideways turn while you’re 190 feet in the air, diving underground to go under a new guest entry bridge and a 111 foot tall airtime filled camelback hill on one of three 32-passenger trains.

Carowinds officials say Fury 325 will simulate the wild, daring and spontaneous flight of the 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 is part of a planned $50 million dollar multiyear investment to bring new life to founder Pat Hall’s original vision for Carowinds.

The park will be revamped from top to bottom to celebrate Carolina culture including new rides and attractions, signature Carolina food offerings and entertainment.

Opening in Spring 2015, Fury 325 will be the centerpiece of a new 8.2 acre main entrance plaza that includes a state–of–the–art ticketing and season pass processing area and expanded guest service facilities.

“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.”

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