I'm not a thrill coaster person so much, but the thing about this that has me excited is the new parking and entrance upgrades. It seems like they may be about to make the park more awesome looking and convenient to drive up and park. From the pictures it looks as if there may be more opportunity to park closer to the walkway to the front gate now and the walkway up to the gate is going to be awesome. I'd say this improvement in infrastructure will have a long term great impact on the park. Very excited about it and hoping to see more family friendly additions in the future to go along with this thrill seeker drawing addition. It will be an excited coaster to watch while walking in though, even if I have no intentions of getting on it.
Also, if one was going to visit Carowinds.... any recommendations on places to stay nearby that are great for families?
Thanks, and go Gamecocks!
Some of the speakers at the media reveal also hinted that their 2015 announcement would make a big "splash" so I suspect a water park is in the works and will open after Fury.
There were a couple of two star hotels right at the Carowinds entrance. They are certainly the most convenient but nothing exceptional. I stayed at the Quality Inn and found it to be reasonably priced and clean. Their included breakfast was also decent. If you are looking for more deluxe accommodations just head a little deeper into Charlotte
But then I started hearing coworkers talk about it (because they always like to believe they'll hear about these things before me). When they describe it, that little "giga" descriptor is lost in translation so they think Carowinds is getting the tallest, fastest coaster in the world.
I have to commend Cedar Fair on that one. They HAD to know that this was going to happen. On the one hand, it's a little disingenuous to allow that kind of misinformation, but it's not really something they can control. Their announcement is 100 percent truthful. It's not their fault people don't read good.