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Afterburn reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Afterburn, a roller coaster at Carowinds. (The minimum height to ride is 54 inches.)

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Posted: August 15, 2009

Continually voted as one of the top 30 steel coasters in the world, Top Gun: The Jet Coaster(Now Afterburn), has thrilled riders since 1999. This 113 foot tall inverted coaster features 6 inversions and a top speed of 62 MPH. There are two dives under walkways, with one featuring mist that sprays out as you fly through to another inversion. Dont miss out on Top Gun!(Now Afterburn)

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27 votes, so far

I love inverted coasters, and this is now my second favorite (after Raptor). The front is awesome, but the very back is even better because you get really great acceleration coming out of the loops and turns. Best part - on a Tuesday in July, the line was never longer than 10-15 minutes. Later in the day, it was usually a walk-on. Works for me! - Roger S

Afterburn has a really short line. I would wait two hours to ride this amazing coaster though. Great inversions, very smooth. - Bradley Keith

great coaster... lots of fun - bryan shepard

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