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Carolina Gold Rusher

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

Joe Boe

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Published: July 9, 2009

One of the first attractions at Carowinds when the park opened in 1973. A family mine train which features two lift hills, two fun helixes, and a twist dive into a tunnel. If you have long legs, however, you may feel discomfort as the cars on each train are small.

Bradley Keith
I got slammed around a bit, but that doesn't really bother me that much on these small mine train coasters. Worth a ride, it's a classic.

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