I joined Alex on a work-trip, so we had about 3 hours to kill in Charlotte the next morning, that of course meant we had to stop by the little park that could, Carowinds! Really we were there for just 3 rides, which we rerode a bunch.

We’re so delighted to be back at Carowinds for our beloved Fury 325, easily still in my top 3  all time favorite coasters.

Go ahead and laugh at the following statement, but I lowkey felt the need to visit Carowinds to ride Nighthawk. We rode Firehawk at Kings Island a few days before and I was dying to compare it to Nighthawk within a week’s time. I was not disappointed.

This was not my first time riding Nighthawk, but I sure appreciated its prototypiness much more. Quite forceful, lots of odd transitions, yet very smooth. I had a great time reriding it.

Our other priority was Intimidator of course, after our miserable rides on Diamonback last week, our rides on Intimidator reconfirmed that’s our favorite V-Seating B&M Hyper in the Cedar Fair chain. Solid ride.

Important note: The new Carousel Plaza in front of Vortex is beautiful. It features a nicely maintained giant carousel which plays original Carousel music and would greatly compliment a possible future Floorless relaunch of Vortex.

Let’s finish the report with a shot of the best Giga Coaster out there. Fury 325 is just so incredibly amazing. I have fallen in love with that ride all over again. We’ll be back at Carowinds soon, because their 2019 coaster sounds like it will be amazing!

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