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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper - Out and Back|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||75 mph|
Intimidator is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard, it was the park's thirteenth roller coaster when it opened on March 27, 2010. It was the tallest roller coaster at the park until the opening of Fury 325 in 2015.
The attraction was built on the former site of the Wild Thornberry's River Adventure log flume.
Seatbelts were added to supplement the lap-bar restraints in 2014.
The coaster was given a new paint job in 2020.
As the train is dispatched, "Gentlemen, start your engines!" is played on the speakers, riders begin to climb up the 232 foot tall chain lift hill before dropping 211 feet. The train then heads through a 178 foot tall banked hill. This is followed by a 151 foot tall hill and a 121 foot tall horseshoe. Riders go pass a hill, which is 105 feet tall. A 90 foot tall hill leads into the block brake. The train goes through a 62 foot tall hill and a helix. The last two hills lead into the final brake run. Riders turn left and return to the station.
Intimidator is named after NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt and the trains are designed to look like his 1998 No.3 car. Another roller coaster with the same theme, Intimidator 305, opened in the same year at Kings Dominion.
3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train. The trains employ staggered seating and riders are held in by lap-bars and seat belts.
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.