Carolina Cyclone

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Carolina Cyclone
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A train leaving the second vertical loop
Carowinds
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating since March 22, 1980
Cost $2,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Custom Looping Coaster
Type Steel
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 65 feet
Top speed 41 mph
Length 2100 feet
Inversions 4
Duration 1:30
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Carolina Cyclone in 2005

Carolina Cyclone is a steel roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Opened on March 22, 1980, it was built by Arrow Dynamics and was the first coaster to feature four inversions.[1]

History

Carolina Cyclone opened on March 22, 1980.

The ride was repainted with multiple different colors for the 2010 season.[2]

In 2020, the outer shells of the trains were replaced with ones from Vortex at Kings Island, which closed in 2019. As Carowinds would not open at all in 2020, the refurbished trains debuted in 2021.[3]

During the 2021-2022 off-season, Carolina Cyclone was once again repainted.[4][5]

Design

Elements

Park guests can walk underneath the double corkscrew.

Trains

2 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

Images

References

External links

Most inversions on a roller coaster (4)
tied with
Demon, Demon, and Python

March 1980 - May 1982
Preceded by
Corkscrew
Most inversions on a roller coaster (4)
tied with
Demon, Demon, and Python

March 1980 - May 1982
Succeeded by
Viper


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