Carolina Cyclone

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Carolina Cyclone
Carolina Cyclone (Carowinds) train in loop.jpg
A train leaving the second vertical loop.
roller coaster
Carowinds
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating since March 22, 1980
Cost $2,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height95 feet
Drop65 feet
Top speed41 mph
Length2100 feet
Inversions4
Duration1:30
HELP
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Carolina Cyclone in 2005

Carolina Cyclone is a steel roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Opened on March 22, 1980, it was built by Arrow Dynamics and was the first coaster to feature 4 inversions. It was repainted multiple different colors for the 2010 season.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Carolina Cyclone opened on March 22, 1980.

In 2020, the outer shells of the trains were replaced with those from Vortex at Kings Island, which closed in 2019. As Carowinds will not open at all in 2020, the refurbished trains will debut in 2021.[2]

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Park guests can walk underneath the double corkscrew.

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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