Carolina Goldrusher

Roller coaster in the United States
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Carolina Goldrusher
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′12″N 80°56′34″W / 35.103226°N 80.942813°W / 35.103226; -80.942813
Park section Carolina Boardwalk
Status Operating since March 31, 1973
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Runaway Train
Type Steel - Hybrid
Riders per train 28
Propulsion 2 chain lift hills
Height 43 feet
Top speed 30 mph
Length 2397 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:17
The entrance in 2008

Carolina Goldrusher is a steel hybrid roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The ride opened with the park on March 31, 1973.[1] It is one of the park's only three original opening day attractions that are still operating today.



Color scheme

Olive green track and unpainted supports.


5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 30 riders per train.


  1. "Carowinds Promises Its Visitors A Lot". The Charlotte Observer.

External links

Articles on Carowinds