Flying Cobras

Roller coaster in the United States
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Flying Cobras
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′10″N 80°56′34″W / 35.10272°N 80.942819°W / 35.10272; -80.942819
Status Operating since March 28, 2009
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Replaced Flying Super Saturator
Geauga Lake
Name Head Spin
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 10, 1996 to September 16, 2007
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height 116.5 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
The roller coaster at Geauga Lake in 2005
Another view from 2005

Flying Cobras is a Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It was the first addition to the park since it was purchased by Cedar Fair in 2006. The ride was previously located at the now defunct Geauga Lake from 1996 to 2007.


On May 10, 1996, the coaster opened at Geauga Lake as Mind Eraser. In 2004, Cedar Fair sold the park and the name was changed to Head Spin.

Geauga Lake officially closed on September 16, 2007.[1] Head Spin was left standing but not operating in 2008.[2] Eventually in late summer, the ride was dismantled and sent to Carowinds for the 2009 season. It received a new train and would be renamed Carolina Cobra. The Setpoint water coaster Flying Super Saturator was removed to make way for the ride.[3]

For the 2017 season, the name of the roller coaster was changed from Carolina Cobra to Flying Cobras and the ride was repainted.[4]



Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. As part of the move to Carowinds, the original Vekoma train was replaced with a new one, also from the same company.



  1. "Geauga Lake silences rides; water park remains".
  2. "Inside an Abandoned Geauga Lake with Photographer Alice Heart". Coaster101. October 9, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  3. "Carowinds removing Super Saturator". Coaster Critic.
  4. "New Themed Area, Four New Rides + WinterFest Come to Carowinds in 2017". NewsPlusNotes.

External links

Articles on Carowinds
Articles on Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom