Flying Cobras

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Flying Cobras
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roller coaster
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating since March 28, 2009
Replaced Flying Super Saturator
Geauga Lake
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 10, 1996 to September 16, 2007
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Model / product Boomerang
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 760
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height116.5 feet
Top speed47 mph
Length935 feet
G-force5.2 g
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The roller coaster at Geauga Lake in 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. The ride was previously located at the now defunct Geauga Lake from 1996 to 2007.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

After Geauga Lake's closure in 2007, Head Spin 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.

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

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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 train, also from Vekoma.

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