Flying Cobras

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Flying Cobras
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Carowinds
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
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Product Boomerang
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
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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. The ride was previously located at the now defunct Geauga Lake from 1996 to 2007.

History

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 in September 2007. Head Spin was standing but not operating in 2008.[1] 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.

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

Design

Trains

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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