Hurler (Carowinds)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′19″N 80°56′37″W / 35.105252°N 80.943711°W / 35.105252; -80.943711
Park section Thrill Zone
Status Operating since June 4, 1994
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer International Coasters, Inc.
Type Wooden
Track layout Double Out and Back
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 83 feet
Drop 80 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3157 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:00
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters

Hurler is an International Coasters, Inc. wooden roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. It was one of two identical roller coasters built by International Coasters, both named Hurler. The other Hurler previously operated at Kings Dominion. Hurler is the mirror image of Thunder Run located at Kentucky Kingdom. This is one of two wooden roller coasters currently operating at Carowinds.


Hurler opened to the general public on June 4, 1994.[1]

The coaster originally borrowed its theme from the 1992 Paramount motion picture Wayne's World, whose main characters frequently used the word "hurl".

When Paramount sold its theme parks in 2006, the new owner, Cedar Fair has retained the name as fitting for a roller coaster, but removed all references to Wayne's World.

Hurler was partially retracked for the 2014 season by Great Coasters International.[2] This would also happen in 2019.[3]



The coaster is identical to the now-defunct Hurler at Kings Dominion. Hurler has a g-force of 4.1 and an average speed of 18 mph.


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.



  1. "Party on! Wayne's World exhibit opens at Paramount's Carowinds".
  2. "Hurler at Carowinds Receiving Off-Season Repair". Coaster101. 2014-01-25. Retrieved 2022-01-10.
  3. Stilwell, Andrew (January 19, 2019). "A Look At 2019 Off-Season Maintenance at Carowinds". Coaster101. Retrieved February 10, 2022.

External links

  • Hurler on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Carowinds