Kiddy Hawk

Roller coaster in the United States
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Kiddy Hawk
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′07″N 80°56′27″W / 35.1020136°N 80.9409183°W / 35.1020136; -80.9409183
Park section Planet Snoopy
Status Operating since March 22, 2003
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Suspended Family Coaster (342m)
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 650
Propulsion Booster wheel lift hill
Area 193.6 feet × 121.4 feet
Height 48.6 feet
Top speed 26 mph
Length 1122.1 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
G-Force 2.2

Kiddy Hawk is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. The attraction was built by Vekoma and opened in 2003. The name is a reference to the larger Nighthawk roller coaster located nearby. It is also named after the city of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.


The roller coaster in 2005

When the ride first opened on March 22, 2003, it was known as Rugrats Runaway Reptar and was based on the Rugrats episode of the same name.[1] It was part of a new Nickelodeon themed area.[2] From 2010 to 2017, it was known as Flying Ace Aerial Chase. In February 2018, Carowinds announced that Flying Ace Aerial Chase would become Kiddy Hawk and it would be repainted with blue track and yellow supports.[3]



Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.


  1. "Nickelodeon Central Coming To Paramount's Carowinds". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  2. Carowinds announces Nickelodeon additions - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
  3. "Carowinds' Flying Ace Aerial Chase to become Kiddy Hawk in 2018". Coaster101. February 1, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2021.

External links

Articles on Carowinds