Ricochet (Carowinds)

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Ricochet
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Ricochet in 2009.
Carowinds
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating since March 23, 2002
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Wild Mouse (compact park)
Type Steel - Wild Mouse
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 1,120
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 144.3 feet × 62.3 feet
Height 45.9 feet
Top speed 28 mph
Length 1213.9 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:50
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Ricochet is a Mack Rides Wild Mouse roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

History

Ricochet was announced on October 23, 2001,[1] two months after an identical roller coaster was announced at Kings Dominion, which at the time was also owned by Paramount Parks.

The ride opened on March 23, 2002.

Design

Color scheme

Ricochet originally had yellow track with blue supports. For the 2014 season, the track was painted green and the supports blue and teal.[2]

Trains

8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. The colors of the cars were changed for 2020.[3]

Images

References

External links

  • Ricochet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Carowinds
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