Ricochet (Carowinds)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Ricochet in 2009
Location Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Coordinates 35°06′15″N 80°56′35″W / 35.1041035°N 80.942949°W / 35.1041035; -80.942949
Status Operating since March 23, 2002
Rider height 54 inch minimum
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

Ricochet is a Mack Rides Wild Mouse roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.


Ricochet was announced on October 23, 2001[1]

The ride opened on March 23, 2002.


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]


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]



  1. Carowinds 11th Roller Coaster To Highlight Park's 30th Anniversary - Ultimate Rollercoaster
  2. "Carowinds- New Coat of Paint for Two Coasters". Insanity lurks inside. 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  3. Stilwell, Andrew (2020-03-05). "Carowinds Off-Season Maintenance Update". Coaster101. Retrieved 2022-01-23.

External links

  • Ricochet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Carowinds