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22 Dec 2014 01:33 - 22 Dec 2014 04:42 #33 by BrandonStrouphauer
BrandonStrouphauer replied the topic: Fury 325 Construction Update #5
A ton of Fury 325's track has gone up since our last update!

Watch the full update video for amazing ALTair clips:

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Now, onto the pictures:

This is all new track that's been installed recently.


The first overbanked turn after the first drop was built recently, too.


Close up of the overbanked turn.


Look at that drop!


Pretty close to the view we'll have while cresting the 320 foot drop!


Simply stunning how massive this coaster is.

Keep tuned for our next Fury 325 construction update, which should feature even more track going up!

And if you still can't get enough, below is ALTair Contributor Bob Asbury of Sky Sprinter Aerial Photography's video below:
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30 Dec 2014 02:09 - 30 Dec 2014 02:17 #34 by BrandonStrouphauer
BrandonStrouphauer replied the topic: Travel Channel Filming Fury 325
ALTair was there to check out The Travel Channel doing some filming of Fury 325!

Watch the video:

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A couple pictures:



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10 Jan 2015 02:14 #35 by Bad_Meds
Bad_Meds replied the topic: Fury Pic
another view looking down Fury's drop from General Manager Michael Fehnel's Twitter:

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Carowinds Special Events

Besides building the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, Carowinds is introducing the largest and most unique array of events ever held at the Thrill Capital of the Southeast in 2015. A new spring event called Taste of the Carolinas will feature the park’s new executive chef, as guests can eat, drink and experience the best of what the Carolinas have to offer. Other summer events include a Friday night concert series at Harmony Hall, “Dive In Movies” at Boomerang Bay waterpark and enhanced Easter and Spring Break festivities. Check out the entire array of new events below.

Opening Weekend - March 28 - 29
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Let’s get this party started! Our 2015 season kicks off on March 28-29 and will be the BIGGEST WEEKEND EVER at Carowinds. We’ll have tons of fantastic prize giveaways, awesome music from the area’s top performers and much, much more. This is definitely a momentous event you won’t want to miss!
Spring Break - March 30 - April 12

You've been working hard all school year long and it’s time to take a break – a Carowinds break! Join us for rip-roaring thrills, unlimited laughs and power-packed fun. Call out that two week time period. If you didn't come for opening weekend, this is your opportunity.

Easter Eggstravaganza - April 3 - 5
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Who’s that hoppin’ down the bunny trail? It’s our own Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle! Come to Carowinds during our Easter Eggstravaganza April 3-5 to get your photo taken with Eggward and Snoopy and take part in our eggstra-special activities, crafts and entertainment.

Taste of the Carolinas - Saturdays & Sundays April 18 - May 17
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It’s home grown, y’all! Carolinians know that home is all about food, and this Spring we invite you to Carowinds to eat, drink and experience the best of what we have to offer. At our inaugural Taste of the Carolinas event on Saturday and Sundays from April 18 through May 17, you can get a taste of just why we love it here. Sample culinary art from nine Carolina regions – from wild boar ravioli of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to Calabash seafood of the coast – along with recommended pairings of local craft beers and wine. What’s more, we’ll treat you to Carolina-grown entertainment and special activities. Y’all come!

JoyFest - Saturday, May 23
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One of the country’s largest gospel music festivals is coming to Carowinds! Be blessed and inspired from award-winning gospel musicians Fred Hammond and Tye Tribbett. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster location.

Military Days - May 24 - 25 & July 3 - 5
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Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Harmony Hall Concert Series - Friday Nights May 29 - August 7

After a hard week at work, wind down at summer’s social hot spot, Carowinds’ own Harmony Hall. On Friday evenings from May 29 through August 7, relax with us on the patio and enjoy fantastic concerts and sensational food and beverage specials.

Rock the Park - Saturday, June 13
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Get ready for the ultimate rock and worship experience at Rock the Park at Carowinds on Saturday, June 13. Award-winning bands Casting Crowns and Skillet will perform their favorite hits and galvanize your faith. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any Ticketmaster location.

Dive-In Movies - Saturdays July 11 - August 15

Come to Carowinds’ version of a drive-in movie – a DIVE-in movie! On Saturdays from July 11 through August 15, we’ll show family-favorite flicks in our Boomerang Bay Water Park.
Run and Ride - September 12 - 13

The thrill of the run and the thrill of the ride – all in one day. Carowinds is excited to present year two of our Run and Ride series, which will have your heart pounding during one of the running events through the park and then your lungs screaming as you take on some of the best roller coasters in the country, including the new Fury 325. With a half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and 1-mile fun run to choose from, there’s something for everyone to try. Free park entry for the half-marathon and 10k, and discounts for 5K and 1-mile fun run.

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20 Feb 2015 17:22 #37 by thom25
thom25 replied the topic: Fury testing next week !
Who is excited for #Fury325 !

Testing should be soon, and the opening is on track. Will you be riding #Fury325 @Carowinds this summer? Picture is courtesy of Carowind's Twitter. - feeling excited





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04 Mar 2015 21:52 #38 by thom25
thom25 replied the topic: Fury 325 first test run
Fury 325 has finally started testing!

Today, 3/4/15 at 4:10 PM, The very first train left the station and ALT captured the video below from the Carowinds Webcam - Can not wait to ride #fury325

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27 Aug 2015 15:14 #39 by BrandonStrouphauer
BrandonStrouphauer replied the topic: ALT's Fury 325 Media Day Coverage

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27 Aug 2015 17:57 - 27 Aug 2015 18:04 #40 by BrandonStrouphauer
BrandonStrouphauer replied the topic: Carowinds Announces 2016 Plans
The Carolina Coast is a place of peace, beauty and history. Known for its illustrious white sand, pristine waters and iconic lighthouses, millions flock to our beaches each year to spend time with their loved ones and create lifelong memories. Our coastline is more than just a body of water, it's a definitive part of our Carolina culture. From Low Country South Carolina to the Outerbanks of North Carolina, our shores have been shared and treasured for generations.



Carowinds has proudly been the place where the Carolinas come together for over 40 years, and because of that proud heritage we share with the Carolina coast, we are pleased to announce Carolina Harbor Waterpark! In a continued celebration of our states' cultures, we're bringing a bit of the Carolina coast to our region with the largest waterpark expansion in Carowinds history. Boomerang Bay will be completely transformed, and Carolina Harbor will become the largest waterpark in the Carolinas. Best of all, entry will still be included with the price of admission to Carowinds.



New Waterpark Entrance - Come and go as you please with a new convenient entrance with direct access.


Surf Club Harbor Wave Pool - A state-of-the-art 27,000 square-foot wave pool that features 12 water geysers.


Blackbeard's Revenge - A towering six story tall water slide complex featuring three attractions and six exhilarating slides.


Seaside Splashworks - Part of our new two-acre family area, this water structure features over 80 elements including a 423-gallon tipping bucket.


Kiddy Hawk Cove and Myrtle Turtle Beach - These two new family-fun zones are fully equipped with features for both parents and children.


New and Renovated Restaurants - In addition to enhancing several restaurants, Harbor House and Schooners will be new premiere dining destinations.


Additional Cabanas - You'll find more than shade in our 40 new luxurious cabanas.


More Lounging Chairs - An additional 1,100 lounging chairs will be available for guests to relax and enjoy the sun.


Sand Volleyball Courts - Five professional quality sand volleyball courts will be added for both casual and competitive play.


New and Upgraded Facilities - In addition to upgrading family changing areas, a new bathhouse will be added.


Your favorites from Boomerang Bay aren't going anywhere! They're getting even better with awesome enhancements and new themes. Carolina Harbor will feature a combination of thrills, relaxation and family fun, including twice the number of water slides than before.



In addition to all the Carolina Harbor additions, coming in 2016 to Carowinds is also...
Starbucks - Fuel up for a day of fun at our new 3,000-plus square foot Starbucks™ , located right near the park entrance. This full service location will offer indoor seating for nearly 100 guests and offers a line up of your favorite Starbucks™ drinks.


Cirque Imagine - Guests will be mesmerized by the acrobatic performances in the park’s new live show, “Cirque Imagine,” featuring an incredible showcase of strength, balance and athleticism. This new 30-minute show will debut in June of 2016.


NEW! All Season Drink Bottle - Stay refreshed all season! With the NEW All Season Drink Bottle you can receive FREE refills all day, every day during the 2016 season!


Carolina Harbor is that latest phase in a $50-million plus, multi-year expansion at Carowinds, which was kicked off in 2015 with the addition of the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster - Fury 325! This historic announcement is yet another reason why Carowinds is the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas.
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