#Fury325 Announced For Carowinds | Biggest Giga Rollercoaster In The World!

2014 August 21


If you’ve been listening to my tweets or seen my Instagram feed you’ve see my love of the giant rollercoaster park that is quite literally in my back yard!

Carowinds Amusement Park is home to some pretty amazing thrill rides. Several I’ve only tried out ONCE and that was enough! Backwards, laying flat on your back, standing… all types of rollercoasters! My kids on the other hand are the perfect ages to enjoy having an amusement park this close. My favorite coaster in Carowinds is the Intimidator.

#Fury325 newest Carowinds rollercoaster what is a giga rollercoaster?

I was lucky enough to be invited to the media reveal of the newest Carowinds Rollercoaster to join the family. Once it’s completed it will be the tallest and fastest Giga Rollercoaster IN. THE. WORLD! Introducing the Fury 325—so named because it will be themed after the Hornets from Charlotte’s Revolutionary war nickname; and it will be 325 feet tall!

Ummm… What’s a Giga Rollercoaster?

“A giga roller coaster is a non-inverting sit-down complete circuit roller coaster that is built for height, speed, and airtime. These coasters are between 300 and 399 feet (91.4 and 121.6 meters) in height.” —Coasterpedia

#Fury325 coaster

Graphic renderings of the coaster once complete.

#Fury325 coaster rendering

“Riders will board into three 32-passenger open air trains and begin their ascent to the top of a 325-foot (over 30 stories) hill. This immense hill is followed by an exhilarating 81 degree first drop. Like an angry hornet chasing its target, Fury 325 will race through a series of hills, curves and quick transitions while reaching speeds of up to 95 miles per hour. Riders will speed along 6,602 feet of track during the nearly three and one half minute ride.” –Carowinds Press Release

The new Fury 325 will be 100 feet TALLER than the Intimidator!!

Watching this video is like being ON the ride!
(You might want to take some Dramamine first.)

Carowinds is injecting over 50 Million dollars into the park over the next few years completely reshaping the car entry and main gate walk-in entry (below). Plus they hinted at a new ride in 2016… saying it would create a big ‘Splash’… so we’re thinking a new water ride!!

Carowinds Changes Main Entrance rendering

This is Totally Cool! Live Cam!

If you are half as excited about the new ride as my family you might want to take a peek at the Live Construction Camera located on the Carowinds website (not much is happening yet but the camera is there and you get an idea of where the rollercoaster will be built). And see updated construction photos once they break ground!

My family will be there on opening day 2015!

See you there!

Disclosure: I was an invited guest of Carowinds and you bet I got to ride the Intimidator Coaster while I was there. However we are card carrying membership owners at the park and my opinions and excitement and FEARS about this GIANT new Coaster are all my own.

A few of my images from the media event:

Carowinds #fury325 big reveal

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2 Responses
  1. August 23, 2014

    Can’t. Wait. For. This.
    Twitter: mym0mmybrain

  2. August 26, 2014

    Your article is very helpful thank you very much for sharing .

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