Copperhead Strike Media Preview

Hello Everyone! One of the new roller coasters for the 2019 season is now open! It is located at Carowinds in the Carolinas. The All-new Copperhead S

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Hello Everyone! One of the new roller coasters for the 2019 season is now open! It is located at Carowinds in the Carolinas. The All-new Copperhead Strike is here, and it is a perfect addition to the park.

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“Watch out fer them Copperheads”

On media day we were able to experience important members of the park opening the brand new ride. Below you can hear from Pat Jones (Pres. of Carowinds), John Taylor (Manager of Sales & Merchandising), Dwayne Parish (South Carolina Commissioner), and Lisa Stryker (Director of Communications).

Below is Pat Jones Opening Presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwKKNUvbgrc

Next up to speak is Lisa Stryker, She did such a fantastic job putting everything together, and making the copperhead strike reveal an exciting one!

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Lisa Stryker – Director of Communications: Carowinds

After Lisa finished her presentation up next was Dwayne Parish, Commissioner of South Carolina explains just what the Copperhead Strike will bring to the State.

John Taylor Wraps up the Opening Media Day Presentation and Hands a BIG check to the Make-a-Wish Foundation with money raised from the first rider auction.

After all the presentations were finished it was time for what I was truly waiting. Time to ride the Copperhead Strike! This double launch coaster is a wonderful addition to the park, enjoy this rear-facing POV of the Copperhead strike courtesy of Carowinds!

Jo-jo Roll out of the station!

The Copperhead Strike Stats:

Coaster Type: Double Launch coaster
Launching System: Linear Synchron Motor (LSM)
Number of Launches: 2
First Launch: From 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds
Second Launch: From 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds
Track Length: 3,255 feet
Number of Inversions: 5
Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds
Height Requirement: 52″
Trains: 3
Riders per Train: 16
Amount of Steel Used: 530 tons
Ride Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, Waldkirch, Germany

Below you can see some more videos of the Copperhead Strike

Off Ride Footage
The Top Hat!

here you can see the complete entrance line walkthrough. Carowinds did an amazing job with the theming of this ride. I could not be more happy!

Thanks for Reading, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the media of the copperhead strike, and I hope you get to go experience it for yourself soon!

Stay tuned for more theme park news, and information.

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