Copperhead Strike New Coaster Arriving to Carowinds 2019 *If you are looking to read the article covering media day and everything else announc
Copperhead Strike New Coaster Arriving to Carowinds 2019
*If you are looking to read the article covering media day and everything else announced for the park in 2019 please click here:
This article is just for the new rollercoaster attraction, thanks!
Are you ready for Granny’s epic secret to be revealed? See what she is cooking up on the all new Copperhead Strike, coming in 2019 to Carowinds.
Everybody knew about her delicious concoction. Best for miles around. She’d won blue ribbons at the county fair for 40 years with that jam, but no more. Granny Byrd’s recipe is gonna be yours. But to get your hands on it, you gotta head way, way out to a run-down, broken-down farm at the far edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Word has it there are lots of copperheads around there, so be careful.
When you get to the farm’s huge shed – that’s got to be the headquarters of her jam operation with all that banging and clanging – you get the strange sense that something’s not right. Peeking in, you see that she’s cookin’ something alright – and in big, copper vats – but it sure ain’t jam. It’s something with quite a bit more bite that could get you in a huge heap of trouble if you’re caught with it.
After a sudden commotion, a shrill voice hollers, “Trespassers! Y’all git outta here!” A gun cocks and you high-tail it out. Your getaway vehicle? Carowinds’ newest thrill ride, Copperhead Strike. As the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas, Copperhead Strike delivers twice the boost and twice the bite. “Double launch” means not only does the ride take off at an incredible 0 to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, but midway through a second thrust of acceleration launches you into the next half of the experience. A series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers are tangled with five head-over-heels inversions — the most of any double launch coaster in North America. What’s more, this serpent of a ride never lets up throughout the entire chase – over half a mile of steel and adrenaline.
Ready for this backwoods adventure? Coming spring 2019, it will be ready for you – only at Carowinds.
Carowinds; the proclaimed Cedar Point of the south just announced their plans for the 2019 season, and it is epic!
Copperhead Strike is the newest twisted coaster creation coming to the park in 2019. Two Launches,the most inversions on a multi-launched coaster in the United States, 5 inversions, many airtime moments, and a highly themed queue and ride experience.
The park has been teasing its fans for the last few weeks about what is coming in 2019. With #Grannysepicsecrete the marketing tag line for the new expansion, guests had truly no idea what the park was cookin’ up for 2019. Just a few years back Carowinds received the number one steel rollercoaster in the world; Fury 325, and has been making park improvements year after year since. Nothing has come close to this level of expansion for the park. Not only is their a new one of a kind rollercoaster attraction, there is a new restaurant, themed area, and more coming next year. ( Check out our other post for full details on everything coming in 2019 )
Here is the painted track of Copperhead Strike ready to be installed.
Can’t wait until spring to ride, you don’t have to…
Check out a virtual on ride POV of the new attraction below:
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″
Riders per Train: 16
Amount of Steel Used: 530 tons
Ride Manufacturer: MACK Rides GmbH & Co KG, Waldkirch, Germany
Check out the official off ride Animated POV of Copperhead Strike: