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Old 06-10-2010, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Mauldin
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^^^Thx for posting, lumbollo, lots of great memories seeing those old photos.

I really miss the Oaken Bucket (formerly Whirling Well), it was removed in '87 or so.
Not removed, filled in It's buried out there under Runaway Reptar (I'm blanking on the new name).
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Thunder road was my son's first big coaster (he was 6 at the time) and he did not like it at all. It was just too bumpy. His second big coaster was Cyclone and he loved it! He is 7 now and stands at only 50 inches tall. Rides like Afterburn, Vortex, Nighthawk, and Intimidator requires 54 inches.

As of now, his favorite coasters are Cyclone, Cobra, and a small inverted coaster (that I can not remember the name of). Here is a picture link to that small inverted coaster.

Carowinds on Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidfmorton/256350397/ - broken link)

^^^This is not a "big coaster" but it is a great start for the kids!!!
I think this is the same one as Lanigan is speaking of. It is "Runaway Ace" (or if it's not, that is the one I was referring to in my OP. Daughter likes this one, and loves woodstock aka: Snoopy for your oldschoolers)

TR is next whooohooooo....
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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^^^Thx for posting, lumbollo, lots of great memories seeing those old photos.

I really miss the Oaken Bucket (formerly Whirling Well), it was removed in '87 or so.
Indeed. I loved that ride. I also hate they tore down the powder keg ride. It was my favorite as a kid. Oh and there was the skyway cable car across the park. You could easily see downtown from it. I miss the monorail too.

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Old 06-10-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I also hate they tore down the powder keg ride. It was my favorite as a kid.
*Gasp* They did?! I haven't been in a few years - I felt beat up last time I went! - but they still had that ride. click-click-click-click-click-click-click WHOOOSH I'm glad I got to ride it with my sons before that happened! (and I think we've got a picture somewhere....)
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Mauldin
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*Gasp* They did?! I haven't been in a few years - I felt beat up last time I went! - but they still had that ride. click-click-click-click-click-click-click WHOOOSH I'm glad I got to ride it with my sons before that happened! (and I think we've got a picture somewhere....)
Yep. That's where INTIMIDATOR now stands.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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if thunder road is the wooden coaster then i wouldn't recommend it to anyone that is prone to headaches! actually, i hardly get headaches, but that ride is an instant headache for me! rode it once and had to leave the park i was in so much pain.
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Mauldin
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if thunder road is the wooden coaster then i wouldn't recommend it to anyone that is prone to headaches! actually, i hardly get headaches, but that ride is an instant headache for me! rode it once and had to leave the park i was in so much pain.
It's in the middle of rehab. It's much better than it used to be.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I would not recommend hurler for a kid it a wooden coaster that makes you feel like you just got out a
car wreck. My neck hurt bad that coaster needs to be replaced.
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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if thunder road is the wooden coaster then i wouldn't recommend it to anyone that is prone to headaches! actually, i hardly get headaches, but that ride is an instant headache for me! rode it once and had to leave the park i was in so much pain.
They are both wooden coasters.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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I like Cedar Point in Ohio. Anyone been there?
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