Everything else goes here, including discussion of parks outside of Carowinds and any off-topic discussion
By areena
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[quote="Jonathan"]With the recent influx of new members (which I expect to continue), it's about time for this thread. Post whatever you feel comfortable adding.

[b]Name:areena
[b]Age:26years
[b]Sex:female
[b]Where You're From:pak.
[b]Where You Live Now;pak.
[b]Mode of Transportation:car
[b]Job (or School):job(ITMANAGER)
[b]Hobbies (outside parks):long driving
[b]Sports Teams You Cheer For:eng.cricket team
[b]College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:inter college
[b]Video Game Systems Owned:no interest in video games
[b]Favorite Game(s):cricket
[b]Music You Listen To:pop music
[b]Favorite Movie(s):main hoon na
[b]Favorite Book(s):history of legends
[b]Favorite Food(s):biriyani
[b]Favorite TV Show(s):legends of future
[b]What brought you to Carowinds Connection:search of carowinds
[b]How long you have been interested in amusement parks:from childhood
[b]How long you have been visiting Carowinds:last two years
[b]Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds:afterburn
[b]Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:afterburn
[b]Favorite amusement park:europpark
[b]Favorite roller coaster:carowind
[b]Favorite non-coaster ride:flyers
[b]Anything else you want to say:all posters welcome me
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By Koallinbear
#55206
Name: Collin A.
Age: 13
Sex: Male
Where You're From: High point, NC
Mode of Transportation: Parents :lolno:
Job (or School): Currently in 7th grade
Hobbies (outside parks): Volleyball, Archery, Penny Boarding
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Tarheels
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: unsure :?
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360
Favorite Game(s):Bully Scholarship edition
Music You Listen To: Mostly what plays on the radio
Favorite Movie(s): Hunger games
Favorite Book(s):The Fault in our Stars, Runaway twin, Hunger games series
Favorite Food(s):Japanese steak and rice
Favorite TV Show(s): Anything on TLC
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: A youtuber I think
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:Forever
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:Whole life
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Nighthawk
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: A tie between southern star and drop zone
Favorite amusement park:Carowinds
Favorite roller coaster: Nighthawk or leviathan
Favorite non-coaster ride: riptide at CW
Anything else you want to say: My username koallinbear is a mix of my name Collin and koala bear, if you were wondering
By Firechaser
#55228
Has any of the middle school users been to state Battle of the Books? Because last year I was on the team that won
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By DavidW
#55359
Name: David W
Age: 29
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Omaha
Where You Live Now: Omaha
Mode of Transportation:
Job (or School): Systems Admin
Hobbies (outside parks):
Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:
Video Game Systems Owned:
Favorite Game(s): Settlers of Catan
Music You Listen To: Rock
Favorite Movie(s): BthF, Matrix
Favorite Book(s):
Favorite Food(s):
Favorite TV Show(s):
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: The 2015 Project. I run the Cedar Fair Roller Coaster Construction Facebook page, so I am just trying to get as many sources of information as possible. I also created the timelapse videos for Banshee, but it looks like Wormy has that covered here.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 10+ years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Never been, but would like to
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds:
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds:
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Thats a tough one, but I would say either Raptor or Maverick
Favorite non-coaster ride:
Anything else you want to say:
By nobettsaboutit
#55455
Name: Nicole
Age: 21
Sex: F
Where You're From: Tampa, FL
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC
Mode of Transportation: My car
Job (or School): I work at a gym and go to school for cosmetology!
Hobbies (outside parks): Playing with my dogs, singing, cleaning
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers, Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Too much information!
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, Gameboy
Favorite Game(s): Video Games- Madden, MarioKart, Donkey Kong; Board Games: SceneIt, Phase10
Music You Listen To: A little bit of everything!
Favorite Movie(s): Harry Potter series, The 40 Year Old Virgin, any Disney Movie....FROZEN
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter series.
Favorite Food(s): Do I have to pick just one?
Favorite TV Show(s): Teen Mom 2, Pretty Little Liars, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order SVU
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I used to work for Carowinds and someone mentioned it to me one time and I happened to find it very entertaining.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Ever since the first time my mom took me to Busch Gardens Tampa and put a ponytail on top of my head so I could ride the big rides ;)
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 5 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder Road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Gr8-Sk8
Favorite amusement park: Busch Gardens-Tampa
Favorite roller coaster: The Hulk
Favorite non-coaster ride: The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, or Journey to Atlantis
Anything else you want to say: I've seen that many people post that "employees" tell them things about the park (renovations, new rides, etc.), just wanted to put out there that I worked for Carowinds for 4 years and employees don't know anything about new attractions, or expansions until season pass holders know. So don't get your hopes up if an employee tells you something about the park, because more than likely, it's incorrect. lol.
By slifer1231
#55545
Name: Zach
Age: 20
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Wilkesboro NC
Where You Live Now: Charlotte NC
Mode of Transportation: Car
Job (or School): IT Tech for carowinds
Hobbies (outside parks): Video Games
Sports Teams You Cheer For: None
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Wilkes Community College (finished Associate Degree 2013)
Video Game Systems Owned: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, 360
Favorite Game(s): Last Of Us, Resident Evil (Series)
Music You Listen To: Anything
Favorite Movie(s): Resident Evil, Horror Movies in general
Favorite Book(s): None
Favorite Food(s): None really eat anything lol
Favorite TV Show(s): House
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Google Search Years ago
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 6 Years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 12 Years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Dodgems
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Millennium Force
Favorite non-coaster ride: N/A
Anything else you want to say: Nope
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By bhair3
#55787
Name: Brandon
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Orangeburg, SC
Where You Live Now: Saint Matthews, SC
Mode of Transportation: 07 Xterra
Job (or School): Wireless Networking
Hobbies (outside parks): Mountain biking & skiing, plus anything else outdoors that's fun
Sports Teams You Cheer For: None
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: None/Not sure
Video Game Systems Owned: PS4 soon
Favorite Game(s): Uncharted
Music You Listen To: Rock, and anything else that sounds good
Favorite Movie(s): Resident Evil, Top Gun, Batman
Favorite Book(s): None
Favorite Food(s): Seafood
Favorite TV Show(s): The Big Bang Theory
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Want to be able to keep up with whats going on with our local park.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since i was a kid
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since i was a kid
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Dropzone
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds (so far)
Favorite roller coaster: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster ride: Dropzone
Anything else you want to say: Ride on!
By goldsteh
#55980
Name: goldsteh Howard Goldstein
Age: 49
Sex: M
Where You're From: Los Angeles, CA
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC
Mode of Transportation: 2009 Kia Sorento
Job (or School): Unemployed....Any ideas in Sales or Marketing
Hobbies (outside parks): NHL Hockey
Sports Teams You Cheer For: LA Kings, LA Dodgers, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Bobcats
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Arizona State University (1986)
Video Game Systems Owned: ???
Favorite Game(s):
Favorite Movie(s): All disaster flicks, plus Slap Shot
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, Mexican
Favorite TV Show(s): 60 Minues
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: When Afterburn was being built
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 49 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1998
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: After Burn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Funnel Cakes
Favorite amusement park: Disneyland
Favorite roller coaster: Kings Dominion Volcano
Favorite non-coaster ride: Tower of Terror
Anything else you want to say: Great forum. Wish we could get the Carowinds folks more involved like it was while Dani was employed.
By Kingspoint
#57317
Name: Brian
Age: 41
Sex: male
Where youre from: Cleveland, Ohio
Where You Live Now: Greenville, SC
Mode of Transportation: 2014 Altima 3.5
Job (or School): Product manager
Hobbies (outside parks): GI Joe figures from the 80's
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Cincinnati Bengals
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: nope
Video Game Systems Owned: everything (I worked for Take 2 Interactive for 13 years)
Favorite Game(s): NBA 2k series
Music You Listen To: 80's
Favorite Movie(s): Airplane, Revenge of the Nerds, Dumb & Dumber
Favorite Book(s): dont read
Favorite Food(s): pizza
Favorite TV Show(s): live sports
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: researching park / history
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: over 30 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: first time 7/5/2014
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder Road (only got to ride the woodies)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Woodstock Gliders
Favorite amusement park: Tie Cedar Point / Kings Island
Favorite roller coaster: Magnum XL-200
Favorite non-coaster ride: Trabant
Anything else you want to say:
By Tawny71
#57382
Name: Tonya
Age: 42
Sex: female
Where youre from: Northwest Arkansas
Where You Live Now: Mint Hill, NC
Mode of Transportation: Hyundai Santa Fe
Job (or School): Director of Operations
Hobbies (outside parks): music, theatre, volunteering
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Arkansas Razorbacks & Chicago Bears
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: University of Arkansas
Video Game Systems Owned: wii, Xbox 360
Favorite Game(s): Just Dance :)
Music You Listen To: contemporary Christian, classic rock
Favorite Movie(s): Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Book(s): anything by Jonathan Kellerman
Favorite Food(s): Mexican!
Favorite TV Show(s): reality tv (I know...everyone else hates it!)
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: searched for "Carowinds forum"
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: over 30 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: since 10/31/11
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: the yellow spinny thing by Ricochet (what's it called?!?)
Favorite amusement park: Islands of Adventure
Favorite roller coaster: Top 3...Kraken, Hulk, Shiekra
Favorite non-coaster ride: swings
Anything else you want to say: my 6yo DD has started loving amusement parks as much as I do, so I love sharing the thrills with her!
By Firechaser
#57604
Name: Nathaniel
Age: 13
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Mount Airy, NC
Where You Live Now: Mount Airy, NC
Mode of Transportation: Don't Drive
Job (or School): Pilot Mountain Middle School
Hobbies (outside parks): BOB, Debate, Computers
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panther's, Tar Heels
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: UNC Chapel Hill
Video Game Systems Owned: PS1, PS2, PSP, and Xbox 360
Favorite Game(s): Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
Music You Listen To:
Favorite Movie(s): Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Toy Story, Etc.
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter, Hunger Games, To Kill A Mockingbird, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, Lexington BBQ, Ham Burgers, Chicken
Favorite TV Show(s): Black List, The Middle, About A Boy Etc.
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Looking For anything Carowinds
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since I first rode Tennessee Tornado. (Even Though I have loved Carowinds since I rode Taxi Chase)
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 2003. I wasn't even three then.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Thunder Road
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Zone
Favorite amusement park: Dolly Wood
Favorite roller coaster: Wild Eagle
Favorite non-coaster ride: Barn Stormer
Anything else you want to say: I am top of my class and I love to be a Smart Alec about anything.(Right or Wrong)
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By DarK Ei8ht
#57759
Name: Jonathan (Just call me Jon)
Age: 27
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Spartanburg SC, spent some of my life in Asia
Mode of Transportation: My car.
Job (or School): Former Gamestop employee, Chick Fil A employee, and Carowinds employee.
Hobbies (outside parks): Writing, Basketball, Gaming, etc.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Duke and the Carolina Panthers.
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Duke University class of '09 :D
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PSP, Wii, XBOX, GBA, GBC, GameBoy, many more. (I collect video games from yard sales and thrift shops.)
Favorite Game(s): Skyrim, Titanfall, COD, Halo, Mario Kart, Left 4 Dead, The Last of Us
Music You Listen To: Anything but country.
Favorite Movie(s): The Green Mile, Jurassic Park, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, good ole Disney films, and other random stuff.
Favorite Food(s): Chick Fil A nuggets, Japanese rice and Turkey and Dressing
Favorite TV Show(s): I'm not much for TV.
Favorite Book(s): Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, CS Lewis, just not The Odyssey.
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I've been following along for 9 years.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since my first roller coaster Thunder Road in 1993.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1990.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Tower.
Favorite amusement park: That I've been to? Cedar Point or perhaps Disney World when I was a kid. Sigh. The memories.
Favorite roller coaster: Intimidator 305, Leviathan, Banshee, Millennium Force El Toro, The Voyage and Bizzaro.
Favorite non-coaster ride: Jurassic Park River Adventure at Universal Orlando and GIANT FRISBEESSSS
Anything else you want to say: Boo.
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By intaminboy
#58563
Name: James H
Age: 13
Sex: male
Where You're From: New Jersey
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC
Mode of Transportation: my sister and my parents
Job (or School): Middle school
Hobbies (outside parks): playing volleyball
Sports Teams You Cheer For:
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: I hope to attend Stanford University
Video Game Systems Owned: None, just my desktop
Favorite Game(s): rct3
Music You Listen To: hip hop
Favorite Movie(s): holes, hunger games and project x
Favorite Book(s): holes and hunger games
Favorite Food(s): to many to choose from :(
Favorite TV Show(s): Big Bang theory
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: google
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: 5 years (since I was 8)
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 6 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: drop tower
Favorite amusement park: cedar point
Favorite roller coaster: tough one! Tie between skyrush, maverick and millennium force
Favorite non-coaster ride: s&s scream'n swing at cedar point. (Forgot the name)
Anything else you want to say: nope
#58721
Name: Dakota
Age: 21
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Rock Hill, SC
Where You Live Now: Rock Hill, SC
Mode of Transportation: Dodge Dakota
Job (or School): Winthrop University
Hobbies (outside parks): work, sports, going out on the lake, hanging out with friends
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Gamecocks(Football), Blue Devils(Basketball), Carolina Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Winthrop University
Video Game Systems Owned: Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, PS2, Xbox360
Favorite Game(s): Super Mario World and Mario Cart
Music You Listen To:
Favorite Movie(s):
Favorite Book(s):
Favorite Food(s):Pizza
Favorite TV Show(s): Family Guy
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: (Google: Carowinds 2015) came across this forum had never heard of it before really enjoyed reading through it and wanted to put in my two cents
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: As long as I can remember
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 1994
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Tower
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Volcano at KD
Favorite non-coaster ride: maXair
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