Everything else goes here, including discussion of parks outside of Carowinds and any off-topic discussion
By Coach91
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I just joined these boards today after lurking for basically the whole summer. I figured this would be a good spot for my first post! Here goes nothing.
Name: Tripp
Age: 23
Sex: male
Where youre from: Charlotte
Where You Live Now: Charlotte
Mode of Transportation: Honda Element
Job (or School): Football Coach and hopefully soon a Teacher
Hobbies (outside parks): sports, predominantly football
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers and. Charlotte Hornets
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: Queens University
Video Game Systems: Xbox 360
Favorite Game(s): 2k and NCAA Football
Music You Listen To: mostly Kanye, probably my weirdest tick
Favorite Movie(s): Don't know about favorite but the three I can always put on and enjoy are Tombstone, Good Will Hunting and Cool Runnings
Favorite Book(s): Gatsby and Catch 22 are at the top of the list
Favorite Food(s): I'm a pizza nut
Favorite TV Show(s): mostly ESPN, HGTV is my guilty pleasure
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I noticed while riding hurler the go karts were being removed and my curiosity led me down a google search rabbit hole to here.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since I was 4. Spent a summer at Myrtle Beach and I loved nothing more than the Pavilion
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 2002, after my last day of elementary school my dad took me.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Shooting Star
Favorite amusement park: Myrtle Beach Pavilion, it's a nostalgia thing
Favorite roller coaster: Corkscrew at the MBP was my first and holds a special place, active coasters; probably Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster ride: Haunted Hotel at MBP
Anything else you want to say: this is an exciting time to join this community and I hope I can become a regular here!
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By tarheel1231
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Name: Ethan
Sex: Male
Age: 15
Where You're From: Charlotte. NC
Where You Live Now: Charlotte, NC
Hobbies (outside parks): Drawing, animating
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Carolina Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: I'd like to go to UNCC to study Graphic Design and Animation.
Video Game Systems Owned: Kindle Fire
Favorite Game(s): Geometry Dash
Music You Listen To: R&B
Favorite Movie(s): Guardians of the Galaxy, Selma
Favorite Book(s): Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Heroes of Olympus
Favorite Food(s): Scallion Chicken from a local Chinese place.
Favorite TV Show(s): Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I've been lurking since 2009 when Intimidator was announced, and I made my account when the rumored giga was brought up.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: since 2008
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since 2005
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn (and maybe Fury 325)
Favorite non-coaster attraction(s) at Carowinds: Windseeker, Boo Blasters
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point/BGW
Favorite roller coaster: Raptor at Cedar Point
Favorite non-coaster ride: Acrophobia at Six Flags over Georgia
Anything else you want to say: My avatar is a hornet with a bow tie.
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By Atombomb
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Name: Adam
Age: 33
Sex: M
Where You're From: Cleveland OH
Where You Live Now: Lillington NC
Mode of Transportation:05 impala
Job (or School): electrician
Hobbies (outside parks): sports
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Tarheels
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend:
Video Game Systems Owned:PS3 xbox wii
Favorite Game(s):Mario
Music You Listen To: all of it
Favorite Movie(s): 40 year old virgin
Favorite Book(s):
Favorite Food(s): cheeseburgers
Favorite TV Show(s): Insane Coaster Wars
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: new rollercoaster
How long you have been interested in amusement parks:30 years
How long you have been visiting Carowinds:1994
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimadator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: windseeker
Favorite amusement park: Cedar point
Favorite roller coaster: Millenium Force
Favorite non-coaster Max Air
By kshepard99
#59885
Name: Robert
Age: 21
Sex: M
Where You're From: South Florida, a lot of time in the Detroit area
Where You Live Now: Apex/Chapel Hill NC
Job (or School): Freelance violinist
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Red Wings, Panthers (hockey)
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: UNC CH '15
Music You Listen To: mostly stuff written before the 1900's, but I also love the early roots of rock and/or roll
Favorite Book(s): historical fiction stuff
Favorite Food(s): pizza
Favorite TV Show(s): Simpsons
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: lack of acknowledgment of carowinds elsewhere
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: been going to cedar point since before I was born
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: once when I was young, many times in the past couple years
Favorite roller coaster: Millennium will always have my heart
Favorite non-coaster ride: Dodgems
By Brannew85
#59928
Name: Brandon
Age: 29
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Greensboro, NC(born) Charlotte Raised!
Where You Live Now: Indian Trail, NC
Mode of Transportation: 07 Infiniti G35
Job (or School): Wells Fargo - Technical Writer
Hobbies (outside parks): Flag Football, volunteering, working on my 96 mustang GT Project
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Dallas Cowboys, Charlotte Hornets, Florida State Seminoles
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: NC A&T State University/Undergrad - Queens University/Grad
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360
Favorite Game(s): The Walking Dead, NCAA Football(series), The Wolf Among Us, Gears of War(series)
Music You Listen To: A bit of Everything!!
Favorite Movie(s): Blood Diamond and Terminator 2
Favorite Book(s): The Giver, The Hunt for Red October
Favorite Food(s): Japanese
Favorite TV Show(s): Parks and Recreation, King of the Hill, and Catfish(it is funny to me)
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Longtime reader. Decided it was time to join the fun!
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since age 5. I wanted to design roller coasters and started school as a Mechanical Engineer, but I HATED math... Path changed but my love for coasters and amusement parks did not falter.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Since age 2
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Carolina Cobra (I know I am in a minority here but I love the intensity when you sit in the very back)
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Southern Star aka the Frenzoid (always scared the crap out of me so it is still one of my favs)
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Maverick
Favorite non-coaster ride: Skyhawk
Anything else you want to say: I have watched this site evolve for many years respect how the moderators run the site and allow good convo and debates. I look forward to getting more involved in the convo and getting to know everyone.
By TheCoasterMan1
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Name: Jalen
Age: 14
Sex: M
Where You're From: Orlando, Fl
Where You Live Now: Hickory, Nc
Mode of Transportation: Parents
Job (or School): Discovery High ( Small magnet school)
Hobbies (outside parks): NoLimits, RCT3, any computer game
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers, Hornets
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: North Carolina State University (engineering)
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360, PS2
Favorite Game(s): COD, Driver: San Fran
Music You Listen To: R&B, Hip-Hop, The occasional oldies (Jackson5)
Favorite Movie(s): Divergent, Catching Fire, anything Sci-Fi
Favorite Book(s): Divergent
Favorite Food(s): Parmesan crusted chicken from Longhorn
Favorite TV Show(s): The Amazing Race
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I had always been a guest and then decided to become a member.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: All my life
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: since I was 2, when I moved to N.C
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Southern Star
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds (haven't gotten around much)
Favorite roller coaster: Georgia Cyclone (only cause its a classic)
Favorite non-coaster ride: Drop Tower
Anything else you want to say: Thanks for having me!
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By saxrokinhomo
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Name: Wesley Price
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Ashe county NC
Where You Live Now: Statesville NC
Mode of Transportation: Camry
Job (or School): A little of everything at a 3PL company
Hobbies (outside parks): Crochet, and my fish tanks
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: MCC
Video Game Systems Owned: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
Favorite Game(s): Assassins Creed, Skyrim
Music You Listen To: Depends on my mood
Favorite Movie(s): LOTR, Sordid Lives
Favorite Book(s): Jesus Brand Spirituality
Favorite Food(s): The edible kinds
Favorite TV Show(s): Orange is the New Black, Walking Dead, American Horror Story
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Looking for rumors/speculation on the upcoming ( 2015) projects
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since my first visit to Carowinds when I was 8
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: 17 years
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Top Gun ( as I will always call it )
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: the atmosphere
Favorite amusement park: Carowinds duh!
Favorite roller coaster: Top Gun
Favorite non-coaster ride: The Zipper at the state fair
Anything else you want to say:[/quote]
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By Nomaigne
#61291
Name: nomaigne
Age:: 16
Sex:: Male
Where You're From: canada
Where You Live Now: canada
Mode of Transportation: roller coaster
Job (or School): martin moucher private school
Hobbies (outside parks): roller coaster
Sports Teams You Cheer For: canada
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: canada
Video Game Systems Owned: nintrendo ds
Favorite Game(s): spider man
Music You Listen To: canada national anthem
Favorite Movie(s): super mario bros
Favorite Book(s): a guide to maple leaves
Favorite Food(s): canadian bacon
Favorite TV show(s): the waking dead
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: a man
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: huh
How long have you been visiting Carowinds: huh
Favorite Roller Coaster at Carowinds: afterbarn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: southern star
Favorite amusement park: canada wonderland
Favorite Roller Coaster: leviathan
Favorite non-coaster ride: southern star
Anything else you want to say: canada is cool carowinds is cool welcome to me
By dabrian
#61405
Name: Brian
Age: 35
Sex: M
Where You're From: Rutherfordton, NC
Where You Live Now: Boiling Springs, NC
Mode of Transportation: 2014 Mazda 6
Job (or School): UPS
Hobbies (outside parks): Golf,
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Clemson Tigers, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Braves, Charlotte Hornets
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: ICC
Video Game Systems Owned: pretty much all of them except ps4.
Favorite Game(s): Resident Evil Series
Music You Listen To: Modern Rock, Classic, Alternative.
Favorite Movie(s): Rocky
Favorite Book(s): Not sure.
Favorite Food(s): Sushi
Favorite TV Show(s): Breaking Bad
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: google search
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: As long as I can remember.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: All my life. Mom has pictures of me in Carowinds in a stroller.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Intimidator
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Tower
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Millenium Force
Favorite non-coaster ride: Max-Air
Anything else you want to say:[/quote]
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By shane235
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Name: Shane
Age: 15
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Gastonia, NC
Where You Live Now: Gastonia, NC
Mode of Transportation: Parents
Job (or School): Gaston Early College High School
Hobbies (outside parks): Tennis
Sports Teams You Cheer For: Panthers, NC State
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: NC State
Video Game Systems Owned: Nothing good
Favorite Game(s): I don't really play video games
Music You Listen To: 80's rock and some alternative pop
Favorite Movie(s): I have no idea
Favorite Book(s): Also no idea
Favorite Food(s): Pizza, salmon
Favorite TV Show(s): Friends, Lost, The Walking Dead, Black Mirror
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: My love for roller coasters and a rumored Giga Coaster (Fury)
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Ever since I have been going to Carowinds
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Basically my entire life(I can't remeber the first time)
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Fury 325
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Ripcord, the Flyers, Slingshot, and Drop Zone (they are all awesome)
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: Fury 325
Favorite non-coaster ride: Falcon's Fury
Anything else you want to say: Nope.
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By shane235
#62114
Firechaser wrote:Has any of the middle school users been to state Battle of the Books? Because last year I was on the team that won

I was not on my school team, but my schools team went to state, I go to Cramerton Middle school
By Trev32
#62851
I haven't been on here in so long, might as well refresh some info for anyone who remembers me.

Name: Trevor
Age: 21
Sex: Male
Where You're From: Winston-Salem NC/Philadelphia, PA (kinda grew up in both)
Where You Live Now: King/Pilot Mountain, NC
Mode of Transportation: 1993 Honda Civic
Job (or School): Starbucks, and touring merchandise management for music groups.
Hobbies (outside parks): Skateboarding, music, photography.
Sports Teams You Cheer For: I default to Philly teams for all sports
College Attended/Attending/Hope to Attend: N/A
Video Game Systems Owned: Xbox 360, Gamecube, Dreamcast, N64, SNES
Favorite Game(s): The Skate series, Assassins Creed series, Skyrim
Music You Listen To: Of Machines, Oceana, Underoath, Andy McKee, Saosin, Emarosa
Favorite Movie(s): Shutter Island
Favorite Book(s): The Divide
Favorite Food(s): Anything oriental
Favorite TV Show(s): Don't have TV
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: Heavy interest in rides as a child.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since i was a toddler, really.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: Entire life.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Drop Zone
Favorite amusement park: Cedar Point
Favorite roller coaster: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Favorite non-coaster ride: I don't do too many flat rides.
Anything else you want to say: It's good to see some familiar usernames still on the site.
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By Sharebear010
#63346
I haven't been up here a while either and my screen name has also changed lol. So, yea, I figured why not update this. I need to start being more sociable up here instead of a creepy lurker :lol:

Name: Sharon
Age: 25
Sex: Female
Where You're From: Williamson NC
Where You Live Now: Lexington SC
Mode of Transportation: '07 Dodge Caliber
Job (or School): Operator at an answering service
Hobbies (outside parks): Going to concerts, video gaming, traveling
Sports Teams You Cheer For: I don't watch any sports lol
College Attended/Attending/Hope to attend: I attended Miller Motte for Massage Therapy, however, I ended up in the hospital having open heart surgery. That dream was crushed lol.
Video Game Systems Owned: Wii and PS3
Favorite Game(s): COD Black Ops I and II Zombies, Left 4 Dead
Music You Listen To: All different types from rock to pop to dance. Not a huge fan of country and rap though.
Favorite Movie(s): Zombieland, Pineapple Express, Insidious I and II, Repo; A Genetic Opera, Rocky Horror
Favorite Book(s): The Host (hated the movie), Louis Duncan books
Favorite Food(s): Sushi, Pizza, Boiled Peanuts, Slim Jims
Favorite TV Show(s): Grey's Anatomy, Discovery crime shows, Family Guy, American Dad, Invader Zima, Aqua Team Hunger Force
What brought you to Carowinds Connection: I originally got an account back in 2009 to discuss and follow Intimidator's speculation and construction.
How long you have been interested in amusement parks: Since I was 14. Something just clicked with me and I'm sure every year I have gotten more and more obsessed.
How long you have been visiting Carowinds: for almost 10 years now. Wow crazy it's been that long.
Favorite roller coaster at Carowinds: Definitely between Intimidator and Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster attraction at Carowinds: Crab Fries :lol:
Favorite amusement park: This is a tough one. Each park I have been to has been awesome in it's own way. It is very hard to choose.
Favorite roller coaster: Hmm also a tough one so I will give a list in no particular ranking order; Griffon, Intimidator, MF, Wicked Twister, Dominator, Maverick, Afterburn
Favorite non-coaster ride: I don't really ride a lot of non coaster rides because I get sick on a lot of flats, sooo probably the scrambler and drop tower at King's Dominion
Anything else you want to say: So ironic funny facts about me; I'm so obsessed with roller coasters that when I found out I was having heart surgery last year the first question I asked my surgeon was if I would be able to ride roller coasters again. Also I have a phobia of throwing up in which roller coasters have forced me to overcome substantially. The year that I almost rode nothing because I was scared I was going to be sick was the year I changed and haven't looked back.
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By Axel
#63431
Sharebear010 wrote:...The year that I almost rode nothing because I was scared I was going to be sick was the year I changed and haven't looked back.


Great Story!! Good for you!
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By Sharebear010
#63484
Thanks it was rough lol. But now the thought never crossed my mind and I can enjoy everything the park has to offer including food lol
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