My wife and I went yesterday, and had a really fun time. I have been out of town working, so we hadn't gone in 2 weeks. She will be out of town for the next couple weeks... I might have to go without her.
We got our funnel cakes from the Emporium first thing, and they were tasty. I actually got my card scanned while getting mine (wife did not get scanned for hers). I guess they've updated the POS system to do that for the season meal plan.
Bummed to see Rip Roaring Rapids closed on such a hot day. Oh well, move along for our first ride on Fury for the day.
We rode Fury 3 times total yesterday. I think yesterday was the hottest day we have gone so far and Fury was hauling a$$. I've been on it on significantly colder days, with mostly empty trains, and the heat and weight do make a huge difference on the return leg. The air time hills were spectacular (as well as all the other elements). I can accept that it might not be everyone in the world's "all-time-favorite" coaster, but anyone who calls that ride boring or forceless is talking nonsense. I have now rode it 15-20 times (not really trying to keep count) and yesterday it was giving the best rides I've had on it. My wife even said, "I think this ride just gets more fun every time we ride it."
After Fury, we went to check on White Water Falls. It was running. We got wet. It was probably the longest line of the day, but the cool-off was worth it.
We rode Thunder Road next. The line was very short. We rode on the side with the Blue trains. It was great. Our train was behind on the start and we still won the race. I think thunder road is growing on me. I might need to rethink Thunder Road's place on my ranking of Carowinds coasters.
We rode Afterburn next. It was great, as always. Only problem was the extra long wait (longest of the year for Afterburn, by far) that was partially the result of yet another Puker!
We went back to ride the Silver side of TR. It was a walk on at that moment. We won again (blue train was pretty empty). But it wasn't as fun (or as bouncy) as on the Blue side.
We went back across to Hurler. Another walk-on. Bonus.
Drop Tower was next. I love Drop Tower. I love it so much.
Harmony Hall for dinner. I had pizza for the fist time this year. It was okay, but I've been happier with some of the other choices they offer there. Oh well, gotta try it all at some point, right?
Looked at the line for Intimidator... and said why in the world would stand in the line for Intimidator when we can go back to Fury. And so we went back to Fury for the last ride of the day. We probably could have gotten another ride in before close, but we headed home.
The kids (and the older folks too) that work at Carowinds were awesome, all day and everywhere we went.