Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Charlotte, United States


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 9 sights
Distance 1 km
Ascend 19 m
Descend 18 m

Experience Charlotte in United States in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CharlotteIndividual Sights in Charlotte

Sight 1: Intimidator

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IntimidatorMartin Lewison from The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands / CC BY-SA 2.0

Thunder Striker, formerly known as Intimidator, is a steel roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Built by Bolliger & Mabillard and located in the Thunder Road section of the park, the ride opened to public on March 27, 2010. It features a 232-foot (71 m) lift hill, a top speed of 75 mph (121 km/h), and a track length of 5,316 feet (1,620 m).

Wikipedia: Intimidator (roller coaster) (EN), Website

336 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Wilderness Run

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Wilderness Run is a steel roller coaster at Carowinds, near Charlotte, North Carolina.

Wikipedia: Wilderness Run (Carowinds) (EN)

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Woodstock Express

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Woodstock Express is a wooden roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina that was formerly named after the Nickelodeon cartoon The Fairly OddParents. Though containing all of the elements of a "full-size" or standard wooden roller coaster, its short drop heights, slower speed, gently curving layout and short track length lead to its mistaken identity as a 'junior roller coaster'.

Wikipedia: Woodstock Express (Carowinds) (EN), Website

20 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 4: Kiddy Hawk

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Kiddy Hawk Chris Hagerman / CC BY-SA 3.0

Woodstock’s Air Rail is an inverted roller coaster located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, and at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manufactured by Vekoma, the Suspended Family Coaster model debuted at Kings Island in 2001 and was followed by another identical installation at Carowinds in 2003. Both rides originally opened as Rugrats Runaway Reptar, themed to the Nickelodeon animated television series Rugrats and its two-part episode "Runaway Reptar". Following Cedar Fair's acquisition of both parks in 2006, the roller coasters were eventually renamed Flying Ace Aerial Chase for the 2010 season, themed after the 1960s comic strip series Snoopy vs. the Red Baron by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. The Carowinds installation was renamed again to Kiddy Hawk for the 2018 season. The Kings Island installation was renamed again to Woodstock’s Air Rail for the 2024 season.

Wikipedia: Flying Ace Aerial Chase (EN), Website

377 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Afterburn

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AfterburnJeremy Thompson from United States of America / CC BY 2.0

Afterburn is an inverted roller coaster located at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. After more than two years of planning and construction, the roller coaster opened on March 20, 1999. The ride previously operated as Top Gun: The Jet Coaster, before it was renamed following Cedar Fair's purchase of Paramount Parks in 2006.

Wikipedia: Afterburn (roller coaster) (EN), Website

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena

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The Action Theater is a motion simulator ride that debuted in 1993. It is currently only operating at California's Great America. Located formerly at Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion and Kings Island. The attraction was previously known as "Paramount Action F/X Theater" before being renamed following the purchase of the Paramount Parks chain by Cedar Fair in 2006.

Wikipedia: Action Theater (EN), Website

19 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: Windseeker

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WindSeeker is a 301-foot-tall (92 m) swing ride at several Cedar Fair parks. The rides are Wind Seeker models manufactured by Mondial. They opened for the 2011 season at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio, and Knott's Berry Farm in California. Carowinds in North Carolina and Kings Dominion in Virginia opened their WindSeekers in 2012. The first four each cost US$5 million, while the remaining two each cost $6.5 million. Cedar Fair relocated the Knott's Berry Farm WindSeeker to Worlds of Fun in 2014, where it reopened as SteelHawk.

Wikipedia: WindSeeker (EN), Website

0 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 8: Boo Blasters on Boo Hill

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Boo Blasters on Boo Hill is an interactive family dark ride designed and manufactured by Sally Corporation. The ride opened in 2010 at four Cedar Fair amusement parks — Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Kings Dominion, and Kings Island. The ride was a slight alteration and replacement of Scooby-Doo! and the Haunted Castle after Cedar Fair chose to remove all Hanna-Barbera branding from each of their parks by 2010.

Wikipedia: Boo Blasters on Boo Hill (EN), Website

183 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Copperhead Strike

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Copperhead Strike is a double launched roller coaster at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. Manufactured by Mack Rides, the ride debuted to the public on March 23, 2019. It opened as the headlining attraction of a new themed area, Blue Ridge Junction, which is located on the South Carolina side of the park. The ride is the first multi-launched roller coaster to open at the park, and the second launched coaster after White Lightnin'. Carowinds held a private event for media and special guests on March 21, 2019.

Wikipedia: Copperhead Strike (EN), Website


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