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I just saw a bit of a post about that on Facebook, courtesy of TPR.

 

 

 

Carowinds to Reach Exciting New Heights

The world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster will connect the beloved Carolina park’s historic past with its thrilling future

Charlotte, NC (August 21, 2014) / PR Newswire / — For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It’s where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet. It’s where families and friends bond over thrilling rides and entertainment. Carowinds will now unite its storied history with its future as the standard for thrills by unleashing Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster.
Fury 325 will simulate the wild, daring and spontaneous flight of the hornet. The new ride will be visible from uptown Charlotte, renewing the park’s skyline and serving as a symbol of changes to come. Fury 325 is part of a planned $50 million dollar multiyear investment to bring new life to founder Pat Hall’s original vision for Carowinds. The park will be revamped from top to bottom to celebrate Carolina culture including new rides and attractions, signature Carolina food offerings and entertainment. Opening in Spring 2015, Fury 325 will be the centerpiece of a new 8.2 acre main entrance plaza that includes a state–of–the–art ticketing and season pass processing area and expanded guest service facilities.

“Starting with Fury 325, we plan to make Carowinds a destination for thrillseekers to celebrate the Carolinas,” says Mike Fehnel, Carowinds Vice President and General Manager. “The new ride will build on the heritage of the park, creating new memories and traditions for our loyal fans and future guests from around the world.”

Riders will board into three 32–passenger open air trains and begin their ascent to the top of a 325–foot (over 30 stories) hill. This immense hill is followed by an exhilarating 81 degree first drop. Like an angry hornet chasing its target, Fury 325 will race through a series of hills, curves and quick transitions while reaching speeds of up to 95 miles per hour. Riders will speed along 6,602 feet of track during the nearly three and one half minute ride. 

“The tradition of the park is so important to those who have grown up here,” says Fehnel. “It’s long overdue that we gave our fans a new energy surrounding Carowinds, which will build on our legacy as the premiere entertainment destination for generations of Carolinians.”

Those who can’t wait until Spring 2015 to experience Fury 325 can take a virtual ride at carowinds.com/fury325 where they can also check out photos, virtual renderings, ride stats and more. This Fall, fans can purchase a 2015 season pass or renew current season passes for the lowest price of the year at carowinds.com. Fury 325 is designed and manufactured by Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M) of Monthey, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster development and the same firm that brought Vortex to Carowinds in 1992, Afterburn in 1999, and The Intimidator™ in 2010.

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘FUN.’ In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks including Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

 

Quote taken from TPR's forum

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That drop <3 . The colour scheme is very strange, as well as the layout. Its like they focused more on overbanks then air time, and some of transitions are quite curvey (?) ,(not that that's a bad thing) but its gonna be and awesome ride anyway!

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Couple of pictures which I found on Screamscape (unsure of original source):

 

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Layout

 

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Logo

 

Website - https://www.carowinds.com/swarm (Was tempted to make some sort of Swarm joke here... :P )

 

Looks pretty good; don't like the name though.  I don't get this American thing of having a word the adding the ride's height on the end. 

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What a nonsensical description, for what is another brilliant looking ride with clever wording and that figure of 325? well it's 'cos the next one by B & M will be 335 feet high and therefore publicised by it's name and the figure "335", whenever that is, and at that time it will then be "the worlds highest".

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So this makes another B&M for 2015! they are very in demand at the moment, with 2 dive coasters, a launched wing rider, 2 flyers and 1 giga. The future is good for B&M :D

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I don't like it.

My personal opinion is that the layout looks really stupid, all the hills in the first half are banked to the side meaning there is no proper airtime over them, and when you do get the proper airtime hills it seems to travel really slowly over them. I really don't like the layout, and I know I haven't ridden it so I can't comment(even though it's not out yet!), I really prefer the design and feeling of a ride like shambhala(which is amazing!) where you have traditional camelback hills and a couple of special elements.

Would be nice to see how it turns out I just don't like the layout at all. I would imagine it is very smooth however as most B&M coasters are very smooth with a nice ride experience. I am unlikely to ride it in the near future so I can only imagine what it is like to ride it.

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I don't like it.

My personal opinion is that the layout looks really stupid, all the hills in the first half are banked to the side meaning there is no proper airtime over them, and when you do get the proper airtime hills it seems to travel really slowly over them. I really don't like the layout, and I know I haven't ridden it so I can't comment(even though it's not out yet!), I really prefer the design and feeling of a ride like shambhala(which is amazing!) where you have traditional camelback hills and a couple of special elements.

Would be nice to see how it turns out I just don't like the layout at all. I would imagine it is very smooth however as most B&M coasters are very smooth with a nice ride experience. I am unlikely to ride it in the near future so I can only imagine what it is like to ride it.

The reason why these turns are banked mostly is that this ride is not about airtime in the slightest. It is all about the speed and velocity, meaning it will be like a millennium force but b&m'd with lots of big very fast turns and 2 or 3 airtime hills knowing from their hyper coasters from will be 0g floater. This isn't an airtime machine because they have that in their B&M hyper Intimidator so there is no need to be making another airtimey ride of the same model next to it, so its more of a twister coaster then anything like MF :)

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I don't like it.

My personal opinion is that the layout looks really stupid, all the hills in the first half are banked to the side meaning there is no proper airtime over them, and when you do get the proper airtime hills it seems to travel really slowly over them. I really don't like the layout, and I know I haven't ridden it so I can't comment(even though it's not out yet!), I really prefer the design and feeling of a ride like shambhala(which is amazing!) where you have traditional camelback hills and a couple of special elements.

Would be nice to see how it turns out I just don't like the layout at all. I would imagine it is very smooth however as most B&M coasters are very smooth with a nice ride experience. I am unlikely to ride it in the near future so I can only imagine what it is like to ride it.

 

Majority of reviews of Leviathan (which is the only real comparative for a B&M here) suggest that Fury325 will be a very good ride. Leviathan for reference was rated 13th in the Mitch Hawker 2013 poll (Which is actually up 5 places on its 2012 placing). 

 

Besides, we've got a high and long roller coaster being built by a company that three years ago said would never go over the 300 height barrier. I'm excited for it even if I never ride it because this along with Thunderbird and the kiddy Inverter in China, shows B&M are coming out their shells a lot more then previously.

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Cedar Fair parks are the same... Very minimal differences between them it must be said...

As for this, not overly excited for it... It'll probably be good though...

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Acrobat in nagashima spaland in Japan is a flyer that is what looks to be teal and there is a yellow flyer going to China also.

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