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Thunder Road


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This iconic wooden racing coaster will carry its final guests on July 26, 2015. This dual-track, racing, wood roller coaster features an "out and back" layout starting from the 93-foot tall lift hill. During the ride on Thunder Road you actually pass through two US States, since it is built over the North Carolina and South Carolina border. Carowinds operates one side with the train facing forwards and the opposite track with the train facing backwards.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1976 Wood Out and Back Racer Curtis D. Summers

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 88 feet Height: 93 feet
Length: 3,819 feet Trains: 4 - 24 passenger
Ride Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds Top Speed: 57 mph
Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Thunder Road Facts

Train has four cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Carowinds to ride this attraction.

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