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Thunder Road


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During this ride you'll actually pass through two US States, since Thunder Road is built over the North Carolina and South Carolina border. This dual-track racing wooden coaster features an "out and back" layout. Carowinds presently operates one track 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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