May 23, 2015
Charlotte, N.C. – Roller coaster fans have between now and July 26 to get in a final ride on Thunder Road. This classic wooden coaster will carry its last guests on July 26, 2015. Carowinds is retiring the ride to make room for future expansion, which is part of a more than $50 million, multi-year investment plan.
Named after the 1958 movie, Thunder Road, the roller coaster features twin, parallel racing tracks where trains reach a top speed of 45 miles-per-hour. The roller coaster also has another unique attribute– it crosses the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, so riders ride in two different States.
Thunder Road Facts
The last train on Thunder Road will ride the rails at 10:00 pm on July 26. Guests have until then to get one last ride on this classic roller coaster before it becomes part of Carowinds history.
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