Today Carowinds in Charlotte NC announced the world's tallest, fastest giga coaster, Fury 325. Designed and manufactured by Bollinger and Mabillard, Fury 325's wild, daring and spontaneous ride will simulate the flight of a hornet, and looking at the layout this hornet seems really ticked off.
Riders will board one of three 32-passenger open air trains and begin their ascent to the top of a 325 foot tall lift hill. The immense hill is followed by an exhilarating 81 degree first drop. Fury 325 will then race into a massive 190-foot tall barrel turn and a high speed S-curve reaching speeds of up to 95 miles per hour.
Just above the front entrance, riders experience an astonishing 91 degree over banked horseshoe turn, and then take a sharp dive underneath a pedestrian bridge, swarming at full force into the back half of the ride, through a high speed banked curve, camel back hill and an intense double helix maneuver. The ride finishes by racing through two more high speed camel back hills before hitting the brake run.
Fury 325 does not let up during its three-minute and 25-second ride along 6,602 feet of steel – it’s full throttle all the way and impossible not to feel this ride’s penetrating sting.
Part of a planned $50 million dollar multi-year investment, Fury 325 will help 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 also 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, Those who can’t wait until Spring 2015 to experience Fury 325 can take a virtual ride here
We are very excited that Carowinds is adding another coaster, to their already stellar lineup of Bollinger and Mabillard machines, Vortex in 1992, Afterburn in 1999, and The Intimidator in 2010.