Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Pieces of Fury 325 Now In Place at Carowinds

Yesterday was an exciting day in the history of Carowinds, as the first supports and track piece of Fury 325 were lifted into place.

© Mike Fehnel via Twitter
The park's General Manager, Mike Fehnel, was on hand as the sections were put into place, and shared these images with fans of the park.  When Fury 325 is complete the ride will be the tallest and fastest giga coaster on the planet.

As with most Bolliger and Mabillard rides, the park has started vertical construction with the final brake / station / transfer track area.  Above is the very first support being carefully set into place.

© Mike Fehnel via Twitter
By the end of the day another photo was shared, this time showing that a second support had been added, and the first piece of Fury 325's track was also set!

By the time that Fury 325 opens in 2015 it will stand 325 feet tall, feature an 81 degree first drop that will allow the trains to hit a maximum speed of 95 miles per hour, and stretch over 6,602 feet long - the 5th longest coaster on Earth.

Can't wait to see more of the ride go up!