I took this photo of the Carolina Cyclone spiraling over the midway on my first trip to Carowinds back in 2004. Years later I used it as part of the header of the first version of my blog (seen here). And after that, I ended up moving my family down to Charlotte, making Carowinds my home park.
Carolina Cyclone was built during the looping coaster boom and its record setting four loops (two vertical, two corkscrews) were quite impressive in 1980. It’s one of the most enjoyable Arrow loopers I’ve ridden. I know that’s not saying much, as most of them punish you by bouncing your head off of the restraints, but Cyclone’s definitely worth a spin if you find yourself at Carowinds.
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