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1:27 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

How Many People Does It Take To Build A Roller Coaster?

A crew pours the foundations for Fury 325 beside The Intimidator.
Lisa Worf WFAE

Carowinds is building one of the tallest, fastest roller coasters in the world. The Fury will soar 325 feet in the air and reach speeds of 95 mph when it opens in the spring. Right now it’s just a bunch of steel parts, rebar and concrete scattered around the amusement park grounds. It will take more than one hundred people to turn it into a roller coaster.

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2:45 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Carowinds Ride Resumes After Suspenseful Sunday

Charlotte resident John Metcalf posted this photo on Twitter after the WindSeeker malfunctioned.
Credit Courtesy of John Metcalf

The Carowinds ride is in operation again, one day after it malfunctioned and left 64 people suspended about 200 feet for an hour.

Passengers on the WindSeeker were stranded on Sunday when a sensor was activated that turned on the ride’s safety system, causing it to stop. No one was injured.

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