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Carolina Cyclone features
Operating
United States
Arrow
Steel
Sit Down
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
1980
2 000 000 $
Reviews  82
  • coaster land
    coaster land 1 year ago

    Fun Intensity Smoothness Too short Layout

    I really love carolina cyclone, its a classic and while im 16 i greatly appreciate the rides from before my time. The ride is smooth compared to many arrow loopers and was the first to feature the somewhat over used double loop double corkscrew layout. It holds up well for being the worlds first 4 inversion rollercoaster!! Also the ride has solid intensity during the loops that may surprise some riders.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 1 year ago

    Airtimes Inversions Location Too short

    I have a huge soft spot for Arrow loopers, and between all of the Cedar Fair parks, this Carowinds has the best one. It's smooth, pretty, well paced, and fun. Good first drop, two great loops, and very smooth double corkscrew. But it's the other touches I love. The hill between the loops and corkscrews had a surprise pop of airtime. The corkscrews go over the midway Cedar Point style. The helix was in a sort of trench, and was an element I wasn't expecting. And I adore a good helix. Overall, I hope that this and Cedar Point are the Arrow loopers that stick around, as they're the only record breakers of the CF Arrow looper bunch, and they're the best ride experiences, and the best looking on the park's landscape.

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 1 year ago

    Pros: no; Cons: yes

  • Chase W.
    Chase W. 1 year ago

    Tear it down!

    As I approached this coaster for the first time I was greeted by a long empty queue with a massive rain puddle from a storm long forgotten. After traversing the large water feature my party arrived at the walk-on station platform with a skeleton crew. We headed for the back car and climbed into the awkward purple plastic shells. We were sent off toward the lift hill already weary of this ride. The announcing ride Op locked eyes with mine and stared deeply into me as if to say, "I'm sorry for this." As the train climbed the hill the anti-rollback device seemed to clank out the Morse code for "S.O.S' over and over again. The blue track swerved left into orange track and sent us into some yellow tracked double loops. The loops were sluggish and heavy like a set of grandmothers bourbon soaked breasts. The next element was an uninspired pair of corkscrews that were installed by Arrow as if to say, "I dunno, put some corkscrews there I guess." The ride finished shorty after and my party exited the platform back to a world of beauty and excitement. This roller coaster exists as a monument to Arrow's demise. The entire coaster needs to be removed and the ground salted so that nothing can ever grow again in it's place.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 1 year ago

    First Drop Pace Rattle Headbanging Discomfort

    Carolina Cyclone is a fun ride, but it has a strong rattle to it that can detract from the ride experience. There's some great forces in the back going over the first drop. The vertical loops are super fun. The helix bit is really fun too. This ride has a lot of fun moments, but not a lot of moments that are better than average, just fun.

  • Evangelion Martini

    Inversions Too short

    An Arrow looper that's got the standard 2 vertical loops and corkscrew plus a helix. This one's rides about the same as other Arrow loopers out there; it's enjoyable enough for a ride, and there never really seems to be a wait for it.

  • stxrry figures
    stxrry figures 2 years ago

    Location Headbanging Inversions Discomfort

    The inversions are just there for show; they do nothing but provide plenty of headbanging and not a fun experience. Nice location over a main walkway though. Giving 2 stars is generous.

  • Alex M.
    Alex M. 2 years ago

    Intensity Discomfort

    Carolina Cyclone is a surprisingly intense coaster, but the bad transitions and mostly uncomfortable restraints ruin the ride.

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 2 years ago

    Fun Intensity Smoothness Layout

    This a great Arrow Looper that gets too much hate. I really enjoyed this ride. It didn’t get much headbanging at all. It was pretty intense and very pretty with the corkscrews going over the path. The helix finale was very cool and intense as well. This ride does lack in the layout department however with its shorter length.

  • Heiko Hartmann
    Heiko Hartmann 3 years ago

    Headbanging

    The coaster looks good with the corkscrew over the pathway. For an Arrow looper it also rides ok.

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    Jace Ma 19 hours ago
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    Alexandre CF 5 days ago

    Headbanging Discomfort

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    Kw6sTheater 2 years ago

    Location Rattle Headbanging Pointless

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    Nicolas R. 3 years ago

    Discomfort Tear it down! Pointless

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    Benjamin R. 3 years ago

    Headbanging Tear it down! Pointless

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    Olivier P. 4 years ago

    Rattle Headbanging Discomfort