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Nighthawk features
Chain lift hill
Flying restraint
Reviews  125
  • Jeremiah Milhorn
    Jeremiah Milhorn 3 months ago

    Headbanging Discomfort

    I had an extremely rough ride. The only wait in the park and extremely disappointing

  • Capital Coasters
    Capital Coasters 5 months ago

    Location Intensity Layout Discomfort

    I prefer Batwing a fair amount to this but Nighthawk is still really great. The intensity and flying coaster airtime is super fun on this but the roughness in the back is pretty bad and the corkscrews are horrible.

  • Wolfey Jay
    Wolfey Jay 6 months ago

    Fun Intensity Discomfort

    It's interesting to say the least. Fun ride but not very comfortable and on a hot day, you bake in line and on the ride.

  • Alex M.
    Alex M. 8 months ago

    Nice surprise! Intensity Discomfort

    Surprisingly fun when ridden in the right seat. (Front, middle two seats, every other seat is terrible)

  • Noah Todd
    Noah Todd 1 year ago

    Location Fun Intensity Capacity Reliability

    So underrated in the enthusiast community, rode second to back row, no rattle (at least not very noticeable) just go immediately at open, terrible capacity and ops, give it Fury’s crew and lines will be short! ( Don’t actually tho cuz we need short Fury lines!)

  • Trim Brakes 2006

    Pace Fun Intensity Capacity Discomfort

    This ride is criminally underrated. This ride has some of the most intense and disorienting maneuvers I've ever experienced. This was my first flying coaster, and I love that sensation. This is one of those rides, that feels like it's going to fall apart, but it just adds to craziness of the ride. That Vertical Loop is one of my all time favorite inversions. This is one of maybe 2 or 3 coasters where I was uncontrollably laughing by the end of the ride. The operations are abysmally slow, and sitting on your back on the brake run isn't exactly fun. My only real complaint is that the reride value isn't super high, but I can't deny how insane this ride is.

  • Zek Teh Kek
    Zek Teh Kek 1 year ago

    Inversions Intensity Rattle Capacity Reliability

    I rode Nighthawk again this weekend, and....the rattle was absolutely unbearable. That combined with the whip through the back row, it really wasn't a great ride. Or even a good one.

  • Inverted Thrills

    Inversions Nice surprise! Intensity Discomfort

    This is such a great and underrated ride. It feels very similar to batwing in the way that all the inverisons are very intense and awesome. I don't know why people hate this ride so much. I didn't find this ride to be rough at all and I found it to be nearly as intense as batwing. This ride does have the same flaw batwing does and it's that the break run is really akward but this ride is still awesome and it deserves more love

  • Kommi
    Kommi 1 year ago

    Inversions Location Intensity Capacity Discomfort

    My favorite of the 3 Flying Dutchmen that were built. This is definitely a front row ride because all other rows are just not that great to be honest, except maybe the back if you want some whip and don't mind getting beat up a little.

  • Solar Winds
    Solar Winds 1 year ago

    Location Intensity Capacity Discomfort

    One of the scariest and most disorienting coasters I've ridden and I have 53 credits under my belt. The feeling you get plunging into the water with all your body weight on the restraint is a strange feeling. It flips you around a lot and half the time you don't even know what is going on. Nighthawk is definitely not for everyone, but it's a very unique experience. My only complaints are that sometimes the restraints were a bit uncomfortable, and the dispatch times are notoriously bad.

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 1 year ago

    Nice surprise! Location Pace Capacity

    I finds myself liking these Vekoma flyers...they're weird, they have interesting forces, they aren't uncomfortable...certainly not comfortable either. I dunno, I'm glad Nighthawk and Batwing are still around and it looked like they plan on keeping it around for the long haul as the old Firehawk trains were sitting at Carowinds (maybe just for parts, but still a good sign). It's a beautiful ride, seems well-maintained and has great location and signage. I was actually impressed with the ops when I rode it as well, they were moving the trains out pretty fast. It's not great but its definitely one I hope stays around along with Batwing at SFA (which I prefer by just a hair).

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

    Headbanging Capacity Discomfort


  • coaster land
    coaster land 2 years ago

    Intensity Layout Rattle Capacity Discomfort

    Nighthawk to me is a bad but necessary coaster at carowinds. What i mean by this is it makes sense why its there and it has many reasons that it is bad, but also some reasons that it is good. While i dislike it i can see why someone could like it, the ride has intensity and a solid layout that really helps keep this coaster from being my least favorite of all time. I think the nausea factor was what bothered me the most, and add the discomfort and you get an unhappy guest in my experiance. That all being said I encourage you to ride this ride and form your own opinion on it as everyone in your group may think differently about it.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 3 years ago

    Nice surprise! Comfort Rattle Capacity

    Nighthawk was far better than I was expecting. Nighthawk isn't the best coaster ever, but it's a pretty solid depth coaster. I rode in the back row and felt a small rattle being absorbed by the seat pretty well. The seat was actually fairly comfortable. The vertical loop was outstanding. Nighthawk does suffer from long lines though, so be sure to hit it up early.

  • Rags Aki
    Rags Aki 3 years ago

    Inversions Discomfort


  • Mark McGivern
    Mark McGivern 3 years ago

    Nice surprise! Pace Fun Capacity

    An astounding surprise. Back row, middle seat, and it didn't feel rough in the slightest. Fantastic layout and stunts. I had a one-in-a-million night ride on this thing and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.

  • Na N.
    Na N. 3 years ago

    First Drop Location Intensity Inversions Discomfort

    Fun, but I wouldn't ride it again.

  • Evangelion Martini

    Inversions Nice surprise! Location Rattle Harness

    The first Flying Dutchman, and first real flying coaster, Nighthawk is far better than most people say it is. While the restraints are indeed pretty awkward and the track rattles like hell, there's still a lot to love about this revolutionary flying coaster. The layout flies predominantly low, skimming the pond that it's situated over; the layout also squeezes in a healthy amount of inversions, along with an intense vertical loop that almost feels like a pretzel loop on a B&M flyer on about the last third or so of the loop (especially in the back). Another element that really stuck out to me was the corkscrew towards the end, which was really unique and interesting in a flying position. With all of its faults, this classic still has a lot to give even today; here's to hoping that this example of this very rare model sticks around for years to come.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 4 years ago

    Location Capacity Harness Discomfort

    The only good thing about this coaster is the needlessly gorgeous landscape, and its status as the first proper flying coaster. The line moves slow, the loading is slow, the capacity sucks, and it's the most uncomfortable I've ever been on a coaster. Crappy ride.

  • Heiko Hartmann
    Heiko Hartmann 4 years ago

    Harness Discomfort

    The Vekoma Flying Dutchmen are... ok. I'm not a fan of the flying position overall, the restraint system of the Vekomas causes long loading/unloading times and they all lack the Pretzel loop (which is the only thing a flying coaster is worth for).

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  • Lucas
    Lucas 8 days ago

    Headbanging Capacity

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    Tim Smith 25 days ago
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    A.j. Hummel 1 month ago
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    Peter Walton 1 month ago
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    Alex S. 1 month ago
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    Howard Marron 1 month ago
  • Jacob Rigby
    Jacob Rigby 2 months ago

    Inversions Nice surprise! Intensity Capacity Discomfort

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    Zach Clarke 3 months ago
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    Adam G 4 months ago
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    Zachary S. 4 months ago
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    Lewis Smith 5 months ago
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    Mike Smith 5 months ago
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    Abbi Robb 5 months ago
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    Will Booth 5 months ago
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    Phil The Thrill 5 months ago
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    Zach Gibson 5 months ago

    Intensity Discomfort

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    Andrew Knorr 5 months ago
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    Sir Meow Meow 6 months ago
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    Eduardo Vega 6 months ago
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    Natalie K. 6 months ago
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    Dan Wright 6 months ago
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    Coaster Demon 7 months ago
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    Michael Harris 8 months ago
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    Coaster Nut 9 months ago
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    Ky 1 year ago
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    Matt K 1 year ago
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    Gaël S. 1 year ago
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    Kanan Jarrus 1 year ago

    Inversions Location Intensity Capacity Discomfort

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    Mark Merkx 1 year ago
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    Javaughn R. 1 year ago
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    Juju mignon 1 year ago
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    Anthony A. 1 year ago
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    Andrew E. 1 year ago

    Location Pace Intensity Capacity

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    Andrew Fontana 2 years ago
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    Noam Sacotte 2 years ago
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    Jake Cuppels 2 years ago
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    Logan L. 2 years ago
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    Rik Steetsel 2 years ago
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    Jambon Fender 2 years ago
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    epstan 2 years ago
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    wsprr 2 years ago
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    Jeremy C. 2 years ago
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    Mark Barnett 2 years ago
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    Edward M 2 years ago
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    Chad Brown 2 years ago
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    Apache Z 2 years ago
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    Antoine B. 2 years ago
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    John Zivich 2 years ago
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    matthew p. 3 years ago
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    Jordan H. 3 years ago
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    Daniel Massey 3 years ago
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    J 3 years ago
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    bee dawg 3 years ago
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    Nyargleblargle 3 years ago
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    Jimmy P. 3 years ago
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    Michael W. 3 years ago
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    手取Fishland 3 years ago

    Capacity Discomfort

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    Philippe-Minh N. 3 years ago
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    William D. 3 years ago
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    Luis H. 3 years ago
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    Hans Roost 3 years ago
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    んぱ どど 3 years ago
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    Steve N. 3 years ago
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    Seth Pobursky 3 years ago
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    Alex Mahon 3 years ago
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    Richard Haley 3 years ago
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    Julien RocKub 3 years ago
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    Xabi L. 3 years ago
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    TheJackpotHunter 3 years ago
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    Julien Grimbert 3 years ago
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    Sebastien C. 3 years ago
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    James Cook 3 years ago
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    chase s. 3 years ago
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    Kyle B. 4 years ago
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    iac17 4 years ago
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    Sven P. 4 years ago
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    Joseph Bricout 4 years ago
  • Nicolas R.
    Nicolas R. 4 years ago

    Headbanging Capacity Discomfort

  • Katun GagaLefou
    Katun GagaLefou 4 years ago
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    JB T 4 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 5 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 5 years ago

    Fun Capacity Discomfort

  • Florian Blond
    Florian Blond 5 years ago
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    pinwheelguy 5 years ago
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    Etienne Sainton 5 years ago
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    Mathis Gullon 5 years ago

    Nice surprise! Capacity

  • Olivier P.
    Olivier P. 5 years ago

    Fun Capacity