Copperhead Strike is now officially open at Carowinds in Charlotte, N.C., making this the first double-launch coaster in the Carolinas.
The coaster is the centerpiece of Blue Ridge Junction, a new immersive area inspired by the beauty and culture of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The new area also features the Blue Ridge Country Kitchen restaurant and Mountain Gliders, a returning family ride.
Copperhead Strike takes guests on an exciting chase of getaway cars racing through rolling farmland. Riders will experience two launches and five inversions over half a mile of steel track.
“An exciting wave of transformation for Carowinds began in 2015 with Fury 325, the world’s tallest, fastest giga coaster,” said Pat Jones, Carowinds’ vice president and general manager. “Each year since we’ve added events and attractions for guests of all ages, and this year represents our biggest investment to date. We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce our guests to Copperhead Strike and all these amazing experiences.”
Carowinds is also set to build a new 130-room hotel called SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds, which will open in late 2019. The theme park will also have a new dorm to house students from across the region and around the world for the first time this year, giving Carowinds the chance to offer an internship program for travel and tourism students.
To learn more about Copperhead Strike, or to plan a visit to Carowinds, visit Carowinds.com/CopperheadStrike. Check out our POV of the new double-launch coaster below: