Carolina Cobra Coming to Carowinds

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Carowinds officially announced the details of their new-ish Vekoma Boomerang. The roller coaster, formerly Head Spin at Geauga Lake, will be called Carolina Cobra. For a theme park dead center in the middle of the Carolinas it’s not a bad name. Vekoma Boomerangs are shuttle coasters that are a dime a dozen, but at least the Carolina Cobra will have its unique trains.

Carolina Cobra’s Unique Trains
I was right with my guess that Carowinds is going to re-fit the ride with new Vekoma New Vekoma Carolina Cobra Trainstrains. They aren’t the completely open trains featured in this post, but they will keep your head from bouncing off of the over the shoulder restraints. I’m glad that Cedar Fair took this extra step to make this a more comfortable and enjoyable attraction. Many predicted that they’d just rebuild Head Spin, slap a new name on it, and call it a day. Props to you Cedar Fair!

Since Carowinds is my new home park, I’m looking forward to attending Media Day next Spring. I just hope they don’t have any live cobras there. I can’t stand snakes! Check out this onride video of a similar Vekoma boomerang coaster, Sidewinder at Hersheypark:

Get the full details on the official Carolina Cobra site. Are you excited about the Carolina Cobra? Leave a comment below.