Carowinds’ Intimidator Reviews, POV Video, & a Poll

Carowinds’ new hyper coaster Inimidator opened to the public on Saturday and I’ve been scouring the Web, local news stations, and talking to my friends who have ridden it to see how it is. I live about 30 minutes from the park, but I wasn’t able to make it to Media Day as I was welcoming a new member to our roller coaster loving family. I’m sure I’ll get to ride it soon. But, for now here’s a professional Intimidator POV video:

Note – This video was filmed by professionals with permission from the park. For safety reasons, please DO NOT take a camera on a roller coaster.

Early Reviews of Intimidator: Airtime and Short Waits!
From the early reviews, it looks like Bolliger & Mabillard have done it again! I’ve read and heard only positive reviews that include mentions of abundant airtime at the crest of those hills. People were also noting the surprisingly short wait for the ride’s opening day. How short were the waits on Opening Day? 10 to 15 minute waits in the middle of the day!

It was pretty chilly for Charlotte and it’s still March. But, I’m sure that as word gets around the lines will be pretty long. Intimidator’s three train 1600 rider per hour ride capacity, the fact that they assign seats, and a single rider line should all add up to a quickly moving line even when the park gets packed. I’m looking forward to giving it my own official review. I’m excited to see how it measures up to other B&M hypers like Goliath, Nitro, & Apollo’s Chariot. Carowinds is going to send me press material from Media Day. So, check back for updates.

Also, check out this Intimidator reviews thread at Carowinds Connection and after you ride it, feel free to rate it using my Rating System and leave a short review or comment below.[poll id=”3″]

What’s Your Take?
Do you plan on riding Intimidator at Carowinds this year? Have you already ridden it? What’d you think? Leave a comment below.