Copperhead Strike double-launch roller coaster coming to Carowinds in 2019

Copperhead Strike coming to Carowinds in 2019

Carowinds announced Copperhead Strike today, their new 2019 addition. This new double-launch roller coaster will be the first of its kind in the Carolina’s once it opens next year.

The coaster will launch riders 0-42 MPH in 2.5 seconds and a second launch that will launch riders 35 mph to 50 mph in 2 seconds. The ride will feature 5 inversions and a total length of 3,255 feet of track.

Copperhead Strike will be the centerpiece of a new area at Carowinds called Blue Ridge Junction:

Enjoy the natural, easy-going culture of the Carolina mountains at Blue Ridge Junction, a new, immersive 7-acre themed area at Carowinds. Sit a spell and savor home-grown flavors at our new Blue Ridge Country Kitchen restaurant. Or hang on tight and get twice the bite during a high-speed, backwoods chase on the new Copperhead Strike, the Carolinas’ first double launch coaster. Plus, plenty of surprises ahead. It’s all opening at Blue Ridge Junction in 2019!

Carowinds also revealed SpringHill Suites by Marriott, their first on-site resort, which will also be opening in 2019!

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