In what was teased as the biggest announcement in park history, Carowinds unveiled plans for a new roller coaster set to debut in 2019: Copperhead Strike.
It’s been three years since the park debuted Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. Now, they’re bringing another first to the Carolinas with Copperhead Strike. Set to open in 2019, Copperhead Strike will be the first double-launch coaster in the region, launching riders from 0 – 42 mph in just 2.5 seconds. The second launch will give riders another booth of speed from 35 mph to 50 mph in just two seconds.