Afterburn is an inverted roller coaster located at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina.After more than two years of planning and construction, the roller coaster opened on March 20, 1999.

The park claims two of the tallest steel roller coasters in North America, including the 325-foot-tall Fury 325, according to its website. As the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas, Copperhead Strike delivers twice the boost and twice the bite. Carowinds is temporarily closed. The safety of our guests and associates has always been, and will always be our top priority.

While Carowinds is not open yet, our entire team is excited to welcome you to Camp Wilderness.

Afterburn is an excellent roller coaster that pretty much maxes out the potential of a what an inverted roller coaster can be. Carowinds has been a Carolinas fixture since 1973. Riders begin their adventure climbing to the peak height of 325 feet - followed by a dramatic 81-degree drop. It’s a can’t miss coaster if you’re ever in the Carolinas. We appreciate you trusting us to make your stay both safe and comfortable.

The track on this "Boomerang" roller coaster does not form a complete circuit, so therefore the train shuttles both forwards and backward during the ride.

Originally operating as Mind Eraser , and later as Head Spin , since 1996 at Geauga Lake , the Vekoma boomerang became yet another orphaned ride … The following collection of mini reviews doesn't include all of the park's roller coasters. It reopened as Borg Assimilator – the first coaster in the world to be themed to Star Trek – on March 20, 2004. Temporary Park Closure. Riders begin their adventure climbing to the peak height of 325 feet - followed by a dramatic 81-degree drop. It does provide a rundown of five of them. Carowinds has been a Carolinas fixture since 1973. And most importantly there’s no break in the action due to a brake run. It’s also super smooth like most B&M coasters and encourage re-rides with its quick moving line.

Carowinds is a theme park located on the state line between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Carowinds is a 105-acre water and theme park that straddles the North Carolina/South Carolina state line. The roller coaster originally opened as Stealth at California's Great America on April 1, 2000.

2020 Season Passes have been extended into 2021.

The ride previously operated as Top Gun: The Jet Coaster, before it was renamed following Cedar Fair's purchase of Paramount Parks in 2006.. While Carowinds is not open yet, our entire team is excited to welcome you to Camp Wilderness. Explore our world-class roller coasters, thrill rides, kids rides and Carolina Harbor water park slides and attractions. Carowinds’ newest thrill ride, Copperhead Strike. Straddling the North and South Carolina borders, Carowinds in Charlotte has an impressive collection of roller coasters.

Nighthawk is a steel flying roller coaster from Vekoma located at Carowinds amusement park. http://www.carowinds.com/ Carowinds is a theme park located on the state line between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Carowinds est un parc d'attractions situé à Charlotte entre la Caroline du Nord et la Caroline du Sud. The safety of our guests and associates has always been, and will always be our top priority.

“Double launch” means not only does the ride take off at an incredible 0 to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, but midway through a second thrust of acceleration launches you into the next half of the experience. We are in constant communication with our state and federal governments and are looking forward to welcoming you back just as soon as it is safe to do so. One of the most popular family entertainment attractions in the Carolinas, the park offers more than 100 state-of-the-art rides, including thirteen roller coasters, shows and experiences for all ages. In 2003, Paramount decided to relocate the roller coaster to Carowinds. Go upside down six times in just under two minutes on the Flying Cobras roller coaster. We appreciate you trusting us to make your stay both safe and comfortable.