Sunday wasn’t a very nice day, at first. It was rainy and chilly. After watching the weather report, though, we decided to go for it. Jay had been looking forward to going to Carowinds and we figured that the park wouldn’t be very busy. We were right! Many of the rides we could walk right up to and hop on. In fact, on one of the rides Jay and I were the only people on it!
This was my favorite ride at the park. It’s called ‘The Intimidator’ and is named after Dale Earnhardt, Sr. This one is supposed to be scarey, but I really enjoyed it. And that’s saying a lot because I’m not usually one for amusement parks, let alone roller coasters.
This is how it looked after the rain finally stopped. I think that we rode this ride three times. The first time my sister was behind us and all I could hear was, “Oh God! Oh no!!” lol I had my eyes closed the entire ride. The next two times, though, I did have my eyes open.
I think this was the second ride that we went on. I didn’t care for this one because you were locked into a harness and you flipped over completely so that you were hanging from it. Not exactly my idea of fun. Jay really liked it, though. We ended up riding this one twice, I think. We stopped after Jay thought that he had lost his wallet. He lost his lighter the first time. Luckily his wallet was still in the seat, but barely!
You can somewhat see how they are hanging from their harnesses in this picture. Every time I just hoped that the engineer who designed the clasp knew what he was doing!
Here you can see the latest ride. It’s called the Wind Seeker. It’s the tallest ride in the park. It’s so tall that they had to put lights on the top for the planes to see it. I believe that it pulls you up 300 feet into the air and then you spin around on the swinging seats. It wasn’t too bad, but it was the end of the day and the spinning made me feel dizzy.