Carolina Goldrusher
Carolina Goldrusher entrance sign.jpg
Entrance sign
Carowinds
LocationCarowinds
Park sectionCarolina Boardwalk
Coordinates35°06′09″N 80°56′31″W / 35.1025°N 80.9420°W / 35.1025; -80.9420Coordinates: 35°06′09″N 80°56′31″W / 35.1025°N 80.9420°W / 35.1025; -80.9420 [1][2][3]
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 31, 1973
General statistics
TypeSteel
ManufacturerArrow Dynamics
DesignerRon Toomer
ModelMine Train
Lift/launch systemTwo chain lift hills
Height43 ft (13 m)
Drop34 ft (10 m)
Length2,397 ft (731 m)
Speed30 mph (48 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration2:17
Capacity2,000 riders per hour
G-force2.4
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Fast Lane available
Carolina Goldrusher at RCDB
Pictures of Carolina Goldrusher at RCDB

Carolina Goldrusher is a steel roller coaster made by Arrow Dynamics of Mountain View, California. The coaster is located in the Carolina Boardwalk area of Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the park's first roller coaster and one of only three original rides that still operate in the park today.

References

  1. ^ "Carolina Goldrusher - Carowinds - Roller Coasters". ultimaterollercoaster.com.
  2. ^ Marden, Duane. "Carolina Goldrusher  (Carowinds)". Roller Coaster DataBase.
  3. ^ "Carolina Goldrusher: Oldest Roller Coaster at Carowinds | Carowinds". carowinds.com.