Ricochet
Ricochet at Carowinds
Carowinds
LocationCarowinds
Park sectionCarolina Boardwalk
Coordinates35°06′15″N 80°56′34″W / 35.1042°N 80.9428°W / 35.1042; -80.9428Coordinates: 35°06′15″N 80°56′34″W / 35.1042°N 80.9428°W / 35.1042; -80.9428
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)
General statistics
TypeSteel – Wild Mouse
ManufacturerMack Rides
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height45.9 ft (14.0 m)
Length1,214 ft (370 m)
Speed28 mph (45 km/h)
Inversions0
Duration1:50
Height restriction44 in (112 cm)
Ricochet at RCDB
Pictures of Ricochet at RCDB

Ricochet is a wild mouse roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. It opened for the 2002 season.

History

On October 23, 2001, Carowinds announced that they would be adding Ricochet. It would be the park's 11th roller coaster. The new ride would also be part of a new Carolina Boardwalk section.[1]

Ricochet officially opened on March 23, 2002.[2]

Facts

Ricochet at Carowinds is a Compact park model. It received a new paint job for the 2014 season, consisting of blue supports and green track.[3]

Ride experience

Riders exit the station before taking a sharp turn and up a 46 ft (14 m) chain lift into multiple 180° hairpin turns. Then, riders go up a small hill, take a sharp turn, and go down the biggest drop on the ride. After that, riders go up a hill and turn into two bunny hills, the second of which features the coaster's on-ride photo. Riders then turn into one more dip that leads into the brakes.

References

  1. ^ "Carowinds 11th Roller Coaster To Highlight Park's 30th Anniversary". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  2. ^ "Carowinds prepares for season (Amusements abound)". The Index-Journal. March 17, 2002. Retrieved September 17, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "InSanity lurks Inside: Carowinds - New Coat of Paint for Two Coasters".