Carowinds announces biggest park investment ever with 'Copperhead Strike'


Charlotte-based theme park Carowinds announced one of the biggest park investments in its 45-year history on Thursday with the construction of a double-launch coaster called 'Copperhead Strike.'

The coaster is part of the park's new Blue Ridge Junction campus and, according to Carowinds information, goes from 0 to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.

A new Marriott hotel and dormitory complex for travel and tourism students are also part of the new construction in the park.

All of the new facilities and attractions are scheduled to open in 2019.

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