Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, has been unleashed at Carowinds
as part of a $50 million dollar multiyear investment, with rave reviews from enthusiasts.
For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It's where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet. It's where families and friends bond over rides and entertainment. Carowinds has now united its storied history with its future as the standard for thrills by unleashing Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.
Fury 325 simulates the wild, daring and spontaneous flight of the hornet. The new ride is visible from uptown Charlotte, renewing the park's skyline and serving as a symbol of changes to come. Fury 325 is part of a planned $50 million dollar multiyear investment to bring new life to founder Pat Hall's original vision for Carowinds.
The park will be revamped from top to bottom to celebrate Carolina culture including new rides and attractions, signature Carolina food offerings and entertainment. Now open at Carowinds, Fury 325 is the centerpiece of a new 8.2 acre main entrance plaza that includes a state-of-the-art ticketing and season pass processing area and expanded guest service facilities.
Riders board into three 32-passenger open air trains and begin their ascent to the top of a 325-foot (over 30 stories) hill. This immense hill is followed by an exhilarating 81 degree first drop. Like an angry hornet chasing its target, Fury 325 races through a series of hills, curves and quick transitions while reaching speeds of up to 95 miles per hour. Riders speed along 6,602 feet of track during the nearly three and one half minute ride.
Fury 325 was designed and manufactured by Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M) of Monthey, Switzerland, a recognized industry leader in roller coaster development and the same firm that brought Vortex in 1992, Afterburn in 1999, and The Intimidator in 2010.