Carowinds to welcome new ride in 2019

Courtesy of Carowinds
Courtesy of Carowinds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A new ride will join the Carowinds roster in 2019. 

Three years after the park debuted the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, Fury 325, the park announced its newest edition -- Copperhead Strike. 

According to the announcement, the coaster is the Carolinas' first double-launch coaster, going from 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds. 

The ride has more than a half mile of steel track and five head-over-heels inversions, the most of any double-launch coaster in North America. 

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