1. The Fury 325 is said to be the tallest, fastest giga coaster in the world. Reaching a height of 325 feet, with a speed of 95 mph, the ride lasted about 3 minutes and 25 seconds. It is a sit-down steel roller coaster with one gigantic 81-degree drop, plus several other big drops, and multiple super-tight turns that whipped everyone all around, crossing back and forth over the South Carolina and North Carolina state line. Everyone lifted up and out of their seat for several seconds (known as "airtime") at least half a dozen times. It was an incredible adrenaline rush with its tight, twising turns, and the favorite roller coaster for Karen, Renee, John and Alex on this date.
2. The Intimidator is the second tallest roller coaster in the park at 230 feet in height which makes it taller than a 20-story building. It is a sit-down steel coaster with a smooth ride. The Intimidator is all about the hills. The individual seats were separated and staggered across the trains' platforms, instead of all together in rows. So riders could see other riders, but could not hold a friend's hand while flying through the air at 75 miles an hour.
3. Nighthawk: The steel track is 2,766 feet in length and the height of the lift is 115 feet. Nighthawk has a total of 5 inversions. It features one vertical loop, a double corkscrew, two "Lie to Fly" and two "Fly to Le" elements.
Once riders are seated and restrained, the train tilts backwards into a 'lay-down' position and dispatched. The train travels backwards out of the station, turns left and travels up the 115-foot lift hill. Once the train reaches the top of the lift hill, it dips down into a twist (called a "Lie-to-Fly") that turns the trains upside down into a flying position where riders face the ground. After the twist, the train travels down the first drop, reaching speeds of 51 mph. Riders then go through an over banked Horseshoe Curve element. Following the Horseshoe, the train enters a "Fly-to-Lie" element that turns riders back to a lay-down position. After the banked turn, the ride enters the 66-foot tall vertical loop, where riders experience 4.3 G's. The train then goes into another "Lie-to-Fly" element. Following the loop, riders go through another turn into the final "Fly-to-Lie" element before entering two consecutive corkscrews before making a right turn onto the brake run.
4. The Afterburn is a steel roller coaster in which the seats hang from the rails above, leaving feet to dangle in the air. Because the rails are above riders, there's an illusion of flying through the air. There are lots of corkscrews and twists.
5. The Carolina Cobra doesn't make a circuit like the other coasters in the park. It doesn't leave the station, go in a big circle and arrive back where it started. Instead, the train is hoisted up backwards to the top of a ramp, then races down the incline. At the bottom, it twists, loops and twists again, and then runs up another incline. Then it repeats the whole thing BACKWARDS.
6. Vortex is a stand-up roller coaster. Riders stand through the ride, strapped in by their shoulders. This made it impossible for Karen to put here hands up high in the air.
7. Hurler is a big wooden roller coaster. Karen does not usually like wooden roller coasters, and she did not ride this one.
8. Carolina Cyclone is an older steel roller coaster with multiple loops and corkscrews. It goes upside down a lot. It is not a smooth ride, but a real head-shaker.