Video: WindSeeker spinning tower ride opens at CarowindsSubmitted by Nick Sim on Monday, April 2, 2012 08:34
Carowinds has opened its new spinning tower ride, WindSeeker, to the public as the park's 2012 season gets underway.
The first riders were able to experience WindSeeker on Saturday, April 2, 2012. The ride towers some 301-feet above Carowinds, offering views across the park and beyond. A vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction, it sees guests swinging in circles around the central tower at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.
The ride is virtually identical to its namesake rides at a number of other Cedar Fair parks, all of which opened in 2011. It can be seen in action in the official video footage below:
Carowind's version of WindSeeker is reviewed in-depth over on The Coaster Critic. Theme Park Tourist featured full reviews of the WindSeeker rides at Kings Island and Cedar Point during the 2011 season.
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