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Carowinds WindSeeker tower

Carowinds has revealed that the parts for its new WindSeeker spinning tower ride have begun to arrive on site, ahead of the attraction's debut in spring 2012.

The park has released a number of images of the ride's central tower via its official Facebook page, which are embedded below. When completed, WindSeeker will stand at some 301 feet tall, making it the tallest ride at Carowinds. The park is spending $6.5 million on installing the new ride, which will be located in the Carolina RFD area.

WindSeeker will be identical to its namesake rides at a number of other Cedar Fair parks, all of which opened in 2011. A vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction, it will see guests swinging in circles around the central tower. Riders will hit a top speed of 30 miles per hour as they take in panoramic views of the park and its surroundings.

Carowinds WindSeeker tower (1)

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Carowinds WindSeeker tower (2)

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Carowinds WindSeeker tower (3)

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Carowinds WindSeeker tower (4)

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As with other WindSeeker rides, Carowinds' version will feature an elaborate LED lighting array that will bringing it to life in the evenings.

Theme Park Tourist featured full reviews of the rides at Kings Island and Cedar Point during the 2011 season.

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