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Carowinds WindSeeker render

Carowinds has installed the first tower section for its WindSeeker ride, which will take guests on a gravity-defying spin above the park when it debuts in spring 2012.

The first pieces of WindSeeker's central column arrived on site at Carowinds last week, and the park has wasted no time in beginning to install them. It still has a larger number of sections to put in place, though, with WindSeeker set to stand at some 301-feet-tall. It will become the tallest ride at the park, and will be located in the Carolina RFD area.

WindSeeker construction
Image © Carowinds

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.

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

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