Fury has a lot of definitions. One of them is the new ride at Carowinds. 95mph plus twists, turns, and loops. That’s up in the hurricane range. While you’re traversing this 2-3 minute ride….dying does enter your mind.
How many times have you said…”That scared the ____ out of me!” That term belongs exclusively to the ride, FURY. It does and it did.
I wasn’t sure I was going to get on the ride, but I do love roller coasters. I figured they had some restrictions for geezers like they do for little kids. I looked to see if they had an ambulance nearby. I looked for a “Ride at your own risk” sign like the Petty cars at CMS. None, so I got on.
I took off my toupee, glasses, hearing aids, and teeth out. You’ve never ridden a real roller coaster until you ride this one. I was 5’9″ tall when I got on and 5’6″ when I got off. I swallowed my stomach back into place and went to my car and drove home. That actually is the most dangerous ride of all.
Pat Hall founded Carowinds in 1973 with a P.T. Barnum flair. He died in 1978. He did his job well like a lot of Charlotte’s founding fathers. His legacy still lives. It just keeps getting faster and higher.