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Thunder Road


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E. Pat Hall, a Charlotte real estate developer, opened Carowinds in 1973; however, the fuel crisis of the period and dwindling funds forced him to sell to Ohio-based Family Leisure Centers in 1975. When the park reopened in 1976, its big draw was Thunder Road, a roller coaster standing ninety feet high. Its unique feature was two tracks with cars running side-by-side, then splitting apart and coming back together near the finish. The coaster's tracks covered 4,000 feet.
Source:
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 2, Jul 2014, p120-122, 124, 126-127, il  (Periodical website)
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22162
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