Charlotte, North Carolina
August 5, 2010
Day #3 of the Negative-G 2010 Road Trip started with this magnificent
In 2009 when Carowinds announced this coaster, Intimidator my first thought
was "I MUST ride this" and everyone else thought the same thing
so that's where the planning for the Negative-G 2011 Road Trip began.
I mean just look at those hills and curves, man this coaster is sexy and
who wouldn't want to take it for a ride.
A few months before the trip I contacted Carowinds just letting them know
that a bunch of enthusiasts were headed their way and to see if maybe we
could get something like a behind the scenes tour. I wasn't expecting
much but there's nothing wrong with asking.
A couple of weeks before the trip Carowinds emailed back they'd be happy
to give us a half an hour exclusive ride time session on Intimidator.
Carrie was telling me some bad news about some of her characters in World
of Warcraft at the time and I blurted out "Holy (expletive deleted)
that (expletive deleted) is great!" Needless to say I had some
explaining to do to her about my actions. Then I went out to
inform Bond who was flying across the back yard on his zip line. When
he heard I wasn't the only person here screaming for joy.
We were led through the crowds who were also waiting to ride and through
the gates and up into the station.
As you can see we were all grins to have Intimidator to ourselves for half
an hour. Actually we didn't have the whole coaster to ourselves, we
had to share. We had one train and everyone else had the two other
trains. See, we can play well with others.