Thunder Road is gearuing up for its final ride. The wooden roller coaster will carry its last guest on July 26 after 39 years and nearly 40 million rides, according to a Carowinds news release. The ride is being retired to make room for future park growth which is part of a more than $50 million multi-year investment plan.
“Everything that you see, we're doing for our guests,” spokeswoman Laresa Thompson said. “This is what our guests have asked for. We heard you, we're listening.” The park added Fury 325, along with 900 more parking spaces and officials said to expect more surprises soon.