Going to Carowinds and climbing into the chair of a roller coaster pretty much makes me feel like a kid again every time, and when I get in that head space, it can make me do some fairly sophomoric things.
So on Thursday morning, as we waited in line to try the new Copperhead Strike “double-launch” coaster at the Carolinas’ largest amusement park, a media pal and I decided it’d be hilarious if I tried to make it through the entire 2-minute and 24-second ride without cracking a single expression.
You can watch the video and decide for yourself whether it is, in fact, amusing. But I’ll tell you this: It was harder to pull off than I thought it would be.
Copperhead Strike, which officially opens to the public on Saturday, is the first major coaster Carowinds has unveiled since Fury 325 in 2015 and is the centerpiece of the new Blue Ridge Junction area of the park — and the two rides couldn’t be much more different.