Duck Rides Roller Coaster That Reaches 93 MPH
This is something you don’t hear about everyday. The New York Post is reporting that a duck recently boarded a roller coaster at the Cedar Creek Theme Park in Ohio. So, let’s just picture this for a moment.
Somehow this duck finds itself not only in the park but on a ride. That’s not all. The ride actually started up and the duck did not fly off. What now? Well, he just sat tight and rode it out. Tony Clark, the spokesman for the park had this explanation, ““it appears the duck may have flown into the ride vehicle at some point while it was in operation.” Clark gave the quote to the New York Post.
Instead of waiting for the park officials to take action after the ride was over, a guest took over and carried the duck off the ride. It appears as though the guest took the duck with her. Poor little thing was scared to death. For more details check them out in the New York Post right here.
You Can Still Ride These Carowinds Opening Day Attractions 50 Years Later
As you’ve probably heard, Carowinds is celebrating the park’s 50th anniversary in 2023. The park sits directly on the North and South Carolina border. And throughout the years it has evolved and grown into one of the nation’s premier amusement parks. It’s seen changes in ownership, the addition of a waterpark, and countless rides come and go. Some of those “goings” hurt more than others (RIP Thunder Road). But most have made way for bigger and better attractions. Fury 325 is regarded as one of the best roller coasters in the country. The Copperhead Strike is the park’s newest roller coaster. And this year they added the new Aeronautical Landing portion to the area near Afterburn. That ride will always be Top Gun to me, a name that was retired when Paramount sold the park to Cedar Fair. And I remember being too small to ride it when it first opened, but I’ll never forget how massive it seemed at the time. Now it’s one of the smaller at least in height, rides in the park. But even with all this change, some things at Carowinds remain the same from the park’s opening day in 1973 including a few attractions.
So what did Carowinds look like, on March 31, 2023? Here’s a look at some of the Carowinds opening day attractions you can still experience. And keep reading for a lookback and some of the rides I wish you could still ride!