What It's Like to Ride the World's Tallest and Fastest 'Giga' Coaster (WATCH)
The ride accelerates to 95 miles per hour
“People can’t drive a car that fast,” Rob Decker, designer of the new Fury 325 roller coaster at the Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina, told NBC News. “At least they shouldn’t,” he added. “And they certainly can’t take turns like we’re taking, at 95 miles an hour.”
The coaster is 6,600 feet of adrenaline-junkie catnip. It climbs to 325 feet before dropping at a steep 81 degrees and careering around a series of sharp curves. It lasts almost three and a half minutes, and it will carve itself into your brain and live there along with the rest of your traumatic memories.
Carowinds maintains that Fury 325 is the world’s tallest and fastest “giga coaster” (a subgenre of coasters that climb to over 300 feet) and that it “will simulate the wild, daring and spontaneous flight of the hornet.”
As we all know, hornets are nature’s worst creation, so if that’s translated into roller coaster form, we can’t wait.