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Travel Channel showcases Carowinds’ coaster

The Travel Channel will air an hour-long feature at 10 p.m. Sunday that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, Fury 325.

The documentary includes information about the Cincinnati plant that built some 6,000-feet of Fury 325 track, the coaster’s computer system, and the water dummies that tested the ride’s safety features.

Fury 325 is dubbed as the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, defined by amusement park ride developer Intamin Amusement Rides as one with a first drop of at least 295 feet. The coaster travels up to 95 mph and is 325 feet tall.

TripAdvisor’s family travel website, Family Vacation Critic, recently named Carowinds one of the Top 10 Amusement Parks for Families, based on family-oriented perquisites, nearby accommodations, new rides and attractions.

Fury 325 is part of a planned $50 million multiyear investment at Carowinds that includes new rides, attractions and food from different regions. The rollercoaster is the centerpiece of a new, 8.2-acre main entrance plaza that includes more than 900 parking spaces closer to the gate, upgrades to improve traffic flow, and expanded guest service facilities.

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. of Sandusky, Ohio, which owns and operates 10 other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.

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