Carowinds is currently closed for the season and will reopen for the 2016 season in the spring. Each year, there are many exciting things that happen in the off season from updates on attractions under construction. There are other things to watch such as the current model of Fury 325 that is currently being constructed by Joshua Amos of Bassett, VA.

Joshua began the model a few weeks ago and has been looking forward to seeing what opportunity he can bring forward. The park debuted Fury 325 in 2015 as the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster with top speeds of 95 mph. The model is being made from scratch, and will be different from many other models of different rides.

The current status of the model shows the area footers constructed, station is complete with plaza, and the lift hill going down the drop is complete. The final airtime hills are also completed going into the brake run. The model does not have an estimated completion date although this will continue to be covered until the project is completed.

Construction photos:

Courtesy: Joshua Amos

This is the main layout of footers for the model of the ride

Courtesy: Joshua Amos

The plaza leading up to the station is completed

Courtesy: Joshua Amos

The lift hill spans 4.5 inches off the ground in this model

Courtesy: Joshua Amos

View of the first drop

Courtesy: Joshua Amos

View of the first drop from another angle

The model is currently under construction with no confirmed date for completion. There is a lot of work and creativity that goes into constructing something of this magnitude. I look forward to covering the remainder of Joshua’s progress in the coming months, and look forward to seeing the model in person once completed.

About Joshua Amos:

Joshua Amos is well known for the current model that was constructed of the former Carowinds front entrance. The model is currently on display in Harmony Hall at the park. Joshua has a love for art, and is currently a student at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, VA. Josh has many other projects that he has worked on and continues to enjoy his love for Carowinds and the many other theme parks that exist.

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About Carowinds:

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks including Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

For more information about Carowinds, visit: http://www.carowinds.com

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

For more information about Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, visit: http://www.cedarfair.com

Logo and image credits:

Logo courtesy of Carowinds

Feature image courtesy of Joshua Amos


Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire

Disclaimer: The Amusement Wire is not affiliated with the park or attraction mentioned in this article. All photos and video are courtesy of the individual parks or outlets and used for publicity reasons. The Amusement Wire does not own the rights to photos or video used unless otherwise noted.

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