Afterburn

Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

Operating since 3/20/1999

Roller Coaster · Steel · Inverted · Extreme

Make: Bolliger & Mabillard
Model: Inverted Coaster / Custom

Statistics

Length:2,956 ft
Height:113 ft
Inversions:6
Speed:62 mph
Duration:2:47
Elements:Loop
Immelmann
Zero-G Roll
Batwing
Corkscrew
Capacity:1,380 riders per hour

Details

Former names:Top Gun - The Jet Coaster (1999 to 2007)
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Trains:2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.
Etymology:Initially, Carowinds had plans to theme this coaster after the movie, Godzilla. But the movie had little success, so the park instead themed the coaster after the movie Top Gun and gave it the name Top Gun - The Jet Coaster

Afterburn - Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)

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Afterburn - Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina, USA)