Ricochet (roller coaster)
Ricochet at Carowinds
|Park section||Carolina Boardwalk|
|Park section||Candy Apple Grove|
|Opening date||March 22, 2002|
|Type||Steel – Wild Mouse|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height restriction||44 in (112 cm)|
Ricochet is a wild mouse roller coaster located at Carowinds and Kings Dominion amusement parks. It is located in the Carolina Boardwalk section at Carowinds and The Grove section at Kings Dominion. Both opened for the 2002 season.
Ricochet at Carowinds is a Compact park model.
- Height - 46 ft (14 m)
- Speed - 28 mph (45 km/h)
- Duration - 1:50
- Length - 1,214 ft (370 m)
- Capacity - 1120 riders per hour
- Cars - 8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.
Riders exit the station before taking a sharp turn and up a 46 ft (14 m) chain lift. and taking turn followed by a small brake run and repeating that three times. Then, the riders go up a small hill and another brake run, take a sharp turn and go down the biggest drop of the ride, where the rider's photo is taken. After that, the riders go up a hill before a brake run and 2 bunny hills and that is the conclusion of the ride.
Ricochet at Kings Dominion is a Large park model.
- Height - 52 ft (16 m)
- Drop - 50 ft (15 m)
- Speed - 35 mph (56 km/h)
- Length - 1,312 ft (400 m)
- Capacity - 960 riders per hour
- Cars - 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.
The ride is painted in high-contrast blue and sunglow orange, and the track layout consists of several high hairpin switchbacks followed by a pair of steep drops.
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