Ricochet (Carowinds)

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Ricochet at Carowinds
Park section Carolina Boardwalk
Coordinates 35°06′15″N 80°56′34″W / 35.1042°N 80.9428°W / 35.1042; -80.9428Coordinates: 35°06′15″N 80°56′34″W / 35.1042°N 80.9428°W / 35.1042; -80.9428
Status Operating
Opening date 2002 (2002)
General statistics
Type Steel – Wild Mouse
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Inversions 0
Height restriction 44 in (112 cm)

Ricochet is a wild mouse roller coaster located at Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina. It opened for the 2002 season.


Ricochet at Carowinds is a Compact park model. Ricochet is the parks 11th coaster. Ricochet received a new paint job for the 2014 season, blue supports and a green track.

  • 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.

Ride experience[edit]

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. After that, the riders go up a hill before a brake run and 2 bunny hills, on the second bunny hill the on-ride photo is taken, and that is the conclusion of the ride. Speed: 28 mph

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