Merthecat

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  1. Merthecat

    Carowinds

    That circular concrete pad is going to be the new location of the ride formerly known as Woodstock Gliders, which was located in the Planet Snoopy area but is nonetheless an excellent ride for all ages. I believe where the two rows of columns lie will be the station/loading area of the coaster. But all shall be revealed in 11 days!
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    Carowinds

    Yes, Kingda Ka does have a top hat, but it's a pretty extreme coaster, and the layout runs about 1200' from one end to the other. There's no possible way a coaster of those proportions could ever fit here. Roller coaster elements are not exclusive to certain types of roller coasters, so smaller coasters can have things like top hats too. Kingda Ka has only one launch, not two, and it is solely for the purpose of pushing the coaster up a 456' hill. Thus, it needs to be really long and very powerful. The new coaster at Carowinds doesn't need that kind of power since it won't be climbing so high, so it just needs to be enough to push the train through a few elements. And I think that two launches are more of a bragging right than a physical necessity in this case.
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    UP Fantasy Football League?

    I'm interested.
  4. The daytime views are just as impressive:
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    Carowinds

    Looks like you're right! Crates have arrived at the park labelled "Mack Rides" and footers look to be going in soon. Also, the project has appeared on RCDB (Roller Coaster Data Base): https://rcdb.com/16349.htm
  6. Regarding the gondola discussion, I am reminded of a YouTube video discussing the possibility of cable transport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdTE4TCqkZo
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    Wegmans coming to Cary

    According to this article from WRAL,
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    N&O Site

    Surely the two companies are related, since two of the Phoenix sites have the same southern California address. The other has a Las Vegas mailing address.
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    The RailYard SouthEnd

    For some reason I misread the title of this thread as "RailEnd SouthYard," even though I know the name of this project.
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    N&O Site

    Has anyone ever noticed this?
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    ^Not a very flattering angle, but RUS is definitely a landmark addition to the city. It will be nice when Gateway Station is complete so that both ends of the RGH-CLT line have fancy new stations.
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    Glenwood South miscellaneous developments

    Yes, that is where the future Devereaux Meadows Park will be. Does anyone know when activity will start on preparing the park? Or will it follow the completion of Peace/West?
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    Elizabeth Projects (7th St, Elizabeth Ave, etc)

    Fair enough, but the building is 50+ years old (according to the notice) and is obviously aging. It can't last forever.
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    Charter Square (Site One)

    ^ Per the article, City Gateway is still expected to be complete this fall? I haven't seen any movement on the site, so that seems a bit unrealistic or outdated.
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    Wegmans coming to Cary

    Looks like the dealerships at the Performance Auto Mall on 15-501 have mostly vacated the site. I suspect Wegmans will break ground soon.