Carowinds to open ‘double-launch’ rollercoaster called Copperhead Strike in 2019

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CHARLOTTE, N.C -- Carowinds amusement park announced on Thursday it will be opening its first "double-launch" rollercoaster that is more than a half-mile long and goes upside-down five times -- more times than any other coaster in North America.

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They are calling the 2019 addition their "biggest announcement in park history."

“Double launch” means not only does the ride take off at 0 to 42 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, but midway through a second thrust of acceleration launches you into the next half of the experience.

Carowinds opened in 1973.

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