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Granny's Epic Secret Revealed

Scott Gerbereux

Digital Marketing Manager

Everybody knew about Granny's delicious concoction. Best for miles around. She’d won blue ribbons at the county fair for 40 years with that jam, but no more. Granny Byrd’s secret recipe is gonna be yours.

Just what is Granny fixin'? It might not be what you think. We unlock her secret in this post. 

Over the past eight weeks, Granny published her secret recipe. Each Thursday at 8:30 a.m., another part of the recipe was released, leading up to the announcement of Copperhead Strike on August 30 - 8/30 get it?

For an in-depth look at all of her teasers, review our Twitter moments about , including Granny sightings around Carowinds and signs on the construction fence. Some highlights include:


Granny's Secret Recipe


July 12, 2018 

#GrannysEpicSecret

 

Granny's on a roll, and she's about to launch a flavor that is 100% proof that her maneuvers remain unmatched! Watch out - it packs a bite!

Check back Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. for more of #GrannysEpicSecret 👵🏻 #Carowinds pic.twitter.com/pELG0IX6Fl

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) July 12, 2018

 

What it means: Copperhead Strike does not let up during its 2 minute 24 second ride. Each train holds 16 passengers. 

 



July 19, 2018 

#GrannysEpicSecret

 

While some of you may think you know what Granny's cookin’ up, the finished product will knock yer socks off!

Find out the first step of #GrannysEpicSecret 👵🏻 next Thursday at 8:30 a.m. #Carowinds pic.twitter.com/BlNaUKX5Cb

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) July 19, 2018

 

What it means: There are 3,255 feet of steel track. 530 tons of steel are used to make Copperhead Strike, including its two launches - twice the bite. 

 


July 23, 2018

#GrannysEpicSecret

 

What’s Granny fixin’ in that copper pot?

Follow next Thursday at 8:30 a.m. for another step of #GrannysEpicSecret 👵🏻 #Carowinds2019 pic.twitter.com/LgOV2Ho0eA

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) July 26, 2018

 

What it means: Copperhead Strike, built on a copper-colored track, starts by sending riders into a JoJo roll. 

 


August 2, 2018

#GrannysEpicSecret

 

The second step of #GrannysEpicSecret is a real doozy!#Carowinds2019 #Carowinds pic.twitter.com/9adhseDAFA

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) August 2, 2018


What it means: The first launch sends riders from 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds. 

 


August 9, 2018

#GrannysEpicSecret

Granny's mixin' up something downright intoxicatin' in her copper pot. #GrannysEpicSecret #Carowinds2019 pic.twitter.com/yT8VNkNh2N

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) August 9, 2018

 

What it means: Riders enter a 360-degree loop after the first launch. 

 


August 16, 2018

Granny jammed a lot into step 4! Can you keep up?#GrannysEpicSecret #Carowinds2019 pic.twitter.com/Kph7IrpZgi

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) August 16, 2018


What it means: The second launch takes riders from 35 to 50 mph in 2 seconds, sending them through more inversions, including a 360-degree loop.

 


August 23, 2018

Find out what all the fuss is about next Thursday, 8/30, when we reveal #GrannysEpicSecret! pic.twitter.com/EqBssHpSkG

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) August 23, 2018

 

What it means: There are five total inversions during the ride (Please keep all hands, arms and legs inside the ride at all times).

 


August 30, 2018

#GrannysEpicSecret

Granny's recipe is complete - get a taste of our new jam LIVE at 11 a.m.! https://t.co/t9w2IYysph#GrannysEpicSecret #Carowinds2019 pic.twitter.com/xvssBp6v8h

— Carowinds (@Carowinds) August 30, 2018

 

What it means: Riders will experience Copperhead Strike on one of three trains. 

 



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