RIDE MORE. WAIT LESS. SPEED PAST THE LINES WITH FAST LANE!
Afterburn embodies the high-flying speeds and gravity defying maneuvers of a fighter jet. Full of action and unpredictable inversions, this coaster is a "can't miss" for any thrill seeker visiting the park.
Introduced to Carowinds in 1999, Afterburn is the park's 3rd tallest and fastest roller coaster. Riders fly through six inversions, including a space drop, a vertical loop, an Immelmann (an actual maneuver used by fighter pilots), a zero "G" roll, a batwing, a flat spin and finally a spiral.
With trains suspended below the track, riders loop on the outside of the track instead of the inside. Afterburn reaches a blinding speed of up to 62 mph and is distinguished by its inverted construction and smooth ride. The first drop is 113-feet tall!
- 113 Feet
- 62 MPH
- 2.7 Minutes