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Carolina Goldrusher

Carolina Goldrusher

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Take a ride back to the times of the Carolina gold rush, the first gold rush in the United States. As you climb aboard our mine trains, you'll embark on an adventure that's full of hill-hugging turns, bluff diving drops and rich treasures.

Carolina Goldrusher is the oldest roller coaster at Carowinds, opening with the park on March 31, 1973. Don't let that fun fact fool ya' - this roller coaster is full of spunk and continues to produce as many screams as the day it was debuted. 

This wood and steel coaster rips through the Carolina foothills at speeds of 30 mph and features two lift hills and a 43-foot drop. Some call this roller coaster a timeless classic, but one thing is for sure - you'll strike GOLD! 

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  • OPENED
    March 31, 1973
  • DROP HEIGHT
    43 Feet
  • DURATION
    2.2 Minutes