While standing on Carowinds midway, you might think that our Ricochet ride is a mild-mannered, oversized kiddie coaster. But, just you wait. There’s something quite different about this coaster that makes it stand out in a crowd. Think about your typical roller coaster, particularly the turns. Most are “banked”, meaning they tilt up a bit so you don’t feel the whip quite as much. Alas, not so with “wild mouse” types of roller coasters like Ricochet. This sneaky ride is host to a series of completely flat, hairpin (therefore, hair-raising) turns with enough G-force to make you think you’re going to fly clear off the track into tomorrow. After the boomerang-like sharp turns, you fly down several hills with your stomach left far behind. With all these wacky, kick-back features, it’s no wonder this ride is called Ricochet.
Height Requirement: 54” minimum or 44” and accompanied by a supervising companion.