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Carolina Cobra

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Level 5 - Aggressive Thrill

At a Glance


Location: Carolina RFD
Duration: 2 minutes; 0 seconds
Height Requirement: 48 inches
Manufacturer: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing b.v. of The Netherlands

The Carolina Cobra strikes twice at Carowinds. A high-speed looping coaster that goes forward and backwards, turning riders upside down six times. Riders begin the ride going backward, they are then released and launched through three inversions, including a cobra roll and a 360-degree loop. Just as you catch your breath, riders are sent through the whole thing backwards. 

The Carolina Cobra is 125-feet tall and reaches speeds of 50-mph. The restraint mechanism is a shoulder harness designed to secure across the chest. 

Rider Safety Information

Riders must have the body and spinal control to sit upright without the aid of other people or devices. Riders must have the ability to hold on with one arm. A functioning arm is an upper extremity or prosthesis exhibiting good grip control, the ability to brace and strong enough to allow the guest to maintain the proper riding position throughout the duration of the ride. Riders mist have one functioning leg to be used for bracing the body during the course of the ride. A functioning leg may be a normal leg or prosthesis which can be used for bracing and maintaining balance when entering and exiting the unit. Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of one functioning arm and one functioning leg if the guest is able to form a saddle posture with leg remnants sufficient to brace self upright in the seat against the harness. Riders must have sufficient lower extremities to ensure the ride restraint system adequately restrains. 

Riders must be able to enter and exit the ride without jeopardizing themselves or others and to assist with their own evacuation if necessary. Riders must demonstrate appropriate observed behavior indicating a willingness and ability to participate and/or follow rider requirements. 

Riders with a cervical collar bone, neck brace, broken collar bone, full arm cast, braced arm cast or full leg cast are not allowed to ride. 

Alternate access entrance is at the ride exit. 

Hand-held infants and service animals are not allowed to ride.