A new roller coaster coming this Spring: Carowinds’ Copperhead Strike

The first double launch roller coaster, Carowinds’ Copperhead Strike is coming to the Carolinas this Spring.

So what exactly is a double launch roller coaster?  According to the Carowinds website, this roller coaster will feature two launches.  The first will take your speed  from 0 to 42 mph in 2.5 seconds.  On the second launch, you’ll go from 35mph to 50mph in 2 seconds.

That’s some serious speed.  In fact, guests will experience a series of fast, tight, close-to-the-ground maneuvers and flip upside down in five head-over-heels inversions — the most of any double launch coaster in North America.

Take a look for yourself.  Are you brave enough?

Video Source: Carowinds.com

Carowinds website goes on to say, “Copperhead Strike does not let up during its 2 minute and 24 second ride along 3,255 feet of steel. It’s full throttle all the way from start to finish!”

You’ll be able to experience the new ride starting this Spring.