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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A new coaster is headed to Carowinds in spring of next year after months of teasing from the amusement park.

The park announced Fury 325, the world's tallest and biggest giga coaster, on Thursday. They say:

Riders will board into three 32–passenger open air trains and begin their ascent to the top of a 325–foot (over 30 stories) hill. This immense hill is followed by an exhilarating 81 degree first drop. Like an angry hornet chasing its target, Fury 325 will race through a series of hills, curves and quick transitions while reaching speeds of up to 95 miles per hour. Riders will speed along 6,602 feet of track during the nearly three and one half minute ride.

Carowinds says this is a wild, daring and spontaneous flight of the hornet. The track will be visible from uptown Charlotte.

Other changes are coming to the park, as well, as part of a $50 million multi-year investment. There will be other new rides and attractions, new food and a new entrance plaza.

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