Carowinds Woodstock Express Up-Front Info
- Type of coaster: Family wooden
- Thrill Scale (0=Wimpy!, 10=Yikes!): 3.5
Mild drops, some lateral G-forces
- Track length: 1356 feet
- Height requirement: 46 inches (40 to 45 inches with responsible co-rider)
- Ride time: 1:30 minutes
If coaster riding is something of an addiction among hardcore fans, Woodstock Express is a gateway drug. The scaled-down woodie is designed as an accessible coaster for those who don't make the height cutoff on big-boy rides but are too old for teeny-weeny kiddie rides. It's thrilling, but not that thrilling. Unfortunately, the mid-1970s ride can get a wee bit rough. Kids closer to the 40-inch end of the height spectrum may find the sometimes-jarring lateral (side-to-side) G-forces a little much. But the icky purple color of the track should calm them down.