Carowinds Copperhead Strike

Charlotte, NC

Project Description

SHP provided electrical, plumbing and HVAC engineering design services for the new Copperhead Strike Roller Coaster. Copperhead Strike is the first double launch coaster in North or South Carolina. This attraction included several themed areas such as the station, launch barn, storage track building and ride photo area. Project Scope included site electrical improvements – midway lighting and power improvements, lighting improvements to the station and ride utility design for electrical and pneumatic systems as well as HVAC for the ride controls.

Year Completed


Project Features

  • Design of electrical and control pathway distribution system to serve new ride components, including brakes, sensors, drive wheels, pneumatic control boxes, operator stations and lift motors – by working with ride manufacturer and owner’s maintenance staff. Design also included new ride mounted theme lighting and site lighting, as well as other site components – ride sign, locker building, and queue line items (mister fans and fun TVs).
  • Coordination of technology and sound improvements with owner’s IT team — including site infrastructure improvements, pathways for new security cameras, sound system and telephones.
  • Design of pneumatic distribution piping and air compressor to support ride controls.
  • Design of HVAC system for the ride controls.

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