Carowinds is gearing up for another successful season of thrills. The park is coming off the 2016 season with a successful debut of Carolina Harbor waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Carolinas’. The 2017 announcement began with teasers from Mayor Higginbotham campaigning for four more years in office. The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived. The park will officially debut a new county fair section with four new rides and fun for the entire family.

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What will four more years bring?

  • Electro-Spin – Get ready for a jolt of fun when Electro-Spin sends riders through a freely rotating orbit through the air on its floorless gondolas. This unique ride will leave thrill seekers awed by its arsenal of tangled tricks.
  • Zephyr – This classic family swing ride will suspend guests as the ride rotates in a circular, wavelike motion – all while serving up some breathtaking views of the new County Fair and the rest of the park.
  • Rock ‘N’ Roller – A staple of any County Fair, the Rock ‘N’ Roller is a fast-paced circular ride that will rock n’ roll you around and around, up and down as high-energy tunes and spectacular lighting complement this awesome experience.
  • Do-Si-Do – This super-fun spiraling adventure will send guests flying through the air and gliding up, down and around as three giant arms rotate riders in different directions – all while increasing speed and elevation.

In addition to the four new rides, Carowinds will be renaming Carolina Cobra to The Flying Cobras to go along with the County Fair section.

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In addition to the new County Fair section, Carowinds is bring back Winterfest to the park in 2017. Winterfest will bring families together for the holidays and offer many foods, shows, and more. Here is what to expect from Winterfest debuting in 2017:

  • Midway Merryment will fill the paths of the park with melodious song and dance. Guests will also get to meet some of their favorite holiday characters, including Jack Frost and the Sugar Plum Fairy.
  • Christmas crafts and activities will be available for the entire family. From ornament decorating and feeding Santa’s reindeer, to making cookies with Mrs. Claus and ice skating on Snowflake Lake, guests will be fully immersed in the Christmas fun.
  • Holiday themed LIVE shows will be a must-see during this extravaganza. With Christmas musicals and the nightly lighting of our 70-foot tall Christmas tree- little kids and big kids alike are sure to be amazed.
  • Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Lot will set up shop in Planet Snoopy. Guests can walk the lot and meet Linus and Charlie Brown from the PEANUTS™ gang.

Winterfest begins in November 2017. Season passholders can receive free admission with the purchase of a 2017 season pass. The new County Fair section is set to open in Spring 2017.

For more information about 2017 attractions, visit: https://www.carowinds.com/what-s-new/experience-2017

For more information about Carowinds, visit: https://www.carowinds.com

Logo and image credits:

Logo courtesy of Carowinds

Feature image courtesy of Carowinds


Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator / The Amusement Wire

Disclaimer: The Amusement Wire is not affiliated with the park or attraction mentioned in this article. All photos and video are courtesy of the individual parks or outlets and used for publicity reasons. The Amusement Wire does not own the rights to photos or video used unless otherwise noted.

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