Carowinds made their epic “big splash” announcement on August 27, 2015, that they would be transforming the current Boomerang Bay into the new Carolina Harbor waterpark. The new rebranding would include many world class attractions and amenities from a new wave pool, the new Myrtle Turtle Beach, Kiddle Hawk Cove, and Blackbeard’s Revenge waterslides. The park is capitalizing on their current addition of Fury 325 from 2015, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster.

The park is currently had at work constructing the many new slides and attractions that will showcase this freshly new rebranded waterpark into the new Carolina Harbor. Southside Constructors of Charlotte, NC, is hard at work constructing the many pieces of metal that will support the many slides that will have guests plunging down them in May 2016. There are many components that have to be constructed from the time that demolition begins to the last piece being bolted into place.

Construction photos:

Carowinds continues to provide exciting updates of all the progress currently underway at Carolina Harbor. The current construction on the waterpark will take longer than Fury 325 construction with more man hours and many other components to be constructed.

Courtesy: Carowinds

Carolina Harbor waterpark construction is underway as Blackbeard’s revenge takes shape

Courtesy: Carowinds

An overall view of Blackbeard’s Revenge, a new slide at Carolina Harbor waterpark that will feature floor dropping capsules to plunge you to fun

Planning a visit?

Carowinds opens for the 2016 season in the spring. Carolina Harbor is scheduled to open in spring 2016. There are many ticket options available including Gold Season Passes, which are available online at 6 easy payments of $15.50. The sale ends Jan. 10, which would be the perfect gift for those looking at making a big splash in the new Carolina Harbor waterpark in 2016. To purchase Season Passes, visit: https://www.carowinds.com/ticket-category/Season-Passes-8-14-14-25

Carowinds has setup a blog to talk about Carolina Harbor and has more information on Southside Constructors in their blog. You can view their blog at: https://carolinaharbor.carowinds.com

About Carowinds:

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks including Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: “FUN”) is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair’s flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the “Best Amusement Parks in the World” in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

About Southside Constructors:

Southside Constructors is the general contractor for Carowinds and has helped with many projects in the park. The company is known for projects such as Dinosaurs Alive, Fury 325 station, Harmony Hall, and is currently working on the construction of Carolina Harbor waterpark. The company is based in Charlotte, NC, and has created over 600 jobs since the construction of Fury 325 began in 2014.

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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