Carowinds is coming off a successful 2016 season with the debut of the largest waterpark in the Carolinas, Carolina Harbor. The amusement park, located in Charlotte, NC, has been expanding for the past couple of seasons. The upcoming 2017 season will continue to grow the park into the coming years. The new County Fair section of the park will bring back some classic rides with an upgraded feel to bring the Carolinas more together.

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For the upcoming 2017 season as announced, Carowinds will debut a new County Fair section with four new rides, upgrades to existing structures, and more. The four new rides include: Electro-Spin, Zephyr, Rock ‘N’ Roller and Do-Si-Do. The Carolina Cobra will be transformed into The Flying Cobras. Construction is moving along on the new area as many foundations have been poured and completed. The new Electro Spin recently had the base installed for the ride to spin riders around at exciting new heights. If your vacation plans take you to Carowinds this summer, you will not want to miss all of the excitement in the new County Fair. You can check out more photos here: County Fair construction photos.

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The park is also dependent on the many associates that will welcome guests into the park for the upcoming 2017 season. Each year over 4,000 associates are employed to operate in many departments such as: Admissions, Aquatics, Cash Services, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Games, Guest Services, Human Resources, Maintenance, Marketing, Merchandise, Park Services, Rides, Safety and Security. Applicants must be 15 years of age to apply. There are many perks such as complimentary Carowinds tickets for family and friends, exclusive associate ride nights, water park parties, movie nights, and grill day picnics. You can apply online at: or during office hours Monday – Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The upcoming season will also feature the return of “Taste of the Carolinas” and new in 2017 the debut of “Winterfest”.

The park opens officially on March 25, 2017 for the 2017 season. Season passes are on sale through the Carowinds website. Single day tickets are available online at the lowest prices available.

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Feature image courtesy of Carowinds

Article prepared by: Brian Mitchell – Site Operator 

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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