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I don't really think in all my visits over the last 30 years that the place (KD) ever ran "efficiently" or up to max potential. I visited Carowinds once on Labor Day weekend a few years back and was quite impressed with the whole atmosphere and operations of the park. I think it has to do with being in the "South". There seems to be a more relaxed aura down that way.
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I like Kings Dominion....but I love Carowinds. Both parks have certain rides I would take out & both parks have rides I ride everytime. Afterburn & Intimidator make the park a must see for tourist. I live about an hour and a half from Carowinds and about 4 hours from Kings Dominion. I went to KD 4 times during the season & Carowinds 9. Everything seems to go smoother at Carowinds & the park has a more relaxed layout.
carolinatycoon wrote: And people are talking about how newer rides to Carowinds are on the South Carolina side of the park. It doesn't mean Cedar Fair is showing favoritism to that state, hence the park address being "14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC".
It all bals down to it being cost effective when it comes to tax breaks and permits when building in SC. Thats why pretty much all major attractions, as of lately, have been built on the SC side...
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I mean the rides are built where there is room. But some idiotic people think that CF is showing favoritism for South Carolina. Both states claim the park, but if it came down to it, the park is in North Carolina.
carolinatycoon wrote:I mean the rides are built where there is room. But some idiotic people think that CF is showing favoritism for South Carolina. Both states claim the park, but if it came down to it, the park is in North Carolina.
I don't think they are favoring SC. Though it's a bit too much of a coincidance that most of the new rides are in the SC side, though it might be just because of space and/or cheaper taxes in SC.
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