Heading down this weekend from Kings Dominion territory. Carowinds will be my fourth CF park this summer. Can't wait to try your Intimidator and see how your parks holds up to the others. Any advice for a first time visitor?
mooniefins wrote:Heading down this weekend from Kings Dominion territory. Carowinds will be my fourth CF park this summer. Can't wait to try your Intimidator and see how your parks holds up to the others. Any advice for a first time visitor?
Do you plan on buying fastlane or not? If you do, then it doesn't matter what you ride first and any plan of action. Nighthawk is always having problems, so I would try to hit that one at the beginning.
No fastlane here, haven't purchased yet, not even for Cedar Point, not starting now. I can't justify that extra cash and it hasn't been necessary thus far. We'll be there Saturday night hopefully to get some night rides in, and all day Sunday. I can't imagine it would be terribly busy.
mooniefins wrote:No fastlane here, haven't purchased yet, not even for Cedar Point, not starting now. I can't justify that extra cash and it hasn't been necessary thus far. We'll be there Saturday night hopefully to get some night rides in, and all day Sunday. I can't imagine it would be terribly busy.
I haven't been following the park closely but I saw this on their Twitter...
And then they put this photo with it...
My Top 5 Steel: 1. Maverick 2. The Incredible Hulk 3. Millennium Force 4. Dragon Challenge (Fireball) 5. Diamondback My Top 5 Wood: 1. Outlaw Run 2. Goliath 3. The Beast 4. American Eagle (Red) 5. American Thunder
On Monday officials from Cedar Fair, the company that owns Carowinds announced a $50 million investment in the amusement park.
At the Charlotte Chamber Board of Advisers meeting, Cedar Fair said it plans to add new rides and attractions on land, on the North Carolina side of the park in Charlotte as well as more concessions and games.
They said it will make Carowinds the fourth-largest park that they own.
CEDAR FAIR IDENTIFIES CHARLOTTE PARK AS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH
Company announces plans for multi-year expansion at Carowinds Amusement Park
SANDUSKY, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2013 -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced a multi-year expansion project for its Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
"The continued growth in the Charlotte market presents a unique opportunity for our Carowinds amusement park, which we believe is ready for record-breaking attractions," said Richard Zimmerman, Cedar Fair's Chief Operating Officer. "Over the next three years we intend to make several significant investments in both the amusement and water park areas, including new rides and attractions, new and upgraded food locations, and general infrastructure improvements. We plan to expand the capacity of Carowinds in all areas to appropriately serve its market and provide our guests with a 'Best Day of Summer' experience each and every time they visit our park."
The Company, which recently opened a satellite corporate office in Charlotte, expects the expanded park will draw additional tourists to the already popular Charlotte market. It will invest more than $30 million over the next three years and expects to hire an additional 15 full-time and approximately 270 seasonal jobs to support these new investments. As with many of its capital investments across the country, the Company will look to hire local companies to help with the design and construction of this multi-year expansion.
ADMIN EDIT: There was a typo in the initial release. The current release has been updated to say $50 million, not $30 million.
Last edited by robbalvey on Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:08 pm.
$30 million isn't that much, actually. Especially if a hotel is one of the things they're adding. Intimidator cost $23 million. Still, I can hope for some flat ride additions and a good sized coaster instead.
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