I am extremely happy that we are about to embark upon the Carowinds 2017 Season. My family has so much fun at Carowinds from the time it opens up for the season until we close it out with SCarowinds but, this year will be a little different. Hang tight… details are coming on that statement! There are a few NEW attractions happening in 2017 and we can’t wait to see them first hand. I can’t wait to surprise my nine year old with this news because he’s been trying to get back to Carowinds since Halloween 2016.
This Spring Carowinds will launch the all-new “County Fair” for everyone to enjoy! I’ve been to a few and love attending state county fairs. Carowinds will take you back to the 1950’s Carolina County Fair, filled with family fun, new food offerings and the addition of FOUR new rides: Zephyr is a classic family swing ride that will allow you to see an incredible view of the park. Rock ‘N’ Roller is a fast-paced circular ride that will rock ‘n roll you round and around with high energy tunes and spectacular lighting.
Electro-Spin will have riders flipping upside down in floorless gondolas 63 feet in the air. Do-Si-Do is a super-fun spiraling adventure that will send guests flying around on three giant arms. I’m looking forward to all these FUNtastic rides and the foodie in me can’t wait to try all the new additions on the menu. One of my favorite things to do at the County Fair is EAT! Anything from funnel cakes, cotton candy, pulled pork etc. I’ll try almost anything on the deep fried menu!
Carowinds is introducing Winterfest to ring in the holidays this year and I couldn’t be happier. I can see adding this event to our annual Carowinds traditions. Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland to ignite the season’s spirit in everyone. There will be tons of shimmering lights, holiday décor, entertainment, treats and a variety of holiday experiences throughout the park. It sounds amazing! Bring on the hot chocolate, egg nog and gingerbread cookies… I’m ready! Debuts in November 2017.
So there you have it… Carowinds will bring you the County Fair and Winterfest this year in addition to its already Fantastical line up! The BEST thing about this whole thing is that if you are a season pass holder, it’s included with your 2017 Gold Pass! I’ll be able to give you a sneak peek of the Carowinds County Fair next month when they preview it to the media so stay tuned. Head over to the Carowinds website for additional information and season pass holder options. Download the Carowinds app, it comes in handy!