Disclosure: I’m a Carowinds Brand Ambassador (Caro Blogger) and received complimentary season passes to give you an all access experience to Carowinds. All opinions are mine alone.
If you haven’t already heard… Carowinds recently announced new additions that will be coming in 2016. Boomerang Bay will be re-themed expanding the attractions and renaming it Carolina Harbor Waterpark. There will be a new entrance dedicated to direct access to the waterpark and you will be able to come and go as you please. The additions will be a Surf Club Harbor wave pool – A state-of-the-art 27,000 square-foot wave pool that features 12 water geysers, Blackbeard’s Revenge – A towering six story tall water slide complex featuring three attractions and six exhilarating slides, Seaside Splashworks – Part of a new two-acre family area, this water structure features over 80 elements including a 423-gallon tipping bucket, Kiddy Hawk Cove and Myrtle Turtle Beach – These two new family-fun zones are fully equipped with features for both parents and children, New and Renovated Restaurants – In addition to enhancing several restaurants, Harbor House and Schooners will be new premiere dining destinations, Additional Cabanas – You’ll find more than enough shade in 40 new luxurious cabanas, More Lounging Chairs – An additional 1,100 lounging chairs will be available for guests to relax and enjoy the sun, Sand Volleyball Courts – Five professional quality sand volleyball courts will be added. New and Upgraded Facilities – In addition to upgrading family changing areas, a new bathhouse will be added. This sounds sweet!
More Carowinds surprises… A full service Starbucks will be located right near the main park entrance. It will accommodate nearly 100 indoors with a 3,000 sq ft plus sized patio. I love to plan all day trips to the theme park so it’s great to know that I’ll be able to conveniently get my Chai Tea Latte once I arrive in the morning to get me running and ready for family fun! In addition I can look forward to an afternoon Chai Frappuccino to keep me cool! I’m also really excited about the Cirque Imagine Show – Really cool circus style show with acrobatic performances and bike stunts coming to Carowinds. They have so many great performances already and this is just going to enhance the season line up. I would love to go and see Cirque Imagine when it opens at Carowinds. If you are a 2015 Season Pass holder you’ll want to know that the 2016 Carowinds Season Passes are now available. 2016 Season Passes are currently on sale at their lowest price of the season. Any new purchase comes with a free visit in 2015 (which is a pretty good deal since it is only about $50 more to go anytime you want in 2016). Anyone who renews will get a Fast Lane Plus Pass for 2015. There are so many fun things happening at Carowinds, you won’t fall short of things to do when you visit. I haven’t even touched on the Fall events that are planned.
SCarowinds is an event I am looking forward to. I’m planning to coordinate a visit to Carowinds during this Spooktacular event as a part of my JENtober Birthday festivities. SCarowinds will start on September 18th and go through October 31st on select nights. They’ve added back a former fan favorite maze, “Slaughterhouse: The Final Cut. I can’t wait to go and share my SCarowinds experience with you. Visit the website for more SCarowinds information. If you’re looking for some less scary family fun then the Fall Festival may be right up your alley. The Great Pumpkin Fest will be starting September 19. It’s a family-oriented fall festival that will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-5. It takes place in Planet Snoopy. The start date of the event was moved up this year, and they’re starting festivities an hour earlier than last year. You can look forward to activities like Last Laff a kid friendly circus, Sleeping Giant, Petting Zoo, Hay Bale Maze, Mumpkin Patch (Mini Pumpkin), Foam Zone, Trick-Or-Treating at various stations from 3:00 – 5:00 pm each day, Peter the talking Pumpkin and the Color Station. These are some great activities, I’m sure my little one will have a ball visiting Fall Festival. This is another event to add to my list of things to do this fall. Visit the website for more information about the Carowinds Fall Festival. Have you been to Carowinds this season? If not, what are you waiting for? Join in the FUN! #LuvCarowinds