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Apr 13, 2015, 14:17 ET
Taste of the Carolinas

Carowinds Debuts New Food Festival On April 18

 Carowinds celebrates the renowned food culture of this region as it debuts Taste of the Carolinas on Saturdays and Sundays from April 18...

Mar 26, 2015, 14:32 ET
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World Record-Breaking Coaster and New Attractions Catapult Carowinds to New Heights

Carowinds, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas, is gearing up for the most exciting season ever, with the debut of the world's...

Feb 23, 2015, 10:02 ET
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Carowinds, Cam Newton Foundation Score Big with Record Breaking Coaster

Carowinds and the Cam Newton Foundation form a winning team, one that will enhance the lives of local youth. Carowinds will hold an online auction...

Jan 28, 2015, 09:06 ET

Carowinds Releases Amazing 2015 Events Schedule

 Besides building the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, Carowinds announced today a 2015 calendar that includes the largest and most...

Dec 10, 2014, 11:27 ET
Riders will be catapulted nearly 300-feet into the air on SlingShot, debuting at Carowinds in the Spring of 2015. SlingShot marks the second new ride coming to Carowinds next year. The Park will also introduce Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.

Carowinds Announces Second New Ride for 2015

 As Carowinds construction crews build the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, Fury 325, the park announced a second new ride Wednesday...

Dec 04, 2014, 16:04 ET
Crews hoist the last piece of the Fury 325 lift hill into place at Carowinds in Charlotte, NC at 325 feet tall. Debuting in Spring 2015, Fury 325 will be the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster.

Carowinds Tops Off Record-Breaking Roller Coaster

 Carowinds construction crews Thursday installed the final piece of the 325-foot lift hill on the new Fury 325 – the world's tallest and...

Sep 10, 2014, 15:41 ET

SCarowinds strikes terror in the Carolinas beginning September 12

 Carowinds is transformed from a "theme park" to a "scream park" as it debuts SCarowinds Halloween Haunt, the largest, most horrific Halloween...

Aug 21, 2014, 16:10 ET
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Carowinds to Reach Exciting New Heights

For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It's where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet....

Aug 01, 2014, 08:55 ET

Carowinds Announces Key Changes to its Executive Team

 Carowinds, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas, is in the midst of a significant multi-year expansion. As previously...

Jul 10, 2014, 11:04 ET

Carowinds Opens Harmony Hall Marketplace

 Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast is excited to open Harmony Hall Marketplace; a brand new dining and entertainment facility. ...

Jun 24, 2014, 11:20 ET

New waterslides now open at Carowinds

 Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast, is excited to open two new water slides in their waterpark Boomerang Bay Friday June...

Oct 01, 2013, 10:46 ET
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Carowinds celebrates Fall with The Great Pumpkin Fest

 As the weather cools down and the pumpkins appear, Carowinds offers a fun new event for little ones and their families.  The Great...

Sep 18, 2013, 12:51 ET
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SCarowinds Opens with Three NEW Attractions this Year

 When darkness falls, fear rises and this year SCarowinds, the premiere Halloween attraction of the Carolinas, is more frightening than ever....

Sep 07, 2013, 12:33 ET
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Mega-Slides Coming To Carowinds Water Park!

Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast, is excited to bring two new breathtaking water slides to Boomerang Bay for Summer 2014.  ...

Jul 18, 2013, 11:28 ET
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Carowinds and Komen Charlotte Team Up to Save Lives

Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast! is proud to team up with Susan G. Komen Charlotte for Carowinds for the Cure, a four-week...

May 29, 2013, 12:10 ET
Carowinds June 2, 1973 over 3,000 people celebrated with Carowinds when it began daily operation. 40 years later we're excited to continue the party all summer long!  (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)

Carowinds Celebrates 40th Anniversary Season!

On Saturday, June 1, 2013,  Carowinds kicks off their 40th anniversary summer celebration with a birthday party packed full of fun - and...

Mar 28, 2013, 10:39 ET
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Carowinds Opens This Year with Dinosaurs Alive! Planning For the Best Season Ever!

 Carowinds opens this year on a historic note!  The Thrill Capital of the Southeast www.carowinds.com is excited to celebrate its 40th...

Mar 31, 2012, 12:59 ET
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Carowinds Open for the 2012 Season on March 31

 In 1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina became symbolic to the Carolinas as the site of the "first flight." Now, more than 100 years later,...

Aug 31, 2011, 10:00 ET
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Carowinds Donates More Than $40,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast, announced today that a total of $40,701.49 was raised during Carowinds for the Cure, a four-week...

Aug 24, 2011, 11:30 ET
WindSeeker Coming to Carowinds 2012

WindSeeker Takes Flight at Carowinds in 2012

While Kitty Hawk, North Carolina became symbolic to the Carolinas as the site of the "first flight," Carowinds will follow down a similar path as...