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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
Carowinds announces Fury 325 the world's tallest, fastest giga coaster. (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)

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
"SCarowinds 2013, When Darkness Falls Fear Rises." (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)

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
Carowinds for the Cure Logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)

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...

Jul 11, 2011, 10:00 ET
Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast, is proud to team up with the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure(TM) for a four-week fundraising initiative called Carowinds for the Cure. This special program will be held at the park and online from July 11 through August 7. Please visit www.carowinds.com for more information.  (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)

Carowinds and Komen Team Up to Save Lives

Carowinds, the thrill capital of the Southeast, is proud to team up with the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ for a...

May 18, 2011, 09:00 ET
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New Light Show and Military Tribute Highlight Memorial Day Weekend at Carowinds

From soaking in the sun, a show that will delight your senses, and special savings for members of our armed forces, Carowinds, the home of...

Mar 30, 2011, 10:33 ET
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Carowinds Opens for 2011 Season on April 2

Has your Carowinds "Opening Day Countdown" clock been running since the park closed last season? Have you been pretending your couch is really a...

Mar 27, 2010, 12:40 ET
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View of the 211-foot first drop of the Intimidator at Carowinds - Charlotte, NC. (PRNewsFoto/Carowinds)[TK]
 CHARLOTTE, NC UNITED STATES
 03/25/2010

Intimidator Changes the Landscape for Thrill Seekers

If you think riding the Afterburn roller coaster at Carowinds is an adventure (and it is – it annually ranks among the top 25 steel roller...

Aug 26, 2009, 11:15 ET
Intimidator's camelback hills.

Carowinds to Add Record-Breaking $23 Million Roller Coaster for 2010

The skyline of Carowinds will drastically change for what will be a historic and record-breaking 2010 season, as the amusement park announces...

Sep 10, 2008, 01:00 ET
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Pantone, Inc., developer of the globally accepted PANTONE Color Systems, is the leading source of traditional and electronic products for the selection and accurate communication of color. With over 40 years of experience, Pantone is recognized as the worldwide market leader in color communication and color technology for the graphic design, printing, publishing, textile and plastics industries. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 LAWRENCEVILLE and CARLSTADT, NJ USA
 09/22/2004

Carolina Cobra to Strike at Carowinds for 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new species coming to the Carolinas, but this is no animal! Carolina Cobra is an innovative...