Carowinds Opens Harmony Hall Marketplace

New Restaurant and Entertainment Venue Part of Multi-Year Expansion Plan

Jul 10, 2014, 11:04 ET from Carowinds

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, Thrill Capital of the Southeast is excited to open Harmony Hall Marketplace; a brand new dining and entertainment facility.  Harmony Hall will offer a variety of unique dining options and live shows throughout the day.  The venue greatly expands the choices for park guests looking to enjoy a meal, or show. 

"We want both thrill-seekers and their family and friends to have a place to come together, have some great food, enjoy a show, and relax,"  says John Taylor Carowinds  Marketing Director,  "folks can refresh and cool down, then head out and enjoy more coasters and fun in the park." 

Known for coasters and thrills the amusement park located in Charlotte on the North, South Carolina border is in phase one of a multi-year expansion plan. Crediting growth in the Charlotte area, Cedar Fair is investing more than $50 million in the park over the next few years to update and improve every aspect of the guest experience from rides and dining to entertainment and infrastructure.   Harmony Hall is the latest improvement, offering guests new and delicious dining options with a focus on expertly prepared food made with fresh ingredients.  The menu will feature a variety of favorites like Carolina style bbq, summertime classics from the grill, healthy salads, custom made pizzas, baked goods and more.  Guests can also choose from hundreds of specialty drink options from the Coke Freestyle beverage stations. 

"We're elevating the choices for guests looking for a quality dining experience," says EJ Randolph Carowinds Food and Beverage Director,  "We want a stop at Harmony Hall to be an important part of sharing a fun day at the park with family and friends."

Located at the foot of the parks largest coaster The Intimidator, Harmony Hall will seat up to 500 people and feature an open design with restaurant stations, seating area, stage, and bar area within 26,500 square feet of air conditioned space. 

Enjoy a live show on a historic stage

In addition to the new dining options, Harmony Hall will offer a number of live shows. Kickin' Country will entertain guests every afternoon with hourly shows featuring country favorites that will have guests clapping and singing along.  Todays performers are taking  their place on a stage filled with Carowinds history.  Harmony Hall Marketplace is named after one of the parks original theatre's that entertained guests through many decades.  As the park grows and expands it aims to fill the needs of modern parkgoer's while honoring its rich past as the Carolinas destination for entertainment, thrills, and fun. 

More information on Carowinds schedule, prices, and attractions can always be found online at  and on social media  @carowindspark .

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN."  In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

Contact: Julie Whitted

SOURCE Carowinds