amusement park
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1973
Owner Cedar Fair
General manager Pat Jones
Previous names Paramount's Carowinds
Area 122 acres

Carowinds is a theme park located on the state line between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina. The park opened on March 31, 1973, at a cost of $70 million, after a four-year planning period spearheaded by Charlotte businessman Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired to build the park by a 1956 trip to Disneyland and a dream of bringing the two states closer together. It is owned by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (14)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Afterburn Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1999 Operating
Carolina Cyclone Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1980 Operating
Carolina Goldrusher Arrow Dynamics Mine train 1973 Operating
Copperhead Strike Mack Rides Launched 2019 Operating
Kiddy Hawk Vekoma Inverted 2003 Operating
Flying Cobras Vekoma Shuttle 2009 Operating
Fury 325 Bolliger & Mabillard Giga 2015 Operating
Hurler International Coasters Wooden 1994 Operating
Intimidator Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper 2010 Operating
Nighthawk Vekoma Flying 2004 Operating
Ricochet Mack Rides Wild Mouse 2002 Operating
Vortex Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-Up 1992 Operating
Wilderness Run E&F Miler Industries Kiddie 1998 Operating
Woodstock Express Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden 1975 Operating

Past (3)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Flying Super Saturator Setpoint Suspended 2000 2008 -
Thunder Road Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters Wooden 1976 2015 -
White Lightnin' Schwarzkopf Shuttle 1977 1988 Gold Reef City

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