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amusement park
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1973
Owner Cedar Fair
General manager Mike Fehnel
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
Kiddy Hawk Vekoma Inverted 2003 Operating
Flying Cobras Vekoma Shuttle 2009 Operating
Fury 325 Bolliger & Mabillard Giga March 28, 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
unknown Mack Rides Unknown 2019 Under construction

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 26 July 2015 -
White Lightnin' Schwarzkopf Shuttle 1977 1988 Gold Reef City

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