- September 30th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Here's an update of my family's Scarowinds and Pumpkinfest experience after going on 9/29/18:
My baby girl provided the best, most concise critique. "It was very fun!" The 4 & 8 y/o both said their favorite part was choosing a pumpkin and drawing/coloring in the craft area. They, along with my 2 y/o, also had a blast playing in the foam pins. Riding the roller coaster (Woodstock Express) was their next favorite part of the day. The maze and treat locations were a nice touch as well.
I was on baby-duty while my wife, 15 y/o and 8 y/o went through mazes, so this is a write-up of their experience. My wife and I went through Dark Harvest and Slaughter House last week, so they did the other four. My wife says that all of them are better than those from last week. They're darker, more intense and have confined spaces. In one an actor followed my 15 y/o through half of the maze, which freaked him out, until finally passing him to scare my wife. They also mentioned good use of monitors that looked like windows coming on all of a sudden in dark areas with actors beating on the glass. There were three standout mazes. Silver Scream Studios, Urgent Scare, and their favorite Depths of Darkness. They really enjoyed the mazes, along with the opening ceremony and the friendliness/willingness of the cool characters to take photos with the kids. Good job and thanks Carowinds staff.
On a side note, it seemed to me that Fury was hauling all day. My son and I finally got a couple rides during the night time. Dispatches were averaging 43 seconds and the line was being eaten by the insanely good crew. I was right. Fury was hecka fast. Easily the best experience I've had on it with fast transitions all the way to the treble clef and powerful airtime on the back end. Awesome ride.