General Carowinds discussion
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By Jonathan


Expansion will bring six new attractions, including an 8,000 square foot play area
New FREE Pre-K Pass introduced

Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 16, 2017 – Carowinds will debut a newly expanded kids’ area, Camp Snoopy, opening for the spring 2018 season. Formerly known as Planet Snoopy, Camp Snoopy will feature new rides, a climb and play area and a more natural looking midway that celebrates the beauty of the Carolina wilderness. Also new for 2018 is the Pre-K Pass, a season pass offering free admission to children ages three to five.

The Camp Snoopy playtime spot will feature five new rides:

  • Camp Bus: Buckle up on the wacky camp bus and take a ride that will lift guests into the air and back down to the ground in smooth extensions.
  • PEANUTS™ Trailblazers: Get behind the wheel of a Jeep-themed vehicle and burn rubber on a small, round speedway.
  • Kite Eating Tree: Ride along in a kite vehicle that travels up and down a tree.
  • Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies: Take a trip in a “mud buggy,” where guests will rotate around the popular Pig Pen character while bouncing on a bumpy ride.
  • Woodstock Whirlybirds: Spin around in an oversized birds nest on this classic ride.

In addition, an 8,000 square foot climb and play area, Beagle Scout Acres, will be added. Children can explore the wide open space with three all-new features:

  • The youngest adventurers will be able to gather in a fenced-in toddler area with lots of hands-on activities.
  • A new play hill will be an open area for guests to enjoy slides and climb on a turf covered mound.
  • Playground wood structures will have hands-on interactives, slides and plenty of things to climb.

The child care facility and Snack Shack restaurant will receive improvements as well.

Also for 2018, Carowinds will introduce the Pre-K Pass, a free season pass specifically for children. The Pre-K Pass provides complimentary admission for kids three to five years of age throughout the 2018 season as well as the remainder of 2017. Online pre-registration is required.

“The expansion of our kids’ area along with the introduction of the Pre-K Pass puts Carowinds as a top destination for families,” said Pat Jones, Carowinds vice president and general manager. “The new Camp Snoopy area joins our world-class attractions such as the record-breaking Fury 325 giga coaster and the massive Carolina Harbor water park in offering features that meet the needs of guests ranging from three to 23 to 93, providing unique opportunities for creating family memories.”

Guests may purchase a 2018 Gold Season Pass at the lowest price of the year. 2018 Gold Season passholders receive unlimited access to Carowinds as well as its Carolina Harbor water park in 2018, along with free admission to SCarowinds and WinterFest, access to special passholder-only events, plus one free visit during the remaining 2017 season. The special pricing ends October 29, 2017.

The flying scooters (Woodstock Gliders) and carousel will be relocated to different areas of the park. The carousel is expected to be moved to the plaza in front of Vortex. The new location of the flyers is unknown at this time.
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By gabed
Been a long time coming, good to finally see Snoopy get some love. Now as to where the gliders are going??? :think: :think:
By Cameron
Still lost 4 rides in the process and If i the rendering are correct i wonder what the kiddie invert will be changed to. Looks like that won't be in Camp Snoopy
Last edited by Cameron on August 16th, 2017, 10:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
The gliders, the carousel, and the helicopters. I say that the helicopters are gone for good but I wonder where the gliders will be moved to? I hope they don't remove them from the park completely. I think this is a great and much-needed addition. However, I am surprised a pipe scream wasn't announced.
I wonder if flyers are moving to the county fair area near wwf area or maybe it takes the place where people think the carousel is going in front of Vortex
To keep up with the theme I would say the Carousel would be relocated at the Classic Fair area.

There is always a Carousel at State/County Fair.

Maybe both the Gliders & Carousel can go to the Classic Fair side?
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By cadi40
Is anyone a little bit disappointed in this announcement? I knew we weren't getting a Hotel and I knew Vortex wasn't happening but We lost some rides and Camp Snoopy is the same size it was. I just
Hope we aren't loosing the gliders.
In a Facebook comment, the park stated "the Character Carousel and Woodstock Gliders will be relocated inside the park to make room for this exciting expansion." So at least we know for sure that we aren't losing these rides.
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By gabed
cadi40 wrote:Is anyone a little bit disappointed in this announcement?

Nope, not even a little. Much needed addition to what used to be a pretty sad part of the park.
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