Exploring the New County Fair at Carowinds!
Carowinds: Where you can ride in 2 states!
Theme Park Addicts
If you’re regular readers of our blog, then you know we love amusement parks. We have season passes to both Universal Orlando parks and Carowinds. We will also be visiting Disney for Thanksgiving week this year!
The New and Improved
We were thrilled to find out that during the off season, Carowinds put in a whole new section, including four new rides! I know you’re all dying to get the details on the rides. That meant that just for our awesome readers and fans, we had to make a trip.
Mother’s Day weekend seemed perfect, since we usually camp that weekend anyway. If you didn’t already know, Carowinds has an awesome campground: Carowinds Camp Wilderness. If you want the best Carowinds experience possible, stay here on your visit.
Here are 5 reasons (and one bonus!) for why you should get your ticket right now to visit Carowinds and their new County Fair section of the theme park!
The County Fair!
Step back in time to a 1950’s Carolina County Fair. From the time you enter this section of the park, you know it’s something special. Fun 50’s music plays through the speakers, adding to the atmosphere. There are two new quick service food stops and sites that feel like you’re really at the county fair. They have also added 4 new rides, with something to fit every thrill level.
1. The Food
Funnel Cakes & Fair Fries
One of the best things about a county fair is the food. They really stayed true to the feeling with their two new quick service windows. They serve up two of the most iconic fair foods: Funnel Cakes and Fries. It’s just not a fair without fried food! You can also grab a corn dog to go with your fries.
2. The Zephyr
This fun fair classic is perfect for almost everyone. It offers low key thrills while giving you some great views. The swings spin in a gentle circular wave to the bee bop of 50’s tunes.
3. The Rock N Roller
Who doesn’t remember riding the Himalaya at the fair as a kid? It’s back and better than ever as you spin in an undulating circle to some 50’s rock n roll! This one really took me back to my teenage years.
4. The Do SI Do
If you want to step up the thrill level a little, the Do Si Do is for you. Tom said it was the Scrambler on steroids lol. This was our favorite of all the new rides. You spin in two directions while increasing in height. To add to the fun (or freak out your riding partner) rock the car back and forth as you fly!
5. The Electro Spin
For the major thrill seekers, look no further than the Electro Spin. This floorless gondola spins in all directions while lifting you high in the air. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart! I’ve never spun in so many directions at once, but I loved it!
Bonus! The Flying Cobras
A Carowinds classic got a new makeover with a paint job and new name! The former Carolina Cobra is now the Flying Cobras. The ride looks great with its new face lift and is just a thrilling and fun as ever.
*Tip – Get there when the park opens and head directly to the new area. This will give you at least an hour to ride all the new rides before the lines get crazy. Also, the lines clear out for about the last hour before park closing. The first hour and the last hour are the best times to avoid lines!
We had a great day at Carowinds, as always. We rode all the new rides multiple times, plus all of our favorites. We also checked out the Taste of the Carolinas event going on, stay tuned for that post. I hope all the moms out there had a Happy Mother’s Day with their family like I did.
Have you been to Carowinds and if so, what is your favorite ride?
What is your favorite theme park?
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