Dec 14, 2015

Amusement park CEO lays out plan to increase revenue

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation’s biggest amusement park chains is banking on technology and sports to generate more revenue. Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.’s new strategies include adding interactive […]

Aug 28, 2015

Carowinds announces additions, new name for waterpark

Forget having to load up the car to head to the beach. Carowinds, the thrill park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, unveiled plans Thursday for a major expansion […]

Aug 5, 2015

2 men who built Thunder Road remember Carowinds coaster

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Thirty-nine years later Ray Hargis still treasures the photo. The fading Polaroid shows a then-19-year-old Hargis standing next to an orange fiberglass car front shaped […]

Jul 29, 2015

Travel Channel showcases Carowinds’ coaster

The Travel Channel will air an hour-long feature at 10 p.m. Sunday that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of Carowinds’ newest roller coaster, Fury 325. The documentary includes […]

Jul 27, 2015

Final ride: Carowinds closes Thunder Road wooden coaster

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Thunder Road is going silent. The Carowinds theme park on the South Carolina-North Carolina line is shutting down the 39-year-old landmark wooden roller coaster forever. […]

Jun 18, 2015

Visitors flock to Carowinds for wooden coaster

CHARLOTTE – Visitors are flocking to Carowinds theme park for a last ride on the massive wooden roller coaster called Thunder Road. The theme park that straddles the state line […]

Mar 2, 2015

Carowinds auctions first rides on Fury

Carowinds amusement park is auctioning off seats for the first rides on its newest roller coaster, Fury 325. The park is giving 96 people the opportunity to ride the newest […]

Dec 5, 2014

Carowinds tops new coaster

CHARLOTTE – Carowinds construction crews on Thursday installed the final piece of the 325-foot lift hill on the new Fury 325 – the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. After […]

Oct 1, 2013

Duke picks York site to prepare for industrial development

Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Duke Energy, revealed Tuesday that the company has selected a 162-acre site in York, S.C., to prepare for possible future industrial development.

Aug 30, 2013

Carowinds plans $50 million expansion

The Ohio company that owns Carowinds says it will spend $50 million over the next several years to expand the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.

Dec 30, 2011

Carowinds Holding property foreclosed

The former King’s Gym and Pro Shop, a 25,706 square-foot building at 3722 S. Tryon St., was sold at foreclosure on Dec. 16. Built in 1983, the building was owned by Charlotte-based Carowinds Holding, LLC and foreclosed by RBC Bank.

Aug 2, 2011

Carowinds owner buys 61 acres

The owner of Carowinds has bought 61 acres of vacant property next to the theme park to make way for future expansions. Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., based in Sandusky, Ohio, […]

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