Charlotte, NC, USA (March 31, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — In 1903, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina became symbolic to the Carolinas as the site of the “first flight.” Now, more than 100 years later, Carowinds is giving guests the opportunity to experience what the Wright Brothers pioneered; the sense of soaring through the air, as the amusement park debuts WindSeeker – a $6.5 million, thirty-story-tall swing ride designed to give riders the feeling of flight.
“This is a must-ride attraction for both families and thrill-seekers alike as the sense of soaring thirty stories in the air is both exhilarating and breathtaking at the same time,” said Bart Kinzel, Carowinds’ vice president and general manager. “The immense scale of this ride alone is truly stunning as it changes the skyline of Carowinds for the third time in as many years.”
With the addition of WindSeeker, guests will notice several enhancements around the new ride, including:
“As the tallest ride ever built in the park, WindSeeker definitely ups the thrill factor at Carowinds,” said Josh Harington, Regional Representative of the Southeastern Region of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE).”This is one of those rides where you ask yourself, ‘how much higher is this thing going to go?’ before you realize you are only half way up! This is a tremendous addition to the park and I know guests of all ages will enjoy this exciting new attraction.”
Guests can also look forward to two NEW live shows in 2012- debuting on June 9!
To learn more about the exciting 2012 season at Carowinds, please visit www.carowinds.com.
Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.
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