Friday, December 1, 2023

Carowinds Opens Season with New Camp Snoopy Themed Children’s Area


As Carowinds opene,d its gates this year its youngest guests were the stars. Carowinds has transformed its kids’ area into the new Camp Snoopy, featuring five new junior rides like Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and a soaring Camp Bus, and an 8,000-square-foot climb and play area with plenty of shade. A new fountain with shady pergolas serves as the centerpiece, offering a beautiful place for families to gather and relax. Wilderness-inspired theming and upgraded amenities add charm and practicality.

To make room for all this family fun, the Character Carousel was relocated, refreshed and renamed. The Grand Carousel now sits in a new pavilion anchoring the newly renovated Carousel Park plaza, located near Vortex.

Also new for this year is Great Carolina Fest, a summer kick-off celebration of all the reasons to love the Carolinas. From food to music to iced tea on the porch and games on the lawn, it promises hometown fun for everyone. A new Cirque show debuting in June is sure to leave guests breathless. New menu items round out the offerings with a smoked brisket bacon cheeseburger, Carolina bird dog sandwich, s’mores funnel cake and more.

For park hours, show times, tickets and a complete listing of attractions, visit

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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