Long before the sun woke up, a handful of coaster enthusiasts assembled outside the gate of Carowinds Amusement Park. What could get coaster enthusiasts up and at a park so early? Normally it is to ride roller coasters but that was not on the plan for today. It was the day of the big announcement for what’s new for Carowinds in 2012.
The Carowinds Theater was quiet but waiting in anticipation for the news media who would be there later. Am I the only person who thought the stage trusses looked strange the way they were setup on stage. Was this another hint of what was to be announced?
As the morning drew on, Wilson continued to bring his unique sense of humor to the area residents of Charlotte with assistance from coaster enthusiasts. I thought we should do a clip from the top hill of Intimidator but that wasn’t in the plans for today.
When we returned at 11:00, the friendly park staff was there to greet us and welcome us to their facilities. For those of you not familiar with Carowinds, that line of pavers is the North Carolina/South Carolina border that runs through the park.
The camera crews are ready…
After the announcement, we were treated to a great lunch including freshly grilled shrimp, tasty BBQ, and all the fixings that go along with it. For dessert there is fried cheesecake or pound cake, both with fresh fruit. It’s not a complete southern meal without something fried.
Thank you, Carowinds, for the hospitality and continued capital investments in an amusement park that is already great!