Charlotte, N.C. (February 10, 2022)
Carowinds today announced it will open for the 2022 operating season on Saturday, March 12. Throughout this year’s “Seasons of Fun,” guests will discover enchanting décor, special merchandise, delectable treats, and new entertainment experiences throughout the park. Carowinds is also expanding the lineup of special events taking place throughout the year to include something for everyone in the family. Among the new events planned for 2022 is the State Line Celebration (April 9-May 8), a one-of-a-kind, limited-time event where the Carolina State Line will come to life like never before. The all-new extravaganza proves there’s no place finer than being in the Carolinas with authentic cuisine, local brews and musicians that can only be experienced in the Tar Heel and Palmetto states.
Other Highlight Events:
• Grand Carnivale (June 25-July 10) guests can celebrate the world on a grand scale at the larger-than-life international festival replete with extravagant sights, pulsing rhythms, delicious international food, a spectacular parade, block parties and fun traditions from around the globe.
• SCarowinds (September 16-October 30, select nights) returns for the 2022 season as the Carolinas’ largest Halloween event. Guests will feel the need to sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new generation of SCarowinds. Every corner is freshly cursed with horrifying haunted mazes, spine-tingling scare zones, and live entertainment.
• Tricks and Treats Fall Fest (Saturdays and Sundays from September 17-October 30) is all-new this year and promises to be the area’s favorite Halloween event. Everyone in the family, from tots to tweens to adults, will have a spooktacular time filled with fun autumn activities, specialty food and craft beers, games and game shows, music entertainment, traditional trick-or-treating, and so much more.
• WinterFest (date to be announced soon) guests will continue to celebrate the holidays at Carowinds with millions of holiday lights and decorations, ice skating, family activities, live shows, specialty food and select rides.
Guests can learn more about these experiences at www.Carowinds.com/events and on Carowinds social channels.
Approximately 2,000 seasonal associates will be hired to help staff the park this year, with hourly wages starting at $15. Job opportunities are available in all park operating areas, including rides, merchandise and games, park services, food and beverage, admissions, safety and security, entertainment and more. Carowinds offers flexible schedules and many perks for its associates, including discounts, reward and recognition programs, exclusive events and free admission to any Cedar Fair park. To apply, please visit jobs.cedarfair.com/carowinds. As always, the health and safety of Carowinds guests will be a top priority. The park’s protocols and health measures will help ensure guests and their families have a safe and fun day at Carowinds.
About Carowinds Carowinds, a 400-acre amusement park located on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, is home to top-rated roller coasters, including Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga coaster, as well as more than 60 rides, attractions, and live stage shows. Carolina Harbor, a 26-acre waterpark, features a variety of water slides, wave pools, large play structures and a three-acre children’s play area. Carowinds Camp Wilderness and SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds are guest accommodations located on-site. For information on attractions and accommodations at Carowinds, visit www.carowinds.com or call 704.588.2600. Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world.