The internet is a tricky place full of the most up to date information available to only those who search, and the most unreliable information on the planet. It is too early to know what category this rumor fits into, but a shipping manifest was discovered that suggests Carowinds is getting a shipment from Zamperla. The shipment record states it is packed in four packages and weights 1,602 kg, that is approximately the weight of a minivan for those unfamiliar with the metric system. That is not a very heavy shipment, so this could simply be parts for something Carowinds already owns, or perhaps it is only the weight of a single package and the four combined shipments are a new attraction.
If this is a new attraction what may be in store for Carowinds 2020, and where could it go? This year Copperhead Strike was the anchor for their new Blue Ridge Junction. However there is only one other flat in the area, Mountain Gliders, a flying scooter ride relocated and rethemed from Planet Snoopy. If they wanted to continue to develop this area they could install a super air race model. This is a fairly small footprint and it could be in the general area between the locker area and the Copperhead Strike entrance. They could theme it to a drunken crop duster to fit in with the moonshine theme of Granny's Farm.
Another possibility could be a more family oriented ride, since they did add a thrilling attraction this year. The Rip Roarin’ Rapids was retired and removed the last water attraction in the dry side of the park, so the only option for guests who wanted to get wet and cool off was to go over to the waterpark. They could install a Watermania or a Water Fight attraction. Both of these rides feature interaction with other guests and of course water. The two attractions have water cannons that guests can spray at the other ride vehicles. Both of these options could offer a great way to cool off for kids in the dry park. We will have to kick back and wait to see what Carowinds has in store for 2020.