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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:33 am

^That would look so ridiculous :lmao:
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Postby hoppedup » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:45 am

^^ I only noticed the lights on Windseeker because my daughter's friend asked why it wasn't running. I guess I missed the rest of the Christmas decorations because we had our coaster blinders on.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:46 am

dorneyparkrules wrote:The 2019 operating hours are now up! https://www.carowinds.com/explore/calendar-and-hours


Awesome, thanks for posting. Looking forward to my annual May visit!
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Postby prozach626 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:13 am

KI had a giant Christmas tree before the entrance gates. It had Christmas decorations and no attempt to have it blend in with the Haunt.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby pproteinc » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:36 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:
dorneyparkrules wrote:The 2019 operating hours are now up! https://www.carowinds.com/explore/calendar-and-hours


Awesome, thanks for posting. Looking forward to my annual May visit!


Hmmm Water park looks to remain with the 6 or 5pm closing in August and Septemeber instead of the 7pm closings of yesteryears. Also no full week of operations during Winterfest this year, however looks like they will open at 4 instead of 5 on Sundays this season and the 2pm openings will remain on Saturdays. I'm cool with.

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:22 pm

pproteinc wrote:
PKI Jizzman wrote:
dorneyparkrules wrote:The 2019 operating hours are now up! https://www.carowinds.com/explore/calendar-and-hours


Awesome, thanks for posting. Looking forward to my annual May visit!


Hmmm Water park looks to remain with the 6 or 5pm closing in August and Septemeber instead of the 7pm closings of yesteryears. Also no full week of operations during Winterfest this year, however looks like they will open at 4 instead of 5 on Sundays this season and the 2pm openings will remain on Saturdays. I'm cool with.


I think the calendar is subject to change. Especially in regards to ERT. The current calendar shows ERT for Fury 325 as 3 weekend days in August only. It was the same way last year and wasn't updated until closer to opening day, IIRC.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:38 am

pproteinc wrote:Also no full week of operations during Winterfest this year


I think that's mostly just because of how Christmas falls this year. They went to daily operations for the week leading up to Christmas last year and they still basically do, daily ops just started a few days earlier last year because of where the weekend fell.

At least that's how I'm seeing it...

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:18 pm

The local schools (Charlotte-Meck anyway) last day before Winter Break is Friday Dec 20th. That's the main reason there isn't a full week during Winterfest. I'm actually surprised they are open on the 19th because of that.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm

Great timing with the calendar coming out. I have a "milestone" birthday in April and was looking for something to do. (Hint: It's between 30 and 50.) I noticed that they are open a full week in April that just so happens to coincide with my birthday. How convenient! Maybe too convenient. I can only assume that the reason is that is spring break in the area.

So without asking for an accurate prediction, in the past has that spring break week an "OMG stay the F away" type week, or is it decent crowd but typically been manageable?

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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby bgtlover » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:29 pm

operative_me wrote:Great timing with the calendar coming out. I have a "milestone" birthday in April and was looking for something to do. (Hint: It's between 30 and 50.) I noticed that they are open a full week in April that just so happens to coincide with my birthday. How convenient! Maybe too convenient. I can only assume that the reason is that is spring break in the area.

So without asking for an accurate prediction, in the past has that spring break week an "OMG stay the F away" type week, or does it decent crowd but typically been manageable?

(Asking for a friend)


It's somewhere in the middle. If the weather looks great? It's going to be busy, but still doable. If the forecast calls for rain? Could be dead, even if a drop never falls. Weekdays, specifically Tues & Wed, will be least crowded (in great weather).
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