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2017 Carowinds Easter Eggstravaganza Brunch

Carowinds Easter Eggstravaganza Brunch

Only select Cedar Fair amusement parks are open early enough to coincide with Easter. Traditionally, visiting the parks on Easter day is a great opportunity to experience lower crowds since 1) it is a Sunday, and 2) it is a holiday. This year Carowinds will be open for Easter and plans special events the week of April 8-16 to celebrate.

New this year, Carowinds has added a special Easter Brunch, and if you know anything about the food, it will be spectacular!

The Carowinds Easter Brunch menu will include the following:

– Raspberry Cream Cheese French Toast
– Yogurt Bar
– Fresh Berries, Granola, Banana, Toasted Almonds,
– Scrambled Egg over Cheddar Roasted Breakfast Potato Casserole
– Sausage Links
– Crispy Bacon
– Traditional Shrimp and Creamy Grits

170408 Carowinds Easter Buffet Sign @SuperWeenieHtJr


Carving Board featuring:

– Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, Smoked Turkey
– Horseradish, Whole grain mustard, Cranberry Mayo
– Assorted Seeded Rolls
– Macaroni and Cheese
– Glazed Carrots
– Bacon Braised Green Beans

Dessert Bar featuring:

– Wild Berry Panna Cotta
– Coconut Cream Cake
– Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Assorted Juices, Coffee, Coke a Cola Beverages

The Carowinds Easter Eggstravaganza Brunch takes place in the Grove Pavilion from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on April 16, 2017.

Tickets to the Carowinds Easter Eggstravaganza Brunch are $24.99 per person and can be purchased online.

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4 More Years! 4 More Years! While the national election scene was bracing for a crazy November 2016 Presidential election, Earnest Lee Higganbotham was campaigning for four more years as the Mayor of Carowinds. Throughout the 2016 season, Carowinds lead a fantastic campaign behind Mr. Higganbotham, and on August 18, 2016, his constituents proudly hoisted him into the Mayoral seat for another four years.

As part of Mr. Higganbotham’s campaign promise, Carowinds would be getting four new attraction and a rebranding of the County Fair section of the park.

Charlotte, N.C. –True Carolinians will agree, the feel of an old county fair is like no other. Now guests can enter into an atmosphere of timeless fun for all ages as Carowinds opens an all-new County Fair themed area in spring 2017.

More than three-acres of family fun await in County Fair, featuring four retro classic rides: The twists and turns of Do-Si-Do glides guests up, down and around on three giant arms.

Carowinds County Fair Illustration #2


The floorless gondolas on Electro-Spin flip guests upside down up to 63 feet above the ground.

Carowinds County Fair Illustration #3


Rock ‘N’ Roller’s circular motion paired with music tunes and spectacular lighting is a crowd pleaser.

Carowinds County Fair Illustration #1


Grab the family for some high flying action on the Zephyr swing ride.

The hardest part of the day might be deciding which regional treat to eat! No fair would be complete without recognizable smells and tastes from some “blue ribbon” favorites including: fried corn, hot dogs, cotton candy and fresh cut fries – yummy! Let’s not forget the ever-popular funnel cake. Guests can indulge the deep-fried pastry the old-fashioned way, or chow down on our bite-sized funnel cake fritters.

The County Fair section of the park will feature a wide range of activities that exceed everyone’s imaginations. Family members of all ages can enjoy the comforting feel of the old fair imagery.

“We combined some long-time guests’ favorites, four classic fair rides, traditional fair food and music, to bring a one-of-a-kind experience families will want to enjoy over and over again”, says vice president and general manager, Pat Jones. “Parents can go back in time and re-live their childhood with their kids and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

It’s not too late to purchase a 2017 season pass or renew a current one at the lowest price of the year at Season passholders will get to experience the all-new County Fair before anyone else during Carowinds exclusive Season Passholder Preview night Friday, March 24 from 6-10 p.m. The park opens to the public on Saturday, March 25.

About Carowinds
Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, two water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

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Carowinds Expands Panda Express for 2017

2017 Carowinds Panda Express Concept Art 1


Back in late January, we learned that Panda Express at Carowinds would relocate from their current location across from Midway Market to the Joe Cool Cafe building.

The current Panda Express building has a long history at the park but with the added patronage and being added to the Carowinds dining plans, they have outgrown the space and were looking to upgrade their accommodations.

Fortunately, just footsteps away is Joe Cool Cafe.

For the 2017 season, the former Joe Cool Cafe will receive a complete facelift for the modern era of Panda Express. The new facade is very similar to the architecture of the standalone stores located outside the park.

2017 Carowinds Panda Express Concept Art 2


The new building has more than enough space to accommodate large crowds as there are dual lines for the really busy days.

The former Panda Express building has been razed.

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