Carowinds officials say they’re moving “ahead of schedule” in prepping the park for a new County Fair section that will include four new family rides.
As of mid-November, officials say they’re close to finishing demolition of the Southern Sidewinder waterslide along with a nearby game stand to make way for the expansion.
The thrill ride Carolina Cobra is getting a new name and color scheme. It will be called the Flying Cobras, and will be emblazoned with a blue and white color scheme with a stunt plane on each train.
The attraction is designed to “pay tribute to the classic air shows one would see at a Carolina County Fair.”
Here are four vintage rides guests can expect to see at the County Fair portion of Carowinds in spring 2017
▪ Do-Si-Do is a spiraling adventure that will send visitors flying through the air – gliding up, down and around as three giant arms rotate riders in different directions.
▪ Electro-Spin will give riders a sense of being airborne in free-rotating, floorless gondolas while being suspended and flipping upside down up to 63 feet above the ground.
▪ Rock ‘N’ Roller, a staple of any county fair, is a fast-paced circular ride that will send guests round and around, up and down as high-energy music and lighting round out the experience.
▪ Zephyr, a classic family swing ride, will suspend riders as it rotates in a circular, wavelike motion, providing elevated views of the park.