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What Rides Will Be Open During WinterFest?

Chris Foshee

Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager - @chrisfoshee on Twitter


Believe it or not, the holiday season will be here before you know it. While that may invoke stress for some, it also means that it’s almost time for WinterFest at Carowinds! This all-new event will be sure to spread cheer as the state line comes alive for the ultimate celebration of the season.

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WinterFest will be your chance to experience Carowinds like never before. The park will undergo a magical transformation, complete with over 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree, live shows, strolling performers, interactive experiences, arts and crafts, Santa and special holiday dishes that will delight. This large-scale event will be packed with holiday spirit!

So, one of the questions on everyone’s mind…

What Rides Will Be Open During WinterFest?

Since announcing WinterFest last year, many have asked which rides will be open during the event. Wonder no more! There will be up to 23 rides available to complete your night of festive memory making.

  • Afterburn
  • Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
  • Carolina Skytower
  • Character Carousel
  • Charlie Brown’s Wind-up
  • Do-Si-Do
  • Electro-Spin
  • Flying Ace Aerial Chase
  • Flying Ace Balloon Race
  • Peanuts Pirates
  • Ricochet
  • Rock ‘N’ Roller
  • Scrambler
  • Snoopy vs. Red Baron
  • Zephyr
  • SlingShot – additional fee required
  • RipCord – additional fee required


Due to weather and off-season maintenance, other rides will not be open during the event. WinterFest will be more of a seasonal celebration centered around entertainment, holiday activities, dining and festive décor.

For a limited time, buy your 2018 Gold Season Pass at the lowest price of the season and receive one free visit in 2017 – including WinterFest!
Don’t forget: 2017 Gold and Platinum Season Passholders receive free admission to WinterFest!

We’ll be featuring more information about WinterFest in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned. In the meantime, check out the complete list of holiday attractions and experiences on our website.


From over 5 million shimmering lights and festive holiday fun, WinterFest will be THE place to be! Buy WinterFest tickets now and get ready for the grandest holiday event in the Carolinas!

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Chris Foshee

Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager - @chrisfoshee on Twitter

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