Carowinds Amusement Park New Enhancements

Park: 10 AM - 5 PM SCarowinds: Closed View Hours

2021 Park Improvements

Patrick Wisniewski |
May 23, 2021

When you visit Carowinds you’ll see that we have been very busy getting ready for you! From painting projects to new signage, there have been many improvements made across the park. Let’s take a look at a few of the new things you might notice on your next visit.  

Wayfinding Signs

Carowinds Family Amusement Park New Signs

We wanted to make it as easy as possible for our guests to find their way around the park. As you journey through Carowinds you’ll see new directional signage. Each of these were handcrafted by our teams to fit in with the theme of the area.  Two of my favorites are found in Camp Snoopy and Carolina Boardwalk.

Carowinds Family Amusement Park Camp Snoopy

Carowinds Family Amusement Park Carolina Boardwalk Sign

Candy Shoppe Waterwheel

Carowinds Candy Shoppe Waterwheel at Family Amusement ParkOur guests might not know this, but the Candy Shoppe is one of the last original buildings in the park from 1973. The iconic waterwheel has been given a complete restoration. The bright paint touch up pops amongst a gorgeous area filled with new plants from our horticulture team and a trickling stream. The thing I am most excited about is the addition of pieces from the original Parking Toll Plaza! As a child I remember driving under the “CW” pieces of iron and thinking to myself, “I’m at Carowinds!”.

Carolina Cyclone

Carowinds' Classic Roller Coaster Carolina Cyclone's New Trains

Our maintenance team worked on a unique project in honor of Carolina Cyclone’s 40th anniversary last year. We collaborated with our friends at Kings Island to develop new trains for the ride! They donated the trains from the classic Vortex roller coaster and we merged them with the existing Carolina Cyclone trains in a unique creation. Read this blog to find out more.

Carolina Skytower 

One of Carowinds’ original attractions has received some love! The park’s icon has received a brand new coat of paint. In this photo you can see the older paint on the bottom and the new paint on the top. It looks brighter than ever and I can’t wait for you to see it in person.

Carowinds' Classic Attraction Carolina Skytower

Woodstock Express

In early 2020, our team was hard at work on enhancements to Woodstock Express which celebrated 45 years last year. A large portion of this family roller coaster was rebuilt to give our guests an improved ride experience. It is one of the largest refurbishments in the history of the park. Visit to read more about this project and improvements made early last year. 

Carowinds' Classic Woodstock Express Roller Coaster

Photo by: Andrew Stilwell


Some of you might have noticed Intimidator is looking a little brighter! In honor of the coaster’s 10th anniversary last year our team gave this attraction a brand new coat of paint. It looks absolutely stunning and the team went above and beyond. Literally!

Carowinds Intimidator Roller Coaster Paintin

Carowinds' Intimidator Roller Coaster Being Painted

Carowinds' Intimidator Roller Coaster With New Paint

What are you looking forward to seeing the most at the park this year? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #Carowinds. Enjoy opening day!