Caro Bloggers Program

Caro-Bloggers: Carowinds Blogger Program


There’s a lot going on at Carowinds, and we needed a little help sharing all of our great stories, events and family offerings. That’s why we launched the Caro-Bloggers blog ambassador program in 2015. Whether your looking for tips on visiting with your family, the best places to dine, an exclusive preview or recap of our special events or how to get the best deal on tickets and Season Passes, let our Caro-Bloggers be your guide for an inside look behind the midways of Carolinas’ premiere entertainment destination.

Carowinds Articles You May Like


Have You Checked Out Carolina Harbor? - By Jen Plym at Charlotte Smarty Pants


New to Carowinds in 2016 – Boomerang Bay has undergone a historic transformation into the all new Carolina Harbor Waterpark. In addition to revamping previous popular waterpark attractions, Carolina Harbor brings many new attractions geared for families and thrill seekers. The new expansion doubles the amount of water slides at Carowinds. (Read More)

Five Things You DON'T Want Want to Forget While Visiting Carowinds with Kids - by Becky Mansfield at Your Modern Family


I am not one of those people to take pictures of our family on rides, but thankfully the parks do that for you. Have you noticed how there are camera on all of the best rides that seem to capture you right when you are closing your eyes, screaming out loud, or throwing your hands into the air in anticipation of that giant rollercoaster hill? Now we have a way to share them. Yep! … and our kids are ALL OVER IT. We signed up for FunPix and now we have unlimited downloads of all of our Carowinds photos. We have already shared ours with 3 of our son’s friends and my parents (yes, leave it up to a 9 year old to share the one of you hiding your face in his shoulder!). (Read More)


What to Take to An Amuesement Park - By Melissa Vera at Adventures of Frugal Mom


I am so excited that we will be visiting the park for my birthday. The Railhawks are playing out of town, so it is the perfect time to go. Plus, it's smack dab in the middle of summer, so while the rest of the family will be enjoying the thrill rides, I will be with a friend in the new Carolina Harbor waterpark cooling off...Here are some things you might need to take with you to Carowinds. (Read More)

Carowinds: Carolina Harbor Tips and Takeaways - By Jen Lawrence at JenOni


I decided to take advantage of the weekend and head to Carowinds so we can experience Carolina Harbor and some of the new attractions like the all new 3,000 square-foot Starbucks and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 3Z Arena. Honestly, it was the perfect day to head to the waterpark...Who wouldn't want to be poolside cooling off? I'm sharing a few tips to give you the best Carowinds and Carolina Harbor experience. (Read More)


Meet Our 2016 Caro-Bloggers


We’ve assembled a great roster for this year’s program - made up of exceptional bloggers from all regions of the Carolinas.

Jennifer Plym
Jennifer Plym
Jen Plym is the founder of Charlotte Smarty Pants, the largest parenting resource in Charlotte. What started out in 2007 as a daily blog between two resourceful best friends has turned into a pink and green movement with over 30,000 Charlotte moms engaging every month. From pregnancy to high school and beyond, Charlotte Smarty Pants has you covered with what's trending on the parenting circuit - all with a Southern, modern style.
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Andrew Stilwell
Andrew Stilwell
Andrew Stilwell is highly respected amusement park blogger for Coaster101.com, the online destination for all the ins-and-outs and twists-and-turns of the roller coaster and amusement industry. He caught the "coaster bug" early on and has been visiting Carowinds since he moved to the Carolinas in 2000. While it's safe to say he's been struck with #FuryFever, his other favorite Carowinds roller coasters include Nighthawk and Afterburn.
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Melissa Vera
Melissa Vera
Melissa is the adventurous owner of three blogs Adventures of Frugal Mom, Champagne Style Bare Budget and Reading with Frugal Mom. She was born and raised near Camp Lejeune, NC, but now makes her home near the Raleigh/Durham area. She has been married to her husband for 21 years. She is the mom of three beautiful daughters (ages 19, 17 and 13) who keep her busy. From money saving tips and reviews to crafts and reading, Melissa provides a wealth of helpful information for readers.
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Erin Lane
Erin Lane
Erin Lane is a corporate marketer turned stay-at-home mom to a six-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter. She lives with her family in Raleigh, NC where she's now mastering creative play, temper tantrums and emotional/cognitive development - with the help of lots of coffee. Her lifestyle blog, A Parenting Production, allows her to share both the highs and lows of parenting, as well as fun and interesting things about North Carolina. She is a huge fan of roller coasters, but hates heights.
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Jen Lawrence
Jen Lawrence
Jen is the wife of her high school sweetheart and mom of four (2 daughters and 2 sons), which lovingly she calls her "Fab Four." She's a Durham, NC-based lifestyle blogger at Jael Custom Designs and loves to share all things fashion, style, food, technology, travel, current events, arts and entertainment. Jen is a full-time working mom. Between balancing a busy schedule, Jen enjoys quality time with her family, Girl Scouts, attending social events and connecting on social media.
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Maricris Guadagna
Maricris Guadagna
Maricris is the editor and owner of Zensible Mama. A blogger originally from the Philippines and now living in Charlotte for the past 12 years, she loves to cook, craft and is a self-proclaimed international travel geek. She's the mother of a tween daughter, the wife of a gentle giant and runs on coffee and chocolate - and occasionally fries. Her nationally recognized blog focuses on digital lifestyle, travel, culture and photography.
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The Adventures of Peas and Carrots
The Adventures of Peas and Carrots
The Adventures of Peas and Carrots is a YouTube video blog series (Vlog) ran by the husband and wife team of Brian and Carmen. Both sharing their love for amusement parks and travel, they share their adventures through the Carolinas and beyond. They are especially huge fans of food and wine festivals.
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Becky Mansfield
Becky Mansfield
Becky is the founder of Your Modern Family, a popular parenting blog where she shares tips on parenting, cleaning, saving money and marriage. Becky is the author of seven books including the best-selling book, Potty Train in a Weekend. She and her husband were high-school and college sweethearts, married in 2004. They now work together from home as full-time bloggers, while raising their four young children in the Charlotte area.
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Lexi Hotchkiss
Lexi Hotchkiss
Lexi came to Charlotte after leaving her high-pressure PR gig to take on the even more intense job of being a mom. Now with two princess-loving daughters and a successful communications agency, Lexi has taken the reigns at Charlotte Moms, a blog dedicated to getting through this thing called motherhood one laugh, cry, inspiration, real-life story and glass (or bottle) of wine at a time.
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Tiffany Nettles
Tiffany Nettles
With a love of all things "mommy" and a desire to create an online parenting resource for her local community, Tiffany founded the Columbia SC Moms Blog. This collaborative blog is written by and for local moms with daily posts on ways to get involved in the community, parenting solutions, personal essays, local business spotlights, giveaways and things to do around Columbia, South Carolina.
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