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Fun Friday!

HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope that everyone had a successful work week. It is that time of the week again when I introduce something fun to do in or around the upstate! We have already discussed the Greenville Zoo and waterfalls in the past. What about Carowinds? This is outside of the upstate it is about a 2.5 hour drive to Carowinds from Anderson, but it is so worth a day trip or even a weekend trip!

I was shocked to find out how many people around the upstate area had either never been to or heard of Carowinds. I am here to introduce you to some amazing thrill rides at Carowinds! A little background: Carowinds officially opened to the public on March 31, 1973. Fast forward to the early 2000’s is when the park introduced Scarowinds an annual Halloween attraction that begins at the end of September and goes through the month of October. I have been to Scarowinds the past 3 years I highly suggest going!  In the present day Carowinds is thriving! They now house the tallest and fastest giga coaster in the world! That’s right the tallest and fastest! Below you will find my 3 favorite rides at Carowinds.

FURY 325

Fury reaches 325 feet, and reaching speeds of 95 mph this is something you have to ride!


Once upon a time Carowinds was owned by paramount, and when they were this roller coaster was called Top Gun. The idea is to make feel like you are on a fighter jet. It does it’s job! Take a look.


Last but not least Intimidator! This is the NASCAR based coaster at Carowinds and it is a blast! Check it out!

There are so many possibilities at Carowinds! From the water park and coasters, to the great dining halls and live performances. It will be a day filled with adventure! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go to an amusement park that we have so close to home!  I look forward to hearing about everyone’s fun filled weekend at CAROWINDS!

Thanks to YouTube for the great videos! If you would like any more information on the park or any of its amenities please go to the Carowinds website. I hope you all have fun!


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