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Carowinds’ Land Purchase for New Campground?

August 2, 2011 by   - () Leave a Comment

Carowinds, a major amusement park near Charlotte, N.C., has purchased 61 acres of vacant land next to the park that could pave the way for new rides, hotels or campgrounds.

Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., which owns Carowinds, announced Monday (Aug. 1) it has bought land straddling the Carolinas’ border for an expansion of the 337-acre park, the Charlotte Observer reported. The property is next to Carowinds’ current parking lots and near I-77, according to Cedar Fair spokeswoman Stacy Frole.

Frole said that while there are no specific expansion plans now, the land opens up a host of opportunities. They include moving current parking spaces to expand the park with new attractions, changing the entrance setup, or adding hotels or more campgrounds.

Carowinds now has the Camp Wilderness Resort camping area that offers a convenience store, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, miniature golf and more than 40 RV sites.

The previous landowner and purchase price were not disclosed.

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