Monday, September 2, 2013

2013 SCarowinds Dates at Carowinds

Nighthawk Roller Coaster at Carowinds after Dark © Katrena
As the days grow cooler and the nights stretch longer in the Southeast, many people are looking for some frightful fun after dark with mazes, rides, scare zones, and shows at Carowinds. The amusement park on the North Carolina and South Carolina border offers spooky fun for those who like to be scared by more than roller coasters...but then again, many of the coasters at Carowinds give folks quite a ride as they sit, stand, or even lie down while heading down the track.

Intimidator Roller Coaster at Carowinds after Dark © Katrena
Carowinds provides a nice variety of roller coasters, and riding them after dark can offer a whole new fear factor to the experience. If you thought riding the Intimidator was rough when you could see each of those huge stomach-catching hills, try riding this 3 minute 33 second thriller after dark...if you dare.

Windseeker Ride at Carowinds Amusement Park © Katrena

Here are the dates for SCarowinds Halloween Haunt for 2013:
  • September 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • October 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
People who do not hold gold or platinum season passes must purchase a separate SCarowinds ticket. Those who have Gold or Platinum Passes may bring up to 6 friends/pass for $24.99 each on any of the September SCarowinds dates. Gold or Platinum Pass holders may bring up to 6 friends/pass for $29.99 each on October Friday or Sunday SCarowinds dates. Carowinds does not offer SCarowinds Bring-a-Friend Saturday dates in October.

Hours for the haunted attractions include:

7 p.m. - Midnight
7 p.m. - Midnight (open until 1 a.m. on 10/19 and 10/26)
7 p.m. - Midnight

Carowinds Operating Days in September and October 2013 © Katrena
Carowinds also offers fun for the whole family during daytime hours in September and October, 2013. Small children and some older children and adults may be frightened by the nighttime SCarowinds events, and I would not recommend this activity for them. However, they might enjoy the rides and fun during the day when the temperatures are cooler. Daytime lines for rides in September and October may be shorter than lines during summer weekends. Boomerang Bay, the water park inside of Carowinds, closes for the season after Labor Day, 2013.

Here are the daytime hours for Carowinds in September and October for 2013:

September 2, 7
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 8, 15, 22, 29
12 noon - 8 p.m.
September 14, 21, 28
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Drop Tower at Carowinds © Katrena
These dates and times are based on the official Carowinds web site as of September 2, 2013. Feel free to check the official Carowinds web site for additional information and details.

I'd be thrilled if you'd like to read my other Carowinds articles with more of my pictures as well!
Find additional travel ideas at Katrena's Travel NC With Kids and Love 2 Travel With Kids.

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