Carowinds Reopening With New “Taste of the Season” Holiday Event
Carowinds is finally reopening in November with a new limited-time event called “Carowinds Taste of the Season: An Outdoor Holiday Experience“.
The park traditionally hosts a Winterfest event which draws thousands of guests each year as well as a family-friendly New Year’s Eve countdown celebration. Both of those have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
The new Taste of the Season holiday celebration will feature dozens of sweet and savory tastings, festive themed areas, live shows, and popular rides throughout the park. The event will run on select dates between November 21 and December 20.
Stringent health, safety and hygiene protocols will be in place to protect guests and associates. Reservations will be required for all guests to manage capacity and maintain social distance standards. More event details including menu items, entertainment options, activities and rides will be released November 9. Season Passholder reservations open November 9, and single-day tickets (which will automatically be tied to a reservation) will be available beginning November 11.
“The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority and our guests can be
confident they can visit Carowinds and have fun safely,” said Pat Jones, vice president and
general manager at Carowinds. “Our health and safety protocols align with CDC guidance and
we incorporated information from company and industry health and safety experts, along with
our state and local government officials. We couldn’t be more ready and excited to welcome
guests back to the park for this wonderful holiday celebration.”
A video outlines outline the new protocols that ensure a safe and sanitary environment. Highlights include:
- To manage park capacity, every guest will need a reservation. Season passholders can
reserve dates through our new online system. A reservation will also be tied to every
single-day ticket. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
- A requirement to complete a simple online pre-visit health screening declaration 24
hours prior to admission
- A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for both guests and
- Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear face coverings that cover
the nose and mouth. Face coverings may not have exhalation valves or vents.
- Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines
- Limited guest/associate contact
- Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of
restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas
- Additional hand sanitation stations
- Capacity management throughout the park.
All guests are asked to download Carowinds’ free mobile app to manage their season passes
and tickets, make park reservations, complete the health declaration and get the latest
information during park visits.
The food menu was released by the park. Similar to the Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island and Cedar Point, there park will have 13 tasting locations. The menu can be seen here.
More details about the specific rides and activities available are expected to be released November 9. Complete information and FAQs are available at Carowinds.com.
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