201409101541PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL09403 20140910T154100-0400 prnewswire.com 20140910 CL09403 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20140910:CL09403:1 20140910T154100-0400 20140910T154100-0400 MimeType/@FormalName SCarowinds strikes terror in the Carolinas beginning September 12 New Scares include Blood Yard and 7th Ward! CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 Carowinds-SCarowinds 201409101541PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL09403.xml SCarowinds strikes terror in the Carolinas beginning September 12

SCarowinds strikes terror in the Carolinas beginning September 12

New Scares include Blood Yard and 7th Ward!

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds is transformed from a "theme park" to a "scream park" as it debuts SCarowinds Halloween Haunt, the largest, most horrific Halloween event in the Carolinas Friday night, September 12.  This year SCarowinds will be more frightening than ever with the addition of a gang of junkyard vampires in the new Blood Yard, and 7th Ward, a hospital filled with incurable patients.  The terror continues on select nights through November 1. 

In total, SCarowinds Halloween Haunt features seven haunted mazes, five outdoor scare zones, two live shows and more than 500 disturbing monsters prowling the midways. As always SCarowinds presents a sizeable collection of rides with a twist – daring you to climb aboard in total darkness!  The entire park atmosphere is transformed each evening with an eerie glow, as SCarowinds comes to life, guests frequently look over their shoulders for fear that they are forever being watched!   

"We're proud to put on the most frightening Halloween attraction in the Carolinas," says Mike Fehnel Carowinds Vice President and General Manager.  "We measure our success in screams and know there'll be a lot of them this year." 

Also new this year is the Skeleton Key – included with a Fright Lane ticket (extra charge.) Skeleton Key allows you access into private rooms and added scares within participating scare zones.  SCarowinds Halloween Haunt operates on select nights from September 12 - November 1. Visit SCarowinds as much as you dare with the new Haunt Pass, available for $55.00 the pass allows unlimited admission to SCarowinds this season.  Online single night tickets are available at scarowinds.com for as low as $27.99 depending on your night of visit.

SCarowinds Halloween Haunt is rated PG-13 and may be too intense for young children.  No costumes or masks are permitted into this event.  For additional information visit www.scarowinds.com 

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN."  In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

Contact:
Julie Whitted
704-587-9050
Julie.whitted@carowinds.com

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