Carowinds opens for the 2012 season this weekend and Friday park officials held a preview for the media and park VIPs for the unveiling of the 301-foot tall WindSeeker.
VIDEO: Carowinds’ Windseeker
York County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Bennish Brown says the WindSeeker– which was built on the South Carolina side of the park – adds to the county’s bottom line.:
York County Councilman Chad Williams and his wife Melinda were on one of the first batch of thrill-seekers who took to the skies:
Carowinds Vice President and General Manager Bart Kinsel says he’s hoping to capitalize on the 30-thousand delegates coming to the Carolinas the first week of September for the Democratic National Convention.:
Friday’s first public viewing of the WindSeeker is the third new addition to the park in three years.
The Dale-Earnhardt-inspired Intimidator launched in the spring of 2010, Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular opened last year and the WindSeeker officially opens to the public on Saturday.