Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Carowinds Announces Catering Improvements for 2013

In additional the previously announced addition of Dinosaurs Alive! for the park's 2013 season, Carowinds has also announced the addiction of the Grove, a new catering and special events area capable of hosting up to 15,000 people per day.

The Carowinds Grove will greatly expand the capacity for private events at the park, and will be located at the park's North Gate, near the Intimidator coaster.
According to the park, the Grove will be "beautifully landscaped, with six venues will be named for the trees that grace the park and thrive throughout the Carolinas; the Cedar, Oak, Maple, Magnolia, Palmetto and Dogwood areas will offer visitors a private space to gather, enjoy a meal, and spend time with friends and co-workers.  In addition, The Grove will include a new VIP room to host upscale events; the enclosed, air-conditioned Rose room will offer Audio/Video capabilities to meet any need from business meetings to award ceremonies."

The expansion will also include beefed up kitchen facilities, capable of creating up to 3,000 meals per hour.  The expanded menus will include everything from "barbeque sandwiches to prime rib to customized cakes for dessert."

The addition marks the second Cedar Fair park to greatly expand their private event facilities this year, with Valleyfair also building a brand new facility.