Sunday, November 24, 2019

Carowinds' New Winterfest Wonderland Parade Opens with Expanded Winterfest Celebration

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Carowinds previously announced that new for 2019's Winterfest season is the Winterfest Wonderland Parade, and recently they gave a detailed look at the floats that will be dazzling guests this holiday season.  Much like Cedar Fair's awesome Grand Carnivale production, Carowinds' new parade will feature full sized floats in their parade - no skimping here!

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The parade's route will start at the "North Pole Excursion, stop in County Fair, Jingle Bell Boardwalk, Tinsel Town and Carousel Park, and making a final stop near the North Gate."  The final float (there will be about 8 in total) can be seen above, and of course that's Santa himself!  The big guy and all his reindeer will make quite an impression on visitors to Winterfest!

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The Winterfest productions at various Cedar Fair parks have made Jack Frost a big part of the fun, with him having debuted as a face character at the very first event.  His popularity has grown, and he will indeed have his own float in the Winterfest Wonderland Parade.  Seen above, Jack Frost's Snow Machine will feature "SnowFlake and Tinsel, snowball fighters, and roller skiers will provide exciting entertainment as the snow flies."

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Each of the floats will be beautiful in their own way, such as the holiday train seen above that will engage the crowd in holiday carols.  Other floats, such as the Gazebo, will feature the Peanuts crew decked out in their holiday finest.

This year Winterfest at Carowinds has also expanded, offering even more than their existing 5 million lights.  There will be the all new Blue Ridge County Christmas, offering up an authentic country Christmas experience along with Copperhead Strike, and another new area, Gingerbread Alley.

As Winterfest is dependent on awesome live entertainment, guests will find even more shows this year as well.  These include 4 Drummers Drumming, the Head Elf Training Challenge Course, Blitzen's Brass Brigade, The Yule Logs and an expanded Tinker's Toy Factory show.

For more on Carowinds' Winterfest 2019, check out the park's website.  There is a season pass holder preview night tonight, and the event officially kicks off tomorrow.