Carowinds Adding Six New “Camp Snoopy” Attractions in 2018
Originally opened in 1975 as Hanna-Barbera land, Carowinds‘ children’s area has undergone several changes over the years, including a re-branding to Nickelodeon Universe in 2004, and another re-branding to its current theme, Planet Snoopy, in 2010. The area will be expanding with Six New Attractions for the 2018 season, and with the expansion, Planet Snoopy will undergo another face lift, debuting next season as Camp Snoopy.
There will be five new rides coming to Camp Snoopy in 2018.
Camp Bus, a Zamperla Crazy Bus that lifts guests into the air and back down to the ground in smooth extensions. Camp Bus attractions exist at Cedar Point, Dorney Park, Knott’s Berry Farm and Worlds of Fun. A similar attraction, Sally’s Seaplane opened at Kings Dominion in 2017.
Peanuts Trailblazers: A whip attraction where riders get behind the wheel of a Jeep-themed vehicle and burn rubber on a small, round speedway. Peanuts Trailblazers can be compared to “Peanuts 500” attractions at several other Cedar Fair parks.
Kite Eating Tree: A Zamperla Frog Hopper. Similar attractions operate at 6 other Cedar Fair Parks.
Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies: Take a trip in a “mud buggy,” where guests will rotate around the popular Pig Pen character while bouncing on this Zamperla Jump Around.
Woodstock Whirlybirds: Spin around in an oversized birds nest on this classic junior teacups ride.
In addition to the five new rides, Carowinds will be adding a new 8,000 square foot climb and play area named Beagle Scout Acres.
There are three new experiences coming to Carowinds as part of Beagle Scout Acres.
- The youngest adventurers will be able to gather in a fenced-in toddler area with lots of hands-on activities.
- A new play hill will be an open area for guests to enjoy slides and climb on a turf covered mound.
- Playground wood structures will have hands-on interactive features, slides and plenty of things to climb.
There will also be several improvements to the Camp Snoopy area as a whole, including a more natural looking midway that celebrates the beauty of the Carolina wilderness, and improvements to the Snack Shack Restaurant and Camp Snoopy Child Care facility.
In conjunction with the newly-expanded and re-branded Camp Snoopy, Carowinds also announced a Pre-K pass for guests ages 3-5. The Pre-K Pass provides complimentary admission for 3-5 year-olds throughout the 2018 season as well as the remainder of 2017. Though the Pre-K pass is free, online pre-registration for the pass is required.
According to the above image, Beagle Scout Acres will sit in between Woodstock Express and Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbie, in the space formerly occupied by the Woodstock Whirlybirds Helicopter attraction and Snoopy’s Yacht Club. Four of the new rides — Camp Bus, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies, Kite Eating Tree, and Peanuts Trailblazers will sit where the Character Carousel and Woodstock Gliders currently reside. Both the carousel and gliders will be relocated to new locations at Carowinds. The new Woodstock Whirlybirds teacups will operate near Peanuts Pirates (left side of the image.)
“The expansion of our kids’ area along with the introduction of the Pre-K Pass puts Carowinds as a top destination for families,” said Pat Jones, Carowinds vice president and general manager. “The new Camp Snoopy area joins our world-class attractions such as the record-breaking Fury 325 giga coaster and the massive Carolina Harbor water park in offering features that meet the needs of guests ranging from three to 23 to 93, providing unique opportunities for creating family memories.”
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All Photos (Except for Camp Bus) are Courtesy of Carowinds.