CarowindsIoA[Book: Scott Rutherford – 2013 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Carowinds was the brainchild of self-made businessman and real estate developer, Earl Patterson Hall. In 1973, after four years of planning and construction, Carowinds opened on a site that straddles the North Carolina / South Carolina border. Throughout the 1970s, visitors enjoyed rides such as the Witchdoctor and White Lightnin’. Currently, the park features attractions for all, including Intimidator, the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the Southeast. 2013 marks Carowinds’ 40th anniversary. Chapter Points: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Carowinds Founder E. Pat Hall; Building the Dream; The First Years; The Taft/KECO Years; The Paramount Years; The New Millennium. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.

  • Derek Sailors

    Carowinds is my home park so I had to get a copy of this book. Overall I like the history of the origins of the park in the book and the progress of the park as time passed as well as seeing the older photos of rides I remember when I was young. I would love to have this book twice as long but I understand the limited space required by Arcadia. I would give the book a 8 out of 10. A must for Carowinds fans.

  • We love a great book, and learning all about the history of a park like Carowinds is quite fascinating! Sure, we see how the park is today, but we often forget the origins. If you like Carowinds and/or theme parks, we recommend checking this one out!