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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:04 am

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TO BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND TRAVEL EDITORS:

Carowinds Opens Harmony Hall Marketplace

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carowinds, Thrill

Capital of the Southeast is excited to open Harmony Hall Marketplace;

a brand new dining and entertainment facility.  Harmony Hall will

offer a variety of unique dining options and live shows throughout the

day.  The venue greatly expands the choices for park guests looking to

enjoy a meal, or show.

"We want both thrill-seekers and their family and friends to have a

place to come together, have some great food, enjoy a show, and

relax,"  says John Taylor Carowinds  Marketing Director,  "folks can

refresh and cool down, then head out and enjoy more coasters and fun

in the park."

Known for coasters and thrills the amusement park located in Charlotte

on the North, South Carolina border is in phase one of a multi-year

expansion plan. Crediting growth in the Charlotte area, Cedar Fair is

investing more than $50 million in the park over the next few years to

update and improve every aspect of the guest experience from rides and

dining to entertainment and infrastructure.   Harmony Hall is the

latest improvement, offering guests new and delicious dining options

with a focus on expertly prepared food made with fresh ingredients.

The menu will feature a variety of favorites like Carolina style bbq,

summertime classics from the grill, healthy salads, custom made

pizzas, baked goods and more.  Guests can also choose from hundreds of

specialty drink options from the Coke Freestyle beverage stations.

"We're elevating the choices for guests looking for a quality dining

experience," says EJ Randolph Carowinds Food and Beverage Director,

"We want a stop at Harmony Hall to be an important part of sharing a

fun day at the park with family and friends."

Located at the foot of the parks largest coaster The Intimidator,

Harmony Hall will seat up to 500 people and feature an open design

with restaurant stations, seating area, stage, and bar area within

26,500 square feet of air conditioned space.

Enjoy a live show on a historic stage

In addition to the new dining options, Harmony Hall will offer a

number of live shows. Kickin' Country will entertain guests every

afternoon with hourly shows featuring country favorites that will have

guests clapping and singing along.  Todays performers are taking

their place on a stage filled with Carowinds history.  Harmony Hall

Marketplace is named after one of the parks original theatre's that

entertained guests through many decades.  As the park grows and

expands it aims to fill the needs of modern parkgoer's while honoring

its rich past as the Carolinas destination for entertainment, thrills,

and fun.

More information on Carowinds schedule, prices, and attractions can

always be found online at www.carowinds.com  and on social media

www.facebook.com/carowindsamusementpark  @carowindspark .

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a

publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York

Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN."  In addition to Carowinds,

Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water

parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also

operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a

management contract.

Contact: Julie Whitted Julie.whitted@carowinds.com 704-587-9050

SOURCE Carowinds

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