New attraction at Carowinds to make a big splash

A new attraction is making a big splash at Carowinds. 

The largest waterpark in the Carolinas will be added to the amusement park in 2016. The park says the transformation is part of the park's commitment to celebrate Carowinds' heritage as the place where the Carolinas come together, creating an "aquatic playgorund" with new attraction, amenities and a new name Carolina Harbor.

Carolina Harbor Waterpark with be part of the park admission. The waterpark will have a combination of thrills, relaxation and family fun, according to the park. The park staff says the new attraction will also have twice the number of slides than the current Boomerang Bay.

“We listened to our guests and have made a promise to bring them more family-friendly attractions,” said Mike Fehnel, Carowinds vice president and general manager.  “And we’re happy to be delivering on our promise with the addition of Carolina Harbor – a guaranteed ultimate waterpark experience.  Carowinds is growing by leaps and bounds and continues to put the park on the map as the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas.”