Let’s Get Spooky: Scarowinds Preview

It's that time of year again; crisp autumn air, the brilliant hue of changing leaves, and the dark anticipation of Halloween. Don't wait until the main event to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year. Carowinds, the Carolinas' favorite amusement park, stays open this fall for Halloween family fun and ghastly thrills. 


Designed for little ghosts and goblins, the Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds puts the "Wee!" in Halloween. Open Saturdays and Sundays from September 16th through October 29th, the Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly attractions like a costume parade, foam zone, mazes and, of course, all of your favorite rides. This not-so-spooky kids fair combines the amusement park experience with old-fashioned fall festival fun. Check out the Halloween Hullabaloo with performances of classic Halloween hits, or get your groove on at the Peanuts Dance Party. Your kids will love trick-or-treating at various stations throughout the park during the day. From a petting zoo and winner-every-time games to Peppermint Patty's Hay Bale Maze and Linus' Great Pumpkin Patch, there is something for every Peanuts fan at the Great Pumpkin Fest. 


If being scared out of your wits is more your idea of Halloween fun, head to Scarowinds on the weekend from September 15th through October 29th. Your favorite "theme park" becomes a "scream park" when darkness falls during the annual haunt of Scarowinds. Hop on your favorite rides or brave the terror of over 16 terrifying haunted attractions and shows. Try to find your way out of the terrifying Junkyard while being hunted by bloodthirsty vampires. Check out live music like the Blood Drums, a brotherhood of punk rock drummers who bring a blend of high-energy percussion, blood, rhythm, and sparks. With over 500 monsters and ghouls waiting to strike fear into the hearts of all who dare to brave the haunted park, Scarowinds is not to be missed. 


Chances are, Carowinds has something new to enjoy every time you visit. And with your AAA discount of up to $25 on Carowinds daily admission tickets, you can go as often as you'd like. Visit your local AAA travel agent to help make your trip planning easy with hotel discounts, reservations, and TripTiks, AAA's exclusive travel planner. Make sure your AAA membership is up to date online or call 1-866-593-8626 to find out more. 



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