Smurf Island @ Carowinds

Monday, March 10, 2003 12:55 PM
Does anyone know anthing about Smurf Island from Carowinds?
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Monday, March 10, 2003 1:26 PM

A few years ago, Smurf Island was the home to a rather large playplace themed to the Smurfs. It closed for reasons I don't know, ask Jonathan (StarCoasters). You got there and back by way of the boat. Thats all I remember. I do remember playing on Smurf Island, but i was very small and I dont remember much about it.

Also, every summer, Kiss 95.1 does a "Survivior Island" on Smurf Island, that contestants do some pretty crazy things, and its fun to watch.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:03 PM
I remember too, but I dont remember much other than the Smurf Village at the top.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:08 PM
There was the smurf village at the top, and then there was a rather large (or at least it seemed large then :P) slide area that was in a way built into the terrain.

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Monday, March 10, 2003 2:57 PM
I used to LOVE that slide complex, it was cool how you could walk through the smurf houses. I think a little girl fell off the island into the water and drowned. Im not sure though.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 3:58 PM
They Also use the Island during Scarowinds for Voodoo Island/Bloodbath Bayou thing.


I Thought the entire Thing had a very Disney-ish fill to it, with the canoes and all. It would make a great area for something new, ut it must have been a Hassle to get People on and off the Island with the Stearnwheeler making Trips around the Pond every few min.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 3:59 PM
I never thought about the timing aspect of that boat thingy. I loved the feel the little island had.
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Monday, March 10, 2003 4:03 PM
No one fell off the island and drowned. Carowinds quit using the Smurfs much like they quit using Wayne's World themes. The island spent 1 season as Echo Island after they dropped the Smurfs then closed when they opened the much larger PowerStation play area.

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JOHN
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Monday, March 10, 2003 4:40 PM

Yeah I agree, John. It will probably turn into Nick Island soon.
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