Cedar Fair buys 61 acres next to Carowinds

Posted Monday, August 1, 2011 10:32 PM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) today announced it has purchased 61 acres of land adjacent to the Company's Carowinds amusement park located in Charlotte, NC. This land acquisition will enable the Company to achieve future development and expansion of the facility.

"We are thrilled about the growth opportunities this land will provide for future development of Carowinds, as well as the increased beneficial economic impact it will have on both Mecklenburg and York counties," said Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's President. "We believe strongly in Carowinds' potential and its excellent opportunities for continued growth in the coming years. Since 2006, we have invested more than $45 million in new rides and attractions, which clearly demonstrates Cedar Fair's commitment to this leading park's future. This land acquisition will allow us to continue to develop this facility to its full potential."

Recognized as one of the largest regional amusement parks in the Southeast United States, Carowinds features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including 13 world-class roller coasters, a 20-acre water park and an on-site 55-acre campground. New for 2011 was Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular, a 3-acre night-time light and sound experience featuring Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang.

Read the entire press release from Cedar Fair.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 8:54 AM

God forbid someone ask a simple question...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:01 AM
James Whitmore's avatar

"People like to read real, spelled out words, with capitalization and punctuation." - CoasterBuzz Forum Post Guide


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:00 AM

Yes, the use of unusual, non-standard, or just plain made up acronyms around here is getting out of hand. In this particular case, a little more context would probably have solved the problem.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:11 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

I was talking about a park near Charlotte nc. CLT is not an obscure reference. Do I have to spell out ATL or NYC for context? And the fact that GWL was known but CLT wasn't? When in doubt, a simple google search would have shown what CLT was. There was enough context there. So ask a snarky question, get a snarky answer. Had it just been asked what CLT was I would have said Charlotte. Asking for more letters came across snarky.

One person not knowing what CLT is isn't really much of an audience.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:13 AM
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James Whitmore said:
"People like to read real, spelled out words, with capitalization and punctuation." - CoasterBuzz Forum Post Guide

Jeff is talking about chat short hand. Thanks for stepping up as Mr Moderator, though. Acronyms have been common on buzz for a decade.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:19 AM

Sounds like a skit from Kenny Tarmac on Bob and Tom.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:11 PM
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Jeff really needs to add a like button to posts ;-).

On topic, some local radio stations around are reporting on the purchase and they all speculate the same thing-hotel. Would be a great move for sure.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:30 PM
Jeff's avatar

Someone kept using "YVR" in an e-mail thread at work, and I couldn't figure out what the hell they were talking about. Turns out they meant Vancouver, the city three hours north of us.

Airport codes are hardly the most common knowledge.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 1:20 PM

LAX

IND

DTW

PIT

PHL

CLE

MCO (Though, it should be WDW to make it easier. Actually, WDW was initially authorized by the State of Florida to build an aiport...and a nuclear reactor.)

Tough ones? :-)

(Though, I must admit, I didn't know CLT.)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 2:48 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

The simple ones are. I wouldn't substitute IAD or even DCA to refer to D.C., but CLT, ATL, etc. In context, sure. And if I dont get an acronym I always google first. Or check urban dictionary ;-).


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:30 PM
Vater's avatar

I didn't know CLT. And 'GWL' completely threw me off while attempting to decipher it via the context.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:36 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I only got GWL because he mentioned Indoor Waterparks.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3:36 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

Can't wait to try out them new TLC trains on Voyage :)

Timberliner(car) trains.

I like to call them TLCs cuz it's like tender loving care riding in them and how they treat the track.

Or, just ask someone, some will give you an answer without a whole spiel about what you should and shouldn't know (then put you down for either).


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:39 PM
Jerry's avatar

James Whitmore said:
"People like to read real, spelled out words, with capitalization and punctuation." - CoasterBuzz Forum Post Guide

Sooooo Ummmmm Where is the clause excluding "+1" from this point? :-)

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:54 PM

I think that should be "Plus one."

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:49 PM
LostKause's avatar

I thought CLT was something sexual. I'm glad you guys clued me in to what it really is.

I wish I was familiar with airport codes so I could participate in the discussion. :p

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Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:00 AM

wahoo skipper said:
LAX

IND

DTW

PIT

PHL

CLE

MCO (Though, it should be WDW to make it easier. Actually, WDW was initially authorized by the State of Florida to build an aiport...and a nuclear reactor.)

Tough ones? :-)

(Though, I must admit, I didn't know CLT.)

How many people would recognize ORD as Chicago O'Hare?


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Sunday, August 7, 2011 1:05 AM
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Last time I flew anywhere was in 2000, to Orlando from D.C Dulles and then back a week later.

I vote that more information be presented when talking about airports. Not everyone flies all over the country all of the time. Just one simple-living man's opinion though. :)


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