Posted Monday, May 7, 2007 9:29 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Cedar Fair is stripping away Carowinds' former identity by dropping major licensing agreements, a process that essentially de-Paramounts the amusement park. Only one notable contract will be kept in place for at least three more seasons. That's with New York-based Nickelodeon Networks -- keeping characters SpongeBob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer in the Carolinas along with the park's signature daily parade.
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I applaud their decision to maintain the Nickelodeon licensing for at least the next 3 years, and I do hope they continue to keep it even beyond that. I also hope, however, that they keep all the rides named after popular movies/shows/etc. as well, though, because those parks would be terrible without them. To think of riding simply the "Turbo Coaster" or yet another Power Tower/Thunderhawk/Dominator/etc. is something I do not even want to consider.
Honestly, Im kinda glad it's moving away from a theme park. all the paramount properties!
Chuck, dropping his boycott but hopes CF can get some unthemed scooters :)
Tomb Raider's effects are almost non-existent. It still plays most of the audio, but the lights still only work as well as they did at their worst last season, the lave kind of boils but doesn't spray, and the ice doesn't drip. On the other hand, they did start playing the pre-show video again, which is something they cut out last year. They also removed several seats on the left side (if you were facing the seats) so they now load the whole gondola and did a good job of making it look natural.
Flight of Fear's lights are all on in the hanger. There is almost no sync with the video and even the house lights remain on. For shame...
This is all information as of last weekend, so please correct me if things have changed.
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