Paramount and Carowinds

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 3:32 PM
Just curious, does anyone know when it was that Paramount took over Carowinds?

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 3:57 PM

1992 - Paramount acquisition

1983 - Kings Entertainment formed by Taft managers, buys interest in the park

1974 - Acquired by Family Leisure Entertainment (major owner was Taft Broadcasting)

1973 - Open to the public on March 31

1971 - First scheduled opening date

1969 - Carowinds Theme Park announced by Charlotte businessman, E. Pat Hall

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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 4:17 PM
If you want to read up on the history of Carowinds these are excellent:

http://www.carowinds.com/corpinfo_press15.jsp
http://www.carowinds.com/corpinfo_press16.jsp
http://www.carowinds.com/corpinfo_press17.jsp
http://www.carowinds.com/corpinfo_press19.jsp
http://www.carowinds.com/corpinfo_press12.jsp

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Starcoasters.com
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Tuesday, September 3, 2002 7:11 PM

Carowinds was not officially a Paramount Park until 1993, but Paramount purchased the park in 1992.

1993 was also the year that theming began to slip.

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"The fish are eating the guest, sir

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Wednesday, September 4, 2002 4:37 AM
Thanks guys

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