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Carowinds to open new ‘double launch’ roller coaster, hotel for 2019 season

Carowinds announced plans Thursday for construction of a new "double launch" roller coaster, "Copperhead Strike" which will stretch more than half-a-mile. The theme park will also build a hotel and restaurant.
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Carowinds announced plans Thursday for construction of a new "double launch" roller coaster, "Copperhead Strike" which will stretch more than half-a-mile. The theme park will also build a hotel and restaurant.

With plenty of new features this season, Carowinds is looking to hire 4,000 people for a variety of jobs.

A job fair will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the park’s employment office. The office is on Best Day Boulevard, two traffic signals down from the park’s main entrance.

Applicants must be age 16 or older.

The Fort Mill-area theme park is hiring for seasonal positions that range from admissions to games, food and beverage, security, ride operation and park services. Job-seekers who can’t attend the job fair can apply online at carowinds.jobs.

Potential employees looking for more information can call Carowinds at 704-587-9006 or email jobs@carowinds.com.

More employees will be needed as the park features more rides and attractions than ever.

Last summer, park officials announced the Carolinas’ first double-launch roller coaster, Copperhead Strike, will open in 2019. The coaster will be more than half a mile of turns and inversions, lasting more than two minutes and reaching more than 40 mph in 2.5 seconds.

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Copperhead Strike is part of a seven-acre country-themed area to include Blue Ridge Country Kitchen and other rides. In late 2019, a 130-suite hotel will open. It will be the first run by Carowinds.

Opened in 1973, Carowinds has grown into a 400-acre theme park on the North Carolina and South Carolina border with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. It has 14 rollercoasters and a 26-acre water park, Carolina Harbor.

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