Carowinds to open new ‘double launch’ roller coaster, hotel for 2019 season
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.