Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and immersive entertainment, unveiled plans for the 2023 operating season across multiple properties in the U.S. and Canada.
Those include new themed areas at Carowinds, which straddles the South Carolina-North Carolina border, and Cedar Point in Ohio, several major upgrades at Knott’s Berry Farm in southern California, and 50th anniversary celebrations at Worlds of Fun in Missouri and Carowinds.
In addition, several parks will be introducing a new generation of guests to some iconic rides and attractions from the past – such as the Wild Mouse at Cedar Point and Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun -- that have been reimagined and recast for today’s thrill seekers.
Officials said there will be plenty of new food and beverage options across the board, and park event calendars will be chock full of seasonal festivals and special celebrations that offer something fun for everyone in the family throughout 2023.
Carowinds will celebrate its 50th anniversary by unveiling its fourth rethemed area since 2017.
At the center of the anniversary celebration will be Aeronautica Landing, where guests can immerse themselves in a land where the Carolinas’ spirit of aviation invention and exploration are celebrated.
Construction is under way in the Crossroads areas of the park, which will be completely renovated and renamed as Aeronautica Landing, complete with the introduction of five new themed attractions opening in 2023.
In addition, Aeronautica Landing will boast two new and one upgraded dining venues.
The popular Grand Carnivale celebration will return to a half-dozen parks next summer, including Carowinds, Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Kings Island and Worlds of Fun.
In the fall, 10 parks will offer Halloween-themed special events such as Tricks and Treats or Halloween Haunt.
And as temperatures drop, WinterFest will return to Carowinds, California’s Great America, Kings Dominion, Canada’s Wonderland and Kings Island.
The one-of-a-kind holiday spectacular is filled with millions of lights, enchanting themed areas, live holiday entertainment, sweet and savory treats, and a variety of additional activities for the entire family.