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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2000) - Paramount's Carowinds plans to celebrate its 28th season of offering thrills and chills with three new attractions, including a captivating new children's attraction; a brand new 3-D adventure; and a slightly twisted addition to WaterWorks! In the spring of 2001, the 100-acre water and theme park will launch Scooby-Doo's™ Haunted Mansion - a family interactive dark ride - plus Pipeline Peak - a complex of four enclosed tube slides and The 7th Portal, a new 3-D action adventure simulation premiering in the Action F/X Theatre from the creator of Spider-Man and the X-Men.
In Carolina RFD, families can join Scooby-Doo™ and the rest of "Mystery Inc" at Scooby-Doo's™ Haunted Mansion, an interactive dark ride which will be located in the building that is currently Harmony Hall. Guests can climb aboard their very own Mystery Machine van and travel through 13 rooms of a haunted mansion. Along the way, they will chase ghosts, collect Scooby Snacks and unravel a bewitching case of ghostly deeds and hair-raising suspense! An on-board computer keeps track of each rider's score, creating a fun and exciting competition. Guests will want to ride again and again to improve their score.
The surf will definitely be up in late spring with the addition of Pipeline Peak, a totally twisted complex of four enclosed water slides, to WaterWorks, the park's 12-acre water park. The complex will feature two body slides and two enclosed inner-tube slides, including the world's tallest enclosed dark tube slide.
Scooby-Doo's™ Haunted Mansion and The 7th Portal™ are scheduled to open on Saturday, March 24, 2001. Pipeline Peak will open on Saturday, May 12, 2001 when WaterWorks opens.
We are really excited because it's a unique opportunity for us to introduce three attractions that will appeal to all ages," said Watt H. Burris, general manager of Paramount's Carowinds.
"These attractions continue our mission of providing a fun experience for the entire family."
Paramount's Carowinds is owned and operated by Paramount Parks. Paramount Parks, a unit of Viacom Inc., is a leading developer and operator of regional theme parks and location-based entertainment attractions. The company currently manages: Paramount's Kings Island (Cincinnati, Ohio); Paramount's Kings Dominion (Richmond, Va.); Paramount's Great America (Santa Clara, Calif.); Paramount's Carowinds (Charlotte, N.C.); Paramount Canada's Wonderland (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Star Trek: The Experience™ at the Las Vegas Hilton (Las Vegas, Nev.). Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music. Its properties include CBS television, MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, Infinity Broadcasting, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television, Paramount Parks, UPN, Blockbuster, Simon & Schuster, and theatrical exhibition operations in North America and abroad. The company's Internet businesses include the MTVi Group, the CBS Internet Group, and Nickelodeon Online. Viacom also owns half-interest in the Comedy Central cable channel. National Amusements, Inc., a closely held corporation which operates approximately 1,300 motion picture screens in the U.S., the U.K., and South America, is the parent company of Viacom.