An old favorite may not be open when Carowinds opens for the 2017 operating season. If you go through the list of rides, you may notice a ride not listed, Whitewater Falls. The Hopkins Rides attraction opened in 1988, but has it seen its last riders without an official farewell? Keep in mind that no official announcement has been made from any Carowinds press release or representative. It may be possible that the ride is undergoing refurbishment and will simply open later in the season.
In its heyday, Whitewater Falls was one of the top water rides in the region. Might an announcement be made on January 28, 2017? Carowinds representatives are scheduled to attend the annual off-season ACE Southeast event [held] at Six Flags Over Georgia. We know they will be talking with great interest about the four new rides in their new County Fair area, and we will see if we can get the scoop on Whitewater Falls.