This was our first visit. The kids had a great time at the park. We have had prior visits to the US Disney parks, Universal Studio and several of the Six Flags theme parks. We of course used that as a guide to judge the day. The only concern we had was waiting in line for an extended period and them closing a ride as soon as we made it to the front of the line. The rides were up within 30-45 minutes. Some we were able to get on. Some we weren’t because of the lines. But overall, the kids would go back. The park was fairly clean for a theme park. We would even consider season passes. We were not impressed with the “The Blue Supervisor”.
I stopped by guest services before leaving Carowinds to ask if it was customary to have five or more rides close within a short period of time. We were surprised that of the first three rides we tried to ride, the second and third closed after we waited at least 30 min to ride it. We had the same situation happen 2 more times. It was disappointing because we traveled 4 hours to the facility and was returning home the same day. I understand closing for safety and appreciate that; however, that many closings in a short period does not make for a pleasurable experience. When I asked the Blue Supervisor about it, he advised the best he could do was walk us to the front of a single ride to ride on before we left for the day. He stated they had only been open for three weeks and were still working out the bugs. This was our first time trying out a thrill seeking theme park that wasn't similar to the Disney's, Universal Studios or Six Flags type theme parks. We were not impressed with the attitude of the supervisor. When I asked his name, he smugly pointed to his name plate and underlined it with his finger "Blue Supervisor" as opposed to having Elijah or something similar on his badge hanging from his neck. When I asked if there was a contact card, he said you can contact guest services online. No website address, no direction as to where to find the contact us site. Pure indignation in his attitude. I personally felt he talked down to me as if common sense didn't apply. Priceless.
Would we try it again? Yes, I will go with the assumption that Mr. Blue Supervisor was having a hard day and was only three weeks into dealing with customers. :) Everyone deserves a second chance. If after the second chance, we are finding ourselves in the same predicament, we'll write this one off and head further north to Kings Dominion or Bush Gardens since they both made the top ten thrill seeking park list.