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CAROWINDS ANNOUNCES OPENING DAY FOR MARCH 12 AND ALL-NEW STATE LINE CELEBRATION

Charlotte, N.C. (February 10, 2022)—Carowinds today announced it will open for the 2022 operating season on Saturday,
March 12. Throughout this year’s “Seasons of Fun,” guests will discover enchanting décor, special merchandise, delectable
treats, and new entertainment experiences throughout the park. Carowinds is also expanding the lineup of special events
taking place throughout the year to include something for everyone in the family.

Among the new events planned for 2022 is the State Line Celebration (April 9-May 8), a one-of-a-kind, limited-time event
where the Carolina State Line will come to life like never before. The all-new extravaganza proves there’s no place finer
than being in the Carolinas with authentic cuisine, local brews and musicians that can only be experienced in the Tar Heel
and Palmetto states.

Other Highlight Events:
• Grand Carnivale (June 25-July 10) guests can celebrate the world on a grand scale at the larger-than-life
international festival replete with extravagant sights, pulsing rhythms, delicious international food, a spectacular
parade, block parties and fun traditions from around the globe.

• SCarowinds (September 16-October 30, select nights) returns for the 2022 season as the Carolinas’ largest
Halloween event. Guests will feel the need to sleep with the lights on after experiencing this new generation of
SCarowinds. Every corner is freshly cursed with horrifying haunted mazes, spine-tingling scare zones, and live
entertainment.

• Tricks and Treats Fall Fest (Saturdays and Sundays from September 17-October 30) is all-new this year and
promises to be the area’s favorite Halloween event. Everyone in the family, from tots to tweens to adults, will
have a spooktacular time filled with fun autumn activities, specialty food and craft beers, games and game
shows, music entertainment, traditional trick-or-treating, and so much more.

• WinterFest (date to be announced soon) guests will continue to celebrate the holidays at Carowinds with
millions of holiday lights and decorations, ice skating, family activities, live shows, specialty food and select
rides.

Guests can learn more about these experiences at www.Carowinds.com/events and on Carowinds social channels.
Approximately 2,000 seasonal associates will be hired to help staff the park this year, with hourly wages starting at $15. Job
opportunities are available in all park operating areas, including rides, merchandise and games, park services, food and
beverage, admissions, safety and security, entertainment and more. Carowinds offers flexible schedules and many perks
for its associates, including discounts, reward and recognition programs, exclusive events and free admission to any Cedar
Fair park.

To apply, please visit jobs.cedarfair.com/carowinds.

As always, the health and safety of Carowinds guests will be a top priority. The park’s protocols and health measures will
help ensure guests and their families have a safe and fun day at Carowinds.

About Carowinds
Carowinds, a 400-acre amusement park located on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line, is home to top-rated roller
coasters, including Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, as well as more than 60 rides, attractions, and live
stage shows. Carolina Harbor, a 26-acre waterpark, features a variety of water slides, wave pools, large play structures and
a three-acre children’s play area. Carowinds Camp Wilderness and SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Carowinds are guest
accommodations located on-site. For information on attractions and accommodations at Carowinds, visit
www.carowinds.com or call 704.588.2600. Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
(NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world.