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Carowinds counts on monster coaster to draw crowds

Mar 22, 2010 7:11:00 AM - thestate.com
Last year was not the best time for amusement parks.

In general, revenue and attendance dropped nationwide, as families cut back on spending amid the ongoing recession.

Six Flags, arguably the king of theme parks, filed for bankruptcy amid big financial losses.

Cedar Fair, parent company of Carowinds and other theme parks, was put up for sale and reported a 7 percent drop in attendance.

Other amusement park companies reported similar challenges.

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