Carowinds is gearing up early for its upcoming season with a wave of hiring for its popular
park off I-77
The park will take on 2,200 part-time workers for a variety of positions to staff rides, attractions and events for the 2015 season, which runs March 28 through Nov. 1.
|Construction on the Fury 325|
Carowinds is staffing in several departments, from admissions and guest services to rides and maintenance.
''Our goal is to put together a strong team with a gold star work ethic to deliver our guests their 'best-day-of-summer,''' said Mike Fehnel, Carowinds vice president and general manager.
Applicants must be at least 15 years old and can apply online. According to a statement from the park last week, job seekers should then visit Carowinds' employment office on Catawba Trace, just off
Carowinds Boulevard, for a pre-screen
The park said as part of a $50 million multiyear investment, it's building two new rides: the Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest ''giga coaster'' that lifts riders 325 feet up before plunging them down at an 81-degree drop at almost 100 miles per hour, and the SlingShot, which hurls two people in a capsule 295 feet into the air at almost 60 miles per hour before slinging them back to the ground.