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CB amusement park to open this weekend, new ride coming

Similar in structure to the classic Ferris wheel, the Skydiver turns faster, with enclosed pods that do barrel rolls. It will be installed later in the season. (Courtesy photo)

CAROLINA BEACH — The GoGO, Tornado, Music Express, Giant Gondola Wheel and new this year … the Skydiver.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Amusement Rides are opening April 1, 5 p.m. Located at Carolina Beach Avenue South, the park is open until 10 p.m.

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Similar in structure to the classic Ferris wheel, the Skydiver turns faster, with enclosed pods that do barrel rolls. It will be installed later in the season.

Last year, the park was upgraded with new attractions, including the addition of a 100-plus-foot-tall Ferris wheel with views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The park’s multiple rides operate Thursday through Sunday, with $20 unlimited rides on Thursday. Beginning Memorial Day, Thursdays on Carolina Beach also feature free fireworks and live music on the boardwalk.

In addition to rides, concessions are sold, including funnel cakes, cotton candy, caramel apples, corn dogs, and more.

More information about the park can be found here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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