• PHOTOS: Inside Carowinds' newest additions -- a dormitory and $20M hotel

    By: Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carowinds is now in the housing business. The theme park that straddles the Carolinas border along Interstate 77 opened a 400-bed dormitory last month. This fall, its 130-room Springhill Suites by Marriott opens, adding to the supply of 2,300 rooms at or near Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. parks.

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    During a tour of the new dorm, Lisa Stryker of Carowinds points out a nearby recreation center with kitchens, laundry facilities and pool tables. In the dorm rooms, interns, seasonal employees and others have televisions, fridges, microwaves, bunkbeds and lockers. Self-service laundry facilities are free of charge.

    “We want to provide a great environment for our associates,” says Stryker, director of communications at Carowinds.

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