Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia and Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, will begin year-round operations next year, the two Cedar Fair parks announced Tuesday.
Both parks opened for the current season in March. For 2023, their calendars will be expanded to include weekends in January and February. Kings Dominion will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those extra dates, while Carowinds will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
That doesn’t mean all rides will be available during those winter dates. Both parks warned that weather conditions and scheduled maintenance will limit some operations.
For Kings Dominion, the expanded schedule will help me match regional rival Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which began year-round operations in 2021.
“Kings Dominion will be the cure for cabin fever in 2023,” Kings Dominion vice president and general manager Bridgette Bywater said in a statement. “We’ve always wanted find a way to extend our season to all 12 months, and now families and season passholders won’t have to wait until the spring for their favorite rides or their first taste of funnel cake.”
Until now, Knott’s Berry Farm was the only park in the Cedar Fair chain that was open every month of the year.