Carowinds: March 31, 1973

The new state-straddling, Disneyland-lite park dedicated to the Carolinas was scheduled to open in 1972 after breaking ground in 1970. The weather had something to say about that, though, and so things were pushed back a year. Finally on Saturday, March 31, 1973, Carowinds proudly braved a dismal, rainy day and swung open the gates…