CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Due to the threat of Hurricane Matthew approaching the Carolinas, Carowinds announced that Friday’s Scarowinds event will be closed.

All tickets originally purchased for Friday will be extended for use through Sunday, October 23.

The park released the following statement Friday afternoon:

We will continue to monitor the weather in the region to evaluate daytime operation on Saturday, October 8. At this point we intend to open for SCarowinds on Saturday night, weather permitting. Please visit for additional updates.

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