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Wilmington WECT-6/Reported by Gavin Johnson/Posted by Laura Sinacori

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) – After months of speculation the town of Carolina Beach is finally getting amusement rides.

Workers with the company Hildebrand Rides began setting up rides Friday. Many rides are already set up, but a ferris wheel and other attractions will be set up this week next to the boardwalk. Many say adults say it’ll give kids something to do.

“I think it’s good for the area,” said Charles Prescott a Carolina Beach resident. “I’m from Atlantic Beach and growing up as a kid we had a lot of golf courses and amusement rides. But then all of a sudden they tore them down and put a bunch of condos up and now there’s nothing for kids to do.”

Some business owners are hoping the rides will bring in more revenue.
“I think it’s going to bring a lot of business to the area,” said Amy Nealey who owns Sandbarz Surf and Skate shop. “A lot of locals that don’t visit Carolina Beach will bring them down as well as tourists.”

The amusement rides will be open 7 days a week, 3 months a year. The rides will officially open next weekend.

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