According to the Wilmington Star-News, there's a movement afoot to construct a carnival-type atmosphere on Carolina Beach's boardwalk this summer.
The idea is the brainchild of local business owners and an amusement park operator from Florida. If approved by the town council, five parcels along Cape Fear Boulevard would be given conditional use permits for a "family-oriented carnival consisting of a series of large mechanical rides, kids' rides, funhouses and food stands." Included in the plan is a 60-foot Ferris wheel with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Star-News reports if everything goes as planned, the attraction could be up and running by May 6. It's all part of a plan to bring back "the Carolina Beach of yesteryear". Local leaders have already announced a summer slate of activities on the boardwalk for six nights a week, including music shows, competitions, and other family activities.