The animal characters (top photo and bottom left photo) are the original characters that Carowinds used for 1973 & 1974. A new cast of characters greeted the kiddies with the addition of Hanna-Barbera Land in 1975 as seen in the bottom right photo. With that addition, more familiar animal characters roamed the park such as the Banana Splits, Fred Flintstone, Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear and others. Today, the Peanut's character's rule the parks grounds and many of the children's rides are named after the well-known comic strip characters.