Flags of the nation, state & county fly over the flower stands on the NC side of Plantation Square. Note the end of the trolley line. The red X on the 1973 aerial below is the approximate location of the photo above. This area today is blocked off with a high, white, gated fence and not accessible to park guests. Probably used as a storage area.
Although the Carowinds logo has been redesigned several times since 1973, the same flags still fly over the North Carolina side just as they did 40 years ago.