Project Spotlight: Carowinds Mobile BillyBoxes

Project Background

In this blog we highlight the two 20′ mobile BillyBoxes (full-service shipping container bars) we built for Carowinds Amusement Park outside Charlotte, North Carolina. Carowinds is a 407-acre amusement park owned and operated by Cedar Fair and has served as the premier amusement park destination for Carolinians since it opened in 1973.

Carowinds approached ROXBOX in 2022 in need of two mobile bars that they could move around the park and the BillyBox was the perfect solution for their team. With a walk-in cooler and onboard fresh & grey water tanks, the bars can be moved around the park to optimize sales at new locations and/or accommodate event-driven demand. The 6-tap direct-draw draft system, ice maker, ice well, triple sink, dump sink, hand sink, merchandiser refrigerator, and plenty of extra space for additional equipment allow the park to serve beer on tap, canned/bottled beverages, cocktails, and snacks to park guests. With unique color schemes and branding on each unit, the BillyBoxes are able to seamlessly fit into the different themes of the park while also catching the attention of guests.

Upcycling shipping containers was an important aspect of this project, as the Cedar Fair team is prioritizing their sustainability initiatives at all of their parks across the country. Not only are the BillyBoxes eye-catching, durable, and functional, but they also support Cedar Fair’s CSR (Corporate Social Sustainability) goals.

On-Site Video Tour

Specs & Modifications

Project specs and modifications include:

  • 20’ standard one-trip shipping container
  • (3) Service windows with retractable awnings
  • 7’W x 7’L Walk-in cooler w/ Trusscore walls & ceiling and diamond plate floor
  • 6-tap direct-draw draft system
  • Trusscore tap wall
  • Ice maker & ice well
  • Stainless steel interior & exterior countertops
  • Triple sink, dump sink & hand sink
  • Fresh & grey water tanks
  • Merchandiser refrigerator, shelving, and storage
  • Employee door
  • Operable cargo door for walk-in refrigerator
  • 100 AMP electrical system & lights
  • Plumbing w/ hot water heater
  • Interior & exterior custom paint


The BillyBoxes can be found at Carowinds Amusement Park outside Charlotte, North Carolina. One of the BillyBoxes is currently located at Aeronautica Landing, a brand new aviation-themed section of the park. Located in a hangar, the BillyBox has fittingly been named the “Aircraft Brewery”. The second BillyBox can currently be found in one of the park’s beer gardens, but the Carowinds team has plans to move this unit around the complex when the demand arises.

Project Scope

ROXBOX coordinated with the client to execute design + inspections/approvals + build + delivery of turn-key BillyBox models. By opting for one of our ROXBOX models, the Carowinds team opted for the fastest, easiest, and cheapest option ROXBOX offers. The ROXBOX team handled every aspect of the project from design to code compliance to build and delivery.

Project Timeline

Since the units are mobile and Carowinds opted for one of our pre-designed ROXBOX models (the 20′ BillyBox), the pre-construction phases of this project were quick. Upon the selection of optional upgrades to their BillyBox units, we moved the project directly into production. Once we received the materials, production of both units took less than 60 days.

Project Development

Renderings & Construction Documents
In-Shop Completed Build Photos
On-Site Photos

Rendering to Reality Sliders

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