Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

14523 Carowinds BlvdCharlotte, NC 28273
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Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina


Located near Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Carowinds offers an exciting entertainment destination for guests of all ages, and includes world-class thrill rides, live shows, authentic Carolina cuisine, and more. Guests can experience rides like Fury 325 (the tallest and fastest giga coaster), visit the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit, make a splash at the Carolina Harbor water park, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Charlotte Travel Experts
  • Strollers and wheelchairs available for rent.
  • Selfie sticks are permitted in the park but are prohibited on rides.
  • No outside food and beverage is allowed into the park.
  • Locker rentals are available throughout the park.
  • Height and weight restrictions posted around the park.


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Grab your friends and family and come to Carowinds – the Carolina's ultimate destination for summertime fun!

Peanuts Celebration - Step right into the comic strips at our PEANUTS Celebration, an all-new, larger-than-life event celebrating Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang. Visit on Saturdays and Sundays from November 2 - 17 for all the AMAZING of Carowinds plus PEANUTS-themed immersive activities, live entertainment and more.

Free Veterans Days: Saturdays and Sundays, November 2-17
Must show valid government-issued ID to the front gate to receive military appreciation ticket.
With a commitment to service over self, exceptional men and women served in the military to preserve our freedom. To show our appreciation, Carowinds offers our country’s best with what we do best: a day of pure AMAZING with thrilling rides, never-ending laughs and memories to last a lifetime.

With Veterans Day in November, Carowinds is dedicating three weekends in the month to our popular Military Days program with free veteran admission to veterans with honorable or medical discharge. This free admission offer applies to all service members -- active military, retired military, National Guard and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Just bring a valid government-issued ID to the front gate to receive these tokens of our military appreciation.

WinterFest - Experience the holidays in grand scale at Winterfest with the nightly Wonderland Parade. All-new for 2019, this larger-than-life Christmas spectacular will light up the night with floats constructed by Kern Studios in Louisiana, the same company that has been building Mardi Gras floats for decades. WinterFest performers from across the park will join the merry procession as it winds through the park spreading Christmas cheer for all to hear.

Carowinds is the place where the Carolinas come together. Located off I-77 (Exit 90) at the NC/SC border, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas touts world-class thrill rides, live entertainment, authentic Carolina cuisine and more.

Feel the sting of Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fastest Giga coaster. Winner of the 2015 Golden Ticket Award for “Best New Ride” by the readers of Amusement Today, this steel behemoth reaches heights of 325 feet tall and breathtaking speeds of 95 miles per hour - it’s full throttle all the way.

The all-new Carolina Harbor waterpark celebrates the culture of the Carolina coast while serving up a gracious helping of hospitality, relaxation and family fun – all intertwined to create the ultimate waterpark experience. This historic expansion includes new attractions and amenities for all members of the family – from mild to wild! Plus, it’s included with admission. The water park is open select dates from May 25th - September 8th.

Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 3Z Arena is the world’s first intra-active 3-D digital experience. Guests are immersed in the Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2 universe and compete in an epic battle to find the Golden Gnomes.

And Cirque Imagine, an amazing, new live show debuting in the summer will completely mesmerize guests with sensational stunts and breathtaking acrobatics of strength, balance and athleticism.

Get ready for a blast from the past with FOUR new rides in the all-new County Fair! Experience a throwback of down-home fun as you and your family are transported back to a 1950’s Carolina County Fair, complete with new food offerings, thrilling experiences and an atmosphere full of family fun.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Sharia Parker
North Charleston , SC
1 Review
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November 2019
Our travel to carowinds was amazing! This was our first year going and sure won’t be our last, we’re looking forward to returning again for the winter festival with the children. Thank you sooo much for the amazing trip we really enjoyed ourselves!
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Emma Parham
Williamston, SC
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October 2019
This is my first time using this site, and I’ll be sure to use it again. It was fast, easy, and cheaper than the original carowinds ticket. Very pleased.
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Tip: look here for deals!!!

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Martin Rodriguez
Bonneau , SC
1 Review
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September 2019
Very fun. Fit the two day passes and went to the water park the next day. Looking forward to going again soon.
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Tip: Water slides were were the best.

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Michael cromer
Kinards, SC
1 Review
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"Life at Carowinds"
September 2019
Carowinds was very exciting and the staff was extremely nice the food was delicious I enjoyed every minute fun games awesome ride never ending fun.
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Tip: Don't forget your cameras!! unforgettable memories

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Shawna Garrett
Franklin, NC
1 Review
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"Carowinds Rocks!"
September 2019
We had a blast at Carowinds in Charlotte! Thanks to Tripster we got great pricing on our tickets and they made everything SO easy!
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Tip: Take lots of sunscreen and leave your pocket knife at HOME!!

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Latasha Beatty
Spartanburg , SC
1 Review
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September 2019
Everything was awesome!!!!!
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Tip: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

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Julius Davis IV
Bennettsville , SC
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"Family trip"
August 2019
I had a good time the wife and kids had a good time
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clay fissel
1 Review
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"Carowinds trip"
August 2019
Awesome park. Lots to do and the water park is huge. We had a great time for our 1st time.
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Tip: Pay for the preferred parking and it's best if your going to stay over to book the package and save $$

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Charlotte, United States
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2019 NEW
Paid extra for myself and 2 adult daughters to go ice skating at WinterFest on Dec. 1st. The skates are made of plastic and have very little padding. They were the most miserably uncomfortable things I've ever had on my feet. I wasn't able to go a full lap before I had to remove my 2nd pair of skates. They were rubbing my foot and caused a sore under my right ankle. My daughters weren't able to enjoy skating either because of the skates. They skated less than 10 minutes before they had to take the awful things off. I heard a couple of other adults complaining about skates as well. Otherwise, WinterFest at Carowinds was great! We had a good time, even with sore feet. I would recommend that you forego the skating and enjoy everything else WinterFest has to offer!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"Christmas evening"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 02, 2019 NEW
Great family night. Christmas is the theme and they did a great job. The park is well lit and there is plenty to eat and drink. Burgers, chicken strips, philly's, panda express, Starbucks, cinnabon, yogurt and other sweets. Although the major roller coasters are closed they have a good variety of rides for all ages and the Christmas parade is worth the wait.
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Pataskala, Ohio
"Very Good but not as good as my last visits"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
A friend and I spend a week traveling to different amusement parks in different locations. Carowinds is generally one of our favorite parks. The park is typically well-managed, clean, and efficient. During this visit, things were good but not quite as good as previous visits. Employees were generally friendly. Despite a moderate crowd, management decided to run just one train on many of their coasters, creating longer lines than usual. Perhaps an effort to force patrons to buy the extra fast lane. The food was okay, nothing to scream about. The park was clean. It is a nice park, and I will be back. I have a season pass to the Cedar Fair parks, so at least I did not have to pay for parking and admission. Hopefully management will consider guest satisfaction goes a long way.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
"Not My Carowinds Anymore"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019 NEW
This place is fun, but it seems like a less well-balanced experience than it used to be. Makes sense, with the move to Cedar Fair, that they are more geared up for max-intensity rollercoasters, but I miss things like the James Bond/Spongebob motion theatre.
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"Over priced"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2019
We try to go once a year for our 4 kids but it is so overly priced it almost makes you sick. The lines are so long you spend most of your time standing in line.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carowinds

Do you offer a non-rider admission ticket?
Carowinds does not offer a non-rider discount. Carowinds has a one-price admission as it is a multi-faceted park, not just a ride park. Live entertainment abounds at the park with fun-filled shows and performers. The park also offers a variety of gift shops, restaurants, a water park that is included with park admission and much more.

What is your refund policy?
Admission tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the cancellation policy, which is 3 days prior to arrival. This includes weather related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

What if my child is under 3 years old?
They are free!

Is the Fast Lane tickets included with my general admission?
No, this is an additional cost and not included with your admission ticket.

What is the inclement weather policy?
Rides may close under certain weather conditions, particularly rain, high winds and/or lightning. It is not possible to provide a specific answer regarding which rides close or remain open because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different rides. The rides affected the most by inclement weather are the roller coasters and the high rides. Carowinds makes every effort to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse weather conditions cease. Unfortunately, we do not offer rain checks or refunds.

Am I permitted to bring my own food and beverages into the park?
For everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers, outside food, or other drinks into Carowinds. Grilling in parking lots is also prohibited. More than 30 restaurants and snack stands provide a broad dining experience within the park. Individuals who have special diets or need items due to a medical condition are asked to visit Guest Services located at the Front Gate for accommodation.

How do I re-enter if I have to leave the park for some reason?
Guests who leave the park and plan to return the same day must get their hand stamped before they leave the park at the exit gate.

Are wheelchairs and strollers available for rent?
Strollers and wheelchair rentals are located inside of the South Gate Entrance and next to Guest Services at the North Gate Entrance. Please note, a valid form of identification must be presented to rent a manual or electric wheelchair for a fee.

Do you allow pets at Carowinds?
No pets are allowed in the park except for service animals. Guests traveling with pets may take advantage of the Pet Kennel at Carowinds.

Is smoking permitted in the park?
Smoking, including the use of vapor/e-cigarettes, is permitted only in designated smoking areas. Most smoking locations are near restrooms and will be marked by red signs and smoking urns. All other areas of the park are smoke-free.

Are there places in the park to store my belongings?
Lockers are available to rent inside the park. Rentals vary in size and start at $17. Prices differ among locker locations.

What is Dinosaurs Alive!?
Dinosaurs Alive! at Carowinds features 30 life-sized, moving dinosaurs in a spectacular lush setting.  Dinosaurs Alive is not included with park admission. A separate admission is required.

How much is parking?
Parking is $20 per vehicle for regular parking. A limited number of handicap parking spaces are available near the Front Gate on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is Carowinds' dress code?
Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times. Swimwear must be sufficiently covered. Profanity, obscene gestures and statements, pictures of illegal substances, insignia of paramilitary groups, all gang-related items on clothing, costumes or disguises that conceal identity are prohibited and admission to the park may be refused.

Is there anything I should bring?
Carolina Harbor Waterpark is included FREE with park admission to Carowinds(seasonal). Don't forget to bring appropriate swimwear.