Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

14523 Carowinds BlvdCharlotte, NC 28273
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Carowinds Reopening Protocols 


We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

Reservations are no longer required. 

Face coverings are required indoors unless eating or drinking, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.

There may be limitations to ride capacity on certain attractions.

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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 are 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 are posted around the park.
  • Face Coverings are required.
  • Guest must visit Carowind's website to reserve your visit date for Carolina Harbor Waterpark.


from Carowinds
Carowinds is located right at the heart where the Carolinas come together and where friends and families come together for lifelong memories. More than 60 rides, live shows, unique attractions, and Camp Snoopy children’s area make Carowinds a popular destination.

Carolina Harbor waterpark has brand new features in 2021. Prepare for the slide of your life on the all-new Boogie Board Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the Southeast. Six adventurous racers will face off, take off and zoom down high-speed chutes while accelerating through an outrageous 360-degree loop into an epic splashdown finish.

New this year is Grand Carnivale, Carowinds’ larger-than-life cultural celebration with extravagant sights, pulsing rhythms, delicious tastes and sips, a parade, dance parties and fun traditions from around the globe.

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Red Springs, NC
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Kristina Stack
Waxhaw, NC
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July 2021
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Sharia Parker
North Charleston , SC
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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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Martin Rodriguez
Bonneau , SC
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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
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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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Shawna Garrett
Franklin, NC
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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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Latasha Beatty
Spartanburg , SC
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September 2019
Everything was awesome!!!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carowinds

Do I need to make a reservation prior to arrival?

No, reservations are not required. 

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.

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). Post-purchase reservations are required. Instructions and assistance provided.