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.


from Carowinds
Grab your friends and family and come to Carowinds – the Carolina's ultimate destination for summertime fun! Carowinds offers two parks for the price of one – including Carolina Harbor Waterpark!

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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Emma Parham
Williamston, SC
1 Review
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October 2019 NEW
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
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
1 Review
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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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Stephanie S.
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
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"Awesome deal!"
August 2019
We had such a fun day as we celebrated our friend’s birthday. Had no issues getting in with the tickets I purchased on my phone. No need to print or anything. Tripster saved me a lot of money & I would book through them again! Thanks tripster!
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Durham, North Carolina
"Family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2019 NEW
We technically went to Scarowinds. Of course all prices were high. You pay to park, get in, and eat. The lines are long for everything. Wait times for rides were mainly an hour to 3 hours for the best rides. 2 slices of pizza and a side was $12.99 in case someone needed an idea of prices. Security seemed good I felt safe. Clean place even the bathrooms.
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
"“Scarowinds, a waste of time and money!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 12, 2019 NEW
Pros - clean park and friendly staff Cons - large crowds, long lines (including parking, entrance, rides) and disappointing scare zones. The seasonal Kings Dominion Halloween experience is far superior. May have been more worthwhile and enjoyable had we purchased the fast lane upgrade. We spent over 4 hours at the park and had time for only 3 rides. Unfortunately, this will likely be our first and ONLY trip to Scarowinds!
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Belmont, North Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2019 NEW
Typical amusement park. High prices and lousy food. One place to get beer at 10.00 a glass. Long lines for rides that last 1 minute. Water park is a tad better, a tad. Parking is a nightmare any day. The camp wilderness campground is good. We hold season tickets, but typically go more during the Halloween festivities. Again, meh.
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Charleston, South Carolina
"Love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 09, 2019 NEW
I have been going to Carowinds for 31 years. I enjoy it as an adult as much as I did as a kid. They have something for everyone, and it's still small enough to be able to do it in one day. I have never been to the waterpark because I love the roller coasters. If you enjoy coasters, you won't be let down. If you have a little one that is fascinated by dinosaurs, I recommend paying for the ticket to see the dinosaurs. It's definitely on the top of my family's to do list every year. It is clean. The staff is friendly. Food and drink prices are high, just like other parks. Parking is expensive, in my opinion, but you can purchase parking online, in advance, and save $5.
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"Great Pumpkin Fest"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2019 NEW
I took my toddler to the pumpkin fest and it was just wonderful! They converted the area where Dinosaurs Alive was into stations. So as you walk your toddler/kid gets to participate in different activities I.e. a corn maze, a hay maze, a sandbox filed with corn kernels, a tire obstacle course, an area where you get to pick out your pumpkin and a trick or treat area consisting of 3 stops where you get a few pieces of candy in provided bags. It was very well organized. In the beginning of the activity you are provided with a paper with perforated sections to be torn off which you cash in for your pumpkin and trick or treat candy activity. There’s also nothing stopping you from going through the section twice or more and getting another perforated paper. But it does allow for people not to take it advantage of the pumpkins and candy so that there is enough for everyone. We had good weather and the lines were not too long at all we waited a maximum of 10 minutes per ride. It was a nice day out and I would recommend it if you have toddlers. Remember you can always bring water into the park for those hot days.
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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.