Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

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

Overview

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.

Description

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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Julius Davis IV
Bennettsville , SC
1 Review
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"Family trip"
August 2019 NEW
I had a good time the wife and kids had a good time
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clay fissel
CHAMBERSBURG, PA
1 Review
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"Carowinds trip"
August 2019 NEW
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 NEW
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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Robyn C.
Red Springs, NC
1 Review
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"Family trip to Carowinds"
August 2019 NEW
Both my children loved Carowinds. It was a great day to Vacation weather was good. We are planning to go back in November to the Winterfest.
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Cara McKeown
Winston Salem, NC
1 Review
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"Fabulous Service!"
July 2019 NEW
Tripster is extremely easy and efficient to use, and I saved money on my tickets to Carowinds that I otherwise wouldn’t have by using their services.
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Letichia Gallishaw
Georgetown,, SC
1 Review
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"Students really enjoyed"
July 2019 NEW
Carowinds provide experiences for repeat visitors as well as those who are visiting for the very first time. There is never a dull moment.
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Tip: Be prepared to have fun, fun, fun!!!

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Jessica Henry
Columbia, SC
1 Review
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"We enjoyed ourselves"
July 2019 NEW
Online tickets were the best
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Tip: Online is the best

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Tripster Customer
HUNTERSVILLE, NC
1 Review
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"Memorable and amazing trip!!"
July 2019 NEW
I bought tickets online and got to spend may Saturday riding roller coasters, can't say each and every name, but can't say no to any of the rides, its thrilling experience for every age group, have water park too!!. It was a hot day, but there was plenty to do inside and also yummy food choices, my favorite one panda express/Chick-fil-A and many more.If you get tired there is always a fun music show going on that you can sit down and enjoy, there are lot of food choices/ice cream stores/drink station all over the park and we don't get de-hydrated too as we get water at all stations for free!!. We booked for seasonal pass, this is my first time this year and will go again for my rides!! this is one of our favorite places to spend the day with family!
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Drnt50
Hope Mills, North Carolina
"Very fun and clean"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019 NEW
the park is very clean and my 2 teenager had a blast. the staff is very friendly and are always willing to help if you have any question
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jennifermT9700HP
Matthews, North Carolina
"What a fun time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2019 NEW
We visited the park once for the theme park rides and once for the water park area. There are so many rides - too many to do them all in one day! We had such a blast trying out as many as we could! I would say that most of the coasters are geared toward older kids/adults. We went on a non-busy day and the longest we waited was 20 min, which is good. Given that the summer weather is so hot and humid, they really should invest in more sunshades, fans and misters. We do think the all-season drink cup for $30 is worthy the price as you can refill it every 15 min all season! The water park seems small compared to the rest, but has plenty of slides. Some are tube slides that you can ride with others and some are body slides. I like that younger kids and older kids can each find something to entertain. We especially enjoyed the water park on a hot day. The staff were helpful and polite.
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geraldh987
London, United Kingdom
"Day out in Carrowinds."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2019 NEW
Took our family now living in Charlotte(we were visiting from UK.) Great day with great rides and lots of fun for the grandchildren. Plenty of shaded places to take rest and have some refreshments. Also lots of entertainment to sit and watch for some rest periods. Great value.
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Peepye
Savannah, Georgia
"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019 NEW
Spent a day at the park. Don't waste your time on the small rides. Fury and Intimidator were great. Lines not bad. Fast Pass Plus is well with the money.
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Arnav_Sharma01
"Lost and Found"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2019 NEW
I lost my glasses on the fury and got them back a day afterward. Carowinds has an amazing lost and found.
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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.