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.

Charlotte Customer Reviews

77 Reviews
Lisa Cox
Pinnacle , NC
1 Review
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"The Best Place To Spend Your Day"
June 2019 NEW
We recently visited Carowinds in NC/SC. Yes! It is in the middle of both states! We had so much fun riding rides and playing games! They also had an awesome water park and an area called Camp Snoopy which thrilled me as I am an avid collector of all things Peanuts. They had Peanuts shops, rides, little shows and life size characters walking around the park. If you get tired there is always a fun music show going on that you can sit down and enjoy. The food was a little expensive, but it was very good. We try to go several times a year as it is one of our favorite places to spend the day!
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Tip: You cannot bring in outside food and if you have children under 12 there is a building in Camp Snoopy where you can take care of any of their needs.

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Taylor Catron
Tazewell, VA
1 Review
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"Awesome trip!"
June 2019 NEW
My boyfriend and I bought tickets online and got to spend most of Sunday together riding roller coasters and listening to music. It was a hot day, but there was plenty to do inside and also yummy food choices
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Tip: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and drink lots of water

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Chris Dehart
Winnabow, NC
1 Review
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"Our families trip"
June 2019 NEW
Trip was great even though it was very hot. The reason they did not get 5 stars was that there was not enough life guards to open all of the water park. Lack of life guards made the rest of the park very over crowded.
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Tip: There are certain slides you can't have any jewelry, necklaces or watches

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Amanda Miles
North Charleston, SC
1 Review
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"Good"
April 2019
We had a pretty good experience. I wish the weather had been better.
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Tip: The workers are very nice.

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Dark Flare
1 Review
"LOVE LOVE LOVE CAROWINDS"
April 2019
I had a great time at Carowinds. Food is kind of pricey but the rides are really really safe and comfortable. I went on a busy day and the longest time I waited in line for was for the Fury and i waited 15 minutes because they were doing test runs.
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Tip: Buy the six dollar food wrist bands and go on a weekday.

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Lisa Porter
West Columbia, SC
1 Review
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"Charlotte trip"
April 2019
Priced reasonable, no waiting in the lines once we arrived at Carowinds. My room was ready when we arrived. The bundling of tickets and hotel saved lots of time.
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larissa jones
1 Review
"I loveeee carowinds"
April 2019
I come here all the time i just live 1 HR and 45 minutes away and i am an Adrenaline junky. Carwinds is my home!!!!. I love all the rides mainly intimidator and Fury.
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Tip: dont leave any money or change in your pockets, put in your wallet or purse and drop it off in bin before you get on the ride.

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Meredith Minor
Monroe, NC
1 Review
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"Great family fun"
January 2019
Great place for family fun! Lots to do! Lines were a bit long for planet Snoopy at Winterfest but still had a great time.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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jennyd94
Medina, Ohio
"Friendly well maintained park"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2019 NEW
We stopped here for a few hours while driving north because we have a Cedar Fair platinum pass. We were able to walk on many rides because we arrived at 9:30 a.m. The flowers here are very pretty and the park is well maintained. The Panda Express here serves smaller portions for their meal plan than the Panda Express at Cedar Point. Did not go to the water park but it looked fun
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carowindsgeek
"Carowinds Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2019 NEW
The best days to go is Mon-Thur during the summer during any hours. One day the park closed at 8:00 and we got there at 6:30 and we had a total blast. During those days the lines are the shortest and you have the BEST experience. The rides seem faster and the staff are much more chill and relaxed. Carowinds has things to do for all ages and it doesn’t get boring and its great exercise! The food on the other hand is EXPENSIVE and it’s sometimes not worth it. the funnel cakes are a classic though. They have things like cinnabon, dip-n-dots, auntie annes pretzels and starbucks for reasonable prices. All around the park they give out free waters to beat the intense heat. They also have maps of the park at each gate. (North and South) I haven’t been to the water park recently but it’s pretty good too, they have two wave pools and tons of water slides. Carowinds is a great place to go if you’re looking for a good time. Just get food elsewhere. 😁
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TheMrs1014
Woodbridge, Virginia
"Winter Extravaganza "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 15, 2019 NEW
Carowinds was beautiful and to have access to the roller coasters during our winter vacation was pretty cool! Very clean and amazingly delicious funnel cakes!
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Sharon P
Fort Mill, South Carolina
"Loads of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2019 NEW
Something for everyone. Food is pricey, but the rides are worth it. There are restaurants nearby, but don't waste time going off property. The water park is my favorite, butroller coasters. there are great
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Twogirlsabroad
Private
"Roller coaster Riding "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 10, 2019 NEW
We were here here on a rainy day. We had a blast and road everything we wanted more than a significant amount. Would have been nice if the water park was open. There was no lighting or thunder so the park should have been open. Other than that it was great.
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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.