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Carowinds

14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
+1 704-588-2600
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It's all about WHEN you visit

I lucked out on my initial visit to Cedar Fair's southern outpost. I chose the weekend before... read more

Reviewed yesterday
aomalle O
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Naperville, Illinois
Rides ok but food and service has went downhill

Average visit 2-3 times a year. Was there in June and everything was much better. Today we ate... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jjmtns25
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“water park” (595 reviews)
“roller coaster” (284 reviews)
“amusement park” (287 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
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14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
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+1 704-588-2600
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Reviewed yesterday

I lucked out on my initial visit to Cedar Fair's southern outpost. I chose the weekend before Laborday; after having read that kids would be back in school, and weather wouldn't be as warm. I purchased a fast lane pass for $65 dollars; and it...More

Thank aomalle O
Reviewed yesterday

Average visit 2-3 times a year. Was there in June and everything was much better. Today we ate chick and petes and worst experience ever. We waited in line 15 minutes to order which was not bad and bought two beers 2 fries and chick...More

Thank jjmtns25
Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to visit on a Saturday during their off season (late September). Besides it being extremely crowded and a very hot day, we found it frustrating to wait in a line for as much as an hour only to be told a ride was...More

Thank krwatts
Reviewed 5 days ago

I bought a season pass for 2018, but they let me go this year. Picking up the pass was a breeze. Super easy and quick. The rides were well maintained and a nice variety of coasters, family rides etc. Very clean and well kept.

Thank TravelingwithJeff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Due to a relocation for a job we are lucky enough to have a 15 minute ride to Carowinds. It is clean, many food choices (folks it is an amusement park; prices reflect that but you can always go picnic in the car), shows are...More

Thank HWatson295
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited here over the summer and had a great time for sure! A bit on the pricey side but we ventured out and paid more to get front of the line privileges (Otherwise you will never ride all of the rides in one day. Food...More

Thank AdventuresByWayne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Harmony Hall is a mad house, over priced (of course) but it is good food. Great fries and good BBQ. The place is pretty clean and you can get free water in most places.

1  Thank Seabass59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going every summer for about 8 years and we love it. The water park is nice, they have a great variety of rides, and also scarowinds is a lot of fun during the fall. Can't wait to see if the new winter land...More

Thank Amber D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't want to lose your mind do not go to Carowinds because I want to, and I'm six foot five I was scared to death the rise of crazy I mean don't get me wrong I mean crazy that mean they're fun but...More

Thank Dave m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carowinds is great fun and is always trying to update the park,especially since cedar fair took it over. It's a little pricey but then again all amusement parks are..tge best food deal is the pizza in the wings restaurant.

Thank daniel h
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PatriotGal
19 August 2017|
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Response from James L | Reviewed this property |
It depends on your child's interests. There are other rides, but the roller coasters seem to be the main rides.
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Yara R
16 August 2017|
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Response from Spencer P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on when you arrive at the park. If you arrive right as they open just ride some rides for a few hours then head over to the water park. You can rent a locker while in the water park to put your towel, shoes, and... More
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Brandi F
15 July 2017|
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Response from doneill241 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 sizes. We paid $27 and that's just ridiculous. However, once you get over the price, the convenience is worth every penny. Also, for food, they sell a "family bucket" special: a bucket of chicken fingers, a... More
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