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Carowinds

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Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
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+1 704-588-2600
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that...

A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.

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What can I say? Carowinds is great. Last year my husband and I went to Carowinds for their fourth of July celebration. Even though the park was busy we actually had very short... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Angela M
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

What can I say? Carowinds is great. Last year my husband and I went to Carowinds for their fourth of July celebration. Even though the park was busy we actually had very short wait times to get on the vast majority of the rides with the exclusion of the newest attractions. The best part was the late night fireworks display.... More 

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1 Thank Angela M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

HORRIBLE. Woke up with hundreds of ants crawling all over me and camper was full of them. Cost $500.00 to have fumigated. DO NOT CAMP THERE. 14 people packed up, went to office to demand money back, including us. They said they could not do it. I screamed, they threatened to arrest me. I begged them to so I could... More 

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2 Thank Diane H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Carowinds since I was a child. I have had weason passes, and now my daughter is 11 she gets a season pass every year. Carowinds has roller coasters that have been staples in the Southeast. I was sad to see Tunder Road close permenantly, but there are still some nice rides like Afterburn, The Hurler... More 

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Thank Ron P
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I drove down from Michigan to visit this park, was very excited to ride Fury 325, as well has Intimidator and Afterburn. We had a great time. They got a pretty decent collection of coasters. I'd say after the main 3 coasters I named, the coaster quality drops significantly. Pretty good flat rides. Windseekers always fun and the Looping Starship... More 

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Thank SkyhawkRaptorXL-200
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Its an average theme park. Ive been there three times and theres nothing thats special about it... The pool update might be good

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Thank Marisela A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This will be our third year with season tickets to Carowinds. Although it's no Disney, you can buy a season Gold pass with free parking for less than the price of one day at the Magic Kingdom. In the Carolinas, this is a great and I inexpensive way to spend a day or evening with the kids. This being said,... More 

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1 Thank tkeucla
Charlotte
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21 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2016

It is hard to actually over sell how good the roller coaster selection is at the park, old school to new school, for youngsters to crazy teens, and the adults that sort of rest in between. This is a surprisingly fun 3 hour park where you can get 4-6 thrills in. A great afternoon, or before you go out, date... More 

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Thank Bill G
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We have done the Halloween trip to Carowinds 2 out of 4 years and what a nice time. Not all rides are open but the coasters are and plenty of haunted attractions, great makeup on these guys and gals. Very enjoyable as me and the wife enjoy a good fright.

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Thank eric k
Loudoun County
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Cedar Fair Parks are the best. Fury was a blast. We rode it a few times. The park is easy on the eyes. The employees are friendly. It was great for a couples trip, but would be great for families too.

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Thank C W
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Carowinds is a nice family theme park and the only one in Charlotte. Go prepared to wait in long lines and spend too much on food in the park. The water park included makes up for the price of tickets. Find discount tickets online for entering the park after 4pm but arrive to the park early. Parking is $20 if... More 

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