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14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
+1 704-588-2600
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Never a dull time!

Been going here for years with my family for over 20 years. However I am sad to say ever since they... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lindsey S
via mobile

My family and I have season passes to Carowinds. For Halloween they turn the park into Scarowinds... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pamela M
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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“water park” (614 reviews)
“roller coaster” (306 reviews)
“amusement park” (293 reviews)
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14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
+1 704-588-2600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been going here for years with my family for over 20 years. However I am sad to say ever since they were bought out the atmosphere just isn’t as fun or exciting anymore I miss seeing the Hannah Barbare characters and Nickelodeon stuff bows it’s...More

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I have season passes to Carowinds. For Halloween they turn the park into Scarowinds. It wasn't very scary, but my husband and I enjoyed ourselves. We only went to one scare house because the lines were extremely long. The park was crowded...More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This theme park is off the hook with so much fun and surprises that you wont be left hanging dry or bored stiff! Around Halloween the theme park turns into Scarowinds with a theme like The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton if you haven't...More

Thank Blaine W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Carowinds is a nice, clean, enjoyable place to spend the day. Plenty of rides and coasters, a water park, and many games and shops. Some of the rides are a little outdated and the water park can’t always operate every slide when they are short...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We get our season passes EVERY YEAR...without fail. Carowinds is an awesome fun way to spend the day with friends and family. The roller coasters are some of the best in the US...the park is very clean and the rides are hardly ever “closed” or...More

Thank lbeemanzione
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son to Carowinds the last weekend of the season in October. We had a really good time, we go to Amusement Parks all over the country. The best thing about Carowinds is Fury 325, easily one of the best roller coasters in...More

Thank Ansley11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We get season passes each year. Carowinds is such a great family place. My family LOVES spending time together here. And now that my younger son is tall enough to ride more rides, it really is a blast. We absolutely love the water park!!!! My...More

Thank Kenisha M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a fun place! We went dead in the summer, so lines were somewhat long. They have a water park that is attached and included in your ticket price.

Thank Tiffany M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with long lines. Not very Scarry and a little boring. Kids had a good time. The roller coasters are great with a variety of rides

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need all day to go on your favorite rides. Lines are not too long. The food is too high, but you can eat right outside the park for little or nothing. and if you want to go in October, they have scaries there...More

Thank anitawest10
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Alexia M | Reviewed this property |
Not usually on Sunday’s
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.
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