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Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

14523 Carowinds BlvdCharlotte, NC 28273
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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.


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. In 2016, Carowinds has a world full of incredible new experiences, making for one epic season.

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 20th - September 10th (excluding May 26th & September 1st).

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.

New for 2017! 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.

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Crystal A
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
"Fury-ously Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2017 NEW
I recently went to Carowinds for the first time and loved it! The park is really clean and the workers are all so nice. The Fury is seriously worth the trip alone! That coaster is a beast. Make sure you stop to see it fly by as you enter or exit the park. Watching it come right at you as it goes under the walkway is really cool! I really enjoyed the waterpark too, especially because it was so hot and humid. They have two wave pools, a lazy river ride and tons of water slides. They also have a really nice kids zone with all sorts of water guns and slides. Be sure to bring rubber flip flops to the pool because the pavement is so hot your feet will melt. My only real complaint is that they make you pay to store your belongings when you ride the Fury. Seriously, they should provide this service for free! Pro tip: all stands will provide you with a small plastic cup full of water free of charge.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
"So much fun in the park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2017 NEW
My wife and I had season passes, which included parking. We would go into the park in the evenings just to walk around and occasionally to eat. We enjoyed taking our out of town guests into the park. I think our favorite area is the water park.
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Stoneville, North Carolina
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2017 NEW
Overall it's a fun park. There are rides for everyone including kids. People will complain about heat and long lines but it's an amusement park, what do you expect? My only negative feedback is when I went there was a roller coaster that wasn't working properly, they worked on in while we were there and ended up opening the ride back up for everyone. We rode it or whatever but then it ended up messing up again and we were stuck on it upside down for about 20 minutes. (It was one of the lay down roller coasters)
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robert w
Orlando, Florida
"Great for kids of all ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2017 NEW
Carowinds is an amusement park whose signature rides are roller coasters. In addition to some thrilling coasters, they have some scary elevation rides. Those are the headliners. They also have an assortment of fair type rides, and a large arcade area, where you can try to win stuffed animals. A very nice bonus is the water park area which is included in the admission. They also have about 5 or 6 show entertainment areas and a small Snoopy themed kiddy area. This park is a notch down from Disney, Universal and Busch gardens, but is also less expensive, You can tell you are playing in the minors though. Food is over priced and not very good, Drinks are super expensive. But if you are in the Carolinas and not central Florida, you can have lots of fun here,
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"Great Summer Babysitter for Teens"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2017 NEW
If you are looking for something for you kids to do over the summer to get them out of your hair, this is really something to consider. The kids can go ride the rides and share in the water park all day long, but how many times do you want to go?? So here is how we have made this a great thing. A single visit to the Park cost 59.99 per person yet a season long Gold pass cost 89.99 ( if you have a discount) 109 without. So My wife and daughter each purchased a season pass, my daughter has been 11 times since it opened this yea, do the math under 9 bucks per visit. In turn with the gold parking is included and you get preferred parking ( sweet). My daughter is 14 so with her and at least 1 friend we can take them drop them off for hours ( very strict rules) and they call us when ready to leave. They also have a great prepaid food plan where she can purchase food every 4 hours. The park in pricey for a one time visit ( but you have to do it one) but the season pass rocks , 2 visit in 6 months and you pay for it...

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 $15 per vehicle for regular parking and $25 for preferred. 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.