Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

14523 Carowinds BlvdCharlotte, NC 28273
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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.

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

63 Reviews
Nicole Boyles
Bargersville , IN
1 Review
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"It was a great experience!"
September, 2018 NEW
My family and I had a great time at Carowinds. We will definitely be coming back!!!
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Tip: Cost was reasonable and atmosphere was very fun.

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Christopher Carrothers
Charlotte, NC
1 Review
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"Fun place to take the family"
September, 2018 NEW
I was very impressed by the water park. The wave pool was fun and I like the fact that they had life jackets for all ages and sizes.
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Tip: Be sure to rent a locker for convenience.

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Adam McDermott
Milton, WV
5 Reviews
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"Amusement park"
September, 2018
This amusement park is the best in North and South Carolina. You will not find family fun like this that exists on the border of two states.
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Teyonna Bolden
Beaufort , SC
1 Review
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"Carowinds"
September, 2018
Reserve myrtle beach was very helpful me and my family had a blast when we went to carowinds.
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Tip: Everything was great.

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Alisa Cunningham
dalzell, SC
1 Review
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"Carowinds"
August, 2018
it was fun & i had a great time. best birthday i ever had if you ask me ??
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Tip: the cups are 13 dollars i think

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Katie Laxton
Beckley, WV
2 Reviews
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"Little disappointed"
August, 2018
It was fun but the 2 biggest roller coasters were down. And the games and drinks are so expensive. But it was fun
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Edward Simpson
Simpsonville, SC
1 Review
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"We had a blast"
August, 2018
This is the best site to plan with we purchase our tickets the same day got in the same day and had a ball the same day best people to plan a trip with
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Tip: If you give them your personal bank information online is safe with them they keep it confidential you don't have to worry about people calling your phone or them give me your phone number to anybody else

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William Accardi
Brooklyn , NY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Pricing"
August, 2018
Ordered my tickets for carowinds on this site instead of the carowinds site was cheaper using 3rd party
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Tip: Prices are cheaper and easier

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XD9packer
Kingsport, Tennessee
"Scarowinds Is Nothing But A Ripoff!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Drove 4 hours to Carowinds for the annual Scarowinds and upon arrival for the 7:00pm opening was faced with the largest conglomeration of cars trying to get through the entrance gate I have ever seen at any amusement park. Once we made it through we parked and were faced with another massive influx of visitors trying to get through the security checks. The security checks were also a joke as people were rushed through with only a cursory check and sent on their way. Did I feel "safe" after such a useless check of my camera? - hardly. Then my family of 8 started our walk around the grounds and soon realized that the lines were so long to any of the good rides that we would be waiting to ride for hours and since the park closed at 12 midnight we decided to not waste our time on the rides and just go through the several "walk-thru" haunted mazes they had set up. While the mazes were fun for us because we had 4 kids with us who really enjoyed the monsters and other creatures, and we loved them being thrilled with the scariness of the actors, it soon became a repetitive experience due to the fact that all of the "haunted" mazes were pretty much the same thing. You walk through and actors would jump out from behind a corner or a wall and scream. Then you jump and go on and someone else would do the same thing again. Even our kids got to where they were getting bored with the evening. The first maze we went through was the "Corn Maze" and while walking through, one of the actors came up behind me and screamed into my ear so loudly that my ear hurt for the rest of the night. Do these people not get any training to prevent that kind of thing from happening? How stupid do you have to be to scream at the top of your lungs directly into someone's ear and not think about the possible injury you could cause. But Carowinds had my money so all is well I guess. By 11:30pm we had had enough and made our way out to our cars and finally made it back to our hotel which was another expense added onto the wasted money spent on this massive disappointment of an amusement park adventure. Carowinds got my money this time, but it will never happen again. They should be ashamed to sell so many tickets for something like this while knowing good and well there will be so many people in the park that most will not be able to enjoy anything because of the magnitude of the crowds. But they are in the business to make money; not to provide a family night of entertainment like they advertise. Very few were entertained by the overcrowded mess this yearly event has turned into. NEVER AGAIN!!
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Heather J
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
"Disappointing Experience at Scarowinds"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
We arrived at Carowinds Boulevard at 7pm and didn't actually make it into the park until 8:30. There was no one directing the sea of traffic. It was a clusterf##k to be frank. Then the fast pass my husband purchased online was only good for rides. We waited an hour to go into the maze Depths of Darkness. It was a good maze, I'll ve them that, but there was no signage letting you know how long the wait time is like at most amusement parks. If we had known, we probably wouldnt have waited in this line. We got in line for the Night Hawk, had the fast pass so the line was short.HOWEVER... the ride was not operating properly. They were only running one coaster. Then both coasters broke down! We waited a full hour to get on this ride and there were maybe 20 people in line ahead of us when we arrived (remember people this was the fast pass lane!). I feel horrible for the poor folks in the general admission lines. After this we were able to quickly hop on two more coasters before the park closed at midnight. The next two coasters, Vortex and Fury, had very quick lines. My one positive is what a fantastic coaster Fury was. Then when we left the park, dear God! Another hour just to get out of the parking lot, because here again, no one was to be seen directing traffic! Why, on a Saturday night, was there no one directing this madness? Basically, don't waste your time or your money. We spent more money here than at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights last year. We had no fast passes at HHN and we rode 1 ride, did 5 houses, and saw a show. Oh, and Universal had alcohol for sale literally EVERYWHERE! And you could take it with you ANYWHERE! I planned on having a couple drinks at Scarowinds, but didn't even bother with the lines and restricted areas for booze. Don't get me started on the "scare zones". I honestly didn't realize I was in a scare zone most of the time. Maybe they were understaffed, I don't know. My husband and I were really looking forward to this trip and spent a lot of money. We were so saddened and disappointed.Scarowinds is a joke and a rip off.
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20antoinettem
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Good park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
Relatively small park. Good roller coasters. Nice water park section with wave pool and water slides..
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Katy D
"Scarowinds"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
It sucked. Long lines for rides, to get in and 1 1/2 hours to leave parking lot at end of night. Expensive. You will feel like you got taken advantage of paying all of that money for WHAT You hope will be a good time. Terrible. I wouldn't go back if they paid me to.
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L292HHpamm
Salisbury, North Carolina
"DO NOT GO TO SCAROWINDS!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 14, 2018 NEW
I would give it a “0” but that’s not a option. My advice is do not go to SCAROWINDS. It’s a total waste of money. It took us 2 hrs to get there which normally is a 1 hour drive. It was 710 pm when we got in bumper to bumper traffic maybe 2-3 miles from the exit. It took us 1 hour and 10 min from that point to get into the park and park. We only got to see 3 attractions once in the park. The lines were long and they were just letting people walk through in a steady stream instead of in groups which didn’t give the people who worked there time to reset and jump and scare. We went with friends who we followed in separate cars and we got separated when we hit all the traffic. They did not get into the park until 1 hour and 15 minutes after we did! So we were lucky. The last time I went was about 5-6 years ago and I enjoyed it. It has grown so much and it can’t handle the amount of people wanting to go. But all they care about is the money. I highly suggest you find a local haunted event and go. Wish I had. Never ever again!!
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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.