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 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

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Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Jacksonville, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
April, 2018 NEW
My kids were thrilled to find out about this suprise spring break adventure!! They found out as we drove up to it????! I got a great package for the tickets and the park!! The rides were amazing! Definitely would check into the fast lane as summer approches!! We didn't stand in line to long, but the lines did deter a couple of ride experiences. The food was fast, I ate at Starbucks and the kids ate at Chick-fil-A... be ready for Park prices with food and beverage and snacks!! As per usual! Oh yeah parking was 20 bucks... not 15 dollars like on the Carowinds website??. I did experience a little bit of bad customer service from a team lead,not the store worker! I ended up having to wait because the one item I needed or wanted was not ringing up. So the store worker and I waited for the team lead. When she arrived she fixed it and the store worker suggested and I agreed for a discount and she said she was unable to. I feel that was a lie, she chose not to! I got my stuff anyway and left the store!
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Kizme Bash
Winston-Salem, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Carowinds Trip"
April, 2018 NEW
Our Carowinds experience was lots of fun.My kids loved the Snoopy and Charlie Brown characters.As well as the rides.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Mint Hill, North Carolina
"Get ready for Ebonics with a side of attitude. Save your $$ and they want your $$ ALL OF IT!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
After that experience I honestly think the metal detectors at the front gate are to keep you from shooting the staff members that work there. What a pile of crap. This is a clear representation of whats our country has deteriorated into. Absolutely ZERO customer service and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, they should change the name of this place to "Screw you!! give me your money" It was so crappy I had to force myself to breath slowly with clenched teeth and Jedi meditate in the middle of a crowd in the hot sun. It took everything I had not to become the reason for a bad news story.......banned for life.
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Brian D
Asheville, North Carolina
"Very Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Great place to bring the family for the day. Definitely not Six Flags but it is close and very enjoyable.
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Brandon D
Greenville, South Carolina
"Great place for fun - even for a solo trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 21, 2018 NEW
So for anyone who is worried going here alone - my review is for you. I have a season pass and will take the day off of work to come have fun up here. Going by yourself is no big deal. The best time to go is the first part or middle of the week. Not many people are here and the lines tend to move very fast. The longest line to wait in will also be nighthawk - so if you want to ride that ride do it first. The associates that work here are always really nice and know where to point you to get you where you need to go. Parking isn’t too bad if you get here early. Word of advice - leave anything non essential in your car.
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Jasmine A
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018 NEW
My wife and I went to Carowinds for a quick 5 day vacation together. It was our first vacation together. OMG! Carowinds was a BLAST!!! We went during the summer so the Water Park was open. We had so much fun! Lines were long but we expected that. We didn't eat at the park because the food prices were very expensive for what you get, but hey its theme park food so we weren't surprised. There are plenty of nearby places to leave really quick and eat and go back. My only gripe with this park is that it is DIRTY! We don't expect it to be spotless because it is a public place that's busy, however we didn't see a single person sweeping or picking up trash or cleaning the bathroom. We live 15 mins away from Busch Gardens in Williamsburg VA and we see ppl all the time walking around sweeping and picking up trash, cleaning the bathrooms etc. None of that was at Carowinds. Even in the waterpark side which is even more gross in my opinion. Also at the water park it looked like some of the water ride stairs have not been cleaned or updated in years! The wood was old and moldy. We recommend wearing water shoes. We loved the roller coaster and water rides though! Fury 325 and Afterburn were our favorite rides!
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Belmont, North Carolina
"ver fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2018 NEW
we got season passes for 2018 for me and my family, and it was totally worth it. yes they did change a few things since i was last there in december of 2017. the woodstock gliders are gone, they also got rid of the tiny boats, the merry go round, the zephyr, the dosido, and the helicopters. but that's ok because the food improved a great deal.
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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.