Carowinds Tickets in Charlotte, NC

14523 Carowinds BlvdCharlotte, NC 28273
View on Map

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

54 Reviews
Hector Oropeza
Raleigh, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Carowinds"
August, 2018 NEW
Amazing & fun(:
Read More
Tip: Its a lot of walking So wear sneakers .

Was this review helpful? Yes

Gustavo Vasquez
Greenville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Lit ??"
August, 2018 NEW
it was lit and cheap bro i liked it :)
Read More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Ndeye D.
Columbia, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very nice place"
August, 2018 NEW
Good place to have fun the best water park
Read More
Tip: Check weather police no money back

Was this review helpful? Yes

Bryan Jones
Tigerville, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Really good site for all your entertainment needs."
August, 2018 NEW
We had a really good experience and a really good time
Read More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Tiffany Slappe
Parkton, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Carowinds"
August, 2018 NEW
We had a fabulous time.. loved the price I paid for the tickets.. Saved me money
Read More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Flamingo Vann
Columbia, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Trip to Carowinds"
August, 2018 NEW
It was very easy purchasing and printing tickets. I even had to change the date of my tickets because of bad weather and they were very helpful. I'm pleased.
Read More
Tip: Good choice!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Reserve Myrtle Beach Customer
Towaco, NJ
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Amusement Park!"
August, 2018 NEW
I must say that my family had a tremendous time at the park. Great food and rides were fabulous. Would definitely go again.
Read More
Tip: Bring plenty of water. Make sure you were sun protection.,

Was this review helpful? Yes

jessica Bowlin
GRANITE QUARRY, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"it was sad but rewarding"
August, 2018 NEW
I really enjoyed out vist to carrowinds, but at the gate my husband had forgotten he had his pocket knife with him that was his favorite one they took it at gate told us we could take it to car but he would have to get back in line with another long wait ,but over all our family trip was fun .I'm thankfully to reserve three my myrtlebeach it made it so much easier an saved a little bit of money thanks so much
Read More
Tip: make sure to leave pocket knive in cacar

Was this review helpful? Yes

TripAdvisor Reviews
TripAdvisor user image
GaryH1724
Advance, North Carolina
"Not much for kids in the 48"-52" height range."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
We are Platinum Cedar Fair card holders and kids that are not 54" tall do not have much to do as far as thrill rides. (Kids said 2 were ok) It might have made it worse since we just got back from Kings Island and Cedar Point in Ohio! Even the drop tower they have you need to be 54" and we have done the world's tallest drop at Six Flags NJ last year at 415 ft. Carowinds was only 165 ft but you still had to be 54". The other thing that was an issue is it takes forever for them to make the transition from getting off of a ride and the next ride starting. I cannot understand why there was so much down time sitting waiting to be loaded or unloaded or for the ride to start. The lines were not long at all but it just took forever! Southern Hospitality? On top of that my 8 year old kept reminding me to wake him up after the boring ride and asked if these are the lamest rides ever! On a positive note, Harmony Hall has the the best amusement park food and the bar inside is great! Cold beverages, watch some football, golf, or sports on TV and be in nice cool AC! The park is clean and they have nice areas in the shade to sit. Did not go to the water park but like that it is connected to the park. Might have to plan on that and see if that helps on our next visit. Right now it look like make the extra 7 hour trip to Cedar Point is well worth it.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Larry B
"Family fun with our season passes. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
My families been getting season passes for the past 3 years and if your in the military or retired from the military you will receive a nice discount on season passes. The only thing I think has to improve is the shows, not very good. The shows at Bush Gardens are allot better.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Lenisa M
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Best place to have fun in NC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
This park has amazing attractions for all ages. The water park is good to have fun with all family members. Fury is the best
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Bryan A
"Great place for all thrill seekers"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
Although it is a little pricey to get in and park you can watch for coupons . They offer free ice water at any of their food vendors which I found to be awesome since it was so hot. Everyone was really friendly and the lines moved pretty good.
Read More
TripAdvisor user image
Robert M
"A lot to do for the whole family."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 11, 2018 NEW
Carowinds is a great park because they have something for everyone. A separate section for the toddlers allows them to avoid the larger crowds of teenagers and adults. A water park with a wave pool, slides and more. And of course they have several large roller coasters and the worlds largest Giga coaster, the Fury 325. The only real negative is that it can get pretty crowded. Don't forget to enjoy Scarrowinds in the fall (a Halloween themed park) and other events.
Read More

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.