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Carowinds, Charlotte

An amusement park on the border between North and South Carolina, Carowinds began as a dream project of businessman Earl Patterson Hall. The park is divided into themed sections, including a water park, dinosaurs and Planet Snoopy for little kids. You can experience intense roller coaster rides in some sections of the park. Many of the rides are interactive games, but you can also find more traditional carnival rides. Consider upgrading your ticket with a Fast Lane wristband, which gets you to the front of the lines on the majority of rides. With our international travel planner, Charlotte attractions like Carowinds can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • There are no words to describe how AWFUL, and RUDE the employees have working there! They all have MAJOR attitudes and you can tell that they all don't want to be there and would rather be at home, or...  more »
  • I have rented the party cabana twice and a standard cabana countless times. They are all great to have! You have a safe place to put your things and a clean table to eat at. Also helps if a rainstorm ...  more »
  • I loved Winterfest. The park was beautifully decorated in beautiful lights everywhere. The actors did an amazing job of bringing the Christmas spirit to life.  more »
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  • The CLEANEST Cedar Fair park we've been to so far! Like Disney clean! Nicest bathrooms as well. FURY 325 is amazing. Much better food options than most parks as well. (Salads in big marketplace, and huge servings at panda express!) Equiv to Kings Island in rides, but not near as big of a park. 2 full days is good. VERY nice park!
  • Carowinds has a Chick-fil-A and it is very expensive. Just wait until you get home if you're hungry. Also the rides here are great!!! Really the only ride you every need is the Fury 325. It's super tall and it goes very fast. It's thrilling and addictive and you'll want to ride it over and over again. While riding the Fury, do not have your phone with you because it could fall out of your pocket. They also have other places to eat here and it's still expensive. Carowinds also has a water park. This is a great place for both adults and children alike! If you plan on going multiple times, buy a gold pass because it will save you money. Have a great time!!! I give it 5/5 stars being being fun and thrilling!!!
  • Awesome absolutely awesome. Fun for everyone. Great atmosphere helpful/ informative staff always willing to go out their way to help and make sure you and the family are safe and having fun. If all goes well ill be working for Carowinds 3-6 months from now. Wish me luck...and Carowinds keep up the fabulous work you all do. Thank you The FLORES Clan
  • We have been long time season pass holders and love this park! The food is great and rides are awesome. The only complaint I have is the sluggish customer service at some restaurants and some rides break down often (Rock n roller) but all in all a great theme park. The dining plan is a MUST for pass holders due to cost of meals avg. 12.00 person without a drink. We get the all season dining and the drink plan and it pays for itself in a few visits.
  • Dirty. Dirty dirty. Really need to pick up the trash around park and Clean out the water areas. One of the bathrooms was really dirty. Great offer for kids under 5. Need to do some updates and paint. Need maps to park more accessible. Best thing about park was how friendly staff is, great customer service. Advertised special time for season holders to avoid long waits is confusing and instructions not posted hard to find. Price for fast pass access is way too much. Need more shaded areas for those waiting on others in party to finish rides. Cups for discounted season drinks too small.
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