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Carowinds

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Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
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+1 704-588-2600
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that...

A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.

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Clean with a good bit of shade

Carowinds is fun for all ages.It is a clean park with shade and with lots of restaurants to choose from.There are loads of rides with plenty of roller coasters.Parking can be a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Linda G
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York, United States
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can't beat Carowinds for a way to spend a family day. Happy young child. Happy Teen. Great rides . So blessed to have this park within driving distance to my family . The Fury Ride is just off the charts of any adrenaline rush I have ever experienced. Exhilaration to the max ! The water park is excellent! The... More 

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Thank TravelGirlWJNC
Poplarville, Mississippi
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Park! Friendly Staff. Great food choices. Awesome collection of Roller Coasters and Fun Rides. Very Clean. Plenty Security. A fun Family Friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend you spend a good day here.

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1 Thank buckeyemarshall
Goose Creek, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to ride fury 325 but they won't let you bring bags unlike literally all the other rides at carowinds. I was told I can "get a locker"....22$ for a locker literally just for one ride. After spending 90 dollars for tickets for me and wife, 20 dollars for parking, I think I'm entitled to ride the rollercoasters without having... More 

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Thank colbyjohnson1996
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome had a great time. Great rides, family fun. They have great water park and access for handicap

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York, United States
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86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Carowinds is fun for all ages.It is a clean park with shade and with lots of restaurants to choose from.There are loads of rides with plenty of roller coasters.Parking can be a long way from the entrance however.Also, on the merry go round,the operator wants it to be very loud,getting the riders to scream not once, but twice.Then he continues... More 

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Thank Linda G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great park for roller coaster enthusiast. I like to ride a few roller coasters, however, I prefer a park with more variety. It does have a large water park that is really nice. However, we went on a cloudy cool day and the park was not an enjoyable option.

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1 Thank Yvette W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rollercoasters...nasty, badazz speed! and our young children loved the SNOOPY (village?). Scarowinds is also good but expect lines. Cant wait to go back and try the waterpark!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love coasters. In deciding to avoid the I-95 corridor when returning to New England this year the route we chose, coincidently, took us right by Carowinds rollercoaster theme park. We were able to book a hotel room right across from the entrance. What luck. The park opened at 9:00 and by 9:30 we had ridden 4 coasters. We rode... More 

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Thank tffob3
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Carowinds has always been so much fun for our family. They do a good job updating the park but recently noticed the water rides are lacking. No more logs, rapid are always shut down and now the boat that makes a big splash is gone. The only other complaint is that the food prices are outrageous, they offer a meal... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on a Friday afternoon and all the rides are very fun but the wait time can be pretty long. Food is pricey

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