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.

Charlotte, NC - Carowinds Customer Reviews

69 Reviews
Lisa Elkins
Loris, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Carowinds during the day before Scarowinds at night"
November, 2018
It was a fun day! We saved on tickets by using reserve myrtle beach which was a bonus. Lines were short.
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Tip: No fast pass needed in October during the day! Use Reserve Myrtle Beach to purchase tickets and save money!

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Adam Hubbard
Lenoir, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Father Daughter day"
October, 2018
Had a fantastic day at Carowinds, bought the ticket for my 13 year old daughter, I have a season pass, and we spent the day at Carowinds, had a blast, as always Carowinds was fun and did not disappoint
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Rayvis Key
Kings Mountain, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Everything works fine..."
October, 2018
Bought Carowinds tickets. Printed them out easily in less than 2 minutes and was on my way. Saved about $10 from the ticket booth.
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Tip: Crowds at Carowinds are horrible near Halloween...go at least 1.5hrs early!

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Heather Todd
West Columbia, SC
1 Review
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"Our awesome experience!"
October, 2018
My fiance and I took his brother, who is special needs,to Carowinds/Scarowinds. We all had a blast and by getting the tickets through your company saved us a great deal of money. Thank you for making things easy and user friendly.
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Tip: Always be prepared to wait in long lines. Be patient and you will have a great time!

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Joseph P.
Waxhaw, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Thumbs up for ReserveMyrtleBeach!"
October, 2018
This rating is more about ReserveMyrtleBeach than Carowinds. ReserveMyrtleBeach was easy to use and less expensive than buying directly from Carowinds. They are an authorized reseller but I still worried about whether the park would take the tickets or not. No issues!

However Carowinds was so crowded and was so slow in taking in cars into the parking lot it took about 2.5 hours to go less than a mile.
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Tip: ReserveMyrtleBeach works and Carowinds traffic is awful.

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Joseph P.
Waxhaw, NC
2 Reviews
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"ReserveMyrtleBeach great, Carowinds not"
October, 2018
ReserveMyrtleBeach did a great job and offered the Scarowinds for less than Carowinds. Carowinds was fun once inside, but the vehicular inflow was so poorly managed that it took 2.5 hours to go the last mile.
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Tip: ReserveMyrtle can Be used safely and securely and Carowinds accepts the passes.

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Nicole Boyles
Bargersville , IN
1 Review
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"It was a great experience!"
September, 2018
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
Verified Traveler
"Fun place to take the family"
September, 2018
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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DebbieBuchanan24
Forest City, North Carolina
"Wonderful Time At Winterfest!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
We attended Carowinds Winterfest for the first time this year and it was absolutely amazing! We had ages 1-54 in our family and each one of us loved everything. It was truly a winter wonderland and got us in the Christmas spirit. I would recommend it for anyone! Great job, Carowinds!
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Hokiechip
Roanoke, Virginia
"Winterfest was well done"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
Visited Winterfest for the first time and was well pleased. Lots of beautiful decorations and a several sows - although not as extensive as some parks (Dollywood). Characters and staff were very friendly and they did have a couple of coasters open although the lines were pretty long.
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Corbin R
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
"My Wife's First Rollercoaster "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2018 NEW
We decided to go here for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. I will preface this by saying that we bought the fast pass plus. I saved a bit extra so that she could have the most fun filled birthday I could give her. First, let me say all the obvious things. Food is expensive, rides will be closed, and it will be hot. Past that, it was fantastic. The park is huge and has plenty of rides to choose from. I decided to tell my wife I was going to take it easy on her and took her to the biggest ride they had. She enjoyed it thoroughly and the fast passes were great. Well, they were great until we realized that not only were they useless in the water park area, but that after doing so many in a row as fast as you can, you will, and I mean you will, absolutely get sick. So take it easy. Other than that, we had a great time and will definitely go back in a few years. After using the fast pass, as adults, I feel I've gotten my rollercoaster fill in for a while. Now I get why my dad used to watch.
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James A
"I love carowinds I go every year and it’s amazing! The rides are fun! I would recommend coming here."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2018 NEW
I love carowinds! I would recommend going in the north gate because you get to walk right under the Fury 325! Lao I would recommend going to the fury first because there is normally a short line but it backes up during the day.
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Harmons531
Greensboro, North Carolina
"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 25, 2018 NEW
We love coming to carowinds, and especially since the new camp snoopy opened and they offer the free pre-k pass. Some ride operators may be a little slow, but everyone has been friendly and helpful. We come and take it easy and usually bring in snacks to help cut down on costs. When we buy lunches we typically go to Harmony Hall. It’s air conditioned, has a stage show and lots of variety of foods.
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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.