CAROWINDS AMUSEMENT AND WATER PARK: I-77 (Exit 90), NC/SC border. Carowinds is the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas. From the moment guests arrive at Carowinds, they are immersed in Carolina culture – from a revitalized entrance gate overflowing with hospitality, to authentic, home-grown fare to spectacular live entertainment. In addition to Carolina culture, Carowinds will immerse guests in something else: the furious, ferocious Fury 325, the world's tallest, fastest giga coaster. No matter where guests are in the park, they will feel the sting of Fury 325. With heights reaching 325 feet, an 81-degree initial drop, a staggering length of 6,602 feet, and breathtaking speeds of 95 miles per hour, this 2,700-ton behemoth is a test of fortitude the world has never before seen. Like a furious hornet that won't let up, this giga coaster's twists and turns are relentless and it doesn't hit the brakes at all during the three-minute and 25-second ride – it's full throttle all the way. And that's not the only thrill Carowinds delivers. Combine all this with world-class thrill rides, Planet Snoopy children's area with America's most beloved beagle, a splash-tastic 20-acre Boomerang Bay water park included with admission, and a 55-acre on-site campground, and everyone in the family is set for the best summer ever! Special ticket packages available. Visit carowinds.com for information.