- 10AM-5PM, 7PM-12AM
- 10AM-5PM, 7PM-12AM
For over 45 years, Carowinds has been right at the heart of where the Carolinas come together, so we know a thing or two about Carolina culture. It’s something mighty special, and we want you to see (and taste and experience) just why we love it here. Located off I-77 at the NC/SC border, we have everything you need to make lifelong memories. Giggle with little ones at the crazy antics of Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang at Camp Snoopy, our 12-acre children’s area filled with interactive play areas and rides. Grab a friend and scream out loud on one of our 14 world-class rollercoasters or take in a live show! Share a delicious funnel cake, and give away the last bite. Get completely soaked – again and again – at Carolina Harbor, our all-inclusive waterpark. Your memories are waiting. Start your Carowinds adventure today!
I am posting this as a mom of teenagers that like walk around by themselves. I appreciate the many different areas the park has. I enjoy walking around and seeing all the different plants, artwork, exhibits and landscaping. Whoever takes care of the plants does a wonderful job! And the variety of the various exhibits/artwork is beautiful. There is lots of seating around the park, plenty with shade. Even some rocking chairs scattered around throughout. All of the gift shops have a variety of items, they aren't all the same thing. Makes for an enjoyable experience walking around and seeing a new store to browse through. I do wish that in their app, they would clarify what restaurants/rides are closed. Two restaurants that I tried to go to were closed, although the app and Google Maps showed them as open. And a few rides that I'm excited to try have been closed each time I've visited. All in all, a nice experience, even if you are just at the park for your kids to ride the rides.
This is a really nice amusement park. The longest line we waited in was about 15 min. The roller coasters were really fun. Unfortunately the heat wore us out and after getting to be at the water park for only about 20 min we had to get out because of storms. After waiting about another 20 min we decided to get dressed and leave, just in time for the park to open back up. But at that point we were too pooped. It was a really nice park and if we lived near by we would definitely get season passes. I highly recommend visiting this amazing place.
Great little park, just wish there were a handful more rides. With the fast pass you can literally ride every ride multiple times. Entered the park at 10am and left at 4pm. It has some amazing rides just not a ton. Very easy to walk the entire park multiple times. They make great use of the space and the design is perfect to reach all of the rides quickly. Their food options are better than any park we have ever been to and we have been to every Florida park and Virginia park. Definitely worth the price of admission. Tip #1: if youre arriving early (20-30 min before opening)even on a Saturday dont bother paying for the VIP parking. There is a chic fil a here too. Need more signage for VIP parking and for exits. Three more big rides would make this park a 5 Star rating.
Best amusement park by a long shot in the area. 2 really good coasters (Fury and the Intimidator) and tons to do with the family. If you're at least somewhat local, the season pass is a great deal and I got a discount for being a veteran. All day meal pass is pretty cool too! They have a couple great places to eat (plus some generic stuff of course). My kids LOVE the water park.
It houses the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the USA. Lots of fun. We went with our entire family. Lines move pretty fast. They have lots of safety procedures in place to keep everyone safe. Food was pretty good too. I recommend the gold pass ( seasonal pass) with meal plan. It was well worth it. We went during carnival. The floats and music were great! It was a huge dance party by the end of the night. The even ended with fireworks. I can not wait to go back!