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Carowinds, Charlotte

Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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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  • Please open back up soon. I went this fall for the first time and loved it! The staff was helpful and the layout of the park was perfect. Thanks!  more »
  • We went for our wedding ANNIVERSARY and had a ball. We done a lot of walking..and riding roller coasters.. We rode the sky tower and got stuck at the top but it kept spinning. The water rides were...  more »
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  • I've come here many a times and have enjoyed them all. My last visit, however, was a little disheartening due to the number of people taking advantage of the "Fast Pass" line without actually having a Fast Pass. Perhaps your lines wouldn't exceed 2 hour waits if your employees actually did there jobs and checked for those expensive little bands.The park itself is fantastic, rides are amazing and ever changing to keep up with the times and technology, it's the other patrons that will ruin your experience.
  • First time visit - very nice amusement park with a fantastic selection of roller coasters. Friendly staff who genuinely seemed to care. And the park is clean and we'll maintained. The only complaint I could make is that they are super slow at loading rides, especially the roller coasters. I know safety is of utmost importance but after visiting Disney and Busch Gardens, their loading process seems to be from the stone age.

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