14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2827335.102970 -80.943907
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Nothings Finer Than Carowinds In The Carolinas! – Pity some haven't enjoyed this wonderful park like my family does! Season Passes 4yrs running and WILL buy again! Best time to buy passes is when they're offered at lowest of season, just before/through Scarowinds (we attend every year). I've got Platinum Passes allowing parking in reserved section near "Top Gun" gate for FREE. We go at least 3-4 times/season - all for about $300! About 11 roller coasters, "Top Gun," "The Borg Assimilator," and "The Flying Super Soaker Saturator" being my personal favorites. Sometimes like to spend majority of day at WaterPark, until closing then a few coasters. LOTS for young'uns to do. Love all the entertainment - "School of Rock" does exactly that! Yes, food is pricey, it is anywhere you go for entertainment, even the movies! We keep coolers in vehicle for mealtimes. I've never had problems with staff, either. M-Th is less crowded. Love This Place!
I love Carowinds – I've been going to Carowinds since I was little, I love it. It can get hot, but that's what the water rides and the water park is for. I'm 17, and I recently went with 3 other teens and had a blast! In my opinion, this park is not just for young kids. (For whoever said that on one of the reviews) There's plenty of rides and most of the lines are fast moving. There's people who sell lemonade, water, and icees around the few lines that are a long wait. There's plenty of things to do for all ages, and plenty of time to do them. The parking's fine, it's worth the cost, the staff could be better but isn't terrible. The food's a little pricey, but what amusement park isn't a little pricey with food. I think if you live around Carowinds, it's a great place to go!
Poor Customer Service!! – So overrated is Carowinds! First, comparable to Knott's Berry Farm in attractions- not up to the scale of Disney at all. How did this get to be one of the top ten? Second, the customer service on the rides and at the facilities was so extremely poor. Three rides were shut down as we were in line, there was no rush from the attendants to assist the waiting guests. Giggling attendants giving no care to the waiting guests while the rides were being fixed. Food facilities had no napkins, no Coke, no straws and no lids because they ran out. Bathrooms are few and far between. The rides are run of the mill average.
HOT!!!!!! In the summertime – Overall the rides are fun, there are a few big coaster, but that is fine, since you have to wait in line so long that you only have time to do a few. Plus, if you go in the summer, it is so hot that you cannot stand to be out in the heat waiting in lines for too long. I am a small cold natured person and found it to be miserable. I highly recommend going toward the beginning of summer, when there is less humidity. There is a water park if you do choose to go during the summer, but the line are VERY long. If you do plan to go, bring a fanny pack and a water bottle, so you can refill it. As you can guess bottled water is 3 or more dollars a bottle there and it is a must.
great if you have kids – carowinds' claim to fame is the big nick central section they have. it really is fantabulous for kids. if you plan on going more than 2x get that season pass it is a STEAL w/all the perks it includes. like any other amusement park the food here is totally overpriced so i recommend packing snacks, lunch, water, etc and either backpack it or leave it in the car and eat whenever you get tired of all the rides.
What Happened to Carowinds??? – Use to be the days that Carowinds had something to offer all age groups. Since Paramount bought the park chain, all of their parks have suffered tremendously. Some say that there are better parks, and yes I have to agree. That being said, if you look at their cleanliness, safety, and training of their employees, those aspects are hard to beat. They have to focus on 2 states standards, and they adapt the highest standards of each to the entire park (GREAT JOB). If however, you are over the age of 10, you are out of luck for rides and entertainment. Please just judge the park for yourself, go and visit, or check them out online.
A FUN PLACE IN MY BACKYARD!! – Carowinds may not be the best park in the world but it is in my backyard. Where else can you live and have the beach 3 hours away... the mountains 1 hour away... tons of upscale and outlet shops... and Paramounts Carowinds??? In the Rock and Charlotte areas that is!It's a great place for kids and families. Scareawinds which debuts evrey October is in increadile and the park improves yearly... so for some critics of the park take advantage of what the area has to offer... you can't complain if you don't!!!!!
Safe, Family Fun, Fast moving Lines – Carowinds is about great rides, Fast moving lines, you can ride more than one ride a day. It's safe for your family, Clean bathrooms & grounds. Rides for the young and old. Thunder Road is repeat fun, BORG Assimilator is awesome, Drop Zone takes your breath, when you get hot go to the waterpark for rides and swimming. Take the family on Rip Roarin' Rapids, or Ricochet. The're 5 live shows & for the little ones there is a whole area with rides and a playground. There are centers W/ diapering, nursing, family bathrooms, all staffed during park hours. The only complain I have is the high food & drink prices. While this isn't the biggest-- It is the one we make the trip to the most. My 3 kids love it the most (they are 18,13 and 9). Entrance prices are inline with other parks of this Quailty.
Never Again – I went to this park when I was 12 years old and now I am 27. I vowed I would never go back and have not been back since. I f you leave in the area it give you something to do. However, the only way for me to go back to that park is if someone pays my way. It was just a poorly designed park with limited shade trees, and air condition spaces..
Carowinds is horrible. It is almost identical to Paramount's Kings Dominion, but they made all the rides smaller and renamed them. I highly recommend Paramount's Kings Dominion in Virgina rather than this. It's a ripoff if you love theme parks.
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