14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2827335.102970 -80.943907
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
Boomerang Bay at Carowinds is a really cool water park, with something for 'kids' of all ages and heights, including splash parks/play areas from zero-depth and wading-pool-depth for smaller kids to tube rides ranging from lazy-river-type floats through all levels of water slides and wave pools for all sizes. Everyone can find something to do here! One word of caution: DON'T RENT A CABANA. Located on the very back side of Bondi Beach, they are as far away from any other waterpark attraction as they could possibly be, making them incredibly inconvenient to anything else. So unless you have only teen-aged or older guests AND plan to remain ONLY at a single waterpark attraction (Bondi Beach) for the entire day, they are completely worthless.
The theme park portion of Carowinds also has a variety of rides and shows that appeal to 'kids' of all ages, sizes and thrill-tolerances.
Also, very expensive once inside. So, eat offsite before you come and take advantage of the free fountain water (cups provided by the park) throughout the park. And, of course, don't waste your $$ on the Cabanas...they're a HUGE disappointment and, in fact, completely unusable for most.
Death still would honor 2010 seasons pass not actied – in 2010 we had three deaths by motor cycle and I forgot about giving my son his pass that I got . So when i found this year I asked for Carowinds to honor due to death......they said NO!
I hope that they never have to deal with losing family and dealing with the pain of our loss.
They made $60.00 and that is all that matters to them!
The rides are good but the employees and housekeeping NOT!!! – First of all let me say that CArowinds is a good park with a good variety of rides for kids of all ages and the waterpark is great although very crowded. But the employees...MAN-O-MAN!!!! Rude, slow, unhappy...they should all have to go to Disneyworld to train with people that KNOW how to treat guests. Disney can load 60 people on a ride and have it going in 2 minutes. Carowinds it takes 10 minutes and then they are coming back around to check your seat belts (for the 3rd time because they forget if they had checked it or not!!!) The park is also dirty...bathrooms are disgusting...no picnic tables anywhere outside and food inside is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced!!!! I will go again because I am a local and have been going for years but not nearly as often as I went in the past and I do not buy season passes anymore.
GOOD PLACE TO HAVE FUN – I enjoy going to Carowinds. I bought a season pass so i could go all summer. But the restrooms are nasty.
good place to have fun, bad place to eat!! – i took my daughter there for her birthday. we had a really good time, however several hours after eating at the juck box dinner i became very sick. on the way home we had to stop several times. one of the last stops my daughter actually had to call 911she was so scared and dindt know what was going on. come to find out i had food poison. after getting better i called carowinds and had wanted them to pay for my medical bills and two days out of work. that was all!!! they called back to say just because no one else had reported getting sick they could not do that. i know for a fact i got it from there! the doctors even said it too! i pray if you read this take your on food in coolers! i pray you dont eat there or the same can happen to you. most people that get food poison chalk it off to be a flu bug or a 24 hour thing. i have had surgery several years ago that i can never throw up so it is really bad on me and i have to seek emergancy help. you would think that someone like them would care about the customers. you would think they would want to make things right?????? thank you. may god bless you and your food.
Fun for kids – Depending on the time of year, Carowinds can be a great place to take the kids. We have season passes and start going early in the season when it opens. They have a great variety so our 2 year old has as much fun as our 5 year old. The Dora show is great too and keeps them entertained.
The adult rollercoasters are great too. The Borg is one of the scariest I have ever been on!! Long lines but worth it for 40 seconds of terror!!
Not worth it. – Long lines. Slow moving. Dirty. No paper in bathrooms. Bathrooms far apart and nasty. I've been to other Paramount amusement parks (fav. is Cedar Point). Even short lines moved slow at Carowinds- and God knows the Carolina sun is not that forgiving in summer. The ride "directors" didn't seem to know how to effectively shuffle people on and off. The bathrooms were gross- wet floors, no TP, long lines, nobody on duty to assist. It made taking my kids to the restroom worse than normal. I didn't expect perfection but some TP would have been nice. Stalls were dark, too, and that did not hide the grossness. My daughter stood in line for an entire hour for a kiddy ride with my four year old... the line was not long at all and it wasn't all that busy that day. When she got to the ride she was told she couldn't take him and he couldn't go by himself. ...So my husband took him and had to start at the back of the line!!!! I just wouldn't spend the cash there again. Not for almost $45.00 an adult... no way.
carowinds is the best – THis is the best place ever. I had so much fun playing all of the games, especially that basketball one where i met this really cute guy named matt he is really nice and he should be a manager
Eye of the Beholder... – I don't get alot of the over critical jabs at Carowinds. I live in High Point, NC (about 90 miles from Carowinds) and have a Platinum Season Pass. I've been to many amusement/theme parks including Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Tampa, several trips to Disney World, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, Six Flags over GA, Kings Dominion, etc...etc. There is bad, overpriced food in each and every one of them...nasty restrooms in each and every one of them (the worst restroom I ever saw was one at Disney's Animal Kingdom) and yes rude employees at each and every one of them (even at Disney...*gasp*). Now granted, given the size of some of the bigger parks I've mentioned you are bound to find more things you might like about those parks, but Carowinds is an excellent amusement park. Top Gun is one of the best coasters ever designed. It is amazing! Thunder Road is a classic woody! The Hurler screams with speed! The Carolina Cyclone is a Carolina steel classic. The Borg and Vortex are not favorites of mine but I understand those who enjoy the change of pace they present. My whole family enjoys The FairlyOdd Coaster, Runaway Reptar, Rocket Power, the River Adventure, the Super Saturator, the classic Goldrusher, Ricochet and many others. My children are ages 15, 12, and 4 and we have an absolute blast every time we go to Carowinds. They even improved the laser guns on Scooby's Haunted Mansion so that now that is one we ride every time we go. No, Carowinds is not perfect. I do hope Cedar Fair injects more energy and politeness into the employees. They have said that they will incorporate the food from their other parks into Carowinds and I seriously hope they maintain the Paramount license long enought to have some theming around next year's Transformers: The Movie (a Paramount release). Other than that, I love Carowinds! It's MY park...it's OUR park (the Carolinas) and its a damn good one. I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.
It doesn't feel like summer in Charlotte if you don't have a day at this amusement park. – In Short
Thrill-seekers flock to the Top Gun and Vortex coasters while roller coaster purists appreciate the Hurler, an old-fashioned wooden ride. Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion gives young parkgoers a chance to hunt ghosts, collect Scooby snacks and solve their very own mysteries. At 80 feet, Pipeline Peak is the tallest body slide on the East Coast. The Seventh Portal 3-D ride simulator brings comic book master Stan Lee's world to life.
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