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  • Yolanda H.
    "Season pass...amusement park combined with a water park..."(8 Tips)
    Frank R.
    "scarowinds traffic"(4 Tips)
    Earl B.
    "But, Cedar Point is the best over all amusement parks!"(6 Tips)
    Chloe L.
    "Everything! Do NOT ride Nighthawk if you have fear of heights!!!!"(6 Tips)
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  • George T.
    George TaylorDecember 1, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Only 4 great coasters and not a lot to do if you don't like coasters. Needs more family rides and shades. It gets way too hot during the summer.
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LaRueJune 18, 2017
    Guest relations is horrible! Truly disappointed..
  • Kali G.
    Kali GirlMay 12, 2017
    The rides are a thrill, the food is amazing, and the staff is friendly and courteous. If you want to have a great time at an amusement park, this is the place to go.
  • Greg A.
    Greg AMarch 31, 2017
    Rollercoaster Heavan!
  • Yolanda H.
    Yolanda HamptonNovember 18, 2016
    Season pass...amusement park combined with a water place for the kids during the summer
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AkersOctober 29, 2016
    Great Park. Always have a good time when we go.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BakerAugust 13, 2016
    Haven't been to Carowinds in a long time. Last time I went it was still owned by Paramount. The new owners from Cedar Point have really dumped a lot of money into the park and maintained it very well.
  • Dave M.
    Dave MigneaultAugust 7, 2016
    Good time...
  • Quinda H.
    Quinda HoustonMay 21, 2016
    Short lines on cloudy days! Happy birthday Dj!
  • Becky W.
    Becky WatsonApril 30, 2016
    Family fun
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn Bass StoverApril 17, 2016
    Love going on days like today when it's not crowded.
  • Karyna M.
    Karyna MilichmanApril 5, 2016
    What can I say? It's an amusement park, of course it's fun!
  • Scott W.
    Scott WelchApril 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The Fury 325 is awesome!!!
  • Yaw H.
    Yaw HolmanMarch 30, 2016
    There should of been a discount. Charging full price for half a park, that was ridiculous. If the Water park isn't available to the public yet don't rob us.
  • Earl B.
    Earl BabcockNovember 14, 2015
    Any cadar fair park is good. But, Cedar Point is the best over all amusement parks!
  • Wade S.
    Wade StinsonOctober 31, 2015
    It is one of my favorite places go on amusement park rides! The fury and the intimidator are my favorite rides there.
  • Avery K.
    Avery KingSeptember 30, 2015
    Obviously the park is awesome. Staff and management are horrible. The prices are ridiculous. This place was NEVER this bad when Paramount owned it. Cedar Fair has ruined Carowinds for me.
  • Gianna R.
    Gianna RagniSeptember 19, 2015
    Fury is great
  • Alina D.
    Alina DSeptember 1, 2015
    A gem of a theme park within this nice neighborhood
  • Luc S.
    Luc StadlerAugust 13, 2015
    Fury is amazing! I absolutely recommend riding on it before your day at the park is over. Gets the adrenaline pumping! Very fun.
  • Katlin H.
    Katlin HaneyAugust 11, 2015
    My profile picture was taken here that should show how fun it was.
  • Katlin H.
    Katlin HaneyAugust 11, 2015
    Great for all ages with snoopy land and things like the night hawk(favorite) and Fury 325(also favorite)
  • Katlin H.
    Katlin HaneyAugust 11, 2015
    Best place ever. I always have a great time especially with my family.
  • h
    hJuly 8, 2015
    Not many healthy options, good idea to eat healthy before arriving, bring a water bottle, and check out harmony hall for sliced fruits and salads
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HabelJune 17, 2015
    We went today (Wednesday) and our average wait time in line was about 10 mins. Some rides we walked right in while they were loading. Also free ice water!!!
  • Hilary K.
    Hilary KearnsJune 15, 2015
    Roller coasters
  • Tara C.
    Tara ColisonJune 15, 2015
    Roller coasters!!
  • Marion
    MarionJune 13, 2015
    The Nighthawk is the most fun, but the Fury 325 is absolutely thrilling. Skip the Cyclone.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EaslerApril 7, 2015
    Great family amusement park. Lots of good rides, especially the new Fury 325 roller coaster.
  • Ravleen L.
    Ravleen LiuNovember 4, 2014
    Amusement Park
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PollardOctober 18, 2014
    Rollercoasters...The Intimidator
  • Brittney H.
    Brittney HicksSeptember 12, 2014
    Always fun :):-)
  • Jerrie F.
    Jerrie FridaySeptember 7, 2014
    Gonna ride some roller coasters!
  • Chloe L.
    Chloe LevesqueAugust 20, 2014
    Everything! Do NOT ride Nighthawk if you have fear of heights!!!!
  • Jackson K.
    Jackson KarowAugust 17, 2014
    Water park is top notch, as are the coasters! Could use a few more flats (though the Scream Weaver is a forever favourite), but all in all an awesome park! Season pass is the way to go, too.
  • Dana W.
    Dana Word IIAugust 16, 2014
    Get the souvenir cups, they pay for themselves after two drinks. Perfect on a hot day
  • Donna S.
    Donna SimonAugust 12, 2014
    Not the food.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan KingAugust 12, 2014
    Pretty good rides, but not as good as six flags over Georgia.
  • Scrumptyous K.
    Scrumptyous KymmiAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's ride
  • Tierra A.
    Tierra ArnoldAugust 9, 2014
    Boomerang Bay is awesome!!
  • Sherry P.
    Sherry PendletonAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Too many kids work here. They don't pay attention to their jobs. Acting up, someone could get hurt.
  • Karie B.
    Karie BarrettAugust 3, 2014
    Don't get sucked in by their promotions. They do a bate and switch on them once you are there. So disappointing.
  • Coaster Addict
    Coaster AddictJuly 26, 2014
    Carowinds is the only park that spans across and into two different states! We recommend that you ride Nighthawk and Intimidator first thing in the morning to avoid longer lines!
  • Coaster Addict
    Coaster AddictJuly 26, 2014
    Very solid park! The employees were very helpful, the rides very nice, and the variety of choices great! Plus, no roller coasters here require a locker! You can't beat that!
  • Jill C.
    Jill CarvilleJuly 8, 2014
    The lunch prices are unbelievably expensive. We paid 63.09 for 3 slices of pizza, 3 drinks, and a kid's meal.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RiceJune 15, 2014
    Get on the Windseeker first. It gives you a really good view of the park, and helps you see what you want to get on next.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RiceJune 15, 2014
    Restaurants aren't great, but Chickie's and Pete's is okay.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RiceJune 15, 2014
    The wooden coasters are the best there.
  • Miss Aerin
    Miss AerinApril 20, 2014
    so much fun, especially during the summer.
  • Karen B.
    Karen BridgesApril 13, 2014
    #carowindsinbloom was so much fun!!
  • Justin D.
    Justin DuffeyJanuary 21, 2014
    Make sure you get your picture taken even if you know you aren't going to buy it. They have a quota of 85 pics/hour.
  • Troy S.
    Troy SquireSeptember 29, 2013
    Do not get on Thunder Ride it gives u a HEADACHE
  • Denise F.
    Denise FitzpatrickAugust 8, 2013
    Pack a cooler with lunch, get your hand stamped and eat in the parking lot. Park food is crazy expensive! Almost $60 to feed Chick Fil A to five of us in the Park, wow!
  • Karen I.
    Karen IngramAugust 3, 2013
    Stay at the campground for free shuttle & 2day passes to carowinds for only $50. Per person :)
  • Shelby G.
    Shelby GauthierJuly 31, 2013
    Fast lane passes are definitely worth it
  • David T.
    David TrushJuly 29, 2013
    They allow water bottles, fruit and veges in ...
  • David T.
    David TrushJuly 29, 2013
    Twinkle little stars
  • David T.
    David TrushJuly 29, 2013
    Burn baby burn ...
  • Chantel
    ChantelJuly 28, 2013
    Horrible customer service! the wind seeker was stuck for over an hr As a result all the rides in the park were shut down. Even after every1 was let off the park did not reopen. NO REFUNDS WERE GIVEN!
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick StMarieJuly 25, 2013
    It's hot. Don't dress up!!
  • Antoine P.
    Antoine ParkerJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit the dinosaur exhibit very cool and educational
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CajaJuly 7, 2013
    Intimidator was a lot of fun, but a single-day pass is extremely overpriced considering how small the park is and how short most of the coasters are. 6/10.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CooperJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to order the stir-fry or the steak! And enjoy the memory foam mattress!
  • Danny
    DannyJune 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Carowinds: Please change your handicap park policies to include those with Autism Spectrum and other mental and emotional disabilities.
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WallaceJune 15, 2013
    It's Christian take over day!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Hannah A.
    Hannah AskewJune 6, 2013
    Not a good place to go if you don't like rollercoasters like myself. Other than that, great park!
  • Fitz B.
    Fitz BaileyJune 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Olde Mecklenburg Brewery on tap, support local.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MaddoxMay 26, 2013
    Use code CAMETHDIST in all caps under promos on Carowinds website and get your admission for $29.95!
  • Gwen B.
    Gwen BalfourMay 19, 2013
    The Intimidator...enough said 😁
  • Janice H.
    Janice HallMay 6, 2013
    Look for coupons! $29.99/ea for a family of 3 totally rocked! The After Burn was our favorite!!!
  • Rob K.
    Rob KnappApril 23, 2013
    Tired of sweets? The Coca-Cola Oasis, between the Carolina Cyclone and the Hurler, has a selection of fresh fruit. It's good, and the prices aren't super-high.
  • Marquita K.
    Marquita KiserApril 21, 2013
    The children they have allowed to run the Jukebox Diner were so rude and inattentive.
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HartmanApril 19, 2013
    Personally, I loved the after burn and the nighthawk. Admission is a little pricey, but if you have a military ID, it's only $30-something.
  • Meredith N.
    Meredith NalleyApril 5, 2013
    Season passes are the way to go. ..four or more you pay less for a season pass than for one full price ticket. Buy the $12.00 drinks bc you get free refills all day and .99 refills all season
  • Randi
    RandiApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pass holder line has been insane. They require you to do it before entry now instead of before you leave that day which makes it very slow.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa Lujan-GombotzMarch 31, 2013
    Bring your own water
  • Frank R.
    Frank RiveraSeptember 23, 2012
    The scarowinds traffic is the equivalent to satan...I suggest being at the park before 7
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BoyerSeptember 12, 2012
    ride the rides old man!
  • Ashleyy
    AshleyySeptember 8, 2012
    Intimidation and Afterburn along with Night Hawk are worth the money and really awesome !
  • Kristopher H.
    Kristopher HeltonSeptember 3, 2012
    This place IS redneck as hell!
  • Miranda V.
    Miranda Van HorrnSeptember 2, 2012
    Waters free @ all consession stands. Drink up!
  • Thomas H.
    Thomas HinsonAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hillbilly Heaven
  • TIME
    TIMEAugust 17, 2012
    Charlotte averages in the 80s in early September, so catch a breeze on the Intimidator, the tallest, fastest, and longest coaster in the Southeast!
  • Lissa F.
    Lissa FuentesAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this place to spend the day all the rides are fun!! Initmidator & nighthawk are must rides!! Boomerang bay is also fun.
  • Lisa
    LisaJuly 21, 2012
    Go when everyone thinks its gonna rain! Few crowds today and the weather is perfect. Cool breezes and plenty of clouds. We couldn't have asked for a better day!!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BruggemanJune 22, 2012
    The country show is very well done. Singers do a great job.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerJune 18, 2012
    Intimidator is the shit
  • Bernice L.
    Bernice Leak SykesJune 18, 2012
    Had a good time with family, but park was packed paid in advance for parking online then had to park in gradd miles from enterence :-( waste of $12!
  • Bailee B.
    Bailee BurtonJune 17, 2012
    Really fun.!! Intimator && after burn && night hawlk best rollercosters
  • Candlelight O.
    Stay on location at the cabins!
  • Nico W.
    Nico WMay 29, 2012
    The Intimidator is the best coaster there... Try it!
  • Julie S.
    Julie SmithMay 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If an associate asks you to take a survey please do. They have to meet daily quotas and it's only 5 questions.
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan PoeppelmanMay 16, 2012
    A neat local park. Read more
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CoreApril 29, 2012
    GO ON A SUNDAY! Its as if there was no one in the park!
  • Tiara H.
    Tiara HollifieldApril 15, 2012
  • J.r. G.
    J.r. GraffApril 8, 2012
    You have the WORST ride operators. So lazy & slow. No wonder lines are so long.
  • Wilma A.
    Wilma Alvarez-OteroMarch 31, 2012
    Wow! That windseeker looks very intimidating.
  • Jeremiah H.
    Jeremiah HesterMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ice Water is free at most stands. Just saying!
  • kevin
    kevinNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I miss the log ride...
  • Luca M.
    Luca MulikOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    get a cup they give u wrist band free drinks all night!
  • Jessi P.
    Jessi PearsonOctober 12, 2011
    During late september and all of october, carowinds becomes Scarowinds from 7-12 everynight. They have haunted houses and the all the rides and rollercoasters are open too!
  • TJ M.
    TJ MurphyOctober 7, 2011
  • Rodger K.
    Rodger KanuppOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a season pass when they first become available and you'll save a ton all year!
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    Take a photo with any of the PEANUTS gang inside Planet Snoopy and share it @Snoopy on Twitter or!
  • Keron C.
    Keron CalameOctober 3, 2011
    Stay away from the Intimidator if you just ate, the After Burn is fun and so is the Vortex..
  • Spencer B.
    Spencer BridgesAugust 17, 2011
    The Intimidator is THE BEST coaster in the park!!
  • Glenn G.
    Glenn GoodrichAugust 14, 2011
    Skip Nighthawk. Line is always slow and ride is very short.
  • Kate E.
    Kate ErskineAugust 8, 2011
    bring a coke product can and get in for $37 all day :)
  • Cody B.
    Cody BellAugust 7, 2011
    The water park has so many rules that make it a little rediculous and unenjoyable.
  • WannaSee I.
    WannaSee ItAllJuly 13, 2011
    This place is very dirty. Needs to be cleaned, badly. Intimidator was fun...
  • Giselle L.
    Giselle LacuataJuly 12, 2011
    Don't be intimidated by the Intimidator, its the best ride!
  • Caroline L.
    Caroline LeathJuly 12, 2011
    Go by the the summer twilight tickets noone is there and no waits for rides the longest we waited was 5 minutes
  • Kristin R.
    Kristin R.June 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't bother trying to ride a rollercoaster if you are more than a size 14 Ladies. Eff you, Carowinds.
  • Dillon S.
    Dillon SmithJune 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Thunderroad seems to be forgotten about....the only rollercoaster where u can race...come on now...its awesome
  • Jason D.
    Jason DMay 7, 2011
    If you're planning to go, check for promo codes and buy tickets online. You can save upwards of $20.
  • Joe O.
    Joe OringelApril 24, 2011
    Season pass enrollment process is still messed up. Don't follow the signs. They're "working on training still"
  • Regina G.
    Regina GavaganApril 24, 2011
    Get to the park early, beat the lines for the major coasters!
  • Hugo S.
    Hugo SolustriApril 17, 2011
    This place is redneck as hell!!!
  • Robin R.
    Robin RamirezSeptember 26, 2010
    Don't bring lil kids to scarowinds if u wanna have fun!
  • Chester B.
    Chester BeltowskiAugust 6, 2010
    Sit in the back for Intimadator.
  • Nicolas
    NicolasAugust 3, 2010
    The Intimidator alone is worth the price of admission.
  • Beverly M.
    Beverly MitzelJuly 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I am in love with the smooth for those that are apprehensive. It is really high...but a great ride. The power hour is cool too They get you off an on the ride so quickly!
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CarvajalJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go during the week. Hardly any people. Weekends are packed.
  • gabby d.
    gabby diazJuly 3, 2010
    buy the season pass, it is much cheeper then buying multiple 1 day tickets
  • Fitri A.
    Fitri ArianiJune 27, 2010
    twilight price!!
  • Tommy H.
    Tommy HollahanJune 25, 2010
    Must ride the Intimidator!! ;-) woohoo!!!
  • Steve K.
    Steve KnightMay 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunday is a great day to go!
  • Mary H.
    Mary HeffnerMay 28, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Save money & buy the carowinds beagle bucks
  • Wayne C.
    Wayne CraigApril 26, 2010
    Before you go, either goto the Bi-Lo up the road in Charlotte on South Tryon ti buy your tix or goto Burger King on Tryon to get a $15 off coupon on Medium or large drinks!
  • david h.
    david hewittApril 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    get in line for The Intimidator. Make sure you go to the bathroom before riding, otherwise you will need to change underpants
  • Al M.
    Al MeleFebruary 15, 2010
    Ride Thunder Road. Then ride it again - backwards!
  • AdrienneC2
    AdrienneC2January 1, 2010
    Money saving tip: pack some sammies and fruit and drinks in a cooler / leave the park to picnic at your car and then head back in (they stamp your hand when you leave).
  • Josh M.
    Josh McGlinnDecember 8, 2009
    Win a 25 cent toy after dropping $30 at one of the carnie games.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RoselliNovember 22, 2009
    If you buy a season pass (which makes since if you go more then once a year), go for the early entry and you can hit all three major coasters before the park is even open. Read more
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