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Carowinds

14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28241
704.588.2600
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Ranked #23 of 76 attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
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South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Carowinds is a wonderful amusement/theme park, nestled on the North Carolina/South Carolina border, just south of Charlotte. There is something there to do for all ages, including amusement park attractions, water park, rides, shows, etc. Word of warning though.....week-ends and summertime can be very crowded, so get to the park early to be able to enjoy the day!

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Digby, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Well. Had a disappointing experience here. I thought the admission fee was expensive since I am not a ride person , just wanted admission to accompany my grandchildren. No food or beverage is allowed and bags are searched? They must think they were Disney. Prices for food was high, also refreshments. Walking around are all kinds of games, example. Ballon... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You get 2 parks for the price of 1. Water park and an amusement park. There are rides for smaller kids also. Compared to a few of the other parks this one allows you to leave for the day and return as long as ur hand is stamped, without paying more. The best time to go is through the week... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am not a roller coaster lover, so this amusement park is really not for me, but it is enjoyed by lots of locals. I would say that the special Halloween event is really scare and fun for most!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Season pass recommended to get true value, great rides, water park is fantastic and games are fun. Great family fun for all ages.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tickets and parking are not reduced pricing for spring but you should be aware that the carousel ride isn't going, several buildings are in construction, and the staff are not in peak form. Several Rides are running with in filled seats while lines queue up. Restroom attendants on cell phones while toilets are nasty and soap dispensers are out of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I only go Monday-Thursday because the weekends are horrid!!! I love the ease of the lines on the week day. Much more peaceful and you're really able to enjoy yourself more.

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Huntersville, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Carowinds offers some great rides which will cover every range of age, making it a great family outing. Lines can be really long, however, and I get quite turned off by a throng of tramp-stamped, pierced population. It makes me give a day at Carowinds a second thought. My kids love it, but I try to look for a day... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love Carowinds. Great for children of all ages! The season pass is a good value for the summer months, when kids are out of school and need something to do.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for family and friends fun. Rides cater to both the young and mature. Like any other theme park expect to wait in line especially on the weekends,summer months, and popular rides. All in all a fun time.

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