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Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28241
Phone Number: 704.588.2600
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Fri - Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that...
A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
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We went late in the day and got a discounted pass. Just enough time spent there to enjoy the rides. It's an amusement park, what more needs to be said?

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2013
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Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I love this amusement park. Photo ops that you must take: the Forrest Gump bench and standing in two states (NC/SC). All the rides are great. I prefer to go during the week and those days when the weather forecast are wrong for the shorter lines. I am buying the most expensive ticket package this year for the free parking,... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went late in the day and got a discounted pass. Just enough time spent there to enjoy the rides. It's an amusement park, what more needs to be said?

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Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Its a great place to go, especially if you like roller coasters. We haven't gone in a while because we have gotten a little tired of it. But we did miss it a little this summer.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I like Carowinds because there is always something to do there. There is some new ride that they just opened up or a ride that you have never tried. Anytime I go I always go with enough money, because I know that I am going to spend. It is the best of both worlds because it is on the state... More 

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SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We went at end of season, 8 of us, we arrived just before park opened to find that they had changed opening time, parks website stated one time but park changed this , apparent by long line of customers that went by the time on website. once we were let into park , kids had a blast some light rain... More 

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Conover, North Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

My daughter and her friends always enjoy and want to go. Go when others are not so likely as it gets very crowded especially on week ends in the summer. As with most theme parks it can be expensive to eat and buy drinks

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outside charlotte, nc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

what a great place for a family day or a day with friends. it's super fun!! :) but of course dont waste your time if you dont like roller coasters, water, and/or sun! :)

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Clover, SC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I want to start with saying that I've grown up in the area, and have always enjoyed going to Carowinds. I love riding coasters though, which partly explains it. However, I feel that Carowinds has done nothing but go downhill since Paramount sold it off. Sure it has gotten some new coasters that are fun, but it feels like it... More 

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Clover, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Maybe it's because I live in the area, but I have never been that impressed with Carowinds. There are great roller coasters, but I do not ride them, so the park is not that enjoyable. There aren't many other theme rides for adults or shows that are worth watching. I think there are many more things for kids to do...it's... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Long lines. Bad food. So-so rides. The only reason Carowinds is still around is because there isn't another amusement park around.

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