Carowinds

Carowinds, Charlotte: Hours, Address, Carowinds Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
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Marie A
United States1 contribution
Unsafe
Jul 2021 • Family
Was ok until we over heard workers sayn they have people workin there who are currently being charged with sexual misconduct with minors . This is a kid an young adult park,how is that safe.
Written September 15, 2021
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Danielle J
1 contribution
Horrible service
Aug 2021
The park is amazing but majority of the staff is extremely RUDE! I paid for parking at the park and brought the season ticket. The lady i dealt with for this transaction stated she would refund me for parking. It's now been a month and yet no refund has been credited to my account. Jason the representative is a horrible person to talk to. He cut me off while speaking throughout the whole conversation. Kara "the supervisor" was supposed to call me over 2 weeks ago. Its a disrespectful!
Written September 7, 2021
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realdealtrav
Chicago, IL29 contributions
Was okay until we experienced live and in-person the treatment of some individuals vs others...
Sep 2021 • Family
First experience with this park, decided to purchase season passes/Fast Passes since we're now living in NC (from Chicago). We were surprised at how fun the rides were but, honestly we were so disappointed by the openly suspect treatment of diverse guests to this park. Diverse guests, please demand better treatment, take your money elsewhere. This park has no respect for you, doesn't trust you and even when you spend your green money here, the treatment is subpar. My white husband got to see his privilege on display, while I and our Black children had to wait and prove that we had Fast Passes. First and last time purchasing tickets/season passes here. I like spending money where my green money is treated equally. Oh, some rides that had Fast Pass access, your Fast Pass meant nothing...we watched as non-Fast riders just moved right past us because workers didn't say a word. Stopped in Guests Services and saw them comping a woman 8 passes because she complained, we mentioned delay, crickets.
Written September 5, 2021
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Michael K
5 contributions
Typical amusement park
Aug 2021
Two things were noticeable. Most of the hand sanitizer dispensers were empty. We bought hot dogs near the kiddie rides, and they were out of catsup. Yes, out of ketchup! The two tier entry thing that Disney started, with the fast lane for extra money, is getting pretty annoying. Especially when it's 90 outside.
The water park was nice.
Written August 24, 2021
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CynthiaDM
Chester Township, NJ7 contributions
Amazing band/terrible park
Jul 2021 • Couples
Five stars for the AMAZING band - the Royal Rhythms Canivale band. They were so fabulous! Fun, great audience interaction, excellent musicianship/singing/dancing, and really knew how to groove! Sadly that was absolutely the only good thing about this park. Poorly organized, staff had no idea what they were doing; poorly trained and frequently rude. The rides were fine but nothing special. And the food was abysmal. Ridiculously long wait lines, which could have been largely alleviated by some semblance of competence in the park organization. So basically no stars for the park, and five stars for the band. Good thing they had that band there, so that they merited any stars overall.
Written August 23, 2021
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Mrbucketlist
Clearwater, FL429 contributions
My original home park, REALLY GOOD RIDES!
Aug 2021
This park is so much better than I remember! So this was my home park for years as I grew up in NC before moving to Florida permanently as an adult. I came here back in 2018 and it was a good time but coming here again as a professional park reviewer I just didn't realize how good this place was! I loved it. I had to fast lane plus so that may have added to the experience but this park really does have some great rides. It was nice and clean too and the crowd of people wasn't as bad as I thought. Have fun!
Written August 17, 2021
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ryan
1 contribution
Plz read if ur deciding on going
Jul 2021 • Friends
I go many times every year. This place is awesome. Do not go if u don’t like to wait in lines. Everyone that is complaining about the lines is clearly not very smart. Ofc u have to wait in lines. The rides are amazing and the food is great. Staff is nice and the park is clean. The water park is also very fun. DO NOT GO I REPEAT DO NOT GO if you are a impatient person or not a enjoyable person to be around Bc trust me no one wants to be around you acting like ur the most important person.
Written August 4, 2021
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L Hillstock
1 contribution
Not Worth Attending / Rude Guest Services Reps
Jul 2021
We visited the park on 07/26/01. Unfortunately, after about 2hrs, it started to rain and the rides shut down. After approx. 1hr of rain, the park closed completely. We connected with guest services that day, only to be treated quite rudely. We asked to speak directly to a manager, but supposedly, no managers were available. We later called back to discuss our experience with guest services and again, we were treated rudely by the staff answering the phone and supposedly no managers were available.

Based on our experiences, this is truly not worth attending the park. As such, we do not recommend attending Carowinds. Choose six flags or other theme parks instead. In our experiences, the guest services reps in other parks are not rude like we experienced with those at Carowinds.
Written August 4, 2021
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mb2005a
Coastal South Carolina, SC67 contributions
Disability Friendly
Aug 2021
I wrote a review in 2017 but wanted to update in 2021. We went to Carowinds for my 65th Birthday this past Aug, 2nd. In the last couple of years I discovered I had a lung disease and I am supplemental Oxygen. This past Monday as myself and granddaughter were on one of the rides for kids when one of the ride operators approached us as we were settling into the rides car. She asked if that was my oxygen tank sitting by the exit gate and I told her it was. At first I thought she was going to ask us to get off because of my condition, but instead she asked if I knew about the boarding pass for people with disabilities. I told her I did not and she said I should request it because I shouldn't wait in line that long without my oxygen. I thought it was very kind and caring of her. Her name is Latoya and she normally works at the carousel in the kids area. I compliment Carowinds for having this attentive employee. Our experience the year has been great. I have to recommend renting a cabana if you go to the water park. Big thanks to Carowinds for honoring our 2020 passes in 2021. Looking forward to Scarowinds and Winterfest.
Written August 3, 2021
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Jo W
1 contribution
NOT PLUS SIZED FRIENDLY!!!!!!!!!
Aug 2021 • Friends
My brother and I had been planning this trip to Carowinds since 2020. We get there, wait in line for the first ride, I try to get into the seat, I can’t fit. Can’t even buckle the seat. It was MORTIFYING. The person working there didn’t even try to help, just looked at me like I was a cockroach under her shoe just because I’m plus sized. There was no seat at the entrance of the ride to try and see if the seat could fit. I could not ride ANY of the rides, not would they let me exit on the same side as the entrance despite no one at the time being in the fast lane which I could have used as a less embarrassing way of exiting than have to cross over a whole bunch of other people who were already locked in ready to ride.
There was nothing on the website about the measurements of the actual seats for the roller coasters. They only said “if you are ‘bigger’ you may have trouble with the seats” my brother is a normal sized guy wears a L in pants and even he had trouble fitting into the seats.
So, if you are female, curvy in the hips/thighs, wear more than a size 16 in jeans (Target brand). You will NOT fit into the seats at Carowinds. Don’t waste your money on this subpar amusement park.
Also, Carowinds’ Better Business Bureau rating is a D- on a scale from A+ (best) to F (worst). It’s only a half step up from the worst, F.
Written August 1, 2021
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