We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Review of Carowinds

Ranked #11 of 179 things to do in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The best time to go is during the weekdays (mon-thurs) when everyone else is at work because all the lines are super short! This place is a great place for a date. I've been coming every single year since I was a kid and now I work there as a ride associate and it is so fun.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Rebecca B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,515 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Fort Mill, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“like felling your stomach in year throat”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

i love carowinds we get season pass every year. my fav rollercoster would be the nighthawk and intimidator this is the best pace to spend your summer

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Ashlan y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Strasbourg, France
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Parc”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We came a few times in this amazing parc and enjoyed it every time. We love the Intimidator, it is my favorite! The lack of decor and animation might be the only negative. I recommend it for everybody.

Visited May 2013
Thank Duvalo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elliston, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Like feeling your stomach in your throat? Cheyeah!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

I grew up in Georgia and became accustomed to Six Flags, however, Carowinds puts Six Flags to SHAME!!! These roller coasters get your adrenaline pumping! Heart thumping! And are sure to make you all sorts of religious! In my opinion you need to buy the "Fast Lane Passes", they'll cost you a pretty penny, but it's completely and utterly worth it!!!! NO LINES! AND FRONT SEATS TO ALL RIDES! How can you pass that up? Food was pricey, but it's basically the same at any other theme park! Would recommend dressing in clothes you won't mind getting wet in (they have water rides and a side water attraction called "bay" something) and pack lightly!! Some rides only allow you to have a small little knapsack- if not, you'll have to leave your belongings below.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Simply_Indefinitely
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Macomb, Michigan
Level Contributor
255 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“We've spent a lot of days a Carowinds.”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

While I lived in South Carolina we used to have season passes for Carowinds and would go nearly every weekend since we lived only about 45 minutes away. It's a really nice park, it's very clean, and they have a lot of exciting rides for people of all ages. I particularly like the two water rides. The staff could be a little more helpful, but other than that it's a great place.

If you do go, I recommend getting the refillable souvenir mug, it may seem expensive at around $12 but it's really worth the free refills for the day when it's hot.

They also have a nice little water park with several different slides and a small wavepool, which is also nice on a hot day. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it's rather small compared to the other theme parks owned by Cedar Fair.

Visited May 2013
Thank Taylor C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Carowinds also viewed


Been to Carowinds? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing