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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
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14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
+1 704-588-2600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Drove 4 hours to Carowinds for the annual Scarowinds and upon arrival for the 7:00pm opening was faced with the largest conglomeration of cars trying to get through the entrance gate I have ever seen at any amusement park. Once we made it through we...More

3  Thank XD9packer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Carowinds Boulevard at 7pm and didn't actually make it into the park until 8:30. There was no one directing the sea of traffic. It was a clusterf##k to be frank. Then the fast pass my husband purchased online was only good for...More

3  Thank Heather J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Relatively small park. Good roller coasters. Nice water park section with wave pool and water slides..

Thank 20antoinettem
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It sucked. Long lines for rides, to get in and 1 1/2 hours to leave parking lot at end of night. Expensive. You will feel like you got taken advantage of paying all of that money for WHAT You hope will be a good time....More

1  Thank Katy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would give it a “0” but that’s not a option. My advice is do not go to SCAROWINDS. It’s a total waste of money. It took us 2 hrs to get there which normally is a 1 hour drive. It was 710 pm when...More

3  Thank L292HHpamm
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Making Scarowinds a "family" event was the worst idea ever! Moms with strollers trying to find their way through a pitch black maze, kids running around screaming as they want to imitate the actors. Been several times before and loved it! 2018 sucks!

1  Thank Trish C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to try scarowinds for the first time. After driving an hour to get there and were maybe 2 miles away and sat in 3 HOURS of traffic! Then got inside and wait times for every large coaster was 2+ hours. We were also...More

2  Thank ChefAmore
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Terrible wait times today!! After having to purchase two different tickets for today, upon arrival at 10am, the lines started at security check. Not nearly enough staff provided to run the rides! Very disappointed!!

1  Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Found a day where the temp was in high 80's which was perfect weather to experience a fun daytime adventure in the only theme park I know of that crosses into 2 states at the same time (which is pretty cool). The rollercoasters are top...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun park. There is so much to do. The kids always have a blast. Looking forward to scarowinds. Great rides!

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Christy M
10 October 2018|
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Response from A M | Reviewed this property |
Winterfest season is not as crowd as the summer or Scarowinds. Dress for the season and enjoy.
7 October 2018|
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Response from kconor09 | Reviewed this property |
If you go in the entrance to guest services you can use a bathroom then go get back in line, the other entranced such as by the water park thry do not have facilities for you to use while in line, hope this helps
4 October 2018|
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Response from kconor09 | Reviewed this property |
Yes go on a day during the week and go early!food is very expensive so cooler in car is the way to go you can re-enter with stamp, if going to water park getting there early is a must to get a seat in the shade, if going to... More