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Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 588-2600
http://www.carowinds.com/#actions
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Rides & Attractions Trip Reports Park Guide Videos Nostalgia Park Maps Discussion
Roller Coaster Photos
Afterburn
Carolina Cyclone
Carolina Goldrusher
Flying Ace Aerial Chase
Flying Cobras
Flying Super Saturator
(Closed)
Fury 325
Hurler
Intimidator
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie
Nighthawk
Ricochet
Thunder Road
Vortex
Woodstock Express

Other Ride Photos
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
Carousel
Carolina Skytower
Dinosaurs Alive
Dodgem
Do-Si-Do
Drop Tower
Electric Spin
Flying Dutchmen's Revenge
Joe Cool's Driving School
Peanuts Pirates
Plants vs Zombies
Rip Roarin Rapids
Rock n Roller
Scrambler
Scream Weaver
Snoopy's Gr8Sk8
Southern Star
White Water Falls
(Closed)
Windseeker
Woodstock Gliders
YoYo
Zephyr

TPR Trip Reports
TPR's 2009 Deep South Tour
Paramount's Carowinds 2004 Photos
Borg Assimilator Construction Photos - 2004
Photos from Robb & Elissa's 2002 Trip!

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
April 18th, 2015 by themeparkjunkie51290
July 4th, 2014 by nickstroberg
August 2012 by biosciking
August, 2010 by Divv3k
May 12th, 2007 by tngdiablo
October 28th, 2007 by bgwfreak
October 2007 by 65skylark
Retro 1973 by bgwfreak

Attractions
Fury 325 joined Afterburn to provide Carowinds with two excellent coasters. Intimidator is fun but doesn't quite like up to its namesake. The rest of the coaster lineup consists of two woodies, a stand-up, a boomerang, Arrow looper, Vekoma Flyer, and a mine train.

Carowinds won big points with the enthusiast community when Woodstock Gliders were relocated from Kings Island and the park decided to encourage guests to fly them to their potential. Other intense rides are Drop Zone (Intamin Drop Tower), Southern Star (Looping Starship), and Scream Weaver (Enterprise).

Plants vs. Zombies have a presence at the park in the form a 4D shooting attraction.
Food
Harmony Hall is the park's largest restaurants offering many Carolina dishes. The park has three additional sit-down restaurants with air conditioning: Joe Cool Cafe (kid friendly), Jukebox Diner (50's style with burgers and grilled chicken), and Wings (pizza, chicken tenders, burgers, salads, and beer). There are plenty of other quick-service options. Chickie and Pete's, Chick-Fil-A and Panda Express and franchisees in the park with limited menus.
Operating Season
The season kicks off in early April with mostly weekend operation until Memorial Day. Then the park is in full swing until late August when the park scales back to mostly weekend operation again through the end of October.
Established Seasonal events
Scarowinds occurs on Fridays and Saturdays from mid-September to Halloween. For the last couple of weekends in October the park is open on Sundays for the event.
Access & Location
Carowinds is located south of Charlotte along I-77 right at the North Carolina/South Carolina border.
Nearby Lodging
Camp Wilderness is part of Carowinds and has RV sites, cabins, and a tent/pop-up area. Guests can purchase discounted tickets to the park.

The park lists preferred hotels on their website. There are a Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, and Best Western all within one mile of the park, which makes it possible to walk in and avoid the parking fee.
Virtual Queue Options
Carowinds offers two levels of Fast Lane service
Shows
The park has Snoopy based shows for the kids and one of the theaters will always be hosting a music show. For 2016 Cirque Imagine appeared at the park. At night there is Luminate (a dance party) and "Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular" is a nighttime walkthrough area with lights and music.
Videos
Carolina Cobra Boomerang POV
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Shooting Dark Ride POV
Fury 325 Virtual Ride POV

Nostalgia
1977 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1978 Park Brochure
1979 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1980 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1987 Park Brochure
2005 Park Brochure
2007 Park Brochure
Scott's Coaster Closet
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Vortex
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2012 Park Map
2010 Park Map
2009 Park Map
2005 Park Map
2004 Park Map
1979 Park Map

Discussion
Carowinds Discussion Thread

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