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14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 588-2600
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Roller Coaster Photos
Carolina Cyclone
Carolina Goldrusher
Copperhead Strike
Flying Cobras
Flying Super Saturator
Fury 325
Kiddy Hawk
Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie
Thunder Road
Woodstock Express

Other Ride Photos
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
Carolina Skytower
Dinosaurs Alive
Drop Tower
Electric Spin
Flying Dutchmen's Revenge
Joe Cool's Driving School
Mountain Gliders
Peanuts Pirates
Plants vs Zombies
Rip Roarin Rapids
Rock n Roller
Scream Weaver
Snoopy's Gr8Sk8
Southern Star
White Water Falls

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.

Winterfest occurs in November and December (mostly on weekends) with limited ride openings and a focus on holiday atmosphere, entertainment and treats.
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
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.
Carolina Cobra Boomerang POV
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Shooting Dark Ride POV
Fury 325 Virtual Ride POV

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

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