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Carowinds

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Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273-6756
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+1 704-588-2600
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that...

A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.

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Always There for a Good Time

Definitely want to come and visit between the months of May and August with the best month to visit being the month of August when kids are back in school and the crowds aren't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 May 2016
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Savannah, Georgia
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

One of the best values for your money when it comes to family and a mini vacation. Buy a family gold pass and two trips or two days in a row will more than pay for itself. Don't drive to Disney or a Six Flags. You are able to ride more rides more often, get cooled off in the water... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Definitely want to come and visit between the months of May and August with the best month to visit being the month of August when kids are back in school and the crowds aren't too large. I have fun every time I've gone and will be heading back there soon for my 30th birthday. The only downside is that the... More 

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Thank Rooster C
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110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Took my son for his 18th birthday as we live in myrtle beach. We lived prior in Williamsburg va and have to say Busch gardens is much better. I purchased the preferred parking which I have to say was a joke. First day when I pulled up to pay for parking I told her I had preferred and asked her... More 

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Thank Vgyu
Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The park is about 15 minutes outside of charlotte so it was very easy to get to.We visited on mothers day and the lines were very short, longest wait was about 15 minutes. Our favorite ride was fury 325, rode it 8 times. We also liked intimidator. Overall we liked the park as we love roller coasters. The only complaints... More 

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Thank taj155
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Best park in the southeast. It's not too big not too small. Very clean and well maintained. The waterpark it's awesome !! I own the season pass and it's worth it.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

a coaster after paying $45 and driving 2 hours while holding on to a sticky like peed on padded bar. What's over $10 a piece and standing in lines for 10 hours for 30 minutes on a ride = Madness!

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We love rides and Carowinds has some great ones! We had a limited time there, so we ride all the coaster. Wow! They did not dissapoint. There is a standing coaster, a lying down coaster, and more! We will defiantly be back when we can spend more time.

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Thank Kim G
Eden, North Carolina
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time! It's been 12 years since we last visited here and so much has changed. Many new roller coasters, as well as a few of the classics. Wasn't sure how my seven year old would react to the coasters, but after one ride on the Carolina Gold Rush, he was ready to move on to bigger... More 

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Thank Lee929
West Union, South Carolina
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Fun park with a variety of rides for all ages. Attended with our middle school band for the music festival. It is best to get there early, the lines are long for the rides. Food and drinks are way overpriced.Bags are checked so no food or drinks are allowed into the park. Pack a picnic, I think there are a... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

This place is an adrenaline filled dopamine rush and was amazing experience with an end with a platinum plaque.

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