Carowinds – What You Need To Know BEFORE You Visit

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2023)


Carowinds is recognised as one of the finest amusement parks in North America and welcomes visitors from every region of the country.

It should come as no surprise that a large number of people visit the theme park each year given the extensive collection of roller coasters and other high-adrenaline rides it offers.

The park was opened to the public in March of 1973 and its construction cost a total of 70 million dollars.

It was the result of four years of planning by Earl Patterson Hall, who was inspired by the success of Disneyland and other theme parks around the world.

Carowinds is now spread out over a total area of 407 acres and features not only a water park known as Carolina Harbor but also a number of hotels and dining establishments.

The amusement park is home to a number of special occasions all through the year, including SCarowinds in the autumn and WinterFest in the wintertime.

Carowinds is a great place to go for a thrilling adventure with friends or a fun day out in Charlotte with the whole family.

Carowinds Rides

These are all the rides in Carowinds:

  • Afterburn
  • Barracuda Blasters
  • Beagle Scout Acres
  • Blackbeard’s Revenge
  • Boo Blasters on Boo Hill
  • Boogie Board Racer
  • Camp Bus
  • Carolina Cyclone
  • Carolina Goldrusher
  • Carolina Skytower
  • Charlie Brown’s Wind-up
  • Coastal Currents
  • Copperhead Strike
  • Do-Si-Do
  • Drop Tower
  • Electro-Spin
  • Flying Ace Balloon Race
  • Fury 325
  • Hurler
  • Hurricane Falls
  • Intimidator
  • Kiddy Hawk
  • Kiddy Hawk Cove
  • Kite Eating Tree
  • Mountain Gliders
  • Myrtle Turtle Beach
  • Nighthawk
  • PEANUTS Pirates
  • PEANUTS Trailblazers
  • Pelican Plunge
  • Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies
  • Pirate’s Landing
  • Ricochet
  • Ripcord
  • Rock ‘N’ Roller
  • Scrambler
  • Scream Weaver
  • Seaside Splashworks
  • Slingshot
  • Snoopy vs. Red Baron
  • Snoopy’s Junction
  • Storm Surge
  • Surf Club Harbor
  • The Flying Cobras
  • The Grand Carousel
  • Tidal Wave Bay
  • Vortex
  • Wilderness Run
  • WindSeeker
  • Woodstock Express
  • Woodstock Whirlybirds
  • Zephyr
Carowinds Photos
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Is Carowinds bigger than Six Flags?

Carowinds does have more rides than some Six Flags parks, such as Six Flags Georgia.

Carowinds has nearly double the amount of rides.

How much is Carowinds after 4?

Carowinds ticket prices are $23.99 after 4PM, compared to $49.99 prior to 4pm.

What is the scariest roller coaster in Carowinds?

Most visitors voted that Fury 325 is the scariest roller coaster at Carowinds, it is both the fastest and tallest coaster.

How many rides are at Carowinds?

Carowinds has a total of 39 attractions.


  • Tamara M

    Hey there! My name is Tamara, welcome to my little world! I’m a 20-something-year-old from Toronto, Canada (though I’m rarely there) and I’m super passionate about exploring the world, photography, and cooking delicious plant-based recipes. I created this blog to share my favorite places, adventures, restaurants, accommodations, and travel tips with all of you and keep a bit of a travel diary for myself.

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