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Carowinds, Charlotte

Carowinds - Charlotte, North Carolina
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14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273Map
+1 704 588 2600
Neighborhood: Uptown/Center City
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If amusement parks are your thing, make time to visit Carowinds, where some fifty rides will whirl, spin, thrill and drop you. A top Charlotte thing to do, this adventure park is one of the best in the South and caters to all ages. Highlights include the Drop Tower, which has a 100-foot freefall, and the Intimidator, one of the fastest and longest coasters in the southeast. Our favorite is Boomerang Bay, a 20-acre Australian-themed water park where you can cool off in the Charlotte heat. Carowinds has water rides, carnival games and 12 fun rides for the little ones, and every kid likes the SpongeBob 3-D action adventure at the Carowinds Action Theater. Get to the park early before the crowds show up, and you'll be able to ride more rides. And don't forget the sunscreen. There is little shade, so you're going to need it! Tickets can be bought online or at the park, and are $39.99 for ages 3 and up. If you live near Charlotte and can visit often, buy the season pass, which is the best value. The Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort next door offers 140 RV, fifty-six tent and fifteen luxury cabins for those who want to stay near the park. Carowinds is open daily during the summer, and on weekends in the spring and fall, when the weather is best.

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By linda.mcrae | Posted 08/08/12
  My family and I visited Carowinds on June 25, 2012. This was a trip to celebrate my son's birthday. However, our visit was a nightmare. My son uses a wheelchair and access to the various rides was very diffcult. We visited guest services for approval of rides. There was no mention of how to use the elevator or telephone usage before going into the elevator. My son and I found ourselves stuck in an elevator for approx five minutes. I rang the alarm button, nobody responded. It was extremely hot and finally I begin to literally beat on the door until someone heard me. If you attend Carowinds with special needs, please ask guest services about elevator usage because this information is not freely given and we do not want anyone to experience what we did on that day. We continue to have flashbacks of fear as we reflect on June 25th. We thought our lives where about to end....   Read More
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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Sports and the Outdoors
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