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Carowinds is the place where the Carolinas come together. Located off I-77 (Exit 90) at the NC/SC border, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas touts world-class thrill rides, live music and entertainment, delicious dining options featuring authentic Carolina cuisine, immersive seasonal events, and so much more. Adrenaline junkies come for the 13 incredible rollercoasters! Are you ready to have a blast? Read below for all that Carowinds has to offer!

1. Thrill Rides and Roller Coasters:

  • Fury 325: One of the tallest and fastest giga coasters in the world, reaching a height of 325 feet and speeds up to 95 mph.
  • Intimidator: A hyper coaster inspired by NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, offering high speeds and significant airtime.
  • Afterburn: An inverted coaster with loops, rolls, and high-speed twists.
  • Copperhead Strike: A double-launch coaster with multiple inversions and a storyline themed around the Blue Ridge Junction area.
  • Carolina Cyclone: A classic looping coaster featuring a series of loops and corkscrews.


3. Water Park - Carolina Harbor:

  • Blackbeard’s Revenge: A multi-slide complex with different types of water slides.
  • Surf Club Harbor: A large wave pool with simulated ocean waves.
  • Seaside Splashworks: A multi-level water play structure with slides, water cannons, and a giant tipping bucket.
  • Pelican Plunge: A variety of water slides catering to different thrill levels.

2. Family Rides:

  • Ricochet: A wild mouse coaster with sharp turns and small drops.
  • Flying Cobras: A boomerang coaster that travels forward and backward through inversions.
  • Kiddy Hawk: A suspended coaster designed for younger guests and their families.
  • Woodstock Express: A family wooden coaster located in the Camp Snoopy section.


4. Live Entertainment:

  • Shows and Performances: Throughout the park, various live shows and performances are held, featuring music, dance, and comedy acts, along with the new 2024 Carowinds Summer Music Fest featuring 30+ performances across the park. 
  • Seasonal Events: Carowinds hosts several annual events such as WinterFest, SCarowinds (a Halloween-themed event), which offer unique entertainment, themed decorations, and special attractions.