Carowinds, Fury 325

Key Information

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Cedar Fair
Opening Date
Mar 31,1973
Official Website
Click here

Download our Printable Guide

Located on the border between North and South Carolina, Carowinds is home to a wide array of roller coasters (13 in total), thrill rides and water rides. While the park's main focus is on the teenage and young adult market, it does also host a sprawling children's area, Planet Snoopy, themed around the Peanuts characters. Its biggest draw is Intimidator, a Bolliger & Mabillard Hypercoaster that opened in 2010.

Park History

Carowinds opened in 1973, immediately suffering from the effects of the oil crisis that had struck the US at that time. The park was eventually acquired by Paramount Parks in 1994, being renamed as Paramount's Carowinds. This title was dropped when, in 2006, Cedar Fair bought out the Paramount Parks chain. Many of the movie tie-ins that existed during the Paramount years have since been dropped, with theming now less prominent on most rides.


Top Rides and Shows


Coastal Currents

26 Votes
0 reviews

Boogie Board Racer

26 Votes
0 reviews

Blackbeard's Revenge

27 Votes
0 reviews

The Grand Carousel

4 Votes
0 reviews

Woodstock Whirlybirds

2 Votes
0 reviews

Top Places To Eat

User Rating

Shake Central

34 Votes
0 reviews

Auntie Anne's Hand Rolled Pretzels

31 Votes
0 reviews

Beer and Snacks

29 Votes
0 reviews

Rita’s Italian Custard

9 Votes
0 reviews

South Gate World's Greatest Funnel Cakes

10 Votes
0 reviews

About Theme Park Tourist

Theme Park Tourist is one of the web’s leading sources of essential information and entertaining articles about theme parks in Orlando and beyond.

We are one of the world’s largest theme park guide sites, hosting detailed guides to more than 80 theme parks around the globe.

Find Out More About Us...

Plan Your Trip

Our theme park guides contain reviews and ratings of rides, restaurants and hotels at more than 80 theme parks worldwide.

You can even print them.

Start Planning Now...