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Key information

Location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Opening date: 
Mar 31, 1973

Operator:
Cedar Fair

Official website:
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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.

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:

Electrospin
Your rating: None (1 vote)
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Rock N' Roller
Your rating: None (1 vote)
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Fury 325
Your rating: None (16 votes)
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WindSeeker
Your rating: None (13 votes)
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Scream Weaver
Your rating: None (10 votes)
0 reviews

Top Restaurants:

Cinnabon and Edy's Ice Cream
Your rating: None (2 votes)
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Chik-Fil-A
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ICEE Mix-It-Up
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Harmony Hall Marketplace
Your rating: None (6 votes)
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Beach Bites
Your rating: None (4 votes)
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More information:

New attraction opening dates
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Refurbishment schedule
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