Tidal Wave Bay Wave Pool at Carowinds' Carolina Harbor

Park: 10 AM - 10 PM Waterpark: 11 AM - 6 PM View Hours
Tidal Wave Bay
Surf’s up!

Carowinds’ Carolina Harbor brings all the wonderful fun and excitement of the Atlantic Ocean to the inland with its ginormous-in-size, ginormous-in-fun Tidal Wave Bay. Holding 400,000 gallons of water, this state-of-the-art wave pool has enough room for everyone in the family to spread their flippers and catch some awesome waves. You’re in for a great time.

Little rafters can take it easy in the zero-drop entrance of the pool, where waves are mere ripples, but still loads of fun. What’s more, Tidal Wave Bay is surrounded by lounge chairs and cabanas, so chilling out by the pool is always an option. Whatever your need for fun in the Carolina sun, Tidal Wave Bay has you covered.

Height Requirement: Children less than 52" tall in bare feet or those who are inexperienced or non-swimmers are required to wear a life jacket. Children less than 42" tall in bare feet must wear a life jacket and be accompanied by a supervising companion. A supervising companion may accompany up to 2 children.

Rider Safety Information

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  • Two large wave pools with depths ranging from 0 ft. (0 cm) to 6 ft. (182.88 cm). Waves are generated for 5 minutes on, and then 5 minutes off. During wave action, strenuous activity is required. Prolonged exposure to wave action may result in fatigue. Exercise caution in deep water.
  • Guests must have a minimum of two functioning extremities or be accompanied by a supervising companion.
  • Guests must be able to maintain independent seated postural control and must have appropriate observed behavior or be accompanied by a supervising companion.”
  • Hand held infants or guests with full arm casts or full leg casts are welcome to enjoy the attraction, but participation or water depth may be restricted if necessary.
  • Braced arm casts, cervical collars, neck braces, or broken collar bones are not permitted.
  • Access to the attraction is available via the zero depth entry.
  • This attraction is wheelchair accessible, although the water level may not exceed the height of the seat on the chair. A water wheelchair is available for guests requiring additional assistance. Please speak to a member of our Aquatics Supervisory team to obtain access to a water wheelchair.
  • Please use caution when entering and exiting as the area may be slippery.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional accessibility information.