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Latest News and Events

Welcome to The Newsroom. The latest press releases issued by Carowinds and details on upcoming events are all here. Working members of the media are welcome to contact the park with inquiries.

Carowinds Introduces Camp Snoopy and Non-Stop Family Fun

Carowinds Introduces Camp Snoopy and Non-Stop Family Fun

Completely reimagined kids’ area features five new rides and a big, shady playground. New Great Carolina Fest event will kick off summer. Free Pre-K pass good for ages 3-5. 

Carowinds Hiring 4,000 People for 2018 Season

Carowinds Hiring 4,000 People for 2018 Season

The premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas is hiring 4,000 energetic, enthusiastic people to help ensure 2018 is the best year yet for guests. 

Carowinds Debuts All-New WinterFest Holiday Celebration

Carowinds Debuts All-New WinterFest Holiday Celebration

Carowinds introduces WinterFest, an all-new immersive holiday entertainment tradition, opening this Friday, November 24. 

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Media Contacts

The Carowinds Public Relations Department welcomes inquiries and visits from credentialed members of the news media for the production of high quality news features and programs about Carowinds.

Contact
Lisa Stryker
Communications Director
Carowinds 
14523 Carowinds Blvd. 
Charlotte, NC 28273

Office: 704-587-9048 (News Media Calls Only)
E-mail: lisa.stryker@carowinds.com

ATTENTION MEDIA: All requests for media passes must be submitted online. Information regarding our media pass policy is available in the Media Center section of our website under Media Pass Policy. 

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Media Pass Policy

Carowinds media pass policy allows journalists to become familiar with the park’s many story opportunities while enjoying a day with family or friends.

This courtesy is for the media contact personally; tickets may not be set up under a family member's name or picked up by anyone other than the media contact.  Working media on assignment are provided complimentary admission and will be accompanied by a representative from the Public Relations Department to assist with information gathering. Requests must be made 7-10 days in advance. Please review guidelines before requesting passes.

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Review Media Pass Guidelines

Qualifications

  • Credentialed media who live and work in our region within 250 miles of Carowinds.
  • Working journalists only. Office, sales, operations or retired personnel do not qualify.

Working Journalists Include:

  • Print/Newspapers/Magazines: Owner, General Manager, Publisher, Editor, Reporter, Writer, Photographer
  • Radio: Owner, General Manager, Program Director, News Director, Reporter, On-Air Personality, Writer, Producer for AM and FM stations only
  • Television: Owner, General Manager, News Director, Assignment Editor, Reporter, On-Air Personality, Writer, Producer, Photographer
  • Online: Websites and bloggers who can provide documentation that the site receives at least 10,000 hits/month.
  • Freelance: Must provide written confirmation of assignment. (Sorry, theme park enthusiast and fan-based websites do not qualify as working media.)

If You Meet Requirements, You Are Eligible for the Following:

  • Two (2) complimentary passes per season good for Sunday through Friday only. No Saturday passes will be issued as that is our busiest day. Passes are not valid for SCarowinds, concerts, or other special events. Please Note: There will be no ticket exchanges for the date submitted on your request. No exceptions.
  • We are aware that some newspapers, radio stations and television stations prefer their personnel not accept complimentary passes to events and attractions. We respect this policy and will decline to offer passes to your personnel if you so indicate. Please contact the Public Relations Department if you wish to have your organization excluded from this list. 
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Park Descriptions

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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 an all-new Camp Snoopy kids’ area. Visit carowinds.com for more information.

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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. Cool off at the Carolinas’ ultimate water park and play at the all-new Camp Snoopy kids’ area - all included with your admission ticket. Visit carowinds.com for more information.

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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 including Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fasted giga coaster and kids will love the all-new Camp Snoopy kids’ area featuring six new rides and attractions. And everything in Carolina Harbor, the Carolinas’ ultimate water park, is included with your admission ticket. Visit carowinds.com for more information.

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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 entertainment, delicious dining options, immersive events and more. In 2018, the home of the world’s tallest and fast giga coaster and the Carolinas’ ultimate water park – included with your admission ticket –  introduces a funtastic new adventure: Camp Snoopy! Camp Snoopy transforms our kids’ area with the addition of six attractions including junior rides like Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and a soaring Camp Bus, and an 8,000-square-foot climb and play area with plenty of shade. Great Carolina Fest, new for 2018, will kick off the summer with lip-smackin’ food, foot-stomping entertainment and lots of downhome fun for the whole family. The Cirque troupe is back by popular demand and sure to leave you breathless. Find everything you need to make lifelong memories at Carowinds. Visit carowinds.com for more information.

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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 including Fury 325, the world’s tallest and fasted giga coaster. Everyone loves to cool off at Carolina Harbor, the Carolinas’ ultimate water park featuring everything from giant water slides and wave pools to a three-acre kids’ area – all included with your admission ticket. New for 2018, Carowinds introduces a funtastic adventure for kids: Camp Snoopy! Camp Snoopy transforms our kids’ area with the addition of six attractions including junior rides like Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and a soaring Camp Bus, and an 8,000-square-foot climb and play area with plenty of shade. Come set up camp with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang in a charming setting reminiscent of the Carolina Wilderness. Great Carolina Fest, new for 2018, will kick off the summer with lip-smackin’ food and handcrafted beverages, foot-stomping entertainment and lots of downhome fun fit for the whole family. With KidsFest, SCarowinds, The Great Pumpkin Fest, WinterFest and a host of other special events throughout the season every visit is unique. The Cirque troupe is back by popular demand with a mesmerizing new show sure to leave you breathless. With so much to do, one day at the park just isn’t enough. Guests can kick back and stay a while at our on-site family campground, Camp Wilderness Resort. More than 60 rides, shows and attractions offer up everything you need to make lifelong memories at Carowinds. Special ticket packages are available. And Carowinds hosts the best group and corporate events around. Visit carowinds.com for more information including operating hours, our event calendar and pricing.