Media Pass Policy

Media Pass Policy

Carowinds 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.

Review the Media Pass Guidelines to see if you qualify:

• 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 the criteria you are eligible to receive:

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.

How do I make a request?

Fill out the form below at least seven (7) days before you'd like to visit. No phone calls please. If you are approved, you will get an email confirmation with instructions on how to pick up your passes.

Thanks for your interest!


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Has your outlet done a story on Carowinds this Operating Season? Yes