Carowinds Yo-Yo Family Swing Ride

Park: Closed SCarowinds: Closed View Hours

Park Update: Due to inclement weather, SCarowinds will be closed tonight, Thursday, October 28. Guests who purchased tickets can use them any other operating date through Oct. 31, 2021.


Like the fanciful flight of a whirlwind, the Yo-Yo spins riders through the sky, as they sit suspended from the top of the attraction. This popular family ride creates a delightful feeling of freedom, as riders rock in the chair as it swings, hence the name ‘Yo-Yo’.

This family-friendly ride is located in Crossroads, near Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare: 3Z Arena.

Height Requirement: 48” minimum

Rider Safety Information

Min Height
  • A chair swing family ride with free hanging seats suspended from an elevated, rotating, and slanting tower. Riders will rotate in a circular motion as the tower begins to rise.
  • Maximum weight is 170 lb. per rider.
  • An individual lap bar and a between-the-leg safety belt secures each rider. An additional individual seatbelt is positioned across the chest and under the arm of each rider. 
  • Due to the nature of the restraint, this ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.
  • Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities. Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of three functioning extremities if the guest has a normal center of gravity and the lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain proper riding posture under the dynamic conditions of the ride.
  • Amputation must be below the knee.
  • Guests with any type of prosthesis should not ride unless they can ensure the device is properly secured and will remain in place during the ride.
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, braced arm cast, or full leg cast are not permitted to ride.
  • Alternate Access Entrance is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of elevating themselves up into the seat.
  • Please use caution, as the ride unit may shift when entering and exiting.
  • Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional accessibility information.