Things to Do

Things to Do

Carowinds is the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas. For more than 40 years, we've been helping families build traditions and make memories. From the moment you enter, you'll be surrounded by southern hospitality, authentic Carolina cuisine and family-friendly entertainment. From our world-class rides to our mesmerizing entertainment, our goal is to provide you with the best day ever! 
Thrill Rides
Thrill Rides
Known by many as the Thrill Capital of the Southeast, Carowinds offers a variety of thrill rides that families and adrenaline junkies can both appreciate. With 13 world-class roller coasters and many other scream-worthy rides, there's never a dull moment!
Planet Snoopy
Planet Snoopy
Planet Snoopy features an elaborate collection of PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions for every age, including three roller coasters, live shows, gift shops and meet-and-greet opportunities with your favorite pals from the PEANUTS gang.
Family Rides
Family Rides
For over 40 years, families have been building traditions and making memories at Carowinds. With family-friendly rides like Boo Blasters on Boo Hill, Carolina Skytower and Rip Roarin' Rapids, there's something for everyone!
Fast Lane
Fast Lane
Speed past the lines on your favorite rides and attractions by purchasing a Fast Lane wristband. Also available, Fast Lane Plus, which includes fast lane access to Fury 325, Intimidator and Nighthawk.
Boomerang Bay
Boomerang Bay
Whether you want to relax in the sun or experience tsunami-sized thrills, you and your family will find it all at Boomerang Bay - included with the price of admission to Carowinds!
Live Entertainment
Live Entertainment
You’ve picked a perfect time for a getaway to Carowinds. We have a spectacular live entertainment line-up this year that everyone in your family will enjoy watching.
Special Events
Special Events
Carowinds, the premier entertainment destination of the Carolinas, is introducing the largest and most unique array of events ever held. From food festivals and live music to fireworks and "dive-in" movies, you'll be amazed and entertained!
Dinosaurs Alive
Dinosaurs Alive
Dinosaurs Alive! offers not only the excitement of a tail thrashing, clawing and roaring exhibition with more than 30 life-sized, moving animatronic dinosaurs, but the opportunity for guests of all ages to actively engage in a unique learning experience.
Dining
Dining
As you likely know, the Carolinas are all about food, and Carowinds only serves up the very best. From tasty treats and quick snacks to authentic Carolina fare, you'll enjoy delicious dining options throughout the park.