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Pre-K Pass

No Longer Available for the 2018 Season

The Pre-K Pass is FREE for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire season, including Carolina Harbor waterpark, The Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest! WIth your Pre-K Pass, your child can come and go as often as you'd like all season — for FREE. Carowinds is the perfect destination for family fun!

The registration and activation period for the 2018 season has ended. Please check back in August to register for a 2019 Pre-K Pass. In the meantime, check out our other Season Pass offers available now.

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Gold Season Pass

The best way to enjoy the park with your child. Includes unlimited visits in 2018, free parking, exclusive discounts and more.

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What is the Carowinds Pre-K Pass?

Carowinds offers kids ages 3 - 5 years old a free Pre-K Pass. The Pre-K pass grants complimentary admission to Carowinds for the entire season, including Carolina Harbor waterpark, the Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest.

Who is eligible?

The Carowinds Pre-K Pass is available for kids who are between the ages of 3 - 5 at the time of activation. 

When do I need to activate the pass?

Registration and activation has ended for the 2018 season. Check back in August for details on 2019 Pre-K Passes.

My child is 5 this year, turning 6. Am I still eligible?

As long as your child is 5 years of age on the date you activate the pass, you are eligible.

How long is the free Carowinds Pre-K Pass valid for?

The Pre-K Pass grants complimentary admission to Carowinds for the entire 2018 season, including Carolina Harbor waterpark, the Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest.

Is it available at other Cedar Fair Parks?

Not all Cedar Fair parks have a Pre-K Pass. For a free Pre-K Pass however you must register and activate the for the park specific Pre-K Pass at each park. One pass will not work for all Cedar Fair parks.

How do I register?

Registration of new Pre-K Passes ended for the season on June 4, 2018. Learn more about our current Season Pass offers.

Where do I receive the Pre-K Pass?

The offer is NOT available at the Carowinds front gate. You must have registered online by June 4, 2018, and you must have activated the Pre-K Pass at the park by June 17, 2018. You will receive the Pre-K Pass at the Season Pass Processing Center once proper identification is shown proving your child’s date of birth and your child’s picture is taken. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.

What kind of identification do I need to provide?

Valid identification includes a birth certificate or a travel passport. These can be originals or copies. Please note that school IDs or children security IDs will not be accepted.

Does the Pre-K Pass include free parking?

No. The Pre-K Pass does not include free parking.

Are there other benefits?

The Pre-K Pass includes admission to Dinosaur’s Alive!

Can I add All Season products to our child's Pre-K Pass?

Yes. Once the Pre-K Pass has been activated, you can add on All Season Dining, Season Pass Drink Plan and/or All Season FunPix.

Can I renew a Pre-K Pass?

No. Eligible 3-5 year-olds must register and activate a new pass each year.

What pass should I get to go along with my child's Pre-K Pass?

The best pass to buy along with your child's free Pre-K Pass is a Gold Season Pass.

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Perks, Discounts and More!

Season Passholders own the park with exclusive benefits all season.


2018 Season Pass Benefits Silver Pass Gold Pass Platinum Pass
Easy Payment Plan
Season Pass Auto-Renewal
Unlimited Summer & Fall Daytime Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access to Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Exclusive Ride Time on Select Rides
Save 10% On Select Food & Merchandise
Exclusive Season Passholder Appreciation Events
Save 10% at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
Free Admission to SCarowinds  
Free Admission to WinterFest  
Free Parking All Season  
Free Admission to Dinosaurs Alive!  
All Cedar Fair Parks    


2018 Season Pass Benefits
Silver Pass
Easy Payment Plan
Season Pass Auto-Renewal
Unlimited Summer & Fall Daytime Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access to Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Exclusive Ride Time on Select Rides
Save 10% On Select Food & Merchandise
Exclusive Season Passholder Appreciation Events
Save 10% at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
Gold Pass
Easy Payment Plan
Season Pass Auto-Renewal
Unlimited Summer & Fall Daytime Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access to Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Exclusive Ride Time on Select Rides
Save 10% On Select Food & Merchandise
Exclusive Season Passholder Appreciation Events
Save 10% at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
Free Admission to SCarowinds & WinterFest
Free Parking All Season
Free Admission to Dinosaurs Alive!
Platinum Pass
Easy Payment Plan
Season Pass Auto-Renewal
Unlimited Summer & Fall Daytime Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access to Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Exclusive Ride Time on Select Rides
Save 10% On Select Food & Merchandise
Exclusive Season Passholder Appreciation Events
Save 10% at Carowinds Camp Wilderness Resort
Free Admission to SCarowinds & WinterFest
Free Parking All Season
Free Admission to Dinosaurs Alive!
All Cedar Fair Parks