2021 Pre-K Passes Now Available
The Carowinds Pre-K Pass is back for 2021! It’s FREE for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire 2021 season.
With your Pre-K Pass, your child can come and go as often as you’d like all-season – for FREE!
Getting your child’s Pre-K Pass is as easy as 1-2-3!
Step 1: Register
Register your child online for their free Pre-K Pass. Guests may not register at the park.
Step 2: Activate
After you register your kids, bring them to the park on a public operating day in 2021 to activate their pass at the main entrance. Make sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age.
Step 3: Play
After you activate your Pre-K pass, your child can come and go as often as you’d like throughout the 2021 season – for FREE!
Gold Season Pass
The best way to enjoy the park with your child. Includes unlimited visits in 2021, free parking, exclusive discounts, and more.
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 and Carolina Harbor Waterpark for the entire 2021 season.
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?
Pre-K Pass activation will begin once the park opens for the 2021 season at the park.
I had a Pre-K Pass in 2020. Will it be extended through 2021?
If you registered for a 2020 Pre-K Pass, it will be valid for the 2021 season.
If you purchased Season Pass Add-ons for your 2020 Pre-K Pass, the purchased Add-Ons will be extended through the 2021 season.
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 and Carolina Harbor Waterpark for the 2021 season. However, the Pre-K Pass is not valid for SCarowinds.
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?
Register online, follow the directions and submit. On your first visit in 2021, print the e-ticket and bring it to the Carowinds main gate with your child and a valid form of identification that proves the child’s date of birth. Examples of valid identification are a birth certificate or travel passport. These can be originals or copies.
Where do I receive the Pre-K pass?
The offer is NOT available at the Carowinds front gate. You must register online at carowinds.com before you get to the park. You will receive the Pre-K Pass at the Carowinds main entrance on your visit first in 2021, 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.
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.
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.