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Introducing the Pre-K Pass

Free for ages 3-5 and includes unlimited visits in 2018 and the rest of 2017.

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Special Offer

Register and activate your Pre-K Pass now and receive the rest of the 2017 season for FREE, including the Great Pumpkin Fest and our first annual WinterFest!

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The New Pre-K Pass - Now Available

Carowinds is thrilled to introduce the brand new Pre-K Pass. It’s FREE for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire 2018 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. With the all-new Camp Snoopy coming this spring, Carowinds is the perfect destination for family fun in 2018!

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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 by May 28, 2018.

Step 2: Activate
After you register your child, bring them to the park to activate their pass. Be sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age. Deadline to activate is June 17, 2018.

Step 3: Play
After you’ve activated your child’s Pre-K Pass, they can visit for free anytime you’d like. With the all-new Camp Snoopy coming this spring, Carowinds is the perfect destination for family fun in 2018!

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Gold Season Pass

The best way to enjoy the park with your child. Includes one free visit in 2017 plus 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 2018 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?

To take advantage of this special limited-time offer, you must register online for the Pre-K pass by May 28, 2018 and activate the pass at Carowinds by June 17, 2018.

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?

Register online, follow the directions and submit. Print the e-ticket and bring it to the Season Pass Processing Center along 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 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.

Is the Pre-K pass valid in 2017?

Register and active your Pre-K Pass now and receive the rest of the 2017 operating season for FREE, including the Great Pumpkin Fest and our first annual WinterFest!

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.


2017 Season Pass Benefits Silver Pass Gold Pass Platinum Pass Pre-K Pass
Easy Payment Plan  
Season Pass Auto-Renewal  
Unlimited Summer & Fall Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days  
Early Access & Exclusive Splash Time at 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      


2017 Season Pass Benefits
Silver Pass
Easy Payment Plan
Season Pass Auto-Renewal
Unlimited Summer & Fall Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access & Exclusive Splash Time at 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 Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access & Exclusive Splash Time at 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 Visits
Bring-A-Friend Discount Days
Early Access & Exclusive Splash Time at 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
Pre-K Pass
Unlimited Summer & Fall Visits
Early Access & Exclusive Splash Time at Carolina Harbor Waterpark
Exclusive Ride Time on Select Rides
Exclusive Season Passholder Appreciation Events
Free Admission to WinterFest
Free Admission to Dinosaurs Alive!