Pre-K Pass Parent Guide
Your guide to AMAZING family fun all season long!
2020 Pre-K Passes Now Available
We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Carowinds Pre-K Pass! It’s FREE for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire 2020 season, including Carolina Harbor Waterpark, The Great Pumpkin Fest, Peanuts Celebration and WinterFest!
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 by May 25, 2020. Guests may not register at the park.
Step 2: Activate
After you register your kids, bring them to the park to activate their pass. Make sure to bring your child and a valid birth certificate or passport that shows their age. Deadline to activate is June 14, 2020.
Step 3: Play
After you activate your Pre-K pass, your child can come and go as often as you’d like throughout the 2020 season – for FREE!
Gold Season Pass
The best way to enjoy the park with your child. Includes unlimited visits in 2020, 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 for the entire 2020 season, including Carolina Harbor Waterpark, the Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest. The Pre-K Pass is not valid for SCarowinds.
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 25, 2020 and activate the pass at Carowinds, in person at the park, by June 14, 2020.
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 2020 season, including Carolina Harbor Waterpark, the Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest. 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. Print the e-ticket and bring it to any Carowinds ticket sales window, or Guest Services 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. Pictures on phones are not accepted.
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 any Carowinds ticket sales window or Guest Services, 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.
Is the Pre-K pass valid in 2019?
Register and activate your Pre-K Pass now and receive the rest of the 2019 operating season for FREE, including the Great Pumpkin Fest, the all-new Peanuts Celebration and WinterFest!
Can I renew a Pre-K Pass online?
Yes! New for 2020, existing Pre-K Passholders will not need to re-register for a new Pre-K Pass. To qualify for a 2020 Pre-K Pass renewal, your child must be between 3-5 years old on the date their pass is renewed. Once the renewal process is complete online, your child’s existing Pre-K Pass is valid for the entire 2020 season. Pre-K Passes
Can I renew a Pre-K pass at the park?
No. Pre-K Passes may be renewed online only. You will not be able to renew at the park.
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.