Located off I-77 (Exit 90) at the NC/SC border this is 122 fun-filled acres with more than 50 world-class rides,shows and attractions—featuring a 20-acre water park. New in 2010 – Intimidator™, the tallest, fastest, longest roller coaster in the Southeast is the park’s 13th coaster. Inspired by Dale Earnhardt, this $23M coaster debuts as the largest capital investment in park history. Included in admission is Boomerang Bay™, a 20-acre Australian-themed Outback oasis of wet fun, and relax in style at a private cabana rental with chairside service. Visit Planet Snoopy, a 12-acre children’s paradise that kids and parents can enjoy together. If last year gave you nightmares, wait ‘til you see the evil mess we have in store—join us for a fright-fest at Carowinds’ Halloween Haunt select nights from September through October.
Stay where you play at the 55-acre Camp Wilderness Resort. Special campground packages that include admission to the park also available. Park open daily during the summer and weekends in the spring and fall. (www.carowinds.com).