- BBB Rating:
- General Info:
- A mecca of family fun, this 105-acre theme/water park features rides that thrill and live entertainment.
- Extra Phones:
From NC: (704) 588-2600
From SC: (803) 548-5300
06/18/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Boomerang Bay at Carowinds is a really cool water park, with something for 'kids' of all ages and heights, including splash parks/play areas from zero-depth and wading-pool-depth for smaller kids to tube rides ranging from lazy-river-type floats through all levels of water slides and wave pools for all sizes. Everyone can find something to do here! One word of caution: DON'T RENT A CABANA. Located on the very back side of Bondi Beach, they are as far away from any other waterpark attraction as they could possibly be, making them incredibly inconvenient to anything else. So unless you have only teen-aged or older guests AND plan to remain ONLY at a single waterpark attraction (Bondi Beach) for the entire day, they are completely worthless.
The theme park portion of Carowinds also has a variety of rides and shows that appeal to 'kids' of all ages, sizes and thrill-tolerances.
Also, very expensive once inside. So, eat offsite before you come and take advantage of the free fountain water (cups provided by the park) throughout the park. And, of course, don't waste your $$ on the Cabanas...they're a HUGE disappointment and, in fact, completely unusable for most.
04/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
in 2010 we had three deaths by motor cycle and I forgot about giving my son his pass that I got . So when i found this year I asked for Carowinds to honor due to death......they said NO!
I hope that they never have to deal with losing family and dealing with the pain of our loss.
They made $60.00 and that is all that matters to them!
Ok people, do you expect theme parks to be a fairytale castle? Of course the bathrooms aren't the greatest as yours might be at home; it's what you call PUBLIC restrooms! All in all, Carowinds is a great place to go to. Ok, so the food is a little expensive...3 words...PACK A LUNCH! It's not that hard...They don't care if you bring a cooler and eat in your car. You just can't bring your food inside! I will admit that the lines are long, but the rides are great! The water is not filthy!!! They keep the water clean. Not one day have I been there and the water was gross! People are rude everywhere! There's nothing you can do about it. I could spend hours at Carowinds if I could! And ticket prices really went down now. I strongly disagree with these negative reviews. Also, how would leaves and dirt be in the pool?! The water park is right in the middle of Carowinds...no leaves around OR DIRT! Even if the lines are long, it'll all be worth it after your visit(:
06/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
First of all let me say that CArowinds is a good park with a good variety of rides for kids of all ages and the waterpark is great although very crowded. But the employees...MAN-O-MAN!!!! Rude, slow, unhappy...they should all have to go to Disneyworld to train with people that KNOW how to treat guests. Disney can load 60 people on a ride and have it going in 2 minutes. Carowinds it takes 10 minutes and then they are coming back around to check your seat belts (for the 3rd time because they forget if they had checked it or not!!!) The park is also dirty...bathrooms are disgusting...no picnic tables anywhere outside and food inside is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced!!!! I will go again because I am a local and have been going for years but not nearly as often as I went in the past and I do not buy season passes anymore.
Went there for two days and did not like anything about it!
First day (waterpark)
The lines were extremely long and nobody listened. We got in the small wave pool and was aghast at the amount of crap that was in the water. Leaves and dirt where in the pool floating everywhere, no effort was made. To clean it. Then we went to the lazy river!!! Yaaay-- no, the water is two and a half foot deep and I couldn't see my feet at all! It was filthy, short, and had no perks. Also, the huge wave pool was crowded and this kid kept elbowing me and rubbing against my side. I also didn't even attempt the slides the lines were INSANE!!
Day two (rides)
I had to walk very far to get to the depressing bathroom which were made in like the 60's (they were in horrible condition) the lines were 1 1/2 hour wait each. The lines for any food was insane and the food tasted horrible.
Alot of people were rude and pushed you out of the way and didn't care. The directors of the rides seemed like they didn't care about you.. Did I mention how expensive things were? 9$ for a special cup and 2 for a refill, 6$ for dippin' dots, 7$ for a small personal pizza. Did I mention that the ticket prices are insane?
Suggestion: Don't waste your time here go to Busch Garden or something
08/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
After spending at least 200 dollars in the park, I was escorted from my last ride of the day on the Intimidator by security because I wanted to wait for the front seat. I had done this on every ride the whole day including the Intimidator. I was told that I must fill in the empty rows and could not wait for the front, this way the customers who got to sit in the front seat would be random. Every other amusement in America creates a longer line for the front seat so people could choose to wait the extra time. However, after discussion with the security guards and ride manager, they made it clear that the employee in question was acting on ride policy when she asked us to leave the front seat line. I might also point out that at least 4 groups of people were in front of us waiting for the seat and I would wonder why they were allowed to wait and we were not.
10/19/2009Provided by Citysearch -
i took my daughter there for her birthday. we had a really good time, however several hours after eating at the juck box dinner i became very sick. on the way home we had to stop several times. one of the last stops my daughter actually had to call 911she was so scared and dindt know what was going on. come to find out i had food poison. after getting better i called carowinds and had wanted them to pay for my medical bills and two days out of work. that was all!!! they called back to say just because no one else had reported getting sick they could not do that. i know for a fact i got it from there! the doctors even said it too! i pray if you read this take your on food in coolers! i pray you dont eat there or the same can happen to you. most people that get food poison chalk it off to be a flu bug or a 24 hour thing. i have had surgery several years ago that i can never throw up so it is really bad on me and i have to seek emergancy help. you would think that someone like them would care about the customers. you would think they would want to make things right?????? thank you. may god bless you and your food.
01/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Depending on the time of year, Carowinds can be a great place to take the kids. We have season passes and start going early in the season when it opens. They have a great variety so our 2 year old has as much fun as our 5 year old. The Dora show is great too and keeps them entertained.
The adult rollercoasters are great too. The Borg is one of the scariest I have ever been on!! Long lines but worth it for 40 seconds of terror!!
07/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Long lines. Slow moving. Dirty. No paper in bathrooms. Bathrooms far apart and nasty. I've been to other Paramount amusement parks (fav. is Cedar Point). Even short lines moved slow at Carowinds- and God knows the Carolina sun is not that forgiving in summer. The ride ""directors"" didn't seem to know how to effectively shuffle people on and off. The bathrooms were gross- wet floors, no TP, long lines, nobody on duty to assist. It made taking my kids to the restroom worse than normal. I didn't expect perfection but some TP would have been nice. Stalls were dark, too, and that did not hide the grossness. My daughter stood in line for an entire hour for a kiddy ride with my four year old... the line was not long at all and it wasn't all that busy that day. When she got to the ride she was told she couldn't take him and he couldn't go by himself. ...So my husband took him and had to start at the back of the line!!!! I just wouldn't spend the cash there again. Not for almost $45.00 an adult... no way.