AAA Editor Notes
Carowinds Amusement and Water Park, 10 mi. s. on I-77 to exit 90, is on the North Carolina/South Carolina border at 14523 Carowinds Blvd. Covering 398 acres, the park features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, including 13 roller coasters—Intimidator is one of the tallest, fastest and longest in the Southeast. Fury 325, the world's tallest and fastest giga-coaster, opened in 2016.

Camp Snoopy is a 12-acre area for younger children, where they can enjoy an interactive playground and meet PEANUTS characters.

At Dinosaurs Alive! more than 50 roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs and interactive attractions re-create prehistoric times on 5 wooded acres. Music concerts are presented in the Paladium Amphitheatre.

Carolina Harbor is one of the largest water parks in the Carolinas and has two giant wave pools, waterslides and a 2-acre family area with a 423-gallon tipping bucket.

Kennel, stroller, wheelchair and locker rentals are available. Facilities include a first-aid station and campground. Pets are not permitted in the park.

Camping is permitted. Food is available.

Admission
$65; $44 (ages 62+ or under 48 inches tall); $34 (after 4 p.m.); free (ages 0-2). Dinosaurs Alive! additional $5. Season passes also are available.
Parking
$15; $25 (VIP).
Hours
Daily 10-10, mid-June through first week in Aug.; open Sat.-Sun. and select weekdays, second week in Aug.-Nov. 30. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.
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