Carowinds is a huge amusement park, (over 400 acres) located right off Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although it has an official North Carolina address, the park is located along the boarded of North Carolina and South Carolina. A portion of the park also located in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The park opened on March 31, 1973. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Carowinds also features a 27-acre water park, Carolina Harbor, which is included with park admission. The park has a Halloween event called SCarowinds and a winter event called WinterFest.

The Park is well known for its rollercoaster and thrill rides.