Carowinds’ Waterpark Opens Saturday, May 20

Charlotte, NC (May 17, 2017) The Atlantic Ocean isn’t the only aquatic getaway that North and South Carolina share. Carolina Harbor Waterpark  is nestled right between the two states at  Carowinds. Opening for the season on Saturday, May 20, the waterpark boasts 27-acres of splash adventures including a six-story water slide, two wave pools and a two-acre family area guaranteed to cool guests off in the summer heat.

Nominated as one of USA Today’s Top 10 Best Outdoor Water Parks in the US, Carolina Harbor has attractions for every water lover. Guests can spend the day enjoying thrilling water attractions, mouth-watering food or simply basking in the Carolina sun.

Thrillseekers can check out Blackbeard’s Revenge, our flagship six-story waterslide complex. “If you’ve got a need for speed, we invite you to brave the tubes, chutes, twists and turns of this ride,” says General Manager, Pat Jones. “The three attractions on Blackbeard’s Revenge—Pirate’s Plank, Captain’s Curse and Cannonball Drop—offer three different experiences to get your adrenaline going and keep you coming back for more.”

If that’s too fast and furious, surfers can ride the gnarly six-foot waves at Surf Club Harbor, our 27,000 square-foot wave pool.  While the older kids can enjoy the rockin’ waves, beginner swimmers can get their feet wet at the water geysers on the shore of the wave pool. Far from the seas of the wave pools, children can play at Kiddy Hawk Cove and Myrtle Turtle Beach, two-acres of fun made just for the little ones. With plenty of interactive play areas and water features, parents and kids alike will be all smiles.

After working up an appetite, visit Harbor House restaurant for some Carolina barbecue or seafood. Park goers can dine outdoors on the 2,400 square foot patio. There are plenty of food and drink options, including adult beverages at Schooners Beach Bar

Weary sailors can drop anchor at one of the thousands of available lounge chairs or upgrade to a private cabana, the perfect venue for a private family beach party!

Spend the long summer days at Carolina Harbor!  Admission to Carolina Harbor is included with a Carowinds admission ticket or season pass. Use the Carowinds app or visit for amusement and waterpark hours, to purchase tickets and more! Ahoy matey!

About Carowinds
Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks including Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.