Carowinds is an excellent place for a day of fun, whether with just a couple people or a whole family. The park has a section with roller coasters, kids rides (carousel, etc) family rides and also a section with water-park rides (summer only), so you can have a day with both! There are also live shows and little shops spread throughout. The roller coasters were varied and two of the best for the thrill and speed are Top Gun and Drop Zone. The vaunted new Borg Assimilator wasn’t anything special (facedown ride). The water park was pretty good for it’s size, but no real terrific slides (very enjoyable for younger children, though). Everything is expensive, especially food, so bring a picnic basket and eat outside Carowinds on the large sections of nice grass under shady trees. A Fun Recommended Place!