Carowinds Dining Plan: Everything You Need to Know
The Carowinds Dining Plan is one of the most popular add-on options at the park.
In this page, we will explain what a Carowinds Dining Plan is, the types of Dining Plans available, and the pros and cons of each one.
What is a Dining Plan at Carowinds?
A Carowinds Dining Plan is an additional purchase that allows visitors to pay once, and be eligible to eat food at different restaurants at the park throughout the day or season.
It is an additional purchase that allows visitors to pay once and makes them eligible to eat food at different restaurants at the park throughout the day or season.
Visitors can purchase Dining Plans as a one-day add-on or a Season add-on.
To use a Dining Pass and/or Dining Deal, visitors must have a valid one-day ticket or a Carowinds Season Pass.
TYPES OF DINING PLANS
There are four types of Dining Plan options available at Carowinds:
- Single Meal Deal
- All-Day Dining
- Premium All-Day Dining
- All-Season Dining (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Prestige, Prestige Plus)
It's important to note that all Dining Plan options are not valid during special events.
1. Single Meal Deal
The Single Meal Deal allows visitors one meal (at participating restaurants) every time they visit.
The meal includes:
- 1 entrée
- 1 side item
- 1 regular-sized Coca-Cola fountain drink
2. All-Day Dining
The All-Day Dining Deal allows visitors unlimited meals of one entrée and one side during their visit.
Visitors must wait 90 minutes between meals before being able to grab their next meal.
3. Premium All-Day Dining
The Premium All-Day Dining Deal allows visitors everything that the regular All-Day Dining deal includes, plus a drink wristband for unlimited refills throughout the day.
This meal includes:
- 1 entrée
- 1 side item or a snack
- Drink wristband for unlimited refills at the Coca-Cola stations
Visitors must wait 15 minutes between drink refills and 90 minutes between meals.
4. All-Season Dining
The All-Season Dining plan allows all Season Pass Holders to eat up to 2 meals per visit (lunch & dinner) throughout a season.
Drinks, snacks, and desserts are not included.
Visitors should be aware that with this plan, they can only get food every 4 hours.
Restaurants That Participate in Dining Plans
13 restaurants at Carowinds accept the Dining Plan:
- Beach Bites
- Blue Ridge Country Kitchen
- Burrito Cafe
- Camp Cookout
- Chickie's & Pete's Sports Grill
- Fair Fries
- Frequent Fryers
- Harbor House
- Harmony Hall Marketplace
- Juke Box Diner
- Panda Express
- Papa Luigi's
- Sharky's Grille
As of the time of this writing, Leonardo's Hometown Italian Food no longer accepts Dining Plans.
WHERE TO PURCHASE A DINING PASS?
You can purchase a Dining pass directly from the Carowinds site, or app (after you've signed in and linked your ticket to the app).
The Dining Plan options can be found under the 'Drinks & Dining Deals' option.
USING THE DINING PASS IN THE APP
During our visit, we constantly found ourselves using the Carowinds app to answer any of our questions, and the Dining Plan was no different.
One of the most useful things that you can do is filter by every restaurant where you can use a Dining Plan.
This will give you a list of everywhere that you can eat with your pass, and you can quickly click on each restaurant and see which types of food options they offer.
We'd recommend downloading the app and planning your day directly from there.