Carowinds Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted June 8, 2015 I am planning to visit Carowinds for the first time on Saturday, June 20th. We plan on driving down from Ohio on Friday afternoon and will be staying at the Best Western across the street. We were planning on spending a full day at the park that Saturday and then continuing on to the next leg of the trip on Sunday. Kings Island is our home park, so I was wondering how the typical Saturday crowd at Carowinds compares to Kings Island. I am thinking about indulging in Fast Lane but am still on the fence. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips so that we can get the most out of our visit?