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A lifeguard watches over swimmers in the 20-acre Boomerang Bay water park at Carowinds theme Park near Charlotte, NC. Seen here is Bondi Beach, a 600,000-gallon, 34,000 square-foot wave pool that provides a fresh-water surf-like experience. The water attractions are part of Carowinds, a 112-acre theme park (amusement park) located on the state lines between North Carolina and South Carolina. The theme park is a popular summer Carolina attraction, one of three major theme parks in the Carolinas.