Ah summer, the time of year when the sun is out and staying inside just makes you feel guilty. One of the most obvious summer traditions is heading to the closest amusement park where there will inevitably be a carousel and a bunch of kids waving from it. While the ride may not be particularly exciting for anyone over the age of five, these musical favorites with their white lights, and detailed faces painted in the most colorful designs are true masterpieces.
Creator: Preston & Barbieri
Claim to Fame: Largest carousel in the world.
Highland Park Dentzel Carousel
Creator: Gustav Dentzel
Claim to Fame: The only surviving two-row stationary Dentzel menagerie.
Carousel at Solar Living Institute
Creator: William Henry Dentzel III
Claim to Fame: The world’s first solar powered carousel.
Over the Jumps Carousel
Creator: Herschell & Spillman Company
Claim to Fame: Only carousel that rides in a waving motions, ” over the jumps.”
Carousel at Eldridge Park
Location: New York
Claim to Fame: Fastest carousel in the world, and every animal has a name.
Next time you go to a park and decide to partake in the merry-go-round, be sure to really pay attention to the different elements and beautiful design.