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Grand Carousel

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Grand Carousel

Grand Carousel

Who doesn’t remember their first ride on a carousel?

Enjoy the charm of riding a genuine antique wooden horse on this classic and timeless ride. Kings Island’s magnificent carousel was manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1926 and is the oldest ride in the park. It is one of approximately 90 carousels built by the company from 1904 to 1934. It was officially labelled #79, and is among the 11 rides that remain that opened with Kings Island in 1972. During the 1937 flood in Cincinnati, some of the horses were swept away, but rewards were offered for them, and parts were returned from as far away as Memphis, TN. The 48 hand-carved horses have been restored several times since then. The carousel’s band organ was built by Wurlitzer in 1918. It was purchased by Kings Island in 1972 for the park’s new and valuable old carousel.

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