Today is the day that we are taking the family to Mansfield to ride the Carrousel. (They use the French spelling.) Here is a little info from their website in case you would like to go.
Rides on the Carrousel are so much fun lasting more than four minutes.
The outside animals & sleighs are stationary while the two inside rows move up & down!
- First new, hand-carved wooden Carrousel to be built and operated
in the U.S. since the 1930’s.
- Large turn-of-the-century, G.A. Dentzel-style carrousel with
52 wooden animals and 2 chariots.
- Indoor, year-round facility.
- Wheelchair accessible. Comfortable rocking chairs for non-riders.
- Stinson Band Organ made in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
- Gift Shop
- Concession Items: Candy, Chips, Cotton Candy, Nuts, Pop, Popcorn, Slushes, etc.
- History of the Carrousel Presentation available at no charge.
Memorial Day – Labor Day: Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm , Friday 10 am – 8 pm | 5 pm – 8 pm is Family Night. Five (5) rides for only $2. Tickets are good for date purchased! Tickets change weekly. Cost: 1 ride is $1.00 per person, 6 rides are $5.00, 50 rides are $35.00
This is a different place, also located in Mansfield, but I am not sure whether the public is invited inside. They actually make the carousels. There is a virtual tour on their website that I found very interesting. http://www.carouselworks.com/home.htm Here is a description from their website:
is the largest manufacturer of wooden carousels in the world. We specialize in making carousel magic by pioneering the production of over 45 new innovative wooden carousels located in cities across the country. We take pride in providing our customers with the utmost quality of craftsmanship; the unique aesthetics of its experienced artisans; and the dream-like quality of the wooden and brass carousel. Our strength is the ability to manage your carousel project from conception to installation all under one roof. Carousel Works is bringing back the lights, music and magic of the carousel one city at a time! View our Carousel Gallery for photos and detailed information about each carousel.
I am so excited to be going and hope that the weather cooperates. Jim says not to worry because the carrousel is under roof anyway but pictures are always better with sunshine.
Where having FUN is why we come!
And we are going to have fun today riding the carrousel!