Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What kind of memories do carousels bring back for you?

I've always loved carousels. As a child they evoked feelings of happiness and today it has turned into nostalgia. Anytime we're at any kind of park that has a carousel, I'll take a ride on one. Today's post shares some carousels I've either ridden or visited over the last 5 to 10 years.

This first carousel is located at Bear Mountain State Park in New York State. I grew up in this region and spent a lot of time at this park. However, this carousel was not added until 2001. It's a neat addition to the park since it is not your traditional carousel - it features regional animals.
Carousel at Bear Mountain State Park
In 2011, Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Va. added an antique carousel to their grounds. Built during the depression era, this has been a nice addition to the park.

Dutch Wonderland is a park in Pennsylvania. This was my first (and only) time to the park. The photo was taken from up above in one of those sky rides. Later on we went for a spin on the carousel. (Would love to ride the carousel again, but next time I'll be passing on the sky ride!)

Taken at Dutch Wonderland

Down on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. sits a historic carousel (more on this carousel can be found on my other blog dedicated to all things in the DC region).

Historic carousel located in Washington D.C.
Disney tends to bring out the "happy" in many people. One of the horses in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.

Where are your favorite carousels located?

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