Disneyland carousel

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by larry_poppins, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. larry_poppins

    larry_poppins Mouseketeer

    Aug 18, 1999
    Does anyone here know the progress of the Disneyland carousel restoration? It is still a big hole in the Fantasyland ground. Wasn't it supposed to be completed by the Fall? Is this another attraction that current DL management is going to walk away from? Any news would be appreciated.

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  3. hopemax

    hopemax Note to Self:

    Apr 1, 2000
    It was supposed to be November, but someone on Laughing Place said that according to the DL website it would be closed through Jan 30, 2003 which was the last date the schedules were valid, so it could be even longer.
  4. indigo

    indigo Disney Blogger!

    Jul 10, 2002
    The damage to the attraction was worse than originally thought. That basically means we're getting a brand new carousel (with a row of benches for ADA, but all the same horses) which will take longer. On the bright side, it sounds like they're doing this right, so with proper upkeep this should last for a hundred years.
  5. WDW2002

    WDW2002 DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2001
    My understanding of it is that when they began the refurb and install the ADA requirements they found wood root and the entire carousel is having to be rebuilt, which is taking a lot longer then the original refurb was suppose to take. Don't look for it to be reopened until January / Feb.
  6. Testtrack321

    Testtrack321 <font color=blue>Good GOD, man, quit banging your

    Jan 13, 2001
    I was there a few weeks ago and can contest to the fact that it is really all now just a hole in the ground.
  7. seashoreCM

    seashoreCM All around nice guy.

    Aug 25, 2001
    Restoring an antique carousel is no small task. Take the time and do it right.

    Of course they could possibly put up a tacky temporary cloth roofed fiberglass and aluminum carousel, but then, Disneyland is not "just another amusement park".

    Disney hints:

    9/2 -- Rode on a restored antique carousel in Mt. Pleasant IA, which ran on wheels under the platform that followed a circular track. It was powered by a steam engine specially made for carousels. The two rows of horses did not have poles, and they rocked back and forth rather than rise and fall. The carousel was a cloth roofed portable for traveling carnivals but now permanently installed in a custom made building.

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