Grand Carousel (Kings Island)

Ride
Grand Carousel
Kings Island
Location Mason, Ohio, USA
Status Operating since April 29, 1972
Rider height 46 inch unaccompanied
Coney Island
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Operated 1926 to 1971
Statistics
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Product Carousel
Serial number PTC #79
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Grand Carousel is a Carousel built by US manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company currently located at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, USA.

History

The Carousel opened at Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 1926. It replaced an existing carousel and re-used the same building. The ride was relocated within the park in 1932 into a new building designed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.[1]

The ride was refurbished in 1969 at a cost of $50,000.[2]

After Coney Island closed in 1971, the ride was relocated to Kings Island. Its structure remained standing at Coney Island until it was demolished in 1985.[3]

Incident

A 68-year-old woman fell from the ride in 1947 and died.[4]

References

  1. Jacques, Charles Jr. Cincinnati's Coney Island. Amusement Park Journal. p. 75. ISBN 0-9614392-8-9. {{cite book}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. Jacques, Charles Jr. Cincinnati's Coney Island. Amusement Park Journal. pp. 190–1921. ISBN 0-9614392-8-9. {{cite book}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. Jacques, Charles Jr. Cincinnati's Coney Island. Amusement Park Journal. p. 203. ISBN 0-9614392-8-9. {{cite book}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. Jacques, Charles Jr. Cincinnati's Coney Island. Amusement Park Journal. p. 135. ISBN 0-9614392-8-9. {{cite book}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)


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