Huge carousel coming to Chicago zoo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 10:07 PM
I figured we have at least a few carousel enthusiasts on these forums so you might be interested in this.

Brookfield Zoo will open the largest non-restored, handcarved wooden carousel in the country this summer. It will feature 72 different animals and three chariots. This project is being done by Carousel Works.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:15 PM
So THAT'S what that thing is going to be, wondered about that. BTW that zoo is excellent and is a lot of fun year round as most of the exhibits are indoors.

Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:43 PM
You sure they aren't ripping it out of Great America? ;)
Thursday, February 23, 2006 3:49 PM
Does "non-restored" mean it is a new carousel or an old one that has seen better days? ;)
Monday, February 27, 2006 2:11 AM
An article in a Chicago paper has the story of this new carousel.

Click here.

Monday, February 27, 2006 2:24 PM
I hope it's better looking than that ugly looking thing that Chance-Morgan put in at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

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