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Central Park Carousel

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Reviewed yesterday

How sad when you make a once in a lifetime trip and the attraction you wanted to see is closed, I am not sure why but I wanted to give people a heads up to check attractions before you go!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gayle R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great Management?! We walked thru the park for one reason - to ride the Carousel. It was the first beautiful weekend of the year! 70+ degrees. Park was packed with people. We were greeted by a shuttered carousel and white paper signs that announced that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ChrisFromCincinnati
Reviewed April 3, 2019

My wife is a big fan of carousels, which she has always referred to as the “flying horses.” On a lovely May afternoon, we took a long stroll to Central Park, and to the Michael Friedsam Memorial Carousel (often referred to as just “the Central...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Coming from England I had high hopes - BUT PLEASE FIX THE MUSIC... I appreciate it's old but the occasional thud and squeak was very annoying

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because music was broken down on our visit in Oct. We were the only people on it in between a couple school groups and the artwork on this carousel is classic and well worth the ride,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mark L
Reviewed October 31, 2018

When visiting Central Park with our three sons, our friend who was our guide, took us to the Central Park Carousel. We never really knew about it, but he informed us it was a historic, popular attraction, which opened in 1871. Our kids, who enjoy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank TonyCoolidge
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Central Park, how can you not ride an old school carousel? The rides at $3.25 each and a bit short in my opinion. The carousel is mostly enclosed, so it can get warm on a hot day. The staff finally turned the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amars662
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We took a ride on the Central Park Carousel after spending some time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The ride cost about $3 each and was well worth it. There was a good assortment of animals--horses, carriages and wagons. The music was lovely and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The carousel is an old-time classic that has to be done when in central park whatever your age. There's no weird looks here, even if you are in your 30's and taking your 70 year old mother on a trip to relive her youth! The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrThomas1981
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Feel fancy free riding the Central Park Carousel. Love, love, loved feeling like a kid on this nostalgic horse carousel tucked off the pathway with its music playing. Don’t pass up the opportunity to seek this gem out and enjoy it with a big smile....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 29, 2015|
Response from 24QueenBee | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I would call it oompa music but they could be disguised waltzes.
June 23, 2015|
Response from Laura B |
According to NYCTourist, the carousel is open daily from April until October from 10am to 6pm, weather permitting. If it is raining, it likely won't be open, so get info from the telephone number below before making the trip... More