Sugar Sand Park Carousel
N 26° 20.725 W 080° 07.545
17R E 587237 N 2914233
Quick Description: The carousel is placed on a large brick patio, surrounded by benches and shade trees. It is surmounted by a decorative tent, complete with finial. Multitudes of lights and music enhance the festive scene.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2009 5:56:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM7B7A
The Carousel is located adjacent to the science playground and the Children's Science Explorium.
Number of Horses:
30 plus two wheelchair accessible chariots.
The Carousel was manufactured by Chance Morgan of Wichita, Kansas. It is 36' in diameter with thirty jumping horses (3 abreast) with two chariots (benches). It is decorated with Dentzel-style scenery which was created by Gustav A. Dentzel, one of America's carousel pioneers. Mr. Dentzel and his family began producing carousels in 1867 in a shop in Philadelphia.
The horses are reproductions of various hand-carved wood originals produced for use on steam powered machines of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The names of the original horse designers are familiar to aficionados of this art form: Parker, Carmel, Illions, Looff, Spillman, Dentzel, and the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Chance Morgan has obtained the rights to molds of these venerated antiques, and today, creates hand-painted fiberglass reproductions that are suitable for all-weather use.
Carousel Location: Neighborhood Park
Is the Carousel operational?: Yes
Does the Music work?: Yes
Cost to ride:
There is no admission to enter Sugar Sand Park park.
Each ride on the carousel costs $1 per person.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm
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