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A pleasant carousel. The horses themselves are well maintained, but the rounding boards are not (and some of the lower inner rounding boards, whether they in fact are or not, look patently anachronistic with the rest of the carousel, particularly those in black and white). The band organ played erratically, sounding great at times and a little sick at others.
this is a well mantained carousel with a long ride and great paint
Meh. its great for kids and the music is cool plus it is a classic but other than that it has absolutely nothing to offer but most carousels dont.
This is a great carousel. It has a very clean queue, and is very old and kept up wonderfly.
A absolutelu beautiful carousel, that is now my personal favorite. I am not a huge carousel fan by I do appreciate them and love the feeling they give to a park. The cycle was nice but I am surprised it is so far in the corner of this park. I also had a ride op who really got on a lady for not following the rules of only one per horse. This was just one of several examples of good service I saw in this gem of a park.
Lake Compounces Carousel is a beautiful, classic ride. Having wonderful memories riding this as a child reminds me of how much fun children have on these. Like most carousels, this one is always a walk-on. The setting is nice located next to the lake. Because Lake Compounce closes early on weekdays, you cant see the lights too often, but when you do they are a spectacle shining in the night. The rides two main highlights are the wonderfully hand-crafted horses and the classic band organ, two things modern carousels sadly lack. Out of all the carousels I have been on, this one is my favorite because of its long history at Lake Compounce, its beauty, and that I had wonderful times on it as a child. None of the modern carousels can compare to classic carousels like this.
A classic carousel. The band orgen is excellent and the artwork on the ride is also pretty impressive. There arnt many carousels like this left. Plus there is never a line. It fits in with the whole "non-over-the-top" feel of lake compounce.
This carousel is a beauty. The horses were all wonderful, and I could tell that there were different artists that colaborated (as confirmed by the trustworthy adriahan a few reviews before me). The rides duration was a bit of an issue for me, it only lasted for about two minutes, but other than that, it was very good. The woodwork was fantastic and the Wurlitzer was a major plus, and I especially loved the music selection. Traditional bellrings to start and finish the ride and actual hair used for the horses tails are just among the better points of the Lakes Carousel.
As far as carousels go, I understand that this is one of the best and most classic. Its not thrilling or exciting, but I have to admit I enjoyed it. I read the plaque at the entrance and learned that the music is playing from the original organ built about 100 years ago. The horses and other objects are all decorated very nicely and the ride is in great shape. Even if youre a thrillseeker it seems that this carousel is a classic and deserves to be ridden.
The LC carousel is a beautiful c.1895 3-row Murphy/Carmel/Loof/S&G mixed machine in excellent condition, with all the original animals and the original Wurlitzer band organ still in operation. My only complaints are that some of the rows are mixed up and a few of the horses could use new tails.
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