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B&B Carousel
Website: Coney Island Rides Homepage
Ride Type: Carousel
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 0.0000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 2
Last Review: 4/2/2004 12:45:00 AM
In User Top 10: 1 times.
User Tracker Count: 7 times.

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4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up JeffA on 4/2/2004 12:45:00 AM
The B&B Carousell is perhaps the best carousel in the New York metropolitan area. It is one of very few carousels that turn at the correct speed. The ring machine is an excellent feature of the B&B Carousell and add greatly to the enjoyment of it. The Gebruder Bruder organ is one of the best organs that was ever placed on a carousel though it does need substantial repair work. The horses definitely show that they have been well used as the paint has worn down to the wood on a number of the horses. The B&B Carousell is definitely on the gritty side, but it is well worth the effort to ride it. Unfortunately the hours of operation for the B&B Carousell have been quite limited since the passing of Mike Saltzstein on July 4, 2001. Too bad as this carousel is quite a gem. IT is a diamond in the rough.

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+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up adriahna on 8/24/2003 8:47:00 AM - User's Top Ride #8
This carousel is such a great piece of Coney Island history - the last original, wooden example, complete with Gebreuder band organ and brass rings, left in the area. Its run gloriously fast, is festooned with original scenic paintings, wonderful Carmel horses, a great Illions armored jumper, and please check out the old rides stored alongside the carousel - old kiddie cars and such. Do NOT miss this wonderful carousel - a true gem. Outside of Astroland and Denos, its located on Surf Avenue, across and a little west from the Cyclone - in one of the storefronts. Plus - if you are ever in the area and able to ride this carousel, also, if you can, visit the INCREDIBLE Illions carousel in Flushing Meadows Park (in Queens - where the old Worlds Fair site is) - although its in very rough shape, this one is run at an amazing speed, and the floor is slotted, so that the horses sway out during the ride. Its a most delirious experience, and the carousel has great historic significance - it was combined from the Feltman and Stubbman carousels of Coney Island in 1964, for the Fair. Despite its lack of an operating band organ, its still a wonderful machine, and well worth the pilgrimage.


The B&B is currently in restoration, and plans are in the works to relocate the carousel near the Parachute Jump. Will let you all know more as the story develops!

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