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Grand Carousel
Website: Kings Island Homepage
Ride Type: Carousel
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.6000
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 7
Last Review: 4/27/2008 10:14:00 AM
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SpeedDemon on 4/27/2008 10:14:00 AM
Best carousel Ive ever been on. I rode this with my family and we all loved the beauty and how well maintained this was. Keep in mind, I rode this before Cedar Fair got their hands on this. The ride was long too.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 6/4/2007 12:04:00 AM
Like others I found the carousel to be very beautiful and well maintained. However over the years of ownership as the park has become more sterile I also feel a ride like this loses some of its life. When a park is not filled with laughter and spirit then a ride like this, no matter how beautiful, also suffers. Such as same as this used to have a little park feel.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mikewhy on 6/28/2005 12:22:00 PM
As the others have said, this is a beautiful and well maintained classic carousel that is in a great location and is fun to ride. Every park should have one of these!

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Red Rascal on 1/16/2005 12:55:00 PM
Times ridden: 1 ~ Ride experience: 9 ~ Fun factor: 10 ~ Landscaping: 9 ~ Evaluation: The Grand Carousel is a marvelous and historic merry-go-round that gives park patrons a relaxing trip back in time. Considering its olden age, its kept in tremendously good condition, which is pretty rare these days.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up dainelle k on 6/9/2004 12:16:00 PM
Love the history behind this machine...however, I believe it needs a little help. Enjoyed the ride on June 5, 2004, and feel the horses need a little face-lift (please, no "park paint" on this beauty!). Anyone know of a committee getting together to restore PTC #79????? If so, e-mail me at dainellemk@goshen.edu. Thanks, Kings Island

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up disney09 on 9/1/2003 10:55:00 AM
this is the best ride in the world.in the theme park critic 2003 awards this ride should of ben 1. the theme is sooo amazing.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up adriahna on 8/24/2003 8:58:00 AM
Perfectly situated beneath the Eiffel Tower, this 1926 marvel of craftsmanship is fully deserving of a 10 rating. Its history alone is incredible, but Ill get to that. The horses are a sight to behold - two signature standers and a great armored (which is featured in William Manns "Painted Ponies", on page 97). The rounding boards and mirrors are perfect, and the band organ is a wonder in itself. Its the only Wurlitzer 157 youll be listening to, in perfect tune, for a long time to come. Call me a hopeless geek, but I actually used to bring a tape recorder to the park, and make recordings of this great organ - still have them today. As to the carousels history, it came from Cincinnatis Coney Island (Philadelphia Toboggan Companys showcase park - this carousel is PTC# 79), and survived the 1937 flood, although parts of it were found as far off as Memphis, Tennessee. Restored to magnificence, and lovingly kept, its here for us to enjoy. Im a great fan of this machine - I came to love carousels dearly thanks to it, and Im so happy that PKI is tending it with the love it deserves. If you look closely, you might still be able to find my initials that the head painter added to one of the horses chestplates - a white stander with the letters "DAB" on the martingale. One of those proud little moments in my life - knowing that Ive been connected to this grand machine in just a simple, little way. Enjoy - its a gem, and a most important part of Cincinnatis, and Americas, history.

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