The Forest Park Carousel introduced a brand new train ride this weekend that kids are going to love.
The classic old-fashioned locomotive sits to the side of the carousel and consists of four cars – an engine, two boxcars and caboose – and children and their parents can sit comfortably inside.
When New York Carousel signed on as caretakers of our beloved carousel, they made it clear that one of their priorities was to get more than one ride running at the site in Forest Park. But the organization had other priorities they needed to take care of first.
For starters, they needed to get the ride operational and they had less than three weeks from the date they signed the contract to do so. The first thing they did was to eliminate the floor-to-ceiling bars that blocked everyone’s view of the ride and replace it with a chest-high railing.