ICON Park, which opened The Wheel in 2015, features its second independently operated ride, The Carousel on The Promenade. Customers strolling along the brick path of the ICON Park promenade, which is lined with restaurants and interesting merchandise and food kiosks under fairy lights, can now enjoy the special carousel experience.
“The Carousel on the Boardwalk is the first ride of its kind in the Orlando Entertainment District. We are extremely proud to introduce our second owned and operated attraction to guests,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park.”Just as The Wheel has created wonderful memories for families around the world, so will our new carousel.”The 36-foot carousel will feature 30 characters made up of a variety of animals, including horses , reindeer, sea dragons, stags, zebras and more The figures are hand-carved replicas of famous antique carousels from the late 1800s and early 1900s, including the “Parker Flag Horse”, “Loof Indian Pony” and the famous “Rose Horse” which was on the first American carousel at Coney Island in 1876. , sculpted by Charles Loof. Two chariot beds make the attraction suitable for visitors of all ages and acces accessible to people with disabilities.
The carousel on the ICON Park ride is a masterpiece that has been painstakingly designed by Chance Rides for an authentic and distinctive look. The decor was modeled after the finest antique carousels of years gone by.
The carousel was carefully installed and its surroundings designed and built by Pat Hoffman, Ron Hall, Rick Bowles, Plummer Painting, EvoScape Landscaping and Keator Construction, all of whom worked closely with the ICON Park team to create this beautiful entertainment venue improvement.