Carousel Works Opens Two New Hand-Carved Carousels in New York and Canada
On the east coast, the new Pier 62 Carousel, located on the Hudson River in Manhattan, is one of the most unique carousel projects Carousel Works has ever created. The inspiration for the originally designed carousel frame is reminiscent of ship spars and timbers to honor the history of the harbor.

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The figures feature animals indigenous to the Hudson River Valley, including several new figures that were created especially for this carousel – Crawfish, Horseshoe Crab & Eel, Cormorant, Blue Bird, Beaver, Atlantic Sturgeon, Coyote and even a Mallard Duck. To also incorporate a carousel’s traditional sense of whimsy there are also two fanciful Unicorn figures adorned with butterflies. An Oyster Chariot ornamented with a pearl is also found on this distinctive carousel.

As the first Carousel Works carousel in Canada, the custom 36’ Wildlife Carousel for the Calgary Zoo part of the new Calgary Co-Op Kids Zone, which has been designed as a fun way for children to learn about animal conservation.

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The Carousel hosts 30 figures representing endangered animals from all seven continents. Making their figure debut aboard the Calgary Zoo Carousel are Carousel Works newest figures including a Bat, Swift Fox and Condor. Patrons can also choose to ride one of the 2 chariots that include a fanciful Peacock or an ornate Butterfly-theme design, both of which are wheelchair accessible.
The exquisite detailing added to the carousel’s “center surround” features one-of-a-kind, original hand-painted murals highlighting animals native to all seven continents. Surrounding the carousel are additional themed paintings of various regions of the world, colorful crests, warm glowing wooden floors, traditional brass poles, merriment music and accessory trims – all meticulously woven together to create a stunning whirl of animals.

Located in Mansfield, OH, Carousel Works is the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden carousels. Carousel Works is currently creating new carousels for Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD (Allure of the Seas Ship), the LA Zoo Carousel (Los Angeles, CA), Bay Creek Resort Carousel (Chesapeake Bay, VA), Akron Zoo Carousel (Akron, OH), and the Downtown at the Gardens Carousel (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). The restoration of the Geauga Lake Illions Supreme Carousel (Ohio), and the Central Park Carousel figures (New York, NY) are also currently underway as well.
4 Aug 2010 - 12:17 by Carousel News General News | comments (0)
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