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Doswell in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Carrousel

Kings Dominion

 

—Opened May, 1975 —

 
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By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
1. The Carrousel Marker
Inscription. Manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, "No. 44" first opened in 1917 at Riverside park in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1938 the ride was sold to Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island, then came to Kings Dominion in 1973 during park construction.

"Carrousel" with two R's is the original spelling of this word.

The Carrousel still operates on the original Auchy Friction Drive, a device patented in 1969.

The ride features 66 hand-carved boxwood horses, of which 16 are stationary and 50 are "jumpers".

FUN FACT One of the original horses is in the Smithsonian Institute.
 
Location. 37° 50.258′ N, 77° 26.703′ W. Marker is in Doswell, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kings Dominion Boulevard (Virginia Route 30) and Theme Park Way. Click for map. Marker is located within the Kings Dominion theme park, next to the Carrousel ride. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell VA 23047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. ACE Roller Coaster Landmark (a few steps from this marker); The Shockwave (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blue Ridge Tollway
The Carrousel image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
2. The Carrousel
(about 500 feet away); Water Works (about 600 feet away); The Wave Swinger (about 600 feet away); The Shenandoah Lumber Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Eiffel Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ranger Smith's Jeep Tour (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Doswell.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEntertainment
 
The Carrousel image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, August 8, 2008
3. The Carrousel
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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