Guests can climb aboard their very own steed, or jump into a carriage if they prefer, on this brightly painted version of the traditional fairground roundabout.
There are three different ways to ride the carousel; saddle up on a traditional horse which goes up or down, take the reigns of a rocking horse or settle down in a carriage for a more steady ride. To ensure riders are safe for the duration of their ride, each horse has a safety strap that’ll prevent any premature dismounts.
Once the ride is underway, guests can enjoy plenty of time as they go round and round on the carousel, listening to the ambient Cloud Cuckoo Land music. When the ride comes to a smooth stop, guests are free to dismount their horses and explore the rest of the colourful land.
The Carousel first opened in 1991 in Talbot Street, in a plaza outside the park’s former haunted attraction, Doom and Sons, which is where the Great Glass Elevators of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory went on to be located.
When the area became The Land of Make Believe, the ride became known as Gallopers Carousel and was moved to a central position, more or less where it is today. In 1997 it was relocated to Adventure Land, where it operated alongside The Beastie until the end of the 2003 season, when it was re-relocated to Cred Street (now Cloud Cuckoo Land) to make way for Spinball Whizzer.