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Old 08-10-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Anyone know where the best merry-go-rounds in WC are? I took my daughter on one today, she didn't want to leave. Sadly, it was at a mall, would like to find outdoor ones, if there are any. Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Anyone know where the best merry-go-rounds in WC are? I took my daughter on one today, she didn't want to leave. Sadly, it was at a mall, would like to find outdoor ones, if there are any. Thanks!
Playland. If the merry-go-round isn't enough try the Derby Racer.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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Agreed- Playland is the only one I can think of in Westchester. The two big CT parks, Quassy & Lake Compounce also have merry -go rounds.

The only problem I see, is that you have to pay to get into any amusement park and it may not be worth it if all you want is the carousel.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Not quite in Westchester, but the Bug Carousel at the Bronx Zoo is good fun. Once you pay for zoo entry you can at least see the animals, while Playland will have less to offer if you're principaly interested in the carousel.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:50 PM
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Merry-go-rounds and carousels are not the same thing. On that, I don't know of any parks with a proper merry-go-round, but there is a spinning angled disk you can hold on to in Harbor Island Park.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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What is the difference between a carousel and merry-go-round?
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Not quite Westchester... but there is a very nice carousel at Bear Mountain Park.. just over the Bear Mtn. Bridge in Rockland Co. There is also a small zoo containing animals native to this area.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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What is the difference between a carousel and merry-go-round?
Cut and paste into google. The result according to posted answers: nothing except possibly direction of rotation. (!!!)
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:25 AM
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Cut and paste into google. The result according to posted answers: nothing except possibly direction of rotation. (!!!)
Not quite.

Merry go rounds are smaller - look at the images on google. They are often only found in playgrounds, Not much adornment going, and they are human-powered.
Carousels are larger structures, often found in fairs and nowadays malls and resorts, and instead of just holding on you can often sit on something, and they are usually powered.

Its a losing battle though, these sorts of nuances in the English language are dying as people go to dictionary.com or half-baked wikipedia entries. So call it what you like! Glint, glisten, glitter and glimmer are all different, but soon they'll all mean the same thing I'm sure.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Not quite.

Merry go rounds are smaller - look at the images on google. They are often only found in playgrounds, Not much adornment going, and they are human-powered.
Carousels are larger structures, often found in fairs and nowadays malls and resorts, and instead of just holding on you can often sit on something, and they are usually powered.

Its a losing battle though, these sorts of nuances in the English language are dying as people go to dictionary.com or half-baked wikipedia entries. So call it what you like! Glint, glisten, glitter and glimmer are all different, but soon they'll all mean the same thing I'm sure.
Whatever. I'm citing the descriptions resulting from the search. Still, I too abhor such loss of nuance, though this one isn't a personal pet peeve. But it's another example I can pontificate about!
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