Ameri-Go-Round

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Ameri-Go-Round
California's Great America
Area County Fair
Coordinates Coordinates: 47°40′12.91″N 122°21′7.57″W / 47.6702528°N 122.3521028°W / 47.6702528; -122.3521028
Status Closed
Opening date 1976
Closing date 1995
Replaced by Drop Tower
Six Flags Great America
Area County Fair
Status Closed
Opening date 1976
Closing date 2003
Replaced by Revolution: The Ride
General statistics
Attraction type Carousel
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Model Carousel
Riders per vehicle 1

The Ameri-Go-Round was an antique carousel at Six Flags Great America, USA. It is also the name of a newer carousel built the same year at its sister park, California's Great America.


Gurnee's location had a band organ, which was later on sold after mechanical problems.

Great America was unusual because it was one of the few parks with two carousels within the park.

In 2003 the carousel spun for the last time as it was removed after the park closed for the winter. The ride was replaced with a HUSS Frisbee ride named Revolution in 2004.[1] One reason for the ride's removal was that the ride was closed often due to low staffing and mechanical problems. In Gurnee, the Dentzel carousel is still in storage.

In Santa Clara, the Ameri-Go-Round closed in 1995 and was replaced with the Drop Zone Stunt Tower.

Current status[edit]

Carousel at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

The Ameri-Go-Round is in storage at the park. The ride will most likely be sold to another park. The ride is in storage crates near the lift hill for Superman Ultimate Flight.

Santa Clara's Ameri-Go-Round was relocated in 2006 to Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Santa Clara's Ameri-Go-Round was Philadelphia Toboggan Company's 45th carousel, built in 1918.


References[edit]

  1. ^ ANGELA D. SYKORA. "New rides have Mardi Gras flavor" Lake Villa Review (IL). Sun-Times News Group. 2004. Retrieved August 14, 2012 from HighBeam Research

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