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Carousel on The Promenade is now open at Icon Park

by Susan and Simon Veness

Carousel on The Promenade brings the nostalgia of the late 1800s and early 1900s to Icon Park on International Drive with its replica hand-carved animals that harken back to yesteryear.

carousel on the promenade
Photos courtesy of Icon Park

Riders can choose from 30 different figures such as horses, reindeer, sea dragons, deer, zebras, two accessible chariot benches, and more, including antique-style reproductions of the “Parker Flag Horse,” the “Loof Indian Pony,” and the famous “Rose Horse” that graced the first carousel in America, located in Coney Island, in 1876.

“The Carousel on The Promenade is the first ride of its kind in the Orlando Entertainment District,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of Icon Park. “We’re extremely proud to introduce our second owned and operated attractions to guests. Just as The Wheel has created wonderful memories for families all over the world, so will our new carousel.”

Visitors to Icon Park will find the 36-foot carousel along the brick pathway, dubbed The Promenade, along with restaurants, shops, and food kiosks.

This new addition to Icon Park joins the also recently-opened Key West-style Sloppy Joe’s full-service restaurant, which will offer a free dessert to the carousel’s first rider each day during opening week.

rose horse

Tickets to ride are $5 per person, and adults ride free with their paid child. Children up to age two can ride free with a paying adult.

Parking at the multi-story structure next to Icon Park is free.

For more information visit IconParkOrlando.com.

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