The Grand Carousel at Kings Dominion has reached a milestone almost no ride on the planet can claim: its 100-year anniversary. Built in 1917 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the beautiful antique Carousel has delighted riders young and old with its intricate artwork and sixty-six hand-carved wooden horses for an entire century.
On April 29, 2017, Kings Dominion hosted a fanfare-filled ceremony to celebrate the momentous anniversary of not just the oldest ride in the park and the state, but one of the oldest rides in the entire nation. Giving remarks about the Carousel and its history were Vice President & General Manager Gary Chadwick, local radio legend Lou Dean, and industry icon and Kings Dominion’s first Vice President & General Manager Dennis Speigel.
Each speaker told their own stories about their experiences of the park’s magnificent piece of history, the entire presentation of which you can watch below:
We were floored to see what a grand celebration the park had put together for their centerpiece attraction. Here’s to the next 100 years!