General Information
USA
42 Inches (None w/Adult)
None
Low Thrill

Ride Statistics
Opened: 1963
Ride Type: Carousel
Number of Horses: 66
Number of Chariots: 2
Manufacturer: Dentzel

Ride History
1928
• The Carousel is originally constructed in New York City.

1988
• The Antique Carousel is restored, moved to the Front Mall, and renamed Silver Star Carousel.

2004
• Silver Star Carousel is restored.

Historical Carousel/Boomtown

The Silver Star Carousel was actually originally constructed in 1928 in New York City. From 1928 to 1937 and then 1945 to 1962, the carousel operated at Rockaway's Playland Amusement Park. In 1962, Six Flags Over Texas purchased the carousel for $25,000. In 1963, the ride opened in Boomtown and was named the Antique Carousel.

Because of the ride's historical significance, the Texas Historical Commission named the ride an official historical site in 1966. After three years of renovation, the carousel was moved to the Front Gate area and opened in 1988 as the Silver Star Carousel.


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