What's the Difference Between Carousel or Merry Go Round?

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July 25 was Merry Go Round Day. Do you know what's the Difference Between a Carousel and Merry Go Round? In researching it, I found three possible answers.

One: A carousel has only horses, while a merry go round has both horses and other animals, even fictional ones such as Grand Carousel Great America imagedragons and unicorns.

Two: Carousels only display white lights while Merry Go Rounds featue colored lights/

Three: The Difference is the Direction they spin. In the United Kingdom, they are called merry go rounds and run clockwise. In the United States, they are called carousels and run counter-clockwise.

Locally in Silicon Valley there is the two-storey Grand Carousel at California Great America in Santa Clara, which is one of the two largest in the land.

At San Jose's Happy Hollow Park and Zoo there is a children's merry go round.

In Vasona Park in Los Gatos, there is an historic W.E. "Bill" Mason Carousel. They have an annual Carousel Day fundraiser on the 1st Sunday in July where all carousel rides are "donation only".

At the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the world-famous Looff Carousel, established in 1911, which is still circling after over 100 years. It's distinguished by retaining all of its original mounts, as well as featuring a "catch the brass ring" element. Mr. Loof is famous for designing the first carousel at Coney Island. See a video of the action at https://www.vimeo.com/164449148 

One of the most famous rides is the King Arthur Carrousel at Disneyland, featuring Mary Poppins' mount Jingles.

Learn more about the history of carousels, merry-go-rounds and "flying horses" roundabouts here at http://horsehints.org/Carousel.htm.

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Hello Michelle - Hmm and here I thought the difference was purely semantics.  Thanks for the education.  

Jul 26, 2019 02:00 PM #1
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Morning Michelle.

Interesting, I never thought about it.  Learned something new today, thanks

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I had no idea, Michelle. Then again, as a child I would get dizzy very quickly so I never got on either a carousel or merry-go-round after a couple of not so pleasant experiences.

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I could handle a merry go round or carousel is just fine. But not the dreaded Gravitron!

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Thank you for the compliment. I do strive to learn and share something new every day.

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Michael,
I found those competing ideas to be interesting to learn and share as well.

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