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September 13, 2012

The Ferris Wheel and Carousel, two classic amusement rides.

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition inChicago. The term Ferris wheel later came to be used generically for all such structures.

carousel (from French carrousel, from Italian carosello), or merry-go-round, is an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The “seats” are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down via gearwork to simulate galloping, to the accompaniment of looped circus music. This leads to one of the alternative names, the galloper. Other popular names are jumperroundabout and flying horses.

Info Courtesy of Wikipedia 

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