Press Release by ICON Park Orlando
Entertainment destination to open its second owned, operated ride
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 7, 2022) – No attraction is more magical to a child than a grand carousel. Now guests of ICON Park can experience the wonder of The Carousel on The Promenade at ICON Park.
ICON Park, which opened The Wheel in 2015, introduces its second self-owned and operated ride, The Carousel on The Promenade. Guests who stroll along the brick path of the ICON Park Promenade, which is lined with restaurants and interesting merchandise and food kiosks under festoon lights, can now enjoy the special carousel experience.
“The Carousel on The Promenade is the first ride of its kind in the Orlando Entertainment District. We’re extremely proud to introduce our second owned and operated attraction to guests,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, President and CEO of ICON Park. “Just as The Wheel has created wonderful memories for families all over the world, so will our new carousel.”
The 36-foot carousel will feature 30 figures made up of a variety of animals including horses, reindeer, sea dragons, deer, zebras and more. The figures are replicas from famous antique carousels hand-carved in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including the “Parker Flag Horse,” “Loof Indian Pony” and the famous “Rose Horse” that was on America’s first carousel in Coney Island in 1876, carved by Charles Loof. Two chariot benches make the attraction suitable for guests of all ages and accessible for people with disabilities.
The Carousel on the Promenade at ICON Park is a masterpiece that was painstakingly crafted by Chance Rides for an authentic, distinctive look. The scenery has been modeled after the finest antique carousels from years gone by.
The carousel was carefully installed, and its surrounding areas designed and constructed, by Pat Hoffman, Ron Hall, Rick Bowles, Plummer Painting, EvoScape Landscaping and Keator Construction, all of whom worked closely with the ICON Park team to create this beautiful enhancement to the entertainment destination.
The carousel will cost $5 per rider, and adults ride free with their paid child. Children up to two years old can ride free with paid adult.
Other tenants of ICON Park are excited to welcome Carousel on the Promenade. Sloppy Joe’s, the newest full-service restaurant to join the entertainment destination, will offer the first rider each day a free dessert during opening week. This family-friendly restaurant offers all of the fun of the original Key West concept and more – From delicious bites to refreshing, frozen drinks to live entertainment from local artists.
ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. Conveniently located near I-4, Florida’s Turnpike and the Beachline, the premiere entertainment destination is easy to access and offers free parking for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.
To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.
About ICON Park
ICON Park is a 20-acre, open-air, gate-free entertainment destination with plenty of fun adventures for the whole family. The perfect place to ride, dine, drink, and explore.
Located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, ICON Park offers more than 50 amazing restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops, and can’t-miss attractions, all anchored by The Wheel, a jaw-dropping observation wheel that stands 400 feet – 40 stories – in the air.
Visit other attractions including SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, Madame Tussauds Orlando and Museum of Illusions Orlando. ICON Park also offers a diverse mix of restaurants for lunch, dinner and late-night bites that satisfy a wide variety of flavors and cuisine. Find a unique collection of shopping and dining kiosks and explore each location as you stroll under the festoon lights along the brick promenade.
Enjoy free parking and park admission. Learn more at ICONParkOrlando.com.