Worlds of Fun will soon debut their reconditioned 1926 Illions Carousel, moved to the park from Geauga Lake after it closed.
Not only is the carousel well over 80 years old, but it's been out of service for a while now, too. That led the park to do a complete restoration of the ride, which is quite an elaborate project to take on.
The unofficial Worlds of Fun Blog was able to keep up with the restoration process and has posted some photos and information about the process. I must say I'm quite impressed with the level of effort that goes into restoring those ponies!
Check out the story at this link.