Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ride Entertainment Now Operating Pier 62 Carousel in Manhattan

© Ride Entertainment
The operations division of Ride Entertainment has a new member of the family, as the company has announced that they have taken over daily operations of the Pier 62 Carousel in the Hudson River Park in Manhattan, New York.

The carousel was built in 2010 and is a part of a larger development that includes other family attractions, plenty of green space and a skate park.  The carousel is a 3-row menagerie style with interesting characters such as a bunny and sea horses, but traditional horses can also be found on the ride.

© Ride Entertainment
“We are excited and proud to be the new operators of the Pier 62 Carousel,” said David Galst, Ride Entertainment’s Managing Director of Operations.  “With the majority of the carousel figures being inspired by creatures indigenous to the Hudson River area, it is truly one of the most unique carousels in the world.  We look forward to not just continuing the operation of the ride, but to making the Pier 62 Carousel a go-to venue for New Yorkers for birthday parties, live entertainment, and family fun,” he noted.

Ride Entertainment has also brought their "famous free children's shows" to the Carousel, adding another layer of entertainment to the operation.  The shows take place each Sunday at two and four in the afternoon.  If visiting the city this Summer, be sure to stop by and take a ride!