Everyone I know calls the horses on the carousel the Flying Horses!- Ralph M.
Carousel Gardens is fun for all ages! The amusement park features 16 rides guaranteed to put a smile on your face, including the park’s namesake antique wooden carousel. For more than 100 years, visitors have enjoyed this unique marvel – a beauty featuring “flying horses” and one of only 100 such carousels in the country. The carousel is the masterwork of famed carvers Loof and Carmel, and has drawn praise from the National Historic Preservation Society. The carousel is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
**Please note: The amusement park is open seasonally; see “Hours” to the right for dates and times. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges will be issued due to inclement weather or unforeseen ride closures.
No pets are allowed inside Storyland or Carousel Gardens Amusement Park.
Kiddie Rides – Minimum 36” Maximum 52”
All Ages Rides – Minimum 42”
All Ages Rides – Minimum 48”
All Ages Rides – Minimum 44”
All Ages Rides – Minimum 48” with adult / 52” without an adult
Parents note: Children under 36” are allowed to ride on the Carousel, Train, Construction Zone, Slime Buckets and Rockin' Tug with a paid adult, as long as they can sit up on their own. Children are not allowed to sit on laps on any amusement park ride. Infants are only allowed on the train or the carousel with a paid adult.
A season pass to City Park ensures a year’s worth of fun for the whole family. Pass-holders enjoy access to unlimited rides as well as admission to Storyland and the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park. Discounts are available to Friends of City Park, as well as families of four or more. New this year, passes are valid one year from date of purchase. Also, Season Pass holders enjoy a 20% discount on Boating & Big Lake rentals. Just show your card and photo ID to receive your discount.
Season passes are not valid during Celebration in the Oaks, Ghosts in the Oaks, and other special events or fundraisers. Passes can be purchased for $49 per person or $149 for a four-person family pass. A photo ID must be presented.
City Park is the perfect place to host your next event – one of the most unique settings in New Orleans for a birthday, private party or corporate event. For additional information about booking events in Carousel Gardens and more, click here.
16 FUN rides at Carousel Gardens!
Rides Rides Rides!
Carousel Gardens Amusement Park Hours:
Carousel Gardens is open during Celebration in the Oaks only.
Note: Carousel Gardens is closed for January 2014 and Februay 2014 and is scheduled to reopen on weekends on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
March 2014 to May 2014
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 6pm
June 2014 to early August 2014
Tuesday through Thursdays: 10am to 5pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am to 10 pm
Sundays: 11am to 6pm
Early August to mid-November
Saturdays and Sundays 11a.m. to 6 p.m.