StatisticsNo real statistics have been kept on our carrousel over the years. However, by making some assumptions based around the number of rides per hour, the number of riders per ride and the number of months per year and hours per day that the carrousel was open, the following statistics have been estimated.
How Many Riders?
How Many Rides?
In its 14 revolutions per ride, the outer rows of our carrousel travel more than four tenths of a mile. So during their lifetimes, our carousel figures have each travelled more than 435,000 miles, the distance to the moon and most of the way back! And if you multiply 435,000 miles times 56 (the number of figures on our carrousel), that comes to 24 1/2 million miles, or 1000 times around the equator of the earth!
How Many Lights?
How Many Mirrors?
How Many Rings?
This means that there's about one ring taken for every 6 riders. So it's likely that about 3,500,000 rings have disappeared from our carousel since 1909! Occasionally when a concerned mother or father finds out that their children have borrowed a ring or two, they put the rings into an envelope (with no return address) and mail them back to the park!
A total of 1056 jewels have been used to decorate our Coney Island style carrousel figures. They range in size from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. All of them are European stained glass jewels with the exception of Geri Giraffe. She is estimated to be older than the rest of the figures on our carousel, and is decorated with mirrored glass jewels.
How Many Tails?
How Many Pipes in the Band Organ?
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