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Carousel and new amusement park for FMCP

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:30 am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Administrator Janice Melnick joined Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst), Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik, representatives of Community Boards 4, 6 and 8, New York Carousel Entertainment, students from PS 16 and local residents to open the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Carousel for the season and celebrate the new Fantasy Forest Amusement area.

The majestic Flushing Meadows Carousel was created by the merger of two carousels, the 1903 Feltman Carousel and 1908 Stubbman Carousel. Both were originally located in Coney Island and arrived in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the 1964 World’s Fair.

Last year, NY Carousel Entertainment began operating the carousel and, during this past off-season, they performed the first major upgrade of this site since 1968, creating the “Fantasy Forest,” an amusement area with four new rides.

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