The Pier Side Carousel is a classic chair swing ride that will transport you back to 1960s America. If you take a stroll along the promenade of Santa Monica Pier, you’ll probably spot the beautiful carousel from afar: with its blue and white striped canopy and gold decorations, this ride is a real feast for the eyes, even before you step on!
A ride on this carousel feels like floating over gentle waves or gliding on an airstream, accompanied only by the soft clanking of the chains and the quiet whoops of your fellow riders. Piqued your interest? Fancy a ride? First, decide whether you’d prefer to sit on the outside or the inside. Then, settle into one of the 48 colourful seats. If you take a look up above your head, you’ll be rewarded with the sight of some beautiful pictures.
You won’t be able to admire these pictures during the ride, which feels more like a flight, because the centrifugal force pushes you out from under the canopy, so that you rotate around the carousel at an angle. Whether you enjoy the view of the theme park or close your eyes and simply indulge in the weightless sensation of flight - it’s definitely worth taking a ride on the Pier Side Carousel!
The Pier Side Carousel is located in the ‘Santa Monica Pier’ area at Movie Park Germany, just opposite the Santa Monica Wheel. Come on down and discover the world of one of the most popular movie locations in California!
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