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A rare glimpse of the two carousels in one picture!!  Belgian Village above, Carousel Park below.

Picture from anonymous donor


Another view of both carousels!

Picture from anonymous donor

The following is a response to an inquiry to the Parks Commissioner Henry Stern (8/21/01)

The carousel currently operating in Flushing Meadows Corona Park was constructed in Brooklyn during the early 1900's. It is the second oldest carousel in New York City (The oldest, also in Queens, is located in Forest Park.) The Carousel served as a popular attraction in Coney Island during the latter's heyday as an amusement and entertainment mecca. This amusement ride is rumored to have been a particular favorite of such notables as Diamond Jim Brady and the dancers of the Zigfield Follies.

The carousel was one of three that were transplanted from Coney Island to be used during the 1964/65 World's Fair. It was later relocated to its current position near the zoo as part of the plan to transform the former fairgrounds into a first class park.

Thank you for your interest in Parks. It was good of you to write.

Henry J. Stern 

The Feltman and Stubbman Carousels comprised two of the three carousels mentioned in this letter.  It is unknown what would have been considered the third carousel. The only other known carousel at the fair was located in the Belgian Village and was not originally from Coney Island.

See Belgian Village Carousel for its history


The Carousel Trader- February 1987

Flushing Meadows Carousel

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I took this poor picture in the mid 1980's I believe at Flushing Meadow Park.  
The Carousel's exterior has been altered since and the area seemed under-developed at the time.


You found The World's Fair Carousel !!
Can you locate the Carousel at the Lake Amusement Area?

Place your mouse cursor over the carousel

Early 1964

Photos Source: "Initerim Report" New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation; Provided by Bill Young www.nywf64.com

Carousel at the Lake Amusement Area as viewed from the NYS Pavilion Towers
Above image from the personal collection of Mike Kraus

Flushing Meadow Corona Park.
Find the carousel in this aerial view.
Hint: It is located in the position where you would find it today.
Click on the carousel to zoom in.

Click here for Two aerial views of FMCP showing the location of the carousel


Aerial Views of Carousel from


Within the last few years, New York City installed public rest rooms at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Located not too far from the carousel (SE direction) is this rest room building with a carousel theme:


Original footings for the Carousel Park structure still lurk in Flushing Meadows...

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