RESERVING THE MERRY GO ROUND

WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, REUNIONS, WEDDING PHOTOS, CORPORATE GATHERINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON.  PLEASE CALL US AT 510-559-1004 OR EMAIL DKWASNICKI@SBCGLOBAL.NET

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF TILDEN PARK MERRY GO ROUND PURCHASE OUR OFFICIAL HISTORY BOOK!

Available for $24.99 in the concession stand

"MERRY-GO-ROUND; 100 YEARS OF SPINNING DREAMS"

BY Richard Langs.

CAROUSEL HISTORY

  • Manufactured by the Herschell Spillman Company, North Tonawanda, New York
  • Built in 1911, 3 row machine with menagerie animals
  • 2nd permanent machine built by Herschell Spillman for Oliver Davis, Redlands CA.
  • First installed in Urbita Springs, an amusement park built by the Pacific Electric Railway along its trolley line between San Bernardino and Corona, Ca
  • 1916 Merry Go Round moved to Wonderland Park, Ocean Beach, San Diego
  • Sold in 1928 and moved to somewhere near Long Beach, CA
  • 1935 Oliver Davis reacquires the machine and runs it in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
  • 1937 Merry Go Round was dismantled and placed in storage
  • 1939 used in the Universal Studios film "So Ends Our Night"
  • 1948 Ross Davis and his son John moved it to TILDEN REGIONAL PARK

OPERATING CALENDAR.

JANUARY - FEBRUARY                    FRIDAY - SUNDAY, AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS                           11AM TO 5PM

MARCH                                               FRIDAY - SUNDAY AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS                            11AM TO 6PM   

APRIL - MAY                                      FRIDAY - SUNDAY AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS                            11AM TO 6PM        EASTER AT THE MERRY GO ROUND!! MARCH 27TH

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND           FRIDAY - MONDAY                                                                           11AM TO 6PM        OFFICIAL START OF SUMMER SEASON!!!

JUNE - LABOR DAY                           MONDAY - SUNDAY                                                                        11AM TO 6PM

SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER            SATURDAY & SUNDAY AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS                     11AM TO 5PM          HALLOWEEN CREEPY CAROUSEL   

DECEMBER                                          MONDAY - THURSDAY                                                                 5PM TO 8PM       CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS!!!!

                                                                FRIDAY - SUNDAY                                                                         11AM TO 8PM

ALL OPERATING DAYS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING (LIGHT RAIN, WE WILL BE OPEN, RAINING CATS AND DOGS - NO)

FOR SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULES AND QUESTIONS, CHECK OUR SPECIAL EVENT PAGE

SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE - CALL TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN IF IN DOUBT