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

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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.

RESERVING THE MERRY GO ROUND

WE ARE NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, REUNIONS, WEDDING PHOTOS, CORPORATE GATHERINGS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON.  PLEASE CALL US AT 510-559-1004 OR EMAIL tildencarousel@gmail.com

OPERATING CALENDAR.                                                                      EVENTS

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!!

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

JUNE - LABOR DAY                          MONDAY - SUNDAY                                                                        11AM TO 5PM

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

DECEMBER                                        MONDAY - FRIDAY                                                                            4PM TO 8PM       CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND!!!!

                                                             FRIDAY - SUNDAY                                                                            12PM TO 8PM.        BREAKFAST WITH SANTA



OPEN WITH WEATHER PERMITTING (CLOSE UNDER HEAVY RAIN OR ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARD, SUCH AS WILDFIRES)

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