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The Grand Ole Carousel being restored at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

A Daredevil Daze tradition is some sort of a behind the scenes tour.  With Covid and the need to social distance Six Flags brought a surprise behind the scenes tour to us.

The Grand Ole Carousel being restored at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Last year after 48 years of spinning guests around and around the Grand Ole Carousel stopped spinning.

The Grand Ole Carousel being restored at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

For those who were paying attention two of the horses disappeared from opposite sides of the idle ride and rumors started to percolate that the Grand Ole Carousel was finally getting some much deserved attention.  The first horse that was restored was named "Able" for two reasons.  One of the reason was that it showed that the park was able to refurbish these horses in house.  The second reason the horse was named Able was after the son of one of the painters.

The Grand Ole Carousel being restored at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

What we had before us were three horses in various stages of being revived.

The Grand Ole Carousel being restored at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Six Flags St. Louis is really proud of the work they are doing to bring the Grand Ole Carousel back to life.  They had several signs showing us what is going into the process that were later hung out in the park so regular guests can keep up with what is happening.
 


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