Central Park Carousel reopens for first time since pandemic

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Sunday, October 17, 2021
Central Park Carousel reopens for first time since start of pandemic
The Central Park Carousel has reopened for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) -- It's another sign that New York City is coming back - the Central Park Carousel started spinning again on Saturday, 18 months after it was turned off because of the pandemic.

Before the pandemic, a quarter-million people rode the carousel every year.

It is now operated by the owners of Coney Island's Luna Park.

The carousel will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extra steps being taken to sanitize it.

Wearing a mask while riding is encouraged, but not required.

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