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Photo Trip Report: Victorian Gardens, New York, NY


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Cheryl and I hopped onto the 2 train near our FiDi apartment, changed for the 1 at 42nd, then got out at 59th and walked to the Wollman Rink in Central Park, which is annually transformed into a kiddie amusement park, Victorian Gardens. This was our 25th park of the season!

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The non-jumpers with chariot. Then we ran all the way from 65th Street down to our apartment near Wall Street. It took an hour, me bitching the whole way. But a great workout. Hope you enjoyed our photo TR!

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The white horse row.

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I didn't get a photo, but the organ is great on this carousel too. They were playing great Popeye and other cartoon music.

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Awesome carving. We saw some of these horses at the Carousel Works in Ohio back during our January Kalahari trip. They're also restoring the Nunley's Stein & Goldstein carousel.

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Yay, Cheryl!

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This is a 1908 Stein and Goldstein, one of only 3 remaining by these carvers.

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Only a short walk from Victorian Gardens is the famed Central Park Carousel.

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Amusement park sign in big city!

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Amusement park in big city!

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Awsome-looking water whip ride! I love Mangels Whips, but I'd never seen a water version before.

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Free entertainment included!

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Balloon ride!

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Name of park on train cars!

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Rink wall and hockey net seen from roller coaster!

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Awesome POV shot of station from top of lift hill.

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The star of our show! Mini Mouse!

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Buzzplane.

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You can fun slide from the 40th floor of the GM Building.

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Like this frog-hopper type ride.

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...Zamperla. They even have a thing on the website that all rides are quality Zamperla products.

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What do you call these? Lot's of kiddie flats here, all made by...

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Victorian Gardens!

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Ah, Zamboni ice resurfacers! Not something you see at too many parks. The Trump organization runs the rink during winter. Trump?

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NYC Parks Dept. sign. I actually worked for Parks back in the 80's in college.

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We're going with Option 1 here. Weekend prices are a little steeper. Let's see...$7.50 park admission plus $2 to ride...that's more expensive than the Coney Island Cyclone!

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Very nice report!!

 

I was toying with the idea to stop there again this past Saturday while seeing a show, but the plans did not work out.

 

I was there last year and had a fun time experiencing the place.

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Cool TR! I go to Central Park all the time, but I'm usually there to run and forget those rides are there. Nice to see them, and I'll have to get around to getting that credit one of these days.

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