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National Merry Go Round Day

Take a spin on National Merry Go Round Day - enjoy the fun of childhood memories, laughter, and sweet melodies!
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It's time to get your spinning wheel ready for National Merry Go Round Day on July 25th! This day celebrates the beloved amusement park ride, which has been around since the 1700s and has delighted generations of children and adults alike. The merry-go-round is a classic symbol of childhood joy and togetherness, and it is sure to bring a smile to everyone's face. From the iconic music to the bright colors and motion, there's something special about this ride that makes us all feel young again. So gather your friends and family, hop on board and spin away!

History of National Merry Go Round Day

National Merry Go Round Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1760</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Merry-Go-Rounds</div><div class='timeline-text'>The earliest known merry-go-round appears at a fair in Philippapolis, Bulgaria.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1871</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Steam-Powered Carousel</div><div class='timeline-text'>Thomas Bradshaw creates the first steam-powered carousel, enhancing the merry-go-round experience with speed and stability.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1876</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Patented Design</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gustav Dentzel patents his design for the Merry-Go-Round in America, marking major development in the ride's history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Iconic American Merry-Go-Rounds</div><div class='timeline-text'>The "Golden Age" of American carousels begins, with masterpieces created by artisans like the Dentzels, Herschells, and Mullers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Disneyland's Classic Carousel</div><div class='timeline-text'>Disneyland's King Arthur Carrousel is added to their list of "classic" attractions, confirming the timeless appeal of merry-go-rounds.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Merry Go Round Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Merry Go Round Day is celebrated across the US, bringing together generations in love with this iconic ride.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Merry Go Round Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Ride a carousel</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate National Merry Go Round Day than to ride a carousel? Look for a nearby amusement park or carnival and enjoy a nostalgic ride on the carousel!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to the local museum or historical society and learn about the history of the merry go round. Learn about the invention of the carousel, its evolution over time, and how it has become an integral part of American culture.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a model</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Build your own miniature carousel model using craft supplies like popsicle sticks, paper, tape, and paint! This is a great activity for kids and adults alike.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play carousel games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many fun carousel themed games to play! Try pinning the tail on the carousel horse, or playing a game of musical chairs with the carousel music playing in the background.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Watch an old favorite movie or TV show that features a carousel or merry go round. From The Little Mermaid to The Simpsons, there are plenty of movies and shows that feature this iconic ride.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Merry Go Round Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Merry-Go-Rounds provide nostalgic fun</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The sights, sounds and smells of a classic merry-go-round bring back feelings of nostalgia for many people. It's a reminder of simpler times and brings us joy with its cheerful music and bright colors. There's nothing quite like it!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Merry-Go Rounds are family friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Merry Go Rounds are great for families with young children. They are easy to ride, low cost, and give kids the opportunity to have some old fashioned fun while building strong social bonds through shared experiences.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Merry Go Rounds are safe</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Modern merry go rounds are designed and constructed for maximum safety and feature non slip surfaces, sensible speed levels and double sided seating for added peace of mind. Whether you're a parent or just looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, you can always enjoy the ride knowing that your safety is top priority.</p></div></div>

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When is National Merry Go Round Day?

National Merry Go Round Day is celebrated on July 25th every year. In 2024 National Merry Go Round Day will occur on a Thursday.

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