FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 22, 2010
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Great Park Seeks to Bring Carousel Back to OC
Former Fashion Island attraction may return to action at the growing park.
IRVINE – The Orange County Great Park Board today approved a recommendation to purchase a carousel that was removed last year from Fashion Island. The Board approved a budget reallocation to purchase the 38-foot diameter hand-painted carousel built by the Barrango Manufacturing Company in San Francisco. The carousel is projected to open late this summer, and will be located in the same area of the Park as the Great Park’s Kids Rock playground, currently under construction.
“The carousel will be a fun activity for Great Park visitors of all ages,” said Larry Agran, Chair, Orange County Great Park Corporation. “As the Great Park grows, permanent amenities such as the carousel and the Great Park Balloon will complement our year-round schedule of events and activities.” Continue reading